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.
Continuing west, depart Charleville for Birdsville, arriving at approximately 1:00pm for lunch.
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.
Return to the Birdsville Hotel for dinner at 7:30pm.
Overnight accomodation: Motel units at the Birdsville Hotel
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 west from Lake Eyre, fly to William Creek, a small station on the Oodnadatta Track, arriving at 10:30am.
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.
The final flight for the afternoon, fly the 10-minutes along the Cooper Creek to land at Innamincka, South Australia.
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.
Overnight accommodation: Ensuited rooms at the Innamincka Hotel
Innamincka → Cunnamulla → Charlotte 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.
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.
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.
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