06 September 2024

Birdsville Races 2024

The annual Birdsville Races is an event that captures the unique and vibrant culture of Outback Australia. Fly with us on our private aircraft from Sydney to Birdsville, on a scenic flight across the country for an experience like no other.

Tour Highlights

The iconic Birdsville Hotel

Join the locals at the Birdsville Hotel for a drink before immersing yourself in the full Outback experience of the Birdsville Races, The Melbourne Cup of The Outback.

Fashions on The Field

Considered to be a bucket list item, the historic Birdsville Races displays the unique Outback culture of Australia. Experience the thrill of the Birdsville Cup race , the fashions on the field and the quintessential Outback Queensland atmosphere.

Innamincka

One of the most remote towns in Australia, this town in South Australia has a vibrant natural beauty and many great tales to tell.

Map and Itinerary

Starting point Sydney

DAY 1

Sydney to Bourke

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Bourke to Tibooburra

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DAY 2

Tibooburra to Birdsville

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DAY 2

Birdsville to Innamincka

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DAY 3

Innamincka to Mudgee

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DAY 3

Mudgee to Sydney

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Starting point Sydney

day 1

Sydney to Tibooburra via Bourke

We look forward to welcoming you at Bankstown Airport as we depart on this fun filled weekend adventure to the Outback on The Birdsville Races Tour. We board our private aircraft flying west to Bourke where we visit the Back ‘O Bourke Exhibition Centre to discover the town’s indigenous history and learn about legendary Australians,
including Nancy Bird Walton, Charles Sturt, Major Mitchell and Fred Hollows.

Out next destination is the remote town of Tibooburra in Corner Country, surrounded by an arid landscape and remarkable granite rocky outcrops. You cannot miss the extraordinary Clifton Pugh mural in the bar of the popular watering hole of The Family Hotel, where we will enjoy dinner.

Our first night in the Outback is spent at the historic Tibooburra Hotel. Built during the gold rush from locally quarried sandstone, the hotel was lucky to survive a fire in 2021. We are now 1,187km from Sydney.

Accommodation: The Tibooburra Hotel

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day 2

Tibooburra to Birdsville & Innamincka

Take in infinite skies as we fly over The Strzelecki Desert to the historic town of Birdsville. Enjoy drinks on the verandah of the iconic pub before we head to the track. Revel in the excitement and fanfare on the dramatic desert landscape. Don’t miss your opportunity to pose on stage at Fashions on the Field

After an exciting day at the races we depart Birdsville on a sunset flight to Innamincka, landing before dark. A surprising oasis in South Australia’s rugged Outback, this small town is located along the Cooper Creek and is a gateway to the Strzelecki and Sturt Stony desert.

Accommodation: Innamincka Hotel

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day 3

Innamincka to Sydney

After an action packed weekend, relax in the comfort of your private aircraft on the flight home to Sydney.

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Price and Availability

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Sep 2024
Trip Starts

6 Sep 2024

Trip Ends

8 Sep 2024

Price Per Person from

$5,350 pp

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Tour Inclusions

meals

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner included in tour cost.

excursions

The included excursions on this tour are:

– Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Centre

– Fly across the Strzelecki Desert at an altitude providing the best views, and fastest way of seeing the thousands of sand dunes.

– Birdsville Races Transport and race tickets

transportation

Transportation: Our Cessna 208B Grand Caravan fits up to 10 passengers and allows for comfort and viewing vantage points for all of our guests. 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. Several destinations allow us to taxi virtually right to the Hotel. 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.

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.

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