QUEENSLAND OUTBACK & TROPICS BY PRIVATE PLANE

Brisbane Return 2021

 

Due to border concerns, the NSW clients booked on this tour are no longer able to join in the fun – it will be for Queenslanders only! Therefore we have a number of spaces still available.  If you would like to secure your seat on this departure for 9 days, this is the time! 

Date of Departures  - Now taking expressions of interest for this tour in 2021

  •  15th May 2021
  •    6th Jun 2021
  • 20th Jun 2021
  • 15th Aug 2021
  • 5th Sep 2021 

Inclusions

Travel in comfort aboard a privately chartered BAE aircraft escorted by an APT Tour Director
  • Stay eight nights in premium Outback accommodation and luxurious tropical resorts
  • Locally-inspired dining – a total of 17 meals (8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 7 Dinners)
  • Enjoy scenic flying with aerial views of the vast Outback, Cape York, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland Islands and rainforest 
                   fringed shores
  • Visit Outback icons including a working cattle property, the Qantas Founders Museum and enjoy Luminescent Longreach, an incredible
                   sound and light show
  • Discover the underground riches of Mount Isa
  • Stay on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait and walk to the ‘tip of Australia’ on the Cape York Peninsula
  • Relax in luxury tropical resorts in Port Douglas and Hamilton Island
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Airport to hotel transfers included
  • Prices are for land only and flights as specified

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Itinerary

  DAY 1 Brisbane To Longreach
Discover the ease and luxury of Private Plane travel as you board your private BAE aircraft at Brisbane Airport then take to the skies toward Longreach, the birthplace of the Australian aviation industry. As we descend, your captain will give you a sweeping bird’s eye view of the Outback town set in a vast landscape. Upon arrival enjoy a tour of the Qantas Founders Museum. This afternoon discover Longreach further including a town tour, a scenic cruise along the Thomson River and an exploration of the vast, nature-rich floodplains that surround the town. As the sun goes down, enjoy drinks and nibbles at Sunset Bend, on the river, then return to town and enjoy a special outback-themed Welcome Dinner and
entertainment.
Stay: Two nights, Longreach, premium hotel/motel
 Dinner
 
  DAY  2  Longreach
This morning set o f for a visit to Camden Park, a working, family-owned cattle station. On a personalised tour, you’ll be welcomed to the family’s historic homestead, famously visited by the Queen and Prince Philip during their 1970 royal tour and you’ll also see the 100 year-old shearing shed. A terwards, learn more about the history and heritage of the Outback during a visit to the world-famous Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame including lunch. Later this a ternoon, set o f for a special ‘paddock to plate’ sunset dinner at the historic Rosebank Homestead This evening feel the powerful spirit of the Outback during Luminescent Longreach, a sound and light show held at the Qantas Founders Museum.
 Breakfast  Lunch  Dinner
 
  DAY 3 Longreach, Winton, Mount Isa
This morning we’ll board our Private Plane for a short hop to the town of Winton. Here we’ll embark on a guided tour at the  Age Of Dinosaurs, a multi- award- winning eco centre where you’ll learn about the prehistoric creatures that once roamed this land. Also visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre, a unique complex that celebrates Australia’s most famous bush ballad before reboarding the plane and flying to the central Queensland town of Mount Isa, seeing the enormity of this mineral-rich landscape by air.
Stay: Two nights, Mount Isa, premium hotel/ motel
Daily :  Breakfast  Dinner
 
  DAY 4 Mount Isa
Enjoy a full day uncovering the wonders of Mt Isa. Accompanied by your local guide, this day of discovery will include a visit to the Mount Isa Mine where you’ll learn about the  subterranean riches including zinc, copper, lead and silver that have seen this region become home to the biggest underground network of mines in the world. Also visit the Riversleigh Fossil Centre, Underground Hospital & Museum and Outback Garden. You’ll also enjoy a visual overview of the town from the Mt Isa Lookout and later enjoy spectacular sunset drinks before dinner this evening at Lake Moondarra with the red ochre backdrop of Mount Isa’s ranges.
Daily :  Breakfast  Dinner
 
  DAY 5 Mount Isa, Thursday Island
Today you’ll get to experience a sight rarely seen by regular air travellers – the tip of Australia. Aboard your Private Plane, fly over the vast northern tropical region of Australia and see where the Cape York Peninsula meets the Torres Strait. Land at Horn Island and transfer by boat to Thursday Island. Upon arrival, discover the charming, laid-back ‘TI’  community and its history on a guided tour of the town and be welcomed to the tropics with a special dinner this evening.
Stay: Thursday Island, premium hotel/ motel
Daily :  Breakfast  Dinner

   DAY 6 Cape York, Cairns, Port Douglas
An early start this morning with a ferry transfer to the tip of mainland Australia. Explore the region’s remoteness and natural beauty on a walk to our continent’s most northerly point and enjoy lunch at a tropical resort. This afternoon board a charter boat back to Horn Island before boarding your Private Plane for a wonderfully scenic flight to Cairns along the Far North Queensland coast. Today’s special flight path will ensure everyone on board can enjoy a magical view of the Great Barrier Reef,  tropical islands, lush rainforest and crystal clear water from the air. Arrive in to Cairns in time for a sunset dinner, then transfer to Port Douglas and settle in to your luxury resort for a two night stay.
Stay: Two nights, Oaks Port Douglas (or similar)
Daily :  Breakfast  Lunch  Dinner

  DAY 7 Port Douglas
Today is yours to enjoy in the beautiful tropical town of Port Douglas. Perhaps simply relax and unwind at the resort, stroll along the beautiful white sand beach or wander down the main street with its vibrant cafes, boutiques and galleries. You may prefer to explore the wonders of the region further by joining an Outer Reef cruise for a closer look at the Great Barrier Reef, learn about the region’s ecology on a visit the Port Douglas Habitat or venture to Cape Tribulation for a true rainforest experience.
Daily :  Breakfast
 
  DAY 8 Port Douglas, Hamilton Island
This morning we transfer back to Cairns to board our Private Plane for another incredibly scenic flight, this time to beautiful Hamilton Island. Upon landing, check- in to your resort hotel then spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps relaxing on a palm-fringed beach or lying by a sparkling swimming pool. This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner, with drinks included.
Stay: Hamilton Island, ReefView Hotel
Daily :  Breakfast  Dinner

  DAY  9 Hamilton Island To Brisbane
Enjoy the morning at leisure on beautiful Hamilton Island. Perhaps take a dip in the pool or explore the resort’s lush tropical gardens. At midday your Private Plane is ready for you to board for your flight back Brisbane.
Daily :  Breakfast
 
 

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