departure dates

20 February 2021

South Australian Escape - Postponed to late 2021

Explore the South Australian coast and wineries like never before, departing from Sydney, on an 8 day journey to the wilderness to relax, rejuvenate and experience the magnificent nature that this region has to offer.

Tour Highlights

Mungo National Park

Mungo National Park - home to the Mungo Man and Woman, rich in history and unique landscape. Explore the region with short walks and spending the evening with our local guide, as we are taken on a sunset tour, walking the walls of China and exploring the arid landscape. Scientists have discovered artefacts in this area dating back to over 50,000 years old, it is also the oldest known site of human occupation in the southern hemisphere.

Port Lincoln

Spend 2 days in Port Lincoln on your own personalised guided tour with Australian Coastal Safari's . Spend time exploring the marina - home to the largest fishing fleet in the Southern Hemisphere. Experience delectable seafood straight from the ocean - with your very own seafood Master Class with renowned Chef, Kris Bunder. See spectacular views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and the Port Lincoln National Park at the Stamford Hill Lookout.

Kangaroo Island

A day of discovery awaits us with our Exceptional Kangaroo Island guides as we travel across the island to Seal Bay for a private tour walking among Australian sea-lions on a beautiful sandy beach - an experience similar to that of the Galapagos. Watch pups nursing or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology. Spend 3 nights at the Headland Lodge and Eagles Nest with uninterrupted views of the coast.

Map and Itinerary

Starting point Sydney

DAY 1

Mungo National Park

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DAY 2

Port Lincoln

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DAY 4

Kangaroo Island

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DAY 7

Coonawarra

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DAY 8

Albury

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DAY 8

Sydney

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Starting point Sydney

day 1

Mungo National Park

Our Journey begins in the morning in Sydney (Bankstown Aerodrome). We board our private aircraft and set course for the west – towards Mungo National Park. We fly over Mungo National Park – home to the Mungo Man and Woman, rich in history and unique landscape. We arrive for lunch at Mungo Lodge to begin our Outback Adventure.

The afternoon is yours to unwind or to choose from a variety of short walks to explore this spectacular area with immense cultural significance. This evening, our local guide will take us on a sunset tour, walking the iconic Walls of China, where scientists have discovered artefacts dating back over 50,000 years.

Accommodation: Mungo Lodge.

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day 2

Port Lincoln

Enjoy the natural splendour of an Outback sunrise before breakfast – we then depart Mungo National Park and head over the Spencer Gulf before landing at the stunning Coffin Bay. We will be met by our personal Australian Coastal Safaris guide who invites us to a seafood lunch at the 1802 Oyster Bar. This afternoon we enjoy a cruise of the Bay and an oyster experience, followed by a coastal walk in Coffin Bay National Park.

Watch the sunset from your private balcony at the Port Lincoln Hotel – overlooking the stunning Boston Bay or enjoy sipping cocktails poolside.

Accommodation: Port Lincoln Hotel

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day 3

Port Lincoln - Day 2

Today is the second part of our tour with the Australian Coastal Safaris. Explore stunning Port Lincoln, nestled on the shores of beautiful Boston Bay where you will learn about the city’s discovery and history, while enjoying the tastes of the “Seafood Capital of Australia’, yes you get to sample and taste the freshest seafood of the region.

Accommodation: Port Lincoln Hotel

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day 4

Kangaroo Island

This morning we fly across The Spencer Gulf to discover dramatic landscapes and abundant wildlife at our next superb destination, Kangaroo Island. Enjoy the scenery from the aircraft window as we fly across the over the privately owned Thistle Island and Wedge Island. Either choose to unwind on the deck or start exploring. The afternoon is yours! This evening a private chef will tempt us with the island’s local produce at Headland Lodge.

Accommodation: Kangaroo Island – Headland Lodge and Eagles Nest

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day 5

Kangaroo Island - Day 2

A day of discovery awaits as our Exceptional Kangaroo Island guide collects us from the Headland Lodge. We travel across the island to Seal Bay for a private tour walking among Australian sea-lions on a beautiful sandy beach – an experience similar to that of the Galapagos. Watch pups nursing or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology. Travel to Snellings Beach and the Enchanted Fig Tree for a Gastronomic wilderness dining experience.

Accommodation: Kangaroo Island – Headland Lodge and Eagles Nest

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day 6

Kangaroo Island - Day 3

Today we explore Kangaroo Island’s west end, including fire ecology, a private wildlife refuge, an elegant picnic and the iconic Flinders Chase National Park. Highlights include:

  • Exclusive access to a private conservation property
  • Enjoy our signature hospitality, with morning tea and an elegant picnic
  • Explore Flinders Chase National Park
  • Marvel at Remarkable Rocks
  • Cape du Couedic lighthouse
  • Long-nosed Fur-seals at Admiral’s Arch

Accommodation: Kangaroo Island – Headland Lodge and Eagles Nest

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day 7

Coonawarra

We begin our day with a leisurely trip to town for Breakfast before we farewell Kangaroo Island and head east to our next destination – Coonawarra. Enjoy the scenery from the aircraft window as we fly along the coast of the Southern Ocean to Goolwa and head south. Keep a look out for the rolling vineyards and lush landscape as we make our way inland towards Coonawarra.

Accommodation: Must @ Coonawarra

 

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day 8

Albury and Sydney

Enjoy breakfast at Coonawarra before we begin our journey homeward bound.  Enjoy the view as we fly across rich agricultural land passing to the North of Bendigo and overflying Shepparton. We arrive in Albury for a farewell lunch in town. Watch for beautiful sights such as Tumut and the Southern Highlands as we make our approach into Bankstown. We leave you here with memories to last a lifetime. Thank you for joining us on this spectacular journey. 

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Tour Inclusions

meals

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner included in tour cost.

For this tour, the meal highlights are:

  • Lunch at 1802 Oyster Bar
  • Seafood masterclass dinner with Kris & Brenda Bunders
  • Enchanted Fig Tree for a Gastronomic wilderness dining experience
  • Private chef at your accommodation in Kangaroo Island – Headland Lodge and Eagles Nest
  • Dinner at the multi award winning restaurant Pipers of Penola.

excursions

The included excursions on this tour are:

transportation

Transportation: Our Cessna 208B Grand Caravan fits up to 14 passengers and allows for comfort and viewing vantage points for all of our passengers. We are able to land at remote and private airfields which means that you are closer to the Outback Action. Most of the places we visit are in very close proximity to the airport and ground transport from the airport to accommodation and excursion locations is included. We try to make the most of your time whilst on tour by flying direct to our destinations and minimising ground transport time where possible, so you can enjoy the views and the serenity that the Outback offers.

All ground transport whilst on tour is included.

general

Accommodation: Guests are accommodated in twin share rooms.

A limited number of single rooms are also available. All rooms have a private ensuite, unless stated otherwise.

Accommodation is the best available where we are staying.

Guests are responsible for drinks at each destination.

Throughout this Outback By Air Tour, guests will be accompanied by two experienced pilots.

Price and Availability

South Australian Escape
Trip Starts

20 Feb 2021

Trip Ends

27 Feb 2021

Price Per Person from

$9760 pp

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