Multiple dates, June & September 2022

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 Australia. 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 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.

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

Visit Emma Gorge, be amazed at the expanse of Lake Argyle as we cruise the lake at sunset, take in 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 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 Kununurra

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DAY 8

Kununarra & Lake Argyle by coach

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DAY 9

Kununarra to Broome

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DAY 10

Day 10 in 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 Queensland’s iconic Outback town, Charleville before arriving at our first overnight destination, the pioneering town of Longreach. After flying over 1300kms across the country we enjoy a relaxing dinner under the stars at the luxurious Mitchell Grass Retreat.

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 visit 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 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 – this water travels approximately 1000kms into South Australia. The arid landscape of this region, almost unworldly, shows the ruggedness and resilience of this land. Enjoy the peace and serenity of glamping in the Northern Territory at the brand new Katherine Outback Experience glamping site. 

Accommodation: Glamping at Katherine Outback Experience (shared amenities)

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day 4

Our Day in Katherine

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. 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.

Accommodation: Glamping at Katherine Outback Experience (shared amenities)

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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 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. Our local tour guide will meet us upon landing as we embark on a journey through the Cockburn Ranges to the stunning Emma Gorge. 

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 8

Kununurra & Lake Argyle

This morning is yours to relax and explore the town. 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 9

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. A camel safari along the world famous Cable Beach is not to be missed, before experiencing the spectacular sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Accommodation: Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary, Broome (or similar)

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day 10

A day in Broome

The day is yours today, leisure time means we can explore this unique port, steeped in pearling history or take a stroll to Gantheaume Point – home of dinosaur footprints.

Accommodation: Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary, Broome (or similar)

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day 11

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

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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 their 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 Simpson Desert then take in the views of 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 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 2022
Trip Starts

9 Jun 2022

Trip Ends

22 Jun 2022

Price Per Person from

$22,900 pp

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Sep 2022
Trip Starts

13 Sep 2022

Trip Ends

26 Sep 2022

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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
  • Zanders, 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
  • 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
  • Scenic flights in our own aircraft (weather permitting) over Lake Eyre, The Bungle Bungles, Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

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 is also available

All rooms are air conditioned with a private ensuite,  unless stated otherwise. Glamping at Katherine Outback Experience has shared bathroom facilities.

* 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.