Taste of the Outback (3 days)

This three day air tour is the perfect introduction to the great Australian Outback.

Innamincka, Birdsville, Lake Eyre, Flinders Ranges.  Names from another world.  They elicit such strong images of remoteness, dramatic landscapes, explorers, red dirt and quintessential Australia.

Meet the people, hear their stories and experience the outback’s great expanses on this unforgettable tour.

All Taste of the Outback Air Tours are available on demand if your preferred travel date is not listed in the tour schedule below. Give us a call, as we have a waiting list and continually schedule new flights to Lake Eyre.

Watch highlights of our
Taste of the Outback Tour
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Extended highlights of our
Taste of the Outback Tour
(8 mins)



Jul 18 - Jul 20, 2020

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Outstanding well organised very comfortable and enjoyable adventure!
Sandra M
Tour Highlights
  • Historic Dig Tree and Innamincka
  • Iconic Birdsville Hotel
  • Expansive views and sunset drinks at Big Red
  • Breathtaking scenic flight over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre
  • Exclusive Lake Eyre ground tour from Muloorina Station
  • Spectacular Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
  • 360° views of the Flinders Ranges on a 4WD Ridgetop Tour
Tour Inclusions

Itinerary: Taste of the Outback (3 days)

Day 1

Melbourne to Innamincka to  Birdsville (L,D)

Your three-day outback air safari kicks off at 8.00am from Moorabbin Airport, bound for the tiny outback town of Innamincka in South Australia’s remote north east.  On the way in, your pilot will fly 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.

Then, it’s on to Birdsville.  On touchdown, embark on a stunning 4WD tour to Big Red, the 40 metre sand dune on the edge of the Simpson Desert.  Drink in the views as the sun sets while enjoying refreshments.  Return to Birdsville for a cleansing ale, dinner and chat with fellow travellers at the famous outback pub.

Overnight: Birdsville Hotel

Day 2
Day 3
The trip is well named "Taste of the Outback" and left us wanting to see more, learn more and spend more time in these remote locations with the support of Kirkhope staff and their colleagues as they shared their passion for the places they know.
Jan H

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