Grand Flying Tour
Pressed for time?
Don’t like to spend hours driving in a car? Want to go to more places in your limited holiday time? Want to see the outback from the air? Or do you just get a thrill from flying in a light plane?
If any of the above are true for you consider taking an Outback Beds Tours Grand Flying Tour. We have designed our Grand Flying Tour to take you to some of the best Outback Beds locations plus a stop at the Flinders Ranges so you can fly over the magnificent landscapes of Wilpena Pound and Arkaroola or maybe even the vast Lake Eyre if the rains have been good.
In addition to our Grand Flying Tour, you can also do our other tours as an Outback Bed Flying Tour. Our Great Rivers Tour will look terrific from the air. You fly above the Darling River, get a bird’s eye view of the Murray Mouth and The Coorong, and explore Lakes Alexandrina and Albert, all of which we will not be able to do by car.
The Grand Flying Tour we have put together visits some of our favourite properties. Many Outback Beds properties have private landing strips or nearby town air ports. You can see all the Outback Beds properties that you can access by our charter plane here. You can develop your own Flying Route if you have particular property you want to visit or parts of our region that you want to explore.
We charter the aircraft from long established aircraft charter companies with impeccable safety records and seek out the pilots with many hours of experience flying in the outback. We charter a range of plane sizes but commonly the charter planes can take an additional 3, 6 or 8 passengers (after accounting for the pilot and your tour guide) but larger planes are also available.
Have a look at our Grand Flying Tour, tweak it to suit your holiday objectives or, as always, contact us and we can use our local knowledge to work with you to put together a great holiday.
Where: Hay, Louth, Quilpie, Broken Hill, and Pooncarie
Starting point: Adelaide
When: On demand
Duration: 7 days and 6 nights
Tour size: Maximum number of participants is 8 plus pilot and tour guide.
Fitness level: Minimal level of fitness required. Some optional short walks.
Best season: Great flying all year round.
Cost: See this year’s schedule of costs here or email us for more information.
Return to Adelaide
Want to extend your Flying Tour?
Want to see more or travel at a more leisurely pace? Add one or more of these options to your tour or swap one or two of the above itinerary for the suggestions below or one of your own destinations.
Additional 2 days & 2 nights
Fly to Renmark and travel the short distance to Wilkadene for a stay on a luxury house boat for 2 nights and a full day on the river. Located on a picturesque backwater of the Murray River, Wilkadene Station is home to the Woolshed Brewery and luxury 5 star houseboats. Sleep on board and in the day tour the river, swim, read, rest and visit the craft brewery for some sunset ales.
Spend all day on the houseboat as we leisurely cruise along the Murray River past spectacular red cliffs, long white sandbars, river red gum forests and fascinating wetlands. Read a book, swim in the river or take an afternoon nap. Pull in at the 100 year old Woolshed Brewery for a drink and lunch overlooking the river.
- Transport in a luxury 8 seater vehicle. Guides.
- All meals unless specified.
- Water and water bottles.
- Entrance fees where applicable.
Why not check out some of our other tours.
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Photo Friendly 9 Days Up to 7 People All Weather The Corner Country Explorer Tour has a focus on Aboriginal culture, history, nature and outback