2019 OUTBACK HELICOPTER SAFARI
Check out our sample itinerary for 2019 Outback safari….This once in a lifetime experience will have you exploring some of Australia’s greatest and most diverse destinations.
LAKE MACQUARIE, MUDGEE WINE COUNTRY, BROKEN HILL, HELI FISHING, THE BIRDSVILLE TRACK, MOUNT ISA, LAKE EYRE, PARACHILNA, SIMPSON DESERT, GORGE CRUISE, SUNSETS OVER THE GULF, COBBOLD GORGE, UNDARA LAVA TUBES, WATERFALLS, WHITSUNDAYS, LUXURY TRAVEL, HERBERT RIVER, KARUMBA, ADELS GROVE, LAWN HILL
“Coast to Coast via some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks”
Depart Lake Macquarie heading west over the Great Dividing Range. Stopping in Mudgee Vinyard for lunch.
After lunch head to Dubbo for fuel. Short flight to the Bogan River where you’ll be greeted to an outback experience in the town of Nyngan. We’ll be greeted with an ice cold beverage, followed by a tasty country cook up on the banks of the Bogan River.
Stay | Nyngan Riverside Tourist Park
Head west to Cobar, then off to Broken Hill “The Silver City” where we will stop for fuel and lunch. Take in the outback atmosphere of this eclectic mining town. Then off to the renowned Prarie Hotel in Parachilna.
Stay | The Prarie Hotel Parachilna
Departing Parachilna to Leigh Creek for fuel. Fly over Lake Eyre South. Up the Birdsville track to Mungerannie Hotel for a beer, over Big Red (sand dune Simpson desert) landing in Birdsville for the night.
Stay | Birdsville
One of Australia’s truly unique destinations, also known as the ”oasis of the outback”
Stay | Mount Isa
Paddle up Lawn Hill Gorge in a Canoe. Spend as long as you want exploring the Gorges and waterfalls, this is truly a magnificent destination. Alternatively if the self-paddle isn’t for you then take the electric boat and sit back and relax taking in the amazing scenery of Lawn Hill Gorge.
Stay | Adels Grove air conditioned rooms or pre-erected tents.
Depart Adels Grove stopping in Burketown for fuel. Today we can try our luck at catching an elusive Barramundi.
Picturesque flight to Karumba Point. Enjoy the stunning sunset overlooking the Gulf of Carpenteria. Make sure you don’t miss the sunrise (pictured above)
Stay | End of the Road Motel
Discover Cobbold Gorge with a guided tour. This includes a walking visit to the grave of pioneer John Corbett and an overview of the geological history that has created the rugged sandstone formations. A walk to the top of the escarpment for freshwater crocodile viewing, along with a boat cruise through this unique waterway to experience the eerie silence and spectacular beauty of Cobbold Gorge.
Stay | Cobbold or Forsayth Hotel.
Board your luxury helicopter again and head to the Outback town of Georgetown for refuel and lunch followed by a tour of the gem museum.
Arriving at Undara for the night to enjoy great food and a campfire.
Stay | Your choice of cabins or Train Carriages for accommodation.
Early morning this morning with a Bush breakfast before a tour of the Lava Tubes.
Welcome to the Whitsundays! Soak up the relaxed tropical atmosphere of Airlie Beach. This evening, Farewell dinner where you can try to reflect on some of the things you have seen and done over the last 9 days.
Stay | Heart Hotel Airlie Beach or similar accommodation