03 June 2021

The Ultimate Outback Crusade

From Kakadu to The Kimberley, sunset cruises, campfire bush dinners and riding camels along the world famous Cable Beach - these are just some of the experiences to enjoy on this Outback adventure. Your private aircraft will transport you to a new exciting destination daily so you can travel in comfort while covering great distances. An Outback safari not to be missed.

Tour Highlights

Captivating Kakadu

Giant crocodiles, amazing bird life and some of the world's finest aboriginal rock art are just some of the wonders to behold in this world heritage listed national park.

Travel to the famous Kakadu in the Top End. Cruise the billabongs, rivers and wetlands while our indigenous guide provides us with insight into the local aboriginal culture and mythology.

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.

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.

The Magnificent Kimberley

Watch the landscape transform as your private aircraft flies into Western Australia

Cruise and be amazed at the expanse of Lake Argyle and ride camels along the world renowned white sands of Broome’s stunning Cable Beach at sunset.

Map and Itinerary

Starting point Sydney

DAY 1

Sydney to Longreach

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DAY 2

Longreach Day 2

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DAY 3

Longreach to Katherine

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DAY 4

Katherine Day 2

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DAY 5

Katherine to Kakadu

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DAY 6

Full day in Kakadu

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DAY 7

Kakadu to Darwin

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DAY 8

Darwin to Kununurra

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DAY 9

Kununarra & Lake Argyle by coach

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DAY 10

Kununarra to Broome

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DAY 11

Broome to Uluru

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DAY 12

Uluru to Birdsville

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DAY 13

Birdsville to William Creek

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DAY 14

William Creek to Sydney

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Starting point Sydney

day 1

Sydney to Longreach

Be welcomed by our crew at Bankstown Airport (Sydney) before boarding our private aircraft for this unforgettable Outback adventure. Enjoy lunch in the Queensland’s Charleville before arriving at our first overnight destination, the pioneering town of Longreach. Take in the stunning Outback views from your private deck at the Mitchell Grass Retreat – a luxury glamping experience.
Our bus is ready to take us to the Qantas Founders Museum where we will be dazzled by the new night time sound and light show, weaving a narrative of the daring spirit of early aviation. Back at the retreat enjoy drinks and dinner under the stars, before retiring to your deluxe canvas tent.

Accommodation: Mitchell Grass Retreat, Longreach – Luxury Glamping in The Outback

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day 2

Our day in Longreach

Enjoy an Outback sunrise over the surrounding Mitchell Grass Plains. This morning we return to 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.
Unwind as we glide down the Thompson river at sunset. There are endless photo opportunities of water colour skies and wildlife, before we go ashore for a traditional campfire dinner with live entertainment.

Accommodation: Mitchell Grass Retreat, Longreach

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day 3

Longreach to Katherine

This morning our Cessna Grand Caravan sweeps north west to where the Outback meets the tropics, Katherine in the Northern Territory. Our night in Katherine will be highlighted by a unique dining and entertainment experience. Step back one hundred years in time for an authentic stockman’s bush camp tucker evening under the stars. Dine by the campfire in tranquil surroundings, listening to the sounds of the wildlife. A variety of Indigenous herbs, spices and fruits are used in this original menu.

Accommodation: Knotts Crossing Resort, Katherine

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day 4

Our Day in Katherine

Surrounded by limestone escarpments our morning begins cruising the famous gorges of Nitmiluk National Park. Along the way our cultural guides will share their knowledge about the local flora and fauna, Dreamtime stories and culture.
Our cultural interaction continues in the afternoon as we visit an art gallery where Top End artist Manuel Pamkal will demonstrate his Indigenous painting style and pass on his traditions from tribal life. Animal lovers will be able to get up close to the local wildlife.

Accommodation: Knotts Crossing Resort, Katherine

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day 5

Katherine to Kakadu

Red dust and horses! This morning we experience a hands-on workshop of what it takes to be a stockman or stockwoman on an Outback cattle station. You will be shown how to train the working dogs of the bush to muster stock before being allocated a dog to work yourself! Witness a young stock horse going through its training paces – this is raw and real.
Back in the sky we fly to the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Take in the sights and sounds of Kakadu as we cruise along The Yellow Water Billabong. Look out for giant crocs and the amazing bird life of the wetlands, including sea eagles, brolgas and kingfishers.

Accommodation: Cooinda Lodge, Kakadu

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day 6

Kakadu Immersion Day

Immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness of Kakadu as you leisurely cruise up stream on the East Alligator River. An Indigenous guide provides us with an insight into the local aboriginal culture and mythology.

Accommodation: Cooinda Lodge, Kakadu

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day 7

Kakadu to Darwin

Enjoy the glorious views of Kakadu from a different perspective as we take to the sky to fly to the Territory’s capital, Darwin. This is a youthful and vibrant city with a rich Indigenous culture and a colourful mix of more than 50 nationalities.
After checking into our hotel, the rest of the day is yours to explore at your own leisure. The Oaks Elan is just a short walk from a number of well known attractions, including Crocosaurus Cove and the Chinese Temple and Museum. Or you may feel like relaxing at the city’s protected beachfront lagoon.
Our group will meet up for some fine dining on the waterfront in the evening at Wharf One, where you are guaranteed dazzling views of the lagoon and harbour.

Accommodation: The Oaks Elan, Darwin

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day 8

Darwin to Kununurra

Explore the city at your leisure before flying to Kununurra (name means Meeting of The Big Waters) in far northern Western Australia. This evening we are pleased to invite you to dine at the acclaimed PumpHouse Restaurant, overlooking the tranquil Lake Kununurra. Flavours and ingredients that reflect the rich diversity of Northern Western Australia are incorporated into the innovative menu that will delight the most discerning foodie.

Accommodation: Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments, Kununurra

 

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day 9

Kununurra & Lake Argyle

This morning is yours to either relax or take an optional scenic flight to the amazing landform of the Bungle Bungles. (Please note these optional scenic flights are not included in your Outback By Air tour and are at Guest’s own cost). At noon we will board our private coach for the vast freshwater, Lake Argyle, known as paradise in the Outback. On the way we will stop to visit the Argyle Homestead Museum, built by the famous pioneering Durack family. Enjoy drinks on our lake cruise experience with the opportunity for a swim.

Accommodation: Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments, Kununurra

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day 10

Kununurra to Broome

As our aircraft departs Kununurra we will fly over the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park before heading down the west coast to Broome. Leisure time means we can explore this unique port, steeped in pearling history or take a stroll to Gantheaume Point – home of dinosaur footprints. A camel safari along the world famous Cable Beach is not to be missed, before experiencing the spectacular sunset over the brilliant turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Accommodation: Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary, Broome

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day 11

Broome to Uluru

We farewell Western Australia and head to the heart of 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

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day 12

Uluru to Birdsville

An early start to witness the natural splendour of an Uluru sunrise. Our guide will share his/her 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 13

Birdsville to William Creek

This morning we will track south west through the bottom part of the Simpson Desert then take in the views of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre on our way to the remote town of William Creek. 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 14

William Creek to Sydney

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. We will enjoy our farewell lunch together in the “Silver City” before a relaxing last leg in the air on our return to Sydney.

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Price and Availability

Jun 2021
Trip Starts

3 Jun 2021

Trip Ends

16 Jun 2021

Price Per Person from

$19,900

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Tour Inclusions

meals

* Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. (Select wines are served with dinner)
For this tour, the evening meal highlights are:
– Dine under the stars at Thomson River, Longreach
-Stockman’s Bush Camp Tucker Dinner, Katherine
– The Pump House Restaurant, Kununurra
– Fine Dining on Darwin’s Waterfront at Wharf One
– Zanders, Cable Beach, Broome
– The acclaimed Sounds of Silence Dinner,Uluru
– Traditional pub dining at William Creek and Birdsville

excursions

* Excursions: The included excursions on this tour are;
– Tour at the Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach
– Visit the legendary Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Longreach
– Sunset Cruise on Thomson River including dinner and show, Longreach
– Top Didj Indigenous Cultural Experience, Katherine
– Katherine Outback Experience – hands on Stockman’s Workshop
– Katherine River Gorge Cruise
– Cruise the Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu
– East Alligator River Cruise, Kakadu
– Visit Argyle Homestead Museum
– Lake Argyle Cruise
– Camel Safari, Cable Beach, Broome
– Guided Sunrise tour of Uluru perimeter, including waterholes and rock art
– Toast the sunset at “Big Red”, the tallest sand dune in The Simpson Desert, with drinks and canapés, Birdsville

 

transportation

* Transportation: As per the itinerary, air transport provided is to and from each nightly destination. The standard aircraft is a Cessna 208B Turbo Prop Caravan.

– The aircraft will be configured with 12 leather passenger seats (commuter ) unless stated otherwise.
– Transportation is provided to and from daily excursions

general

* Accommodation;

Accommodation venues are listed in the itinerary. Guests are accommodated in twin/double share rooms (bedding subject to request)

A limited number of single rooms is also available

All rooms are air conditioned with a private ensuite,  unless stated otherwise

* Taxes & National Park Passes: All Air Transport taxes and National Park Passes are included for daily excursions.
* General: Guests will be accompanied by two experienced Outback by Air pilots.