Kimberley Outback Air Tour (15 days)
The epitome of an outback tour, Kirkhope Aviation’s Kimberley Air Safari is the ultimate 15-day luxury small-group air tour, incorporating the jewels of Australia’s Top End, and designed for you to experience the unique and timeless wonders of our contrasting ancient land.
Departing Apr 27 2019. Use code: KIM270419. Expires: Mon 29 Oct 2018.
Departing May 29 2019. Use code: KIM290519. Expires: Fri 30 Nov 2018.
Departing July 27 2019. Use code: KIM270719. Expires Mon 28 Jan 2019.
The Magical Kimberley and Northern Territory
This memorable Kimberley and Northern Territory tour takes to you to remote and incredible places including the Kimberley in Western Australia, Arnhem Land and the Gulf, and Australia’s Red Centre.
The Kimberley Air Safari is available on demand if your preferred travel date is not listed in the tour schedule below. Let us know your preferred dates, and once availability is confirmed, we’ll pass your details to our partner, The Kimberley Collection, who will arrange your tour.
Apr 27 - May 11, 2019 More Details
May 29 - Jun 12, 2019 More Details
Jul 27 - Aug 10, 2019 More Details
There is simply no other way to experience so many remote sights and experiences in a short period of time. We were greeted by guides and treated to a diverse range of experiences – bush walks, swimming in pristine water holes, river and wetland cruises, helicopter ride, dining in the desert, etc.
- Visit four states in 15 days.
- Spectacular journey in our comfortable twin-engine aircraft
- Luxury small group ground and air tours
- Deluxe accommodation throughout your journey
- Dine on a BBQ buffet of authentic Australian delicacies. Examples include barramundi, kangaroo and crocodile, bush salads and classic desserts, complemented by Australian wines under the stars at Uluru
- Exclusive Aboriginal cultural experience and wildlife adventure in one of Australia’s most beautiful and exciting wilderness areas at Mt Borradaile
- Drive out to see some amazing ancient Aboriginal rock art and walk through the rocky billabong areas
- Fishing, birdlife, wildlife, cruises, swimming
- Incredible photographic opportunities
Itinerary: Kimberley Air Safari (15 days)
Day 1: Melbourne to Birdsville
Your 14-day Kimberley Outback Air Safari leaves from Moorabbin Airport at 8 am for Innamincka, on the famous Cooper Creek, where you’ll enjoy a sumptuous lunch in the Innamincka Hotel’s ‘Outamincka’ bar and visit the historic Inland Mission.
Then, it’s on to Birdsville via the spectacular Coongie Lakes area arriving in time for a short town tour. Then it’s out to the Big Red sand dune on the Simpson Desert for the most stunning sunset drinks. Dinner and accommodation is back in Birdsville at one of Australia’s most iconic pubs — the Birdsville Hotel.
Day 2: Birdsville to Lawn Hill
This morning, we depart early for Mt Isa for a quick refuel, before flying down to the Lawn Hill National Park. Your aircraft will land a short walk from your tent or cabin accommodation at Adels Grove, overlooking the stunning Lawn Hill Creek.
In the early afternoon, a 20-minute drive will have you at Lawn Hill Gorge — one of the most spectacular gorges in the Gulf Country, with luscious tropical vegetation, sheer red cliffs and enchanting green water.
An electric powered boat will take you on a 2 hour cruise through the gorge to it’s summit, where you’ll find yourself in a small oasis with a beautiful waterfall. A swim at the falls and nearby bubbling spa is sometimes available. Then it’s back to Adels Grove for pre-dinner drinks in the open-air restaurant and bar before dinner.
It has to be one of the best holidays I have had. Tony, our pilot, was thoroughly professional in looking after our wellbeing and making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed at all times.