Ultimate Outback Air Safari (15 days)
The Kimberely & The Territory
Explore two of Australia’s most strikingly beautiful outback regions – the Kimberley in north-west Western Australia, and the Northern Territory.
Travelling in style in our well-appointed Chieftain, with leather seats, room to stretch out, no more than eight fellow travellers, a window for each passenger, with the ability to land on airstrips close to the action, you’ll visit some of the most remote destinations in our vast country.
Just because we’re going to remote areas doesn’t mean we scrimp on luxury and exclusivity. You’ll stay in some incredible resorts in spectacular settings – Arnhemland, a Territory cattle station, Purnululu National Park, the Kimberley coast and Ayers Rock. You’ll also be treated to some more traditional outback experiences like the Birdsville Hotel, Adels Grove and Coober Pedy.
The Kimberley & The Territory. A journey you’ll never forget.
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Aug 24 - Sep 07, 2020
The memories I now carry from this air tour far exceed my dreams. To see the colours of the desert, the mountains that rise up beneath the aircraft, the rivers and coastal areas and then to land on a gravel strip far out there. The friendship and company of our group, cannot be described.
- Spectacular flightseeing including Buccaneer Archipelago, Horizontal Falls, Wolfe Creek Crater, Uluru
- Outback Innamincka and Birdsville
- Desert Oasis Adels Grove
- Indigenous insights at Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris
- Vast cattle station Bullo River Station
- Beehives of Purnululu
- Bountiful Broome
- Remote Berkeley River Lodge
- Magical Uluru – Kata Tjuta
Itinerary: Ultimate Outback Air Safari (15 days)
Day 1: Melbourne to Innamincka and Birdsville (L,D)
Depart Moorabbin Airport at 8.00am. Fly over NSW and into South Australia and the tiny outback town of Innamincka. On the way in, your pilot will take you in low over the Dig Tree, where the explorers Burke and Wills famously set up camp. On the ground, learn more about this pioneering pair and their ill-fated expedition. Lunch at the Innamincka Hotel, a true outback pub, and spend a little time exploring the ruins of the Inland Mission Hospital/Nursing Home.
Over the border into Queensland and Birdsville, sunset drinks are at Big Red, the first of 1,140 parallel sand dunes marking the edge of the Simpson Desert – look out over the vast expanse of not very much, and you’ll truly know you’ve made it to the outback! To end the day, we stay in one of Australia’s most iconic pubs — the Birdsville Hotel.
Overnight: Birdsville Hotel
Day 2: Birdsville to Lawn Hill (B,L,D)
Flying north to up near the Gulf of Carpentaria, your aircraft will land a short walk from your room or cabin at Adels Grove, in Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, overlooking the stunning Lawn Hill Creek.
Lawn Hill Gorge is one of the most spectacular gorges in the Gulf Country, with luscious tropical vegetation, sheer red cliffs and enchanting green water. A solar electric powered pontoon boat will take you on a cruise through the gorge to its summit, where you’ll find yourself in a small oasis with a beautiful waterfall. A swim at the falls and nearby bubbling spa is available, subject to conditions.
Then it’s back to Adels Grove for pre-dinner drinks in the open-air restaurant.
Overnight: Adels Grove, room or cabin
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.