Join us for this bucket list filling adventure to the otherworldly landscapes of Australia’s great salt lake. On this journey we a transported into the past meeting dinosaurs in Winton. In Birdsville swap tales over a pint in one of Australia’s iconic pubs and watch the sunset with a glass of wine on top of Australia’s largest sand dune, ‘Big Red’. Explore the great mining towns of Australia and learn the lingo and swagger. We will stay in fantastic locations like the Palace hotel in Broken Hill and Kinnon & Co Outback Lodge in Longreach. And best of all see the wilds of the Australian landscape by plane: no long drives, no standing in line, just pure joy. Make lifelong friends with your fellow travelers over fantastic meals and unique destinations as you debrief the days activities.

Check the schedule for dates.  Flying to the outback is limited to the period April to September due to the high temperatures experienced in the outback.  Check out the conditions at Lake Eyre here.  Custom dates are available – Contact Us for more information on scheduling.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Archerfield Jet Base, Hangar 5, QANTAS Ave, Archerfield QLD 4108
DEPARTURE TIME Flights operate certain times of the year. Book Now to see the tour schedule, or contact us with any questions.
INCLUDED
6 days flying adventure Deluxe Accommodation
All meals and refreshments Sky Dance presentation
Personal guide All entry fees and entertainment
Optional Extras
Door to Door Pickup Photography Package
ATTRACTIONS
Cobar Mining Museum Broken Hill Art Galleries and the Palace Hotel
Lake Eyre and the isolated William Creek Hotel The famous Birdsville Pub and Big Red
Winton Dinosaurs Longreach Outback Spectacular, Stockman’s Hall of Fame and the Qantas Museum
Airport transfers and bus tours

Sky Dance is adventure! Get a taste of flight with this introduction to adventure in the sky

Extras explained

  • Door-to-door pickup and drop off: Enjoy luxury and comfort door-to-door with the Sky Dance Mercedes V-Class or limo service.
  • Photography package: Professional photographer included on the trip. Printed album included.

Note:

  • Bookings are subject to our ‘Terms and Conditions’.
  • Prices are based on a minimum 6 person booking and are subject to weather.
  • In-Flight presentation and refreshments.
  • (Flight route) Example: Low-Level Adventure Flight past Brisbane City and around Mt Coot-tha.
  • Booking in advance is recommended.
  • Special dietary requirements are catered for upon request.
  • Knowledgeable guides and guaranteed satisfaction!
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Day 1

After arriving at Archerfield at 12:00, we meet as a group and have a quick safety presentation.  In no time at all, we have everyone aboard the aircraft and on the way to our first stop.

Morree (fuel stop) 13:30
Arrive Cobar 15:15
Cobar is a historic mining town, and our first overnight location.  The Fort Bourke Hill Lookout looks out on Cobar’s first gold mine, the New Cobar Gold Mine which is still operated today by Peak Gold Mines.
Our dinner and accommodation is at the Great Western Cobar Hotel, our first chance for our group to dine together and swap stories.


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Day 2


After starting the morning with a hearty continental breakfast, we visit the Cobar Heritage center, an outstanding museum dedicated to life and mining in Cobar.

Soon, we return to the airfield to depart for Broken Hill.  Broken Hill is also an old Australian mining town, but also has a cultural significance.  We will see the Pro Hart gallery, the local silversmiths and a sumptuous meal at the eternal Palace Hotel.


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Day 3


After a late breakfast, we depart once more.  After coffee and cakes in Leigh Creek, we set direct course for lake Eyre!  While flying along the Birdsville track we will encounter the lake, a beautiful and alien landscape.  We cover the Eastern and Southern ends of the Lake on this day.

After this unbelievable experience, we travel to the isolated William Creek, an outpost in the very far outback.


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Day 4


After another hearty breakfast, we leave William Creek to see the Lake once more, traveling up the west of the Lake and up the Channels that feed it to the north.

We arrive at Birdsville, and from the airport can see the world famous Birdsville Pub, where we will dine and rest.  After a good lunch, and seeing the local attractions, we will travel by four wheel drive to see the Burke and Wills tree and have wine on top of Big Red, the largest sand dune in Australia as the sun sets.


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Day 5

After breakfast at the birdsville bakery, we take to the air to find Winton, a town that put itself on the map after the discovery of dinosaur bones.  The museum is outstanding, and we enjoy a lovely outdoor barbeque on their plaza.

Next, we fly to Longreach and enjoy the stockman’s hall of fame before departing on the starlight riverboat cruise and Kinnon and Co outback show


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Day 6

After a delicious breakfast and exploring Longreach town center we will experience the Qantas museum.  Touch and experience first hand marvels of aviation history, like standing underneath a real Boeing 747 and the eternal Douglas DC3.

After a quick lunch, we then depart for Brisbane, with a quick fuel and coffee stop in Roma.  Arriving just after dark, we get to enjoy the beautiful lights that make up Brisbane at night.

You are then invited to come with us to the Mcleod Country club for dinner, laughs and exchanging number and photographs.

Traditionally named Kati Chanda – Lake Eyre is located in South Australia just south of the Simpson Desert. The lake is 1,140,000 square kilometres and the drainage basin extends all the way up to central Queensland, covering over 15% of the continent! The lake is divided by the Goyer Channel into the Northern and Southern lakes, the lowest point being 15.2 metres below sea level. That is the lowest natural point in Australia. The maximum depth of Lake Eyre South however is just 3.7 metres deep, making it one of the more unique geological features of Australia.

The Lake has been an important site for Aboriginal people for thousands of years. The lake is considered an important cultural site to the aboriginal / first nations people and because of the significance of this lake to them they are involved in its management and preservation.

In 1985 the Lake Eyre National Park was established. In 1967 Elliot Price of Muloorina Station donated the Elliot Price Conservation Area. This area is currently inaccessible to the public, but can be seen from the air. The whole conservation area and surrounding areas are absolutely magnificent to view from the air and it is an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime!


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Lake Eyre to Birdsville
Cobar mining pit - Lake Eyre Tour
Channel country - Lake Eyre Tour
Birdsville Pub - Lake Eyre Tour
Big Red Birdsville - Lake Eyre Tour
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