The Red Centre Indulgence

From Australia's oldest mining town, Broken Hill to Australia's iconic Uluru - this is a trip not to be missed. Spectacular landscapes where you can immerse yourself into a world rich in aboriginal history. An overnight stay at a remote Outback Sheep Station will allow you to experience real life in the bush.

Tour Highlights

The pioneering town of Longreach

Enjoy a boutique luxury glamping experience at Longreach's Mitchell Grass Retreat

See what this country looked like 90 million years ago at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Exhibition. Discover our aviation and pioneering history at the Qantas Founders Museum and the legendary Stockman's Hall of Fame.

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 the superstar rock 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.

Experience Life on an Outback Sheep Station

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 by a camp fire. Trilby Station has 10km 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.

Map and Itinerary

Starting point Sydney

DAY 1

Sydney to Trilby Station

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DAY 2

Trilby Station to Longreach

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DAY 3

Longreach and The Age of Dinosaurs

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DAY 4

Longreach to Birdsville

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DAY 5

Birdsville to Uluru

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DAY 6

Uluru to William Creek

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DAY 7

William Creek to Broken Hill

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DAY 8

Broken Hill to Sydney

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Starting point Sydney

day 1

Sydney to Trilby Station

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

Take in the aerial views from Foxtrot Tango Tango as we head west towards Bourke where we discover the area’s rich pastoral and indigenous culture with a visit to the modern Exhibition centre.

Next stop is the Outback town of Louth, where we take a dirt road to Trilby Station, a family-owned 320,000 acre sheep property. This overnight stop focuses on offering the true Australian Outback station experience, gaining insight into life in the bush. Immerse yourself in the landscape, appreciating a bush sunset with drinks and canapés beneath a ceiling of stars. Enjoy a home cooked meal and hear about life on the station from seventh 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 Station to Longreach

We board our private aircraft for Longreach – the town where Qantas commenced operations over 100 years ago. Upon landing in this pioneering town we enjoy a guided tour and lunch at the Qantas Founders Museum, surrounded by aviation history. Discover the Boeing 707 and 747, Super Constellation and legendary DC-3 on our guided tour.

We spend the evening amongst nature in the Thomson River. There are endless photo opportunities on this gentle sunset cruise before we go ashore for a traditional Outback dinner and live show under a canopy of stars.

Accommodation: Mitchell Grass Retreat – Boutique Luxury Glamping Experience

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day 3

Longreach & Winton

Today we swap our wings for wheels and set off in our private transport for a day of exploring. Enjoy Outback big sky scenery as we head to the Age of Dinosaurs experience, painting a picture of what this area looked like 90 million years ago. Our visit includes a guided tour of the Collection Room, Fossil Preparation Laboratory and the March of the Titanosaurs exhibition.

We spend the evening enjoying the hospitality at Camden Park Station where the Walker family once hosted the Queen. Outback Dan will give us a tour of this working sheep and cattle station before we toast the sunset from this pastoral oasis.

Accommodation: Mitchell Grass Retreat

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day 4

Longreach to Birdsville

A visit to The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to Australia’s pioneers and their contribution to the development of the nation.

We farewell Longreach and witness mesmerising vistas as our aircraft takes us on a journey through Channel Country and the Diamantina to the iconic Outback town of Birdsville. On arrival we can taxi right up to the front door of the pub – where else in the world can you do this?

Experience the stunning sunset over “Big Red”, the tallest sand dune in The Simpson Desert, while enjoying a beer or wine. Enjoy traditional Outback hospitality back at the Birdsville Hotel for dinner.

Accommodation: The Birdsville Hotel

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day 5

Birdsville to Uluru

Flying west towards the Red Centre of Australia and into the Northern Territory, our flight path takes us over the expansive Simpson Desert, a unique landscape of sand dunes, desert grass and bush. Prepare 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 William Creek

With Uluru basking in the light as a new day begins, experience the sunrise with a guided drive around the base of the rock. Our tour will include the Mutijulu Waterhole, Rock Art and the Cultural Centre with an Outback picnic breakfast.

Back in the air, we track into South Australia to the remote town of William Creek. Our flight path takes us to the north of the Great Victorian Desert. This evening we enjoy true Outback hospitality with drinks and dinner at the authentic bush pub, The William Creek Hotel, on the famous Oodnadatta Track. The pub is loved by travellers from all around the world.

Accommodation: William Creek Hotel

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day 7

William Creek to Broken Hill

Back in our Cessna Caravan, take in the views of the magnificent glistening salt pan lake of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. Look out for the modern geoglyph, The Marree Man, still one the Outback’s greatest mysteries. Who is behind this extraordinary 3.5km drawing of an indigenous hunter?

We then make our way to the Silver City of Broken Hill, which once boasted 70 pubs and 30,000 inhabitants in its mining heyday! Experience a rich and historical private guided tour of Broken Hill and its local delights. We celebrate our last night in the Outback with dinner at the Tydvil Hotel and a visit to its award-winning gin distillery.

Accommodation: The Royal Exchange Hotel

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day 8

Broken Hill to Sydney

This morning we visit the interactive Royal Flying Doctor Experience and explore first-hand the resilience, resourcefulness and ingenuity of the Flying Doctor.

We depart the Silver City for our journey home where we stop at the The Tilpa Hotel for lunch. Established in 1894 to service the river boat trade, the pub is a classic, character-filled Outback pub made of corrugated iron and timber. This is the perfect place to farewell the Outback on the banks of The Darling River.

As we board the plane for our final leg home, sit back, relax and enjoy the views as we return you to Sydney.

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May 2024
Trip Starts

1 Jan 1970

Trip Ends

1 Jan 1970

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Tour Inclusions

meals

* Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included (selected drinks are included with dinner.)
For this tour, the evening meal highlights are:

– Dinners at iconic Outback pubs
– Sounds of Silence Dinner, Uluru
– Dinners at Trilby Station and Camden Park Station

 

excursions

* Excursions: The included excursions on this tour are:

– Visit Back O’Bourke Exhibition Centre
– Tour and lunch at the Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach
– Qantas Light & Sound Show – Longreach
– Visit Stockman’s Hall of Fame
– Age of Dinosaurs Tour, Winton
– Tour and Dinner at Camden Park Station
– The Sounds of Silence Dinner, Uluru
– Guided Sunrise Tour of Uluru
– Toast the sunset at “Big Red” with drinks
and canapés at Birdsville
– Private guided tour of Broken Hill
– Tour of Royal Flying Doctors Service Museum

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:

Accommodation venues are listed in the itinerary. All guests are accommodated in twin/double share rooms (bedding subject to request). A limited number of single rooms are also available. All rooms are air conditioned and have private ensuites, unless stated otherwise.

(Trilby Station accommodation – in the renovated Shearers’ Quarters or Station Cottages with shared bathroom facilities)

(Mitchell Grass Retreat, Longreach is a boutique luxury glamping venue with each canvas tent complete with electricity, A/C, plumbing, & ensuite).

* 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.

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