25 June 2022

The Outback Classic

Tour Highlights

Unique Uluru

Admire the many changing colours of Australia's iconic rock as you immerse yourself into this spiritual place in the heart of Australia.

Take in the incredible views from above as we take a scenic flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Indulge in canapés and sparkling wine overlooking Kata-Tjuta National Park at sunset before enjoying the acclaimed Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars. The following day we explore around Uluru and its waterholes and rock art.

Working Sheep Station Experience

Enjoy the company of your generous hosts, The Murray Family, as they share their 320,000 acre home with you.

Immerse yourself in the peaceful landscape, appreciating an Outback sunset with drinks, before relaxing by a camp fire with a home cooked dinner. Trilby Station has 10kms of walking tracks along the banks of The Darling River, a state of the art modern shearing shed and aviation hanger for the working machines of the bush. There will be plenty of opportunity to chat to your hosts about their unique lifestyle.

Visit the pioneering town of Longreach

Home to the Stockmans Hall of Fame and the Thomson River

Enjoy lunch surrounded by aviation history at the world class Qantas Founders Museum. Take a dip in the pool at our luxury glamping accommodation before cruising the Thomson River. There are endless photo opportunities on this gentle sunset cruise before we go ashore for a traditional Outback dinner and show under the stars – a night to remember.

Map and Itinerary

Starting point Sydney

DAY 1

Sydney to Trilby (Louth)

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DAY 2

Trilby Station (Louth) to Longreach

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DAY 3

Day in Longreach

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DAY 4

Longreach to Alice Springs

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DAY 5

Alice Springs to Uluru

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DAY 6

Uluru to Birdsville

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DAY 7

Birdsville to William Creek

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DAY 8

William Creek to Broken Hill

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DAY 9

Broken Hill to Sydney

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Starting point Sydney

day 1

Sydney to Trilby Station

Our crew welcome you at Bankstown Airport (Sydney) before departing on this exciting Outback adventure.

Take in the aerial views from our private aircraft as we head west towards Cobar and Louth. On landing at Louth, enjoy a drink at Shindy’s Inn, overlooking The Darling River. We take an Outback dirt track to Trilby Station, a family owned 320,000 acre sheep station. This overnight stop focuses on offering the true Australian Outback station experience, gaining insight into life on a remote sheep property. Immerse yourself in the landscape, appreciating a bush sunset with drinks and canapés. Over a home cooked dinner under the stars you will hear about life on the station from fifth generation farmers, The Murray Family.

Accommodation: Trilby Station, Louth (the renovated Shearers’ Quarters or Station Cottages with shared bathroom facilities)

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day 2

Trilby to Longreach

This morning we board our private aircraft for Longreach – the town where Qantas commenced operations over 100 years ago. Flying north through Queensland’s Channel Country, with endless horizons filled with deep red sand hills and orange escarpments. Tonight we spend the evening amongst nature watching the sunset as we cruise the Thomson River.  There are endless photo opportunities on this gentle sunset cruise before we go ashore for a traditional Outback dinner and show, under the stars – a night to remember.

Accommodation: Mitchell Grass Retreat – luxury glamping experience.

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day 3

Day in Longreach

Enjoy an Outback sunrise over the surrounding Mitchell Grass Plains. This morning we visit the Qantas Museum for a private tour celebrating the century-old history of the airline. An afternoon of discovery awaits at the legendary Stockman’s Hall of Fame, which showcases the history and culture of rural Australia.

Accommodation: Mitchell Grass Retreat, Longreach

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day 4

Longreach to Alice Springs

Today we make our way further towards the centre of Australia as we fly west into the Northern Territory. Our flight path takes us over the expansive Simpson Desert, a unique landscape of sand dunes, desert grass and bush. We spend the night in the central Australian city of Alice Springs.

Accommodation: Double Tree by Hilton – Alice Springs

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day 5

Alice Springs to Uluru

After a morning of exploring we make our way towards the Red Centre – Uluru. Get set for an evening of delight at the breath taking Sounds of Silence dinner. Admire the ever changing colour of the rock as the sun sets upon it. Indulging in canapés and sparkling wine overlooking spectacular Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this evening will be one to remember.

Accommodation: Sails in the Desert, Uluru, 5 star luxury in the desert

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day 6

Uluru to Birdsville

An early start to witness the natural splendour of an Uluru sunrise. Our guide will share their knowledge as we drive around the superstar rock, stopping at waterholes and rock art. Our private aircraft will then fly us to a little oasis in the desert for lunch, The Mt Dare Hotel. Next stop is the iconic town of Birdsville, where our plane can taxi right up to the front door of the pub. Where else in the world can you do this? We will enjoy another amazing sunset at “Big Red” overlooking the Simpson Desert.

Accommodation: The Birdsville Hotel

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day 7

Birdsville to William Creek

This morning we will track south west through the Simpson Desert then take in the views of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre on our way to the remote town of William Creek. Jump on board one of the Wrights Air planes to fly to the world’s largest cattle station, which is bigger than Belgium! Anna Creek Station is also home to the super model of the Outback, The Painted Hills. This flight gives us a unique and spectacular opportunity to view one of Australia’s hidden iconic landmarks with 30kms of sandstone formations, some curvy and soft, others tall and statuesque. The guided walk upon landing gives you the opportunity to truly appreciate the fragility of the landscape and perhaps even see some marine fossils.

 Enjoy true outback hospitality with drinks and dinner at the William Creek Hotel, on the famous Oodnadatta Track.

Accommodation: William Creek Hotel

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day 8

William Creek to Broken Hill

Enjoy more mesmerising images as we fly over Lake Eyre and The Marree Man. More stunning scenery as we pass over The Flinders Ranges and Lake Frome before arriving in the mining town of Broken Hill.

Explore the dusty streets of nearby Silverton, made famous by the Mad Max movie. What better place to view the golden hour but at the Living Desert Reserve with its massive sculptures surrounded by endless flat terrain.

Accommodation: The Royal Exchange Hotel

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day 9

Broken Hill to Sydney

This morning after breakfast we visit the interactive Flying Doctors Museum in the Silver City. Enjoy the scenery and relax as we cruise back to Sydney.

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Price and Availability

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Jun 2022
Trip Starts

25 Jun 2022

Trip Ends

3 Jul 2022

Price Per Person from

$13950

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Tour Inclusions

meals

* Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included (Drinks are included with the evening meal. Wine is served with dinner)
For this tour, the evening meal highlights are:

Stockman’s campfire dinner under the stars, Longreach
The acclaimed Sounds of Silence Dinner, Uluru
Traditional pub dinners at Birdsville and William Creek
Dine under the stars at Trilby Station

excursions

* Excursions: The included excursions on this tour are;
– Tour at the Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach
– Sunset river cruise with stockman’s campfire dinner and show under the stars, Longreach
– Toast the sunset at “Big Red”, the tallest sand dune in The Simpson Desert, with drinks and canapés
– Fly over Lake Eyre

transportation

* Transportation: As per the itinerary, air transport provided is to and from each nightly destination.
– Coach transportation is provided to and from daily excursions.

general

* Accommodation: All guests are accommodated in twin share rooms. Accommodation venues are listed in the itinerary (bedding and room type requests may be requested) All rooms have private en-suite unless stated otherwise. (Mitchell Grass Retreat, Longreach is a Luxury glamping venue, each canvas tent complete with electricity, A/C, plumbing, & en-suite). The accommodation at Trilby Station has shared amenities.

* Taxes & National Park Passes: All Air Transport taxes and National Park Passes are included for daily excursions.
* General: Throughout this Outback By Air tour, guests will be accompanied by two experienced pilots dedicated to look after every detail.