• Pricing From $6,995pp
  • Single Supplement $800
  • From Adelaide
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Max Group Size 8
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 11 June 2022
  • Returns 16 June 2022

Join us for a memorable six day journey to discover the great Australian Outback from the spectacular Flinders Ranges to the ‘Crossroads’ of Port Augusta. We will learn about the Aboriginals who moved through the area, the early European explorers and the stockmen, pastoralists and miners who opened up the outback. Spend two nights in eco-luxury at Rawnsley Park magnificently set in the Flinders Ranges as we explore this ancient rugged landscape including the natural wonder of Wilpena Pound.

With the enormous flooding of Channel Country in recent years, Lake Eyre (Kati Thanda) underwent a remarkable transformation, a testament to the restorative powers of mother nature. Whether in flood or not, the spectacle of the great Lake Eyre and it’s expanse of vast salt flats is breathtaking and best viewed from your private aircraft while ‘flightseeing’. Stay one night at the iconic Birdsville Hotel as we discover this quintessential frontier town and the Simpson Desert National Park (Munga-Thirri National Park). Join us for an incredible outback discovery in Bill Peach Journeys inimitable style.

Highlights

  • Enjoy incredible ‘flightseeing’ of the rugged ancient landscapes across the Flinders Ranges, Wilpena Pound, Birdsville and Lake Eyre
  • Discover the Flinders Ranges including the breathtaking Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, Wilpena Pound, Old Wilpena Station, the Cazneaux Tree and the Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges
  • Touring of Birdsville, Simpson Desert National Park (Munga-Thirri National Park) and Port Augusta
  • Stay 5 nights in iconic Australian outback locations including the spectacularly set Rawnsley Park in the Flinders Ranges & Birdsville Hotel
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Enjoy this outback discovery with new friends in the comfort of your own private aircraft
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code LE2200
Departs 11 Jun 2022
Returns 16 Jun 2022
Price From $6,995pp
Single Supplement $800
Tour Code LE2201
Departs 14 Jul 2022
Returns 19 Jul 2022
Price From $6,995pp
Single Supplement $800
Day 1: Arrive Adelaide

Arrive in Adelaide and transfer to the Mayfair Hotel, a luxurious 5-star boutique hotel. Your welcome dinner tonight will be hosted by your Journey Director.

Overnight: Mayfair Hotel or similar

Day 2: Adelaide - Rawnsley Park

We fly north to the Flinders Ranges this morning landing at the magnificently located Rawnsley Park. After lunch at the Woolshed, we will enjoy a tour of Wilpena Pound and the Cazneux Tree. At the Old Wilpena Station, one of South Australia’s oldest and best preserved pastoral settlements, we learn about the region and its bio-diversity.

Overnight: Rawnsley Park or similar

Day 3: Rawnsley Park

Today we explore more than 100 million years of geological history in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Here we will discover the ancient landscape visible in the fossil layers referred to as the ‘Corridor Through Time’. Marvel at the rugged beauty of Brachina and Bunyeroo Gorges. Search for Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies and enjoy sweeping views of Bunyeroo Valley and the eastern wall of Wilpena Pound. After lunch, visit an old copper mining town before arriving at Stokes Hill which offers spectacular 360 degree panoramas of Wilpena Pound and the surrounding ranges.

Overnight: Rawnsley Park or similar

Day 4: Rawnsley Park - Lake Eyre (Kati Thanda) - Birdsville

A morning of impressive flightseeing awaits over Lake Eyre (Kati Thanda). Your private aircraft will provide breathtaking views of the remote landscape of this remarkable ecosystem which covers an area of 9,690 square kilometres, or roughly the size of Holland. Marvel at incredible vistas below of regeneration, wildlife and salt flats.

We land at Birdsville and enjoy a tour of this remote outback town. Proclaimed a town in 1887, it was located at the border of South Australia and Queensland to collect tolls from the droves of cattle being moved interstate. Birdsville was considered the gateway to the Simpson Desert. Known as Munga-Thirri National Park, it is Queensland’s largest protected area and covers nearly a million hectares. See Birdsville’s famous racecourse and visit ‘Big Red’, the largest sand dune in the national park followed by dinner at the famous Birdsville Hotel.

Overnight: Birdsville Hotel

Day 5: Birdsville - Port Augusta - Adelaide

This morning we fly to Port Augusta, a one time port at the top of the Spencer Gulf where wheat and wool were loaded on clipper ships and transported around the world. Today, it is known as the ‘Crossroads’ to the outback as it’s main roadways extend in all four compass directions. We will visit the fascinating Wadlata Outback Centre for a history of the surrounding regions and those that have called them home, from the days of the dinosaurs through to today. Discover the beauty of Australia’s arid heart at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden which features thousands of plants from Australia’s low rainfall regions and more than 150 bird species. After lunch, we fly to Adelaide and enjoy a farewell dinner this evening.

Overnight: Mayfair Hotel or similar

Day 6: Depart Adelaide

Following breakfast this morning transfer to Adelaide Airport for your flight home. Say a fond farewell to new friends and take away memories of an unforgettable outback adventure.


About AIRCRUISING

An Aircruise with Bill Peach Journeys is the perfect way to explore these hard to reach destinations in the style, speed and comfort of your own private aircraft. Travelling by private aircraft means that we can land directly in each location ensuring time on the ground is spent discovering each region. The style of aircraft is chosen to provide the best possible access into remote locations.

Fully Inclusive

When you travel on an Aircruise everything is included. This means not only does your holiday include accommodation, dining and all excursions but every one of these elements is the finest in its class. Throughout the journey you will have a Journey Director on hand to look after each detail.

Mode of Transport

This journey will utilise aircraft which are perfect for landing in the remote destinations throughout this journey. To ensure a variety of viewing for everyone, we change seat allocation each day. The aircraft is operated by an experienced pilot and accompanied by a Journey Director. The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned. There will be a number of 4WD vehicles used on this journey. The journey will involve travelling over unsealed roads.

Pre & post accommodation

Flights from your home port to and from Adelaide are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Adelaide, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Adelaide, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

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 1km unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is 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.