From the Walls of China at Lake Mungo 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 remote Outback Trilby Sheep Station will allow you to experience real life in the bush.
Explore the home of the Mungo Man, a place rich in aboriginal history
Make tracks to the iconic Walls of China with a local guide who can take you through one of the most spectacular Outback landscapes with immense cultural significance. Human footprints dating back 20,000 years have been found at this national park. Be amazed at the star-filled skies, unlike anything you have experienced before. You will definitely feel like you have arrived in Australia's Outback.
Admire the many changing colours of Australia's iconic rock as you immerse yourself into this spiritual place in the heart of Australia.
Indulge in canapés and sparkling wine overlooking Kata-Tjuta National Park at sunset before enjoying the Field of Light Dinner under the stars. The following day you can take the 11km self guided walk around Uluru's perimeter or visit the nearby Olgas.
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, before relaxing by a camp fire with a home cooked dinner. 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.
Be welcomed by our Crew at Bankstown Airport (Sydney ) before departing on this unforgettable Outback adventure. Our private Cessna Caravan will sweep us west across NSW to Mungo National Park. Here you can start to unwind for what will be a truly amazing experience over the next week of touring with Outback By Air. We will be doing a sunset tour in the park with some drinks and canapes before returning to Mungo Lodge for dinner.
Witness mesmerising landscapes as we fly further west to the remote Outback post of William Creek (population 10) on the famous Oodnadatta Track. En-route we encounter the enigmatic Marree Man and the stunning natural beauty of the glistening salt pan, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. Enjoy true Outback hospitality with drinks and dinner at The William Creek Hotel, which really comes alive in the winter months.
An exciting day as we head to our country’s heart – the red centre – Uluru. Get set for an evening of delight at the breathtaking Field of Light 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.
A morning of choice; relax and unwind or choose an active walk around Uluru and then visit the nearby Olgas/Kata Tjuta. Our private aircraft will then fly us to 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.
We board our private aircraft to head north to the pioneering town of Longreach. Enjoy a private lunch surrounded by aviation history at the Qantas Founders Museum. Relax on our sunset cruise of the Thomson River, before going ashore for a dinner under the stars and live entertainment.
Accommodation:Saltbush Retreat, Longreach – boutique luxury in the Outback
Today we swap our wings for wheels and set off in our private transport for a morning of exploring. Enjoy Outback big sky scenery as we head along The Matilda Highway to the Age of Dinosaurs experience, which will paint a picture of what this area looked like 90 million years ago. An afternoon of discovery awaits as we visit the legendary Stockman’s Hall Of Fame. Accommodation: Saltbush Retreat
We rejoin our private aircraft as we fly south through Queensland’s Channel Country, with endless horizons filled with deep red sand hills and orange escarpments. The next leg of our tour finds us at Shindy’s Inn, Louth, indulging in a drink overlooking The Darling River, before heading to Trilby Station – a 320,000 acre working sheep property. We will be hosted by the owners of Trilby, Liz and Gary Murray, gaining insight into life on a remote sheep station. This overnight visit focuses on offering the true Australian Outback station experience. Immerse yourself in the landscape, appreciating an bush sunset with drinks before relaxing by a camp fire enjoying a home cooked dinner, under a star-lit sky.
Accommodation: Trilby Station, Louth (the renovated Shearers’ Quarters or Station Cottages with shared bathroom facilities)
Our last day in the Outback where those who wish to immerse themselves in nature and the peaceful surroundings can take advantage of Trilby’s 10kms of walking tracks along the banks of The Darling River. Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions about station life as Liz takes us on a walking tour encompassing the state of the art shearing shed and aircraft hanger. Next stop is the neighbouring historical Dunlop Station where we will sample a shearers’ traditional morning tea, Smoko, before touring the homestead and discovering the history of the area. Dunlop was the first sheep station in the world to use mechanical shears. We will enjoy our farewell lunch at Shindy’s Inn overlooking the Darling as our Outback adventure comes to a close before boarding our plane for the final flight back to Sydney.
* Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included (Drinks are included with dinner.) For this tour, the evening meal highlights are:
Dinner at Mungo Lodge
Field Of Light dinner at Uluru
Dinner beside the Thompson River in Longreach
* Excursions: The included excursions on this tour are;
– Sunset Tour – Mungo National Park
– Tour of underground opal mine, Coober Pedy
– Tour and private lunch at the Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach
– Stockman’s Hall of Fame tour.
– Age of Dinosaurs Tour, Winton
– Sunset Cruise on Thomson River including dinner and show, Longreach
– The Field Of Light Dinner, Uluru
– Toast the sunset at “Big Red”, the tallest sand dune in The Simpson Desert, with drinks and canapés
– Tour and smoko (traditional shearers’ morning tea) at historic Dunlop Station
* Transportation: As per the itinerary, air transport provided is to and from each nightly destination. – Coach transportation is provided to and from daily excursions.
Accommodation venues are listed in the itinerary. All guests are accommodated in twin 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 Luxury glamping venue, 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..