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An Australian Outback Air Safari

16 NIGHTS FROM £19,250 per person

This incredible air safari offers an Australian adventure unlike any other. Your small group touring jet will quickly whisk you between magnificent areas – from the gorges of the Karijini National Park to the beaches of Broome – where a range of authentic experiences await, alongside your wonderful Tour Leader and local guides. During your trip, a four-night luxury cruise along the Kimberley coast offers yet another way to view this wondrous wilderness. The tour is inclusive of all meals (excluding breakfast on day 2 and dinner on the final day) and all drinks – from bottled water, to wine with meals.

2020 Dates: 10-25 Aug

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Travelling by comfortable outback jet – flown by an experienced pilot - means you can cover huge distances that simply aren’t possible by road, as well as offering stunning views over the landscape

Get ready for a white-knuckle 4WD tour across the ridges of the Flinders Ranges

Explore remote Karijini National Park on a guided tour, marvelling at the striking gorges and taking a dip in shady natural pools

Enjoy a day with the local Aboriginals of Nitmiluk National Park, before a sunset dinner cruise along the Katherine Gorge

Your Expert Guide

An expert Tour Leader will accompany each air safari to ensure your entire trip runs seamlessly, looking after all the little details – whether selecting the local wine for dinner, or helping as you fish for barramundi.

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TOUR DETAILS

    DAY DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

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    DAY 2-3 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Before your jet adventure across Australia, spend some time exploring Melbourne.

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    Transfer to Melbourne Airport to board your jet, specially designed for outback touring, complete with huge windows and great capabilities for short airstrips. Fly to the Flinders Ranges and check-in to Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.

    Park Hyatt Melbournekeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: Situated in one of Melbourne's most historic areas
    • Feature: Relax in the hotel's Lounge and pretty gardens
    • Rooms: 240 rooms & suites
    • Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    • Star rating: 5 Star
    DAY 3-4 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    The first stop on your Australia itinerary is the iconic Flinders Ranges, the largest mountain range in South Australia, boasting some of the country’s most dramatic and beautiful scenery, as well as awe-inspiring red sunsets and many Aboriginal treasures. From your base here, embark on the adrenaline-pumping 4WD Ridgetop Tour, complete with white-knuckle climbs, as well as gazing at the stars from the fully equipped observatory.

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    Fly to Karijini National Park, across some of Australia’s most remote and spectacular landscapes, and check-in to Karijini Eco Retreat, a deluxe tented camp.

    DAY 4-6 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Spend two nights staying amid the Karijini National Park, characterised by breathtaking gorges, striking waterfalls and ochre-red ranges. Enjoy a full day guided tour of the gorges, including the famed Joffre Falls, before a picnic lunch and the chance to swim at the lovely shaded Fern Pool, important to the Aboriginal locals. From here, you can also visit the famous mining town of Tom Price to glimpse one of the largest open cut iron-ore mines in the world.

    TRANSFERS

    Fly to Broome and check-in to Cable Beach Club Resort.

    Karijini Eco Retreat
    • Summary: An eco retreat that aims to be a leader in sustainable tourism
    • Feature: The Alfresco Restaurant showcases the best of Australian outback produce
    • Rooms: 137 eco tents
    DAY 6-7 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Stay directly on the perfect white sands of the iconic Cable Beach, taking a dip in the turquoise waters, before exploring the vibrant resort of Broome.

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    Fly over the beautiful Buccaneer Archipelago to Mount Hart Station. From here, transfer to your luxury adventure cruise ship, MV Great Escape.

    Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa
    • Summary: A luxury hotel with direct access to the sands of Cable Beach
    • Feature: Two large swimming pools and a sensational spa
    • Rooms: 234 suites, studios, bungalows, club apartments and villas
    DAY 7-11 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Your home for the next four nights is the luxurious MV Great Escape, as you sail through the wonderfully scenic wilderness of the Kimberley. Stops include Raft Point, where you can hike up to a cave filled with Wandjina paintings, and the super scenic Sale River, from which the tenders will take you for a barbecue lunch on a stunning sandy beach. Finally, discover the rich cultural history and diverse marine life – including dugong and turtles - at Montgomery Reef.

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    Disembark the ship in Broome and fly to El Questro Station Homestead.

    MV Great Escape
    • Summary: A vessel with luxury accommodation, gourmet cuisine and the warmest hospitality
    • Feature: State-of-the art technology helps to navigate the most remote and narrow regions of the Kimberly wilderness
    • Rooms: 7 staterooms
    DAY 11-13 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    El Questro Station Homestead is an oasis of understated luxury, perched on a clifftop overlooking the Chamberlain River towards the unnamed, ancient wilderness of the East Kimberley. Staying here, you can experience the natural wonders of Chamberlain Gorge and Zebedee Springs when they are closed to the public, while activities range from 4WD tours to barramundi fishing.

    TRANSFERS

    Fly to Nitmiluk National Park and check-in to Cicada Lodge.

    El Questro Homestead
    • Summary: An exclusive retreat perched atop the magnificent Chamberlain Gorge
    • Feature: Access to almost 700,000 acres of wilderness to explore
    • Rooms: 9 rooms
    DAY 13-15 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Learn more about the ancient cultures of the region at the 100-percent indigenous owned Cicada Lodge, located in Nitmiluk National Park, part of the Jawoyn people’s land. Board a boat for a delicious locally sourced dinner, accompanied by enchanting Jawoyn stories and the beautiful backdrop of the Nitmiluk Gorge at sunset.

    TRANSFERS

    Fly to Birdsville, across the northern Simpson Desert, and check-in to Birdsville Hotel.

    Cicada Lodge
    • Summary: An authentic lodge owned by the indigenous Jawoyn people
    • Feature: Native Australian produce is incorporated into a contemporary menu
    • Rooms: 18 rooms
    DAY 15-16 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    While here, join a local guide to discover the striking Big Red, the largest dune in the Simpson Desert standing at 40-metres high, absorbing views over the truly spectacular sunset. On your final day of your Australia itinerary, fly to Cooper Creek and visit Camp 65, the most significant camp from the tragic Burke and Wills expedition and home to the famous Dig Tree, a true Aussie icon that symbolises their pioneering spirit.

    TRANSFERS

    Fly to Melbourne and disembark the touring jet for your onward flight to the UK.

    Birdsville Hotel
    • Summary: This historic hotel was built in 1884 and played a fascinating part in the settlement of Australia’s desert country
    • Feature: The award-winning pub is an historic icon
    • Rooms: 27 rooms
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DAY 2-3ACCOMMODATION
Melbourne, Australia

Before your jet adventure across Australia, spend some time exploring Melbourne.

TRANSFERS

Transfer to Melbourne Airport to board your jet, specially designed for outback touring, complete with huge windows and great capabilities for short airstrips. Fly to the Flinders Ranges and check-in to Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.

Park Hyatt Melbournekeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Situated in one of Melbourne's most historic areas
  • Feature: Relax in the hotel's Lounge and pretty gardens
  • Rooms: 240 rooms & suites
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Star rating: 5 Star
DAY 3-4ACCOMMODATION
Flinders Ranges, Australia

The first stop on your Australia itinerary is the iconic Flinders Ranges, the largest mountain range in South Australia, boasting some of the country’s most dramatic and beautiful scenery, as well as awe-inspiring red sunsets and many Aboriginal treasures. From your base here, embark on the adrenaline-pumping 4WD Ridgetop Tour, complete with white-knuckle climbs, as well as gazing at the stars from the fully equipped observatory.

TRANSFERS

Fly to Karijini National Park, across some of Australia’s most remote and spectacular landscapes, and check-in to Karijini Eco Retreat, a deluxe tented camp.

DAY 4-6ACCOMMODATION
Karijini National Park, Australia

Spend two nights staying amid the Karijini National Park, characterised by breathtaking gorges, striking waterfalls and ochre-red ranges. Enjoy a full day guided tour of the gorges, including the famed Joffre Falls, before a picnic lunch and the chance to swim at the lovely shaded Fern Pool, important to the Aboriginal locals. From here, you can also visit the famous mining town of Tom Price to glimpse one of the largest open cut iron-ore mines in the world.

TRANSFERS

Fly to Broome and check-in to Cable Beach Club Resort.

Karijini Eco Retreat
  • Summary: An eco retreat that aims to be a leader in sustainable tourism
  • Feature: The Alfresco Restaurant showcases the best of Australian outback produce
  • Rooms: 137 eco tents
DAY 6-7ACCOMMODATION
Broome, Australia

Stay directly on the perfect white sands of the iconic Cable Beach, taking a dip in the turquoise waters, before exploring the vibrant resort of Broome.

TRANSFERS

Fly over the beautiful Buccaneer Archipelago to Mount Hart Station. From here, transfer to your luxury adventure cruise ship, MV Great Escape.

Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa
  • Summary: A luxury hotel with direct access to the sands of Cable Beach
  • Feature: Two large swimming pools and a sensational spa
  • Rooms: 234 suites, studios, bungalows, club apartments and villas
DAY 7-11ACCOMMODATION
Kimberley Coastal Cruise

Your home for the next four nights is the luxurious MV Great Escape, as you sail through the wonderfully scenic wilderness of the Kimberley. Stops include Raft Point, where you can hike up to a cave filled with Wandjina paintings, and the super scenic Sale River, from which the tenders will take you for a barbecue lunch on a stunning sandy beach. Finally, discover the rich cultural history and diverse marine life – including dugong and turtles - at Montgomery Reef.

TRANSFERS

Disembark the ship in Broome and fly to El Questro Station Homestead.

MV Great Escape
  • Summary: A vessel with luxury accommodation, gourmet cuisine and the warmest hospitality
  • Feature: State-of-the art technology helps to navigate the most remote and narrow regions of the Kimberly wilderness
  • Rooms: 7 staterooms
DAY 11-13ACCOMMODATION
The Kimberley, Australia

El Questro Station Homestead is an oasis of understated luxury, perched on a clifftop overlooking the Chamberlain River towards the unnamed, ancient wilderness of the East Kimberley. Staying here, you can experience the natural wonders of Chamberlain Gorge and Zebedee Springs when they are closed to the public, while activities range from 4WD tours to barramundi fishing.

TRANSFERS

Fly to Nitmiluk National Park and check-in to Cicada Lodge.

El Questro Homestead
  • Summary: An exclusive retreat perched atop the magnificent Chamberlain Gorge
  • Feature: Access to almost 700,000 acres of wilderness to explore
  • Rooms: 9 rooms
DAY 13-15ACCOMMODATION
Nitmiluk National Park, Australia

Learn more about the ancient cultures of the region at the 100-percent indigenous owned Cicada Lodge, located in Nitmiluk National Park, part of the Jawoyn people’s land. Board a boat for a delicious locally sourced dinner, accompanied by enchanting Jawoyn stories and the beautiful backdrop of the Nitmiluk Gorge at sunset.

TRANSFERS

Fly to Birdsville, across the northern Simpson Desert, and check-in to Birdsville Hotel.

Cicada Lodge
  • Summary: An authentic lodge owned by the indigenous Jawoyn people
  • Feature: Native Australian produce is incorporated into a contemporary menu
  • Rooms: 18 rooms
DAY 15-16ACCOMMODATION
Birdsville, Australia

While here, join a local guide to discover the striking Big Red, the largest dune in the Simpson Desert standing at 40-metres high, absorbing views over the truly spectacular sunset. On your final day of your Australia itinerary, fly to Cooper Creek and visit Camp 65, the most significant camp from the tragic Burke and Wills expedition and home to the famous Dig Tree, a true Aussie icon that symbolises their pioneering spirit.

TRANSFERS

Fly to Melbourne and disembark the touring jet for your onward flight to the UK.

Birdsville Hotel
  • Summary: This historic hotel was built in 1884 and played a fascinating part in the settlement of Australia’s desert country
  • Feature: The award-winning pub is an historic icon
  • Rooms: 27 rooms
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16 NIGHTS FROM £19,250 per person

Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.

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