• Pricing From $17,750 pp
  • Single Supplement $1,950
  • From Sydney
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Max Group Size 26
  • Activity Level Easy Going
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The Aircruise tour with a distinct difference

The Great Australian Aircruise is a unique experience that showcases the history, landscapes and backbone of Australia. Some highlights of this most wonderful luxury escape in Australia include:

Highlights

  • Cruise the mighty chasms of Katherine Gorge
  • Explore a collection of famed outback towns – Longreach, Kununurra and Alice Springs
  • Experience spectacular aerial sightseeing of the ancient Bungle Bungle Range, remote Mitchell Falls and Buccaneer Archipelago
  • Watch the sun set on the Indian Ocean at Cable Beach Resort & Spa, Broome
  • In Kakadu National Park, marvel at ancient rock art and cruise the Yellow Waters Lagoon
  • Dine under the stars at Uluru
  • Walk through the boulders of Kata Tjuta
  • All touring, transfers and meals included
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code GA1900
Departs 6 Aug 2019
Returns 17 Aug 2019
Price From $17,750 pp
Single Supplement $1,950

This journey begins and ends in Sydney. A special transfer fare is available to guests joining this departure from other capital cities. Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)

Day 1: SYDNEY - LONGREACH

From the moment you first check in for your Bill Peach Journeys Aircruise you will discover why we are the leaders in private luxury aircraft travel in Australia for over 35 years. Your friendly, professional and experienced Flight Crew and Journey Director will ensure that you will experience the journey of a lifetime from the moment you arrive at the private executive departure lounge. Here, you will meet your fellow travellers.

After your initial check in, you will not need to check in again for each flight nor be troubled with luggage until your return at the conclusion of the Aircruise; all will be taken care of for you so that when you arrive into each new destination, your luggage will be waiting for you in your hotel room.

Your knowledgeable and professional Journey Director will ensure that all arrangements for your Bill Peach Journeys Aircruise are taken care of throughout the entire tour so that your complete travel experience with us is seamless.

Now it’s time to relax and enjoy. Leaving the city behind, your journey begins in the heart of the outback at Longreach – named after the “long reach” of the Thomson River. This evening a welcome dinner will be served, surrounded by Australian aviation history at the Qantas Museum.

Overnight: Albert Park Motel or similar

Day 2: LONGREACH - KATHERINE

This morning visit the historic Stockman’s Hall of Fame before re-boarding our private aircraft, and continuing our journey to the Northern Territory. We arrive into the township of Katherine or “Nitmuluk” just in time to enjoy a sunset cruise of the stunning Katherine Gorge.

Overnight: Knotts Crossing Resort, Katherine or similar

Day 3: KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

This morning experience a unique Aboriginal cultural tour with a local Jawoyn elder. Walk in the footsteps of the traditional owners of the Katherine region before transferring from Katherine to Cooinda, the gateway to magnificent Kakadu National Park. Enjoy a stunning cruise of the beautiful Yellow Waters Billabong.

Overnight: Mercure Gagudju Crocodile Hotel or similar

Day 4: KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

This morning, examine some of the finest examples of Aboriginal art at Ubirr Rock. Located in the East Alligator region of Kakadu National Park, Ubirr consists of a group of rocky outcrops on the edge of the Nadab floodplain.

The rock art in Kakadu is among the finest in the world, and represents a close personal and spiritual relationship between the Aborigines and the environment. The rock art at Ubirr depicts traditional foods and tells stories about law and creation ancestors. This afternoon, we fly to Darwin.

Overnight: Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin or similar

Day 5: DARWIN

A full day at leisure to explore the fascinating and turbulent history of Darwin devastated by Cyclone Tracy in 1974. This afternoon enjoy a breathtaking sunset cruise.

Overnight: Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin or similar

Day 6: THE KIMBERLEY

Departing Darwin, your journey continues, as we fly over the fascinating World Heritage listed Bungle Bungle Range, located in Purnululu National Park. Landing in Kununurra – Miriwoong country, embark on a cruise of the Ord River, through the inspiring scenery of the Kimberley region.

Overnight: Kimberley Grande or similar

Day 7: KUNUNURRA - BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO - BROOME

This morning re-board our exclusive private aircraft and once again experience spectacular aerial views, this time over the remote far northwest coastline and the exquisite Buccaneer Archipelago. Arriving at the historic pearling port of Broome, we tour the town then transfer to the award winning resort.

Overnight: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa or similar

Day 8: BROOME

A full day at leisure to sit back and be immersed in the lifestyle and ambiance of beautiful Broome. For true relaxation, stroll the grand expanse of the famous white sandy Cable Beach, enjoy the facilities of the resort, and then watch one of the world’s most famous sunsets over the low tide.

Overnight: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa or similar

Day 9: ALICE SPRINGS

Transfer to the airport this morning where the private aircraft awaits to take you to Alice Springs. Be immersed in the resilience of the people of Alice, as we visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Learn how this unique concept, started by John Flynn continues to provide medical services to the most remote regions of outback Australia.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Lasseters or similar

Day 10: ULURU – KATA TJUTA

Your private aircraft journey continues this morning, heading for an unforgettable flight to the Red Centre. Experience the impact of watching Uluru appear on the horizon. Uluru and Kata Tjuta have great cultural significance for the Anangu, the traditional owners of the land.

Overnight: Sails in the Desert or similar

Day 11: ULURU

An early start today, as we experience the sublime sunrise at ‘the rock’ then on to Kata Tjuta and an afternoon at leisure. A feast tonight under the stars at the magnificent ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner.

Overnight: Sails in the Desert or similar

Day 12: BIRDSVILLE - SYDNEY

On your final day, the first stop is the quaint outback Queensland town of Birdsville. Proclaimed a town in 1887, Birdsville was established to collect tolls from the droves of cattle being moved interstate. Here you will enjoy lunch at the famous Birdsville Hotel. Re-board your private aircraft for your final flight to Sydney.

 


What exactly does Bill Peach Journeys’ Great Australian air cruise experience offer?

Intrepid traveller, Bill Peach, hosted the first Great Australian Aircruise in 1984. Thanks to the legacy that Bill left, and his years of experience travelling throughout Australia, Bill Peach Journeys has become synonymous with great, luxury explorations ever since.

Bill Peach Journeys is the innovative leader in aircruising in Australia and New Zealand and has been for over 34 years. The experienced Journey Directors on our prestigious Australian air tours are well-versed in ensuring that our traveller’s experience the ultimate in luxury travel.

Aircruising is an exceptional and fascinating way to travel, allowing you to land directly in some of Australia’s most extraordinarily remote locations. Your time on the ground will be spent exploring the local region with your dedicated Journey Director, experiencing the finest accommodation available and dining in absolute splendour.

Bill Peach Journeys’ combines the best of Australia’s outback with a taste of the divine tropics. This Australian outback air tour takes you from the remote majesty of Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) to the wetland splendour of Kakadu National Park, on what promises to be an opulent sightseeing tour to Australia; a true once in a lifetime.

Aircruise to the quintessential outback locations of Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas), Kakadu National Park, The Kimberly, Bungle Bungle Range, Brooner, and Katherine Gorge. See breathtaking aerial views of the stunning MacDonnell Ranges and the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago which will amaze. Each and every stop guarantees to amaze, ensuring you have plenty of travel stories to tell your family and friends upon your return home.

Bill Peach Journeys’ Great Australian Aircruise guarantees a 12-day Australian luxury tour you will never forget. The exclusive tour promises quality without compromise, and it is our mission to ensure that every one of our travellers experience lavish comfort like never before.

Remember that the Great Australian Aircruise tour is fully inclusive, so you won’t need to worry about paying for unforeseen expenses. Your luxury accommodation, finest dining, and all fees are included in this intimate exploration.

 

About Aircruising

Aircruising is an exceptional and fascinating way to travel, allowing you to land directly in some of Australia’s most extraordinarily remote locations. Your time on the ground will be spent exploring the local region with your dedicated Journey Director, experiencing the finest accommodation available and dining in absolute splendour.

Fully Inclusive

Every tour offered by Bill Peach Journeys is fully inclusive. Our team of professional Journey Planners work meticulously with the Journey Directors to map out every step of the journey, and plan for every eventuality as well. The tour cost includes all accommodation, dining, travel, taxes, porterage fees, entrance fees and luggage. As the intrepid traveller, just like Bill, all you’ll have to worry about is making sure you relax and enjoy every moment.

Mode of Transport

  • This journey is taken either by a 30 seat SAAB 340B or similar
  • All seats feature comfortable legroom
  • The aircraft are flown by two experienced captains and crewed by a flight director
  • Full bar service is available onboard
  • The aircraft are pressurised and air-conditioned
  • There is a toilet onboard

Please note that from Kakadu to Darwin we will be using smaller aircraft – this can vary from an 8 to 15 seat aircraft.

Special transfer fare

A special transfer fare is available to guests joining this departure from other capital cities. Refer to the T&C’s for more information.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Level of fitness required: Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 500 metres unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility are required by all.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers.  Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)

At Bill Peach Journeys, we believe that you’re never too old to begin a new adventure. Choose Bill Peach Journeys today, we’re the travel partner you can trust in your twilight years.

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