• Pricing From $19,950 pp
  • Single Supplement $1,950
  • From Sydney
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Max Group Size 25
  • Activity Level Easy Going

Join Bill Peach Journeys, the leader in private aircraft travel for over 38 years and see an Australia you have only dreamt about. Fly in comfort on your private aircraft to the quintessential outback towns of Longreach, Broome, Alice Springs and Birdsville. Marvel at nature’s splendour while exploring the iconic Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock). Be awed by the Kimberley as its rust-red desert spills into sublime turquoise blue waters.

Aerial views of the stunning MacDonnell Ranges and the spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago will amaze. In Katherine, immerse yourself in a golden sunset during an exclusive Nitmiluk Dreaming Cruise. Discover inspiring rock art, enjoy breathtaking views from Ubirr Rock and cruise the iconic Yellow Waters Billabong of Kakadu. Dine under the stars and stroll through the Field of Light at Uluru. The Great Australian Air Tour is a unique experience that showcases the history, landscapes and backbone of Australia in comfort and style. An Australian odyssey to stir the soul awaits.

Highlights

  • Experience spectacular aerial sightseeing of the ancient Bungle Bungle Range, remote Mitchell Falls and Buccaneer Archipelago
  • Cruise the mighty chasms of Katherine Gorge
  • Explore a collection of famed outback towns - Longreach, Kununurra, Alice Springs and Birdsville
  • Watch the sun set on the Indian Ocean throughout a 3 night stay at Cable Beach Resort & Spa, Broome
  • Marvel at ancient rock art at Ubirr Rock and cruise the Yellow Waters Lagoon in Kakadu National Park
  • Learn about outback resilience visiting the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Telegraph Station
  • Walk through the boulders of Kata Tjuta
  • Dine under the stars at Uluru and also experience the critically acclaimed Field of Light art installation
  • All touring, transfers and meals included
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code GA2200*
Departs 17 May 2022
Returns 29 May 2022
Price From $19,950 pp
Single Supplement $1,950
Tour Code GA2202*
Departs 23 Aug 2022
Returns 4 Sep 2022
Price From $19,950 pp
Single Supplement $1,950
Day 1: SYDNEY - LONGREACH

From the moment you 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 38 years. Your friendly, professional and experienced Flight Crew and Journey Director will ensure that you experience the journey of a lifetime from the moment you arrive at the private executive departure lounge.

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 Air Tour; 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 Air Tour are 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. Leaving the city behind, our journey begins in the heart of the outback at Longreach – named after the “long reach” of the Thomson River. Upon arrival, we visit the historic Stockman’s Hall of Fame, a spectacular tribute to the people of Outback Australia. This evening a welcome dinner will be served, surrounded by Australian aviation history at the Qantas Museum.

Overnight: Longreach Motor Inn or similar

Day 2: LONGREACH - KATHERINE

Re-board our private aircraft and continue our journey to the Northern Territory. We arrive into the township of Katherine or “Nitmiluk” and enjoy a short town tour. Embark on a sunset cruise on the stunning Katherine Gorge as we marvel at its magnificent sandstone cliffs that glow in the changing light.

Overnight: Knotts Crossing Resort or similar

Day 3: KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

This morning experience a unique Aboriginal cultural tour with a local Jawoyn elder before transferring from Katherine to Cooinda, the gateway to magnificent Kakadu National Park. Enjoy a stunning cruise of the beautiful Yellow Waters Billabong, a memory that will last a lifetime.

Overnight: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel or Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

Day 4: KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

Today we 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 representing a personal and spiritual relationship between the Indigenous people and the environment. The rock art at Ubirr depicts traditional foods and tells stories about law and creation ancestors. This afternoon, we fly to vibrant Darwin, a former frontier outpost.

Overnight: Mantra Pandanus or similar

Day 5: DARWIN

Relax today or visit the Darwin Museum, Oil Tunnels, Art Gallery, Fannie Bay Gaol and the Botanic Gardens learning the fascinating and turbulent history of Darwin devastated by Cyclone Tracy in 1974. Later enjoy a breathtaking sunset cruise.

Overnight: Mantra Pandanus or similar

Day 6: THE KIMBERLEY

Departing Darwin, our journey continues, as we fly over the fascinating World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park. Landing in Kununurra, embark on a cruise of the Ord River, through the inspiring scenery of the Kimberley region before visiting the Durack’s Argyle Homestead.

Overnight: The Cambridge or similar

Day 7: KUNUNURRA - BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO - BROOME

This morning re-board our exclusive private aircraft and enjoy spectacular aerial views over Mitchell Falls, the Prince Regent River region and the exquisite Buccaneer Archipelago. Transfer to the award-winning resort upon arrival for an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa or similar

Day 8 & 9: BROOME

We tour the historic pearling port of Broome taking in the Japanese Cemetery, the Mother of Pearl Church and the red rock cliff face of Gantheaume Point. The following day is one to soak in the ambiance of beautiful Broome. For true relaxation, wander the grand expanse of the famous white sandy Cable Beach and enjoy the facilities of this magnificently set resort.

Overnight: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa or similar

Day 10: BROOME - ALICE SPRINGS

Transfer to the airport this morning where the private aircraft awaits to take us to Alice Springs. Be immersed in this iconic outback town as we visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Telegraph Station, where we learn about the resilience of the people of Alice in this most remote region of Outback Australia.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters or similar

Day 11: ALICE SPRINGS - ULURU

Visit striking Standley Chasm Gorge before re-boarding the aircraft for a memorable flight to the Red Centre. Marvel at nature’s splendour while ‘flightseeing’ as Uluru and Kata Tjuta appear on the horizon before enjoying a base tour of Uluru and a visit to the Cultural Centre. A stroll among the stars this evening as we visit the awe-inspiring Field of Light art installation in the desert.

Overnight: Sails in the Desert or similar

Day 12: ULURU

Your breath will be taken away this morning with a sublime sunrise at ‘the rock’ before touring at Kata Tjuta with an indigenous guide. An afternoon at leisure before tonight’s farewell dinner under the stars, an unforgettable dining experience at the Sounds of Silence dinner with Uluru majestically set in the distance.

Overnight: Sails in the Desert or similar

Day 13: ULURU - BIRDSVILLE - SYDNEY

This morning we fly to iconic Birdsville, a quintessential outback town established to collect tolls from the droves of cattle being moved interstate. Here we will tour and enjoy lunch at the famous Birdsville Hotel. Re-board our private aircraft for our flight to Sydney.


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 will be operated by a variety of aircraft. All aircraft are perfect for landing in the isolated airstrips throughout this journey. To ensure a variety of viewing for everyone, we change seat allocation each day. The aircraft is operated by an experienced pilots and accompanied by a Journey Director.

  • 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.

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned. There will also be air-conditioned 4WD vehicles and ferries used in some areas.

Airfares and Pre & Post Accommodation

Please speak to your travel agent or Bill Peach Journeys about flights to Sydney from your homeport. We can also arrange additional pre accommodation in Sydney.

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 1 kilometre 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.