Iconic Australia by Jet

Australia is a vast island with so much to do and so much to see it would take more than one trip to know the country! Fortunately, with Air Adventures, you can head to all of Australia’s iconic sites in just 10 days thanks to their very own Outback Jet (a Cessna Conquest II). During your antipodean trip, you will admire the unique Kimberley Coast, relax in Faraway Bay and fly over spectacular sights. If you’re looking for a unique holiday with incredible landscapes and once-in-a-lifetime experience, look no further than this Iconic Australia by Jet itinerary!

Day 1: The Dig Tree and Birdsville

Your journey with Air Adventure kicks off in Melbourne, where you will board their Outback Jet and fly up to the Dig Tree. The Dig Tree is one of Australia’s national icons and a reminder of their pioneering spirit. You will land on the banks of the Copper Creek from where you will enjoy a picnic lunch with stunning views, then make your way to the outback outpost of Birdsville. From there, enjoy a cool drink in the hotel’s bar.

Stay: Birdsville Hotel

Day 2 - 3: Mount Borradaile, Arnhem Land

Today, you will fly over central Australia and land in Arnhem Land in time for lunch. Your accommodation whilst in the region is Max Davidson’s Mt Borradaile, which is located within a Registered Sacred site. During these two days, you will have time to explore Borraidaile, which is teeming with wildlife and numerous caves withholding impressive aboriginal cave paintings and artifacts.

Stay: Max Davidson's Mt Borradail

Day 4 – 5: Faraway Bay, Kimberley Coast

Today’s flight will take you to Faraway Bay, on the Kimberley Coast. Completely secluded, your closest neighbor is 153km away – perfect for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. During your stay in this region, you will discover the Kimberley Coast and King George Falls by boat and also explore Bradshaw rock art sites.

Stay: The Bush Camp at Faraway Bay

Day 6 – 7: Bullo River Station, East Kimberley

Hop aboard Air Adventure’s Outback Jet and make your way to Bullo River Station. This journey will be a low level scenic flight so that you may admire the astounding formations of the Bungle Bungle. Bullo River Station offers an authentic experience of life on a cattle station. You will have 2 days to explore the 500,000 acres of wetlands, escarpments, waterfalls and wilderness. Choose your mode of transportation: 4WD, quad bike, boat, helicopter…

Stay: Bullo River Station

Day 8: Uluru & William Creek

After a 2 hour flight, you will arrive in the land of ‘The Rock’ where you will enjoy a scenic circuit of the magnificent rock formations. Next, you will head to William Creek, the smallest town in South Australia on the largest cattle station in the world, Anna Creek Station.

Stay: The Prairie Hotel, Parachilna

Day 9: Flinders Range

The Prairie Hotel’s co-owner, Ross Fargher, will give you wonderful insight into the history and life in Flinders Range.

Stay: The Prairie Hotel, Parachilna

Day 10: Lake Eyre

Your last stop on your journey through Australia is at Lake Eyre. You will land in the historic Ghan rail town of Marree where your guide will welcome you and take you along the Oodnadatta Track all the way to the shores of Lake Eyre. Once there, you are free to roam through the area. Your guide is on-hand to share the history and culture of this region.

You will then board the Outback Jet one last time to catch your flight home.

Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: The Dig Tree and Birdsville Birdsville Hotel
Day 2 - 3: Mount Borradaile, Arnhem Land Max Davidson's Mt Borradail
Day 4 – 5: Faraway Bay, Kimberley Coast The Bush Camp at Faraway Bay
Day 6 – 7: Bullo River Station, East Kimberley Bullo River Station
Day 8: Uluru & William Creek The Prairie Hotel, Parachilna
Day 9: Flinders Range The Prairie Hotel, Parachilna
Day 10: Lake Eyre

Inclusions

Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Excursions
  • Transfers or car hire
  • Activities with guides
  • 24 hour emergency contact

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Visa if necessary
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel early check in / Late check out
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance (please note that this is required for all Lightfoot Travel holidays)

Map

1- Melbourne 2- Mount Borradaile 3- Faraway Bay 4- Bullo River Station 5- Uluru and William Creek 6- Flinders Range 7- Lake Eyre

Price available upon request

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
  • This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant