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Day 1 – Gold Coast to Wallaroo Outback Retreat

Checking into the Seair hangar at 7:00am, your tour begins with a meet and greet with the other guests, before an early briefing. Enjoy the sunrise over the Gold Coast as you fly north-west for a 2 hour flight to your first stop Wallaroo Outback Retreat during which a light breakfast will be supplied. After a scrumptious morning tea at the retreat you will head out in an air-conditioned 4WD bus with a local highly experienced Ecologist guide to discover secluded gorges, amazing rock formations, unique Aboriginal rock art, Australian wildlife, rare plants and fabulous views. A picnic lunch of wholesome outback tucker will be provided during the day. After dinner and a few stories around the campfire, retreat to your elegantly appointed glamping tent and let the magical sounds of the bush gently rock you to sleep for the night. Overnight: Glamping Tents, Wallaroo Outback Retreat (B,L,D)

Day 2 – Wallaroo Outback Retreat to Longreach

Day two starts with a continental bush breakfast at the retreat, before departing Wallaroo for Longreach. After a quick fuel stop en-route you will land at Longreach and head to the Qantas Founders Museum, where they are celebrating the Centenary Year of Qantas (100 Years). After lunch have a wander through the world-class museum and cultural display, before an experienced guide takes us on a private tour of the aircraft in the Airpark. In the afternoon, settle into your charming accommodation at Saltbush Retreat before enjoying a ‘Drovers’ sunset cruise down the majestic Thomson River. Head ashore for a traditional stockman’s camp-fire dinner while being entertained by a local bush poet and picture show. End the night with the timeless favourite – billy tea and damper, before being transported back to the Saltbush Retreat for the night. Overnight: Stables or Huts at Saltbush Retreat, Longreach (B,L,D)

Day 3 – Longreach, Capricorn Caves, Southern Great Barrier Reef, Gold Coast

After a leisurely continental breakfast, depart Longreach and fly east over the Central Highlands and Coalfields looking down at rich farming lands contrasted against open cut coal mines towards Rockhampton where you will take a short bus ride to the stunning Capricorn Caves. After morning tea and free time to explore the visitors centre, you will head out on a private 1-hour ‘Cathedral Cave’ tour. After a gourmet lunch in a private bush setting, head back to Rockhampton airport where you will begin your journey south and enjoy a spectacular scenic flight over the amazing Southern Great Barrier Reef taking in the spectacular Heron, Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Islands as well as the heritage listed Fraser Island. The trip home concludes with a flight the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane returning into the Gold Coast in the early evening. (B,L,D)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

dates & pricing

Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2020
$3750 $3750 7 August
  • Single travelers welcome, no single supplement applicable
  • Non refundable deposit of $375 per person required to secure booking
  • Final payment due 35 days prior to departure
  • 100% cancellation fees apply within 30 days of departure
  • Passenger weights required
  • An average level of fitness is required to gain maximum enjoyment for this tour. Travellers must be able to:
    - Participate in walking tours. Easy to moderate with some stairs.
    - Get on/off transportation including aircraft, buses and boats unaided

Highlights & inclusions

  • 1 night at Wallaroo Outback Retreat nestled amongst the magnificent sandstone cliffs of the Carnarvon Ranges
  • 4WD tour
  • 1 night at Saltbush Retreat Longreach
  • Qantas Founders Museum
  • Thomson River Cruise and Campfire Dinner
  • Capricorn Caves
  • Scenic flight over the amazing Southern Great Barrier Reef taking in the spectacular Heron, Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Islands as well as heritage listed Fraser Island
  • All flights, departing from and returning to Gold Coast (Coolangatta).
  • All accommodation, tours & entry fees
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks while on tour
  • Travel in a Cessna Caravan

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