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Outback Adventure A 3 day introduction to Outback Australia by Seair Touring

See the real outback, in comfort and style.

Experience some of the most remote and iconic parts of Australia with our three day Outback Adventure. Travelling in a private Cessna Caravan, you'll hop from the east coast directly to outback townships, cattle stations and stunning landscapes.

Departing from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast, head west into the Outback to visit the iconic town of Birdsville, see the expanse of Lake Eyre, cruise on the Cooper Creek at Innamincka and drop into Charlotte Plains Cattle Station.

Go places others can't

Australia is a vast country, with some of the most beautiful destinations taking days of travel by 4WD to access. Flying not only provides an amazing overview of the landscape but allows us to share some of our favourite destinations with guests in days, not weeks.

Departing from the Gold Coast, our Cessna Caravan (featured left) is the perfect way to travel the Outback.
Join the tour as a couple or a single, with group sizes kept small to ensure an intimate experience at every location.
Space is ample in the Caravan, and the aircraft features easy air-stair access along with air conditioning and panoramic views.
Pilots on our Outback Adventure make sure you have a safe and comfortable trip, as well as being your personal guide. Local knowledge of each destination ensures a seamless journey and insight you wouldn't get anywhere else.

Head west into the heart of Australia

Cruise west at 350km/hr, leaving the busy east coast behind as you adventure into true outback country. The tour route takes guests through Charleville to an overnight stop at Birdsville, before continuing south-west towards Lake Eyre and William Creek. Landing at Innamincka for the second night, the final day begins setting back toward the coast, stopping in Cunnamulla on the way, before landing home in the late afternoon.

Outback Adventure Tour Route

Day One

Gold Coast → Charleville → Birdsville

Checking in at 6:45am, your adventure begins with a scenic departure from the east coast for a 2hr 30min flight to Charleville, Central Queensland. A light breakfast is provided.

A vital lifeline for remote Australians, the RFDS continues to provide medical services to the farthest corners of the country. Drop in to the visitor centre for an inside look into the organization.

Continuing west, depart Charleville for Birdsville, arriving at approximately 1:00pm for lunch.

The best and only bakery in town, sit down for lunch at the Birdsville Bakery. Rumoured to bring great fortune to those who eat them, the bakery's signature Curried Camel Pie was consumed by Malcolm Turnbull himself only two weeks prior to becoming the Prime Minister. What fortune will it bring you?

Spend the afternoon exploring Birdsville before heading by 4WD into the Simpson Desert to Big Red (featured left) in the early evening for sunset drinks.

Sitting atop one of the tallest of the 1100 dunes in the Simpson Desert, watch the sun go down with good company and a beer or wine in hand.

Return to the Birdsville Hotel for dinner at 7:30pm.

The Birdsville Hotel holds a reputation as being one of the best in the country. Enjoy a drink at the front bar and converse with other travellers, some of whom will have been driving for days just to get there.

Overnight accomodation: Motel units at the Birdsville Hotel

Day Two

Birdsville → Lake Eyre → William Creek → Dig Tree Innamincka

After a cooked breakfast at the Birdsville Hotel, get back in the air at 8:30am and head west to overfly Big Red. From there, fly south and follow the Warburton River as it snakes down to Lake Eyre North.

Heading out into the Lake Eyre basin, overfly Channel Country and the Goyder Lagoon as you follow the river systems down to Lake Eyre. These creeks and rivers breathe life into an often barren landscape.
Covering over 9,500 square kilometres, Lake Eyre is the largest lake in Australia. Renown for the amazing and changing colours of its surface, the only way to appreciate the scale of Lake Eyre is from above.

Heading west from Lake Eyre, fly to William Creek, a small station on the Oodnadatta Track, arriving at 10:30am.

A true outback destination, pull up next to the William Creek Hotel before exploring the town. Located next to the Woomera testing range, the town has amassed a collection of landed rockets and missiles.

Learn about how this remote station operates, generating its own power and water, before sitting down to lunch at the hotel. After lunch, depart east to overfly Lake Eyre South before continuing on to visit the Dig Tree.

A piece of Australian history, the Dig Tree was the site of a vital supply cache for pioneering explorers Burke and Wills.

The final flight for the afternoon, fly the 10-minutes along the Cooper Creek to land at Innamincka, South Australia.

Innamincka sits on the other major river system draining into the Lake Eyre basin, the Cooper Creek. Although this creek rarely completes a flow through to Lake Eyre, it brings life to the local area as well as drawing wildlife to its banks.

Explore the township before heading out for a sunset cruise on the Cooper Creek, enjoying a drink while night falls over the country.

Retire to the Innamincka Hotel for dinner and a few more drinks around the bar.

Inside the Innamincka Hotel

Overnight accommodation: Ensuited rooms at the Innamincka Hotel

Ensuited rooms at the Innamincka Hotel

Day Three

Innamincka → CunnamullaCharlotte Plains → Gold Coast

The final day of the tour begins after breakfast, heading east into Queensland towards Cunnamulla for a refuelling stop. Continuing from Cunnamulla, fly to Charlotte Plains Station, just east of Cunnamulla. Arriving on the station's airstrip, we're met by station owner Robyn Russell, who leads us on a tour of Charlotte Plains and its history.

Still a working cattle station, Charlotte Plains Station remains home to several thousand head of sheep. Robyn introduces guests to the unique lifestyle and challenges of an outback station.

Explore the station on a guided tour, visiting the historic woolsheds and cattle yards before sitting down to a ploughman's lunch looking out over the landscape. After lunch, head out to the station bore, with the opportunity for a swim or hot bath surrounded by the outback.

Flowing from over a kilometre underground, artesian bore water fills bathtubs for guests to relax in. Our final activity before departing, reflect on your time away in comfort and style looking out over the Charlotte Plains property.

At 3:45pm it's time to depart, flying directly back to the Gold Coast. Arriving at between 6:15pm and 7:15pm, see the sun low on the horizon cast shadows over Surfer's Paradise as you arrive home.

Inclusions

All flights, departing from and returning to Gold Coast (Coolangatta).

All accommodation, tours & entry fees

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks while on tour

$2,985 per person (2018 price)

2019 pricing released November 1st. Book before this date for any 2019 tour and pay 2018 prices.

Single travelers welcome, no single supplement applicable

2019 Departures

Saturday April 13th

Friday April 19th

Saturday May 4th

Saturday June 8th

Saturday June 29th

Friday July 19th

Saturday August 3rd

Friday August 16th

Saturday September 28th

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Image credits:

Julia Ingall, julesingall.com

Nicholas Stobie, Seair Pilot

Birdsville Hotel

Innamincka Hotel

Tourism and Events Queensland

South Australia Tourism Commission

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