• Pricing From $17,250 pp
  • Single Supplement $1,400
  • From Sydney
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Max Group Size 24
  • Activity Level Easy Going

Spend 12 days exploring the Great Southern region of Australia with Bill Peach Journeys. On this Air tour, you will travel by private aircraft touring Coober Pedy, Kalgoorlie, Perth, Margaret River, Albany, Esperance, Port Lincoln and the high country of Victoria. Along the way, you will experience tremendous aerial flight-seeing over the stunning West Coast and the Great Australian Bight that will take your breath away.

This journey is a wonderful combination of outback Australiana and coastal splendour, following a huge arc across the continent, from east to west, highlighting Australia’s many varied and beautiful landscapes. As always, the journey is fully inclusive of all accommodation, touring and meals and escorted by a Journey Director. Join us on this fascinating tour of our Great Southern Land as we marvel at it from the air and the ground.

Highlights

  • Explore outback towns Broken Hill, Coober Pedy and Kalgoorlie and the high country towns of Beechworth, Bright and Myrtleford
  • Cruise the Swan River to acclaimed Sandalford Estate
  • Experience spectacular aerial flightseeing of the Great Australian Bight and Rescherche Archipelago
  • Visit the historic whaling port of Albany
  • Explore the acclaimed Margaret River region
  • Discover breathtaking Esperance during a picturesque coastal drive and on board the Morning Bay of Islands Wildlife Cruise
  • Enjoy exceptional seafood at Port Lincoln
  • Stylish accommodation throughout including the Ritz Carlton Perth and Pullman Resort Bunker Bay
  • All touring, transfers and meals included
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code GS2200
Departs 09 Mar 2022
Returns 20 Mar 2022
Price From $17,250 pp
Single Supplement $1,400
Tour Code GS2201
Departs 09 Sep 2022
Returns 20 Sep 2022
Price From $17,250 pp
Single Supplement $1,400
Day 1: Sydney - Broken Hill - Coober Pedy

From the moment you first check in for your Bill Peach Journeys Air tour you will discover why we are the leaders in private luxury aircraft travel in Australia for over 37 years. Your friendly 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 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 you can relax and enjoy your holiday. Your knowledgeable and professional Journey Director will ensure that all arrangements for your Bill Peach Journeys Aircruise will be taken care of throughout the entire tour so that your complete travel experience with us is seamless.

Now it’s time for the adventure to begin! On arrival in Broken Hill we embark on a tour of this historic mining town which was established over a century ago. The fine old buildings of the main street are typical examples of colonial architecture, while the mine itself looms in the background.

Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service base and learn about the incredible work they do in the outback. After lunch we fly on to the opal mining town of Coober Pedy. This afternoon we enjoy a tour of the opal fields, an opal mine and the town. There will also be an opportunity to visit an underground home, church, mine museum and underground potteries.

Overnight: Desert Cave Hotel or similar

Day 2: Coober Pedy - Kalgoorlie

Continuing westward we fly over some of the most desolate landscapes in Australia, across the vastness of the Great Victorian Desert and the Nullarbor Plain. Kalgoorlie’s glory days began in 1893 when gold was found near Mt. Charlotte, and prospectors soon discovered the immense deposits of the Golden Mile, the richest square mile of gold-bearing land on earth. Explore the fascinating towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder and have an opportunity to visit the Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame and the incredible Super Pit.

Overnight: Rydges Kalgoorlie or similar

Day 3: Kalgoorlie - Perth

We reboard our private aircraft and continue our journey westward to the city of Perth. Discover this fascinating city, including Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens. This afternoon we drive to the port city of Fremantle and explore its fascinating prison and the city’s world-famous heritage buildings steeped in maritime and convict history.

Overnight: Ritz Carlton Perth or similar

Day 4: Perth

Today enjoy a scenic cruise along the Swan River to the Swan Valley’s historic Sandalford Estate, where we will tour the winery before enjoying a sumptuous lunch. Returning to Perth, this afternoon is at leisure.

Overnight: Ritz Carlton Perth or similar

Day 5: Perth - Busselton

After breakfast this morning reboard our private aircraft for a scenic flight down the southern coastline of Western Australia arriving into Busselton, which is on the shores of picturesque Geographe Bay. The town’s distinctive pier was the longest timber jetty in Australia until part of it was destroyed by a cyclone in 1978. After an afternoon at leisure, we check-in to the magnificently set Pullman Resort Bunker Bay.

Overnight: Pullman Resort Bunker Bay or similar

Day 6: Margaret River

Today we explore the Margaret River region and discover why it is famed for its produce including visits to Gabriel Chocolate company and the Natural Olive Oil Soap factory. Continuing to one of Margaret River’s finest wineries for a wine tasting experience followed by lunch. One of the icons of the Australian wine industry, the region has earned an international reputation for making wines that rank alongside the world’s finest. Continuing on we visit the Cape Naturaliste lighthouse with its spectacular coastal views. Situated on a rugged promontory, the surrounding environment is host to a diverse range of flora and fauna. A climb to the top of the lighthouse offers panoramic 360 degree views across Geographe Bay, the Indian Ocean and Cape Naturaliste.

Overnight: Pullman Resort Bunker Bay or similar

Day 7: Busselton - Albany

After breakfast this morning we transfer to Albany. The third largest deep water port in the world Albany enjoys spectacular coastal scenery, charming reminders of its early days and history of whaling which we discover at the Whaling Station. On 1 November 1914, Albany was the final departure point for the first ANZAC troops on their way to the battlefields of World War I. Today on this same small piece of paradise stands the award winning state-of-the-art National Anzac Centre that remembers the stories of the men and women who left from here. After a tour of this incredible centre, we head to “The Gap” and Anzac Hill for a photo opportunity.

Overnight: Dog Rock Motel or similar

Day 8: Albany - Esperance

Departing Albany fly east to Esperance and enjoy spectacular aerial flightseeing over Cape Leeuwin, an area famed for its coastal scenery. Pure white sandy beaches run into the brilliant blue waters of the Southern Ocean and massive pre-Cambrian granite outcrops break up the long beaches to form many sheltered bays and coves along hundreds of kilometres of coast. After lunch, we learn about the local produce while visiting Yirri Grove Olive Farm. We then tour the town of Esperance and view its magnificent coast marvelling at nature’s splendour.

Overnight: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles or similar

Day 9: Esperance - Port Lincoln

Enjoy a cruise of the Rescherche Archipelago this morning. The islands are a refuge for some unique wildlife including hair seals, mutton birds and Cape Barren geese. Departing Esperance enjoy one of the highlights of this journey – flightseeing of the Rescherche Archipelago and spectacular low flying over the Great Australian Bight. This afternoon arrive into Port Lincoln, the ‘Seafood Capital of Australia’, nestled on the beautiful, blue Boston Bay found almost at the end of the Eyre Peninsula in Nawu country. Boston Bay is three times the size of Sydney Harbour and is the base for Australia’s largest tuna fleet and tuna farming industry.

Overnight: Port Lincoln Hotel or similar

Day 10: Port Lincoln - Milawa

This morning cruise the waterways of Port Lincoln including a visit to a tuna farm before visiting the Axel Stenross Maritime Museum. We reboard our private aircraft and fly east to Wangarratta where on arrival, we transfer to Milawa.

Overnight: Lancemore Milawa or similar

Day 11: Bright & Myrtleford

Touring today takes us to Myrtleford which is beautifully positioned in the northern foothills of the Mt Buffalo Range adjacent to the Ovens River, Happy Valley Creek and Porepunkah. We continue to Bright and the Mt Buffalo region, which shines in both Spring and Autumn. In Spring, Bright is a veritable bouquet of colour where everything comes to life with startling clarity as snow fed creeks and rivers roar under brilliant blue skies. Conversely, the warm tones and stunning displays in autumn are a feast for the eyes! Tonight we celebrate a very special farewell dinner.

Overnight: Lancemore Milawa or similar

Day 12: Beechworth - Sydney

This morning transfer by road to Beechworth. This historic town is respectfully known as the ‘Elegant Dame’, with all the sensibilities of a grand 19th century town, as you look down from the foothills of the Australian Alps onto the wide, tree lined streets, with their deep granite gutters and shady, century-old verandahs. After a delicious lunch we visit the Milawa Cheese Factory, a small but highly regarded specialty cheese factory. All cheeses are handmade at the historic Milawa Butter Factory using traditional methods, without preservatives and using non-animal rennet. Finally, we transfer to Wangaratta airport for our return flight to Sydney bringing to a close a most magnificent Great Southern adventure.


About Bill Peach Journeys

Bill Peach Journeys Australian outback tours  are 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

All luxury outback tours offered by Bill Peach Journeys are 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

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 )

* Due to current travel restrictions, there may be operational / date changes required. We will continue to work with suppliers to monitor the situation.