Outback to Reef ( 3 days)

From desert sand dunes, to intertwined rivulets, to coral reefs, Outback to Reef  is a menagerie of contrasting landscapes with a colour palette  that will tantalise your senses.

Join our friends at Seair Pacific on this incredible three day, scenic air tour departing from   Coolangatta Airport on the Gold Coast.

On the ground, you will stay at the famous Birdsville Hotel and enjoy sunset drinks on top of Big Red.  In Longreach, stay at the charming Salt Bush Retreat, experience life on the Thomson River and learn about our aviation and stockman heritage.

On the final day,  explore the exquisite Lady Elliot Island on the southern Great Barrier Reef. A sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life it is  known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles and unspoilt coral reef.

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Jun 24 - Jun 26, 2021
Sep 15 - Sep 17, 2021
Oct 08 - Oct 10, 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed this experience - the amazing sights, the remote places, the resilient people and the wonderful pilot who guided us through it all.
Helen G
Tour Highlights
  • Iconic Birdsville Hotel
  • Expansive views and sunset drinks at Big Red
  • Historic Qantas Founders Museum
  • Stockman's Hall of Fame
  • Tranquil Thomson River Cruise
  • Drover's campfire dinner
  • Brilliant Lady Elliot Island
  • Stunning scenic flying
Tour Inclusions

Itinerary: Outback to Reef ( 3 days)

Day 1

Gold Coast to Birdsville (L,D)

Check-in to the Seair hangar conveniently located at Gold Coast Airport at 6:15am. With the sun rising in the east fly to the west,  over stunning farmland, rivers and channel country.  Land at Charleville and visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service base and museum.

Continue on deep into the Queensland outback crossing over Cooper Creek.  Arrive at  Birdsville  where lunch will be waiting at the iconic Hotel.

Later in the afternoon, climb into an air conditioned vehicle and head into the Simpson Desert to enjoy sunset drinks on top of the Big Red sand dune.

Return to Birdsville for dinner and drinks in the heritage listed front bar.

Overnight:  Birdsville Hotel


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Our 2 day tour of Lake Eyre, William Creek and surrounds was an amazing experience. Kirkhope Pilot, Rob, is highly professional and easy great company. He showed us Lake Eyre in all it's splendor with smooth flying and great information provided at all times. We had a great night at William Creek pu
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