15 June 2024

The Ultimate Outback Crusade

From Kakadu to The Kimberley, sunset cruises, scenic flights, 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. Travel over 8,500km's, through 5 states and territories, to 12 destinations on an in-depth journey through the Australian Outback. This tour truly is the Ultimate Outback experience!

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 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.

Take in the incredible views from above as we take a scenic flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. 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

Be amazed at the expanse of Lake Argyle as we cruise the lake at sunset. Take in spectacular aerial views of the Bungle Bungles and ride camels along the world renowned white sands of Broome’s stunning Cable Beach.

Map and Itinerary

Starting point Sydney

DAY 1

Sydney to Trilby Station (Louth)

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DAY 2

Trilby Station to Longreach

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DAY 3

Longreach Day 2

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DAY 4

Longreach to Katherine

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DAY 5

Katherine Day 2

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DAY 6

Katherine to Kakadu

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DAY 7

Exploring Kakadu

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DAY 8

Kakadu to Kununurra

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DAY 9

Kununarra & Lake Argyle by coach

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DAY 10

Kununurra to Broome

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DAY 11

Day 10 in Broome

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DAY 12

Broome to Uluru

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DAY 13

Uluru to Birdsville

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DAY 14

Birdsville to William Creek

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DAY 15

William Creek to Sydney

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Starting point Sydney

day 1

Sydney to Trilby Station (Louth)

Our crew welcome you to our private lounge at Bankstown Airport (Sydney) before departing on this exciting Outback adventure.

Take in the aerial views from our Cessna Grand Caravan as we head west to the Outback town of Louth.

We take an Outback track to Trilby Station, a family owned 320,000 acre sheep station. This overnight stop focuses on offering the true Australian Outback station experience, gaining insight into life on a remote sheep property. Immerse yourself in the landscape, appreciating a bush sunset with drinks and canapés under the stars. Over a home cooked dinner you will hear about life on the station from seventh generation farmers, The Murray Family.

Accommodation: Trilby Station, Louth (the renovated Shearers’ Quarters or Station Cottages with shared bathroom facilities)

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day 2

Trilby Station (Louth) to Longreach

Our destination is the pioneering town of Longreach where Qantas commenced operations over 100 years ago. Enjoy lunch surrounded by aviation history before a guided tour of the Airpark.

An afternoon of discovery awaits at the legendary Stockman’s Hall of Fame, which showcases the history and culture of rural Australia.

This evening we enjoy the hospitality of Camden Park Station where the Walker family once hosted the Queen. Outback Dan will take us on a tour of this working sheep and cattle station before we enjoy sunset drinks on this pastoral oasis.

Accommodation: Mitchell Grass Retreat – Boutique Luxury Glamping Experience

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day 3

Age of Dinosaurs Experience

Today we swap our wings for wheels as our private transport takes us towards Winton to the world class Age of Dinosaurs Experience, painting a picture of what this area looked like 90 million years ago.

The museum is home to the largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils in the world. We explore the Fossil Preparation Laboratory,
Collection Room and Dinosaur Canyon. Witness the monumental March of the Titanosaurs exhibition.

We return to the Qantas Museum in the evening for the spectacular light and sound experience, designed to delight and entertain.

Accommodation: Mitchell Grass Retreat, Boutique Luxury Glamping Experience

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day 4

Longreach to Katherine

This morning our aircraft sweeps north west to where the Outback meets the tropics, Katherine in the Northern Territory. Take in the sights as we cruise past the Diamantina River – one of the river sources for Lake Eyre.  

Accommodation: Contour Hotel, Katherine

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day 5

Our Day in Katherine

Visit an art gallery where Top End artist Manuel Pamkal will demonstrate his Indigenous painting style and pass on his traditions from tribal life. Try your hand at painting traditional Arnhem Land style artwork and learn how to throw a spear, Woomera style! Animal lovers will be able to get up close to the local wildlife.

Surrounded by limestone escarpments we spend the evening cruising the famous gorges of Nitmiluk National Park, while enjoying a magical dining experience while the sun sets.

Accommodation: Contour Hotel, Katherine

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day 6

Katherine to Kakadu

Red dust and horses! Tom Curtain’s award-winning show is not to be missed. This Outback experience celebrates the Territory’s unique pastoral history and culture through real horse-starting and working dog demonstrations.

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 7

Kakadu Immersion Day

We immerse ourselves in this living cultural landscape, which has been inhabited continuously for over 40,000 years. The cave paintings and rock carvings we visit record the skills and way of life of the inhabitants. Enjoy the pristine wilderness as we cruise up stream on the East Alligator River and gain insight into the local aboriginal culture and mythology.

Accommodation: Cooinda Lodge, Kakadu

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day 8

Kakadu to El Questro and Kununurra

Enjoy the glorious views of Kakadu from a different perspective as we take to the sky to fly across the Northern Territory to “The Kimberley” and the town of Kununurra, in  Western Australia.

En route we land at El Questro Wilderness Park to swim at the glorious Zebedee Springs. Set in an oasis of Livistona palms, these thermal pools are the perfect place to relax.

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

Enjoy cruising 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

Get your cameras ready for an amazing day of scenic flying. As our aircraft departs Kununurra, we have a chance to appreciate the magnificence of Lake Arygle from the air. We then make our way further south over the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park and Bungle Bungle Ranges. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the stunning natural landscape of sculptured rocks, often likened to giant beehives, thought to have been forged more than 350 million years ago.

The rocky landscapes transform as we fly west towards the turquoise horizons of Broome.

Accommodation: Moonlight Bay Suites (or similar), Broome

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day 11

A day in Broome

A morning of discovery awaits as we explore the heritage listed buildings, unique Broome architecture, art galleries, Town Beach and more.

Try the delicate pearl meat with a glass of bubbles. This walking tour is the perfect way to immerse ourselves in the rich cultural history of this pearling port.

This afternoon we enjoy a camel safari along the world famous Cable Beach, before experiencing the spectacular sunset over the brilliant turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Accommodation: Moonlight Bay Suites (or similar), Broome

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day 12

Broome to Uluru

We farewell Western Australia and head to the heart of the red centre – Uluru. Take in the incredible views from above as we take a scenic flight over Uluru and the Kata Tjuta (air traffic permitting).

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 – 5-Star Luxury in the Desert

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day 13

Uluru to Birdsville

An early start to witness the natural splendour of an Uluru sunrise. Our guide will share their knowledge as we drive around the superstar rock, stopping at waterholes and rock art.

We fly 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 14

Birdsville to William Creek

This morning we will track south west through the Simpson Desert and take in the remarkable views of the glistening salt pan lake, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre on our way to the remote town of William Creek. Jump on board one of the Wrights Air planes to fly to the world’s largest cattle station, which is bigger than Belgium! Anna Creek Station is also home to the super model of the Outback, The Painted Hills. This flight gives us a unique and spectacular opportunity to view one of Australia’s hidden iconic landmarks with 30kms of sandstone formations, some curvy and soft, others tall and statuesque. The guided walk upon landing gives you the opportunity to truly appreciate the fragility of the landscape and perhaps even see some marine fossils.

 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 15

William Creek to Sydney

Enjoy stunning vistas as we fly over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, the enigmatic Marree Man, The Flinders Ranges and Lake Frome before arriving in the mining town of Broken Hill.

Explore first hand the resilience and resourcefulness of the Flying Doctor as we visit the interactive Royal Flying Doctors Service museum.

We farewell the Silver City for our journey home where we stop at the Tilpa Hotel for lunch. Established in 1894 to service the river boat trade, the pub is a classic, character-filled Outback pub made of corrugated iron and timber. This is the perfect place to farewell the Outback from the banks of The Darling River.

As we board the plane for our final leg home, sit back, relax and enjoy the views as we return you to Sydney.

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Price and Availability

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Jun 2024
Trip Starts

15 Jun 2024

Trip Ends

29 Jun 2024

Price Per Person from

$24,500 pp

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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:

  • Outback dining at Trilby Station, Louth and Camden Park Station, Longreach
  • The PumpHouse Restaurant, Kununurra
  • Zanders Restaurant, Cable Beach, Broome
  • The acclaimed Sounds of Silence Dinner, Uluru
  • Traditional pub dining at William Creek and Birdsville

excursions

The included excursions on this tour are:

  • Tour at the Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach
  • Visit the legendary Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Longreach
  • Top Didj Indigenous Cultural Experience, Katherine
  • Katherine Outback Experience
  • Katherine River Gorge Cruise & sunset dinner
  • Cruise the Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu
  • East Alligator River Cruise, Kakadu
  • Visit Argyle Homestead Museum
  • Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise
  • Broome Walking Tour
  • Camel Sunset Safari on Cable Beach
  • 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
  • Flight and guided walking tour of Painted Hills
  • Scenic flights in our own aircraft (weather permitting) over Lake Eyre, The Bungle Bungles, Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
  • Tour of Royal Flying Doctors Service Museum, Broken Hill

transportation

As per the itinerary, air transport provided is to and from each nightly destination.

Coach 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 are also available.  All rooms are air conditioned with a private ensuite, unless stated otherwise. Please note bathrooms are shared at Trilby Station.

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.

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