departure dates

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.

Uluru

Savour 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.

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, ride camels along the world renowned white sands of stunning cable beach and swim at the picturesque Emma Gorge.

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

Full Day in Katherine

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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 morning tea in the agricultural centre of Moree and lunch in the Queensland Outback town of Charleville before arriving at our destination, the pioneering town of Longreach. Take in the stunning Outback views from your private deck at the Mitchell Grass Retreat. 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 – Luxury Glamping in The Outback

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day 2

Longreach

Enjoy an Outback sunrise over the surrounding Mitchell Grass Plains. This morning we will be surrounded by aviation history as we visit the Qantas Founders Museum. An afternoon of discovery awaits at the legendary Stockman’s Hall of Fame, which showcases the history and culture of rural Australia.

Accommodation: Mitchell Grass Retreat, Longreach

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day 3

Longreach to Katherine

This morning our private aircraft takes us to Katherine in the Northern Territory. Our cultural interaction in Katherine sees us visiting an art gallery where Top End Aboriginal 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. The night in Katherine will be highlighted by a very unique dining and entertainment experience – 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

A Day in Katherine

Wake up in Katherine to experience real life outback action as we watch Australian cowboy Tom Curtain work his dogs and horses, entwined with live music and bush yarns. Get ready to relax as we float along the river at sunset, admiring the majestic Katherine River Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, taking in the dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches. This cruise has its own chef so enjoy a three course candlelit dinner on the boat.

Accommodation: Knotts Crossing Resort, Katherine

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day 5

Katherine to Kakadu

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

Kakadu is renowned for its indigenous rock art and today we visit Ubirr Rock which hosts some of the world’s most outstanding examples. Revel in the stunning natural surroundings before boarding our private aircraft to the Territory’s capital, Darwin. Our group will meet up for some fine dining on the waterfront in the evening.

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. We will visit the picturesque Emma Gorge where you can swim in this natural landscape. This evening we are pleased to invite you to dine at a unique outdoor location, enjoying the delights of fresh local produce of the Kimberley region.

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 magnificent  El Questro Station or 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 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.

Accommodation: Sails in the Desert, Uluru

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day 12

Uluru to Birdsville

A morning of choice; relax and unwind or choose an active walk around Uluru or 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.

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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Tour Inclusions

meals

* Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. (drinks are  served with dinner, including wine.)
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
– Zanders, Cable Beach, Broome
– The acclaimed Field of Light 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
– Visit the legendary Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Longreach
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– Sunset Cruise on Thomson River including dinner and show, Longreach
– Top Didj Indigenous Cultural Experience, Katherine
– Katherine Outback Experience with Tom Curtain
– Katherine River Gorge Cruise
– Cruise the Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu
– East Alligator River Cruise, Kakadu
– Visit Emma Gorge
– Visit Argyle Homestead Museum
– Lake Argyle Cruise
– Camel Safari, Cable Beach, Broome
– 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.

Price and Availability

The Ultimate Outback Crusade
Trip Starts

3 Jun 2021

Trip Ends

16 Jun 2021

Price Per Person from

$19,900

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