3 day Outback to Reef Adventure

Special Tour Availability: 2021-03-01
Birdsville QLD 4482, Australia Brisbane & Gold Coast, Hosted Groups, Small Group Touring, Solo Travel, Couples

#holidayherethisyear and explore our amazing Queensland backyard!

Looking for a short escape? Join Seair Tourings 3-day Outback 2 Reef Adventure and explore the best of
Queensland! Departing from the Gold Coast and Maroochydore, fly west over 2,000km into the Outback
dropping into Charleville, Birdsville and Longreach. Enjoy a sundowner atop Big Red before a traditional
Aussie pub meal at the iconic Birdsville Hotel. Explore the wide collection of aircraft at the Qantas founders
museum airpark before spending the evening at the rustic Salt Bush Retreat. Finally, swap your boots for reef
shoes and discover the Southern Great Barrier Reef at beautiful Lady Elliot Island.


All flights on a Seair touring aircraft from the Gold Coast or Marrochydore
Accommodation at the Birdsville and Saltbush Retreat
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks during tour
All tours and transfers, including sunset drinks (beer, wine and soft drink)

ADD ON: Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort: Add a third night to your adventure at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort. Starting from $199 per person/per night in an Eco Cabin (bunk style accomodation and shared bathroom facilities) *subject to availablity


From $3,750 per person (no single supplement)


Valid until further notice.


Contact us for 2021 Departure Dates

Seair Cessna Caravan

Explore the best of Queensland as Seair Touring takes you on a journey around your backyard. Travelling in a private Cessna Caravan, enjoy a bird’s eye view of the incredible colours of Australia.

Departing from the Gold Coast and Maroochydore, fly west over 2,00km into the Outback dropping into Charleville, Birdsville and Longreach. These iconic Australia towns give guests a true taste of the Australian Outback.

Begin by exploring the Central Queensland Town of Charleville, home of the Royal Flying Doctor Service base, a vital lifeline for remote Australians. Discover the RFDS museum and take a look inside their state-of-the-art Charleville base. Continuing west, further into the Outback, arriving into Birdsville by overflying the iconic Birdsville Racecourse just before landing and taxiing the aircraft right out the front of the Birdsville Hotel!

The Birdsville Hotel built in 1884, has been a weathered sandstone refuge for weary travellers from all around the world for over 130 years. A destination in its own right, enjoy a cold beer as you take in the spirit and character of this historic pub.

No visit to Birdsville is complete without a 4WD trip out to Big Red. Big Red is the first major sand dune of the Simpson Desert and is an idyllic location to watch the sun go down while sitting on one of the tallest of the 1,100 vivid red sand dunes. Spend the evening at the Birdsville Hotel conversing with fellow travellers, some of whom have been driving for days to get there.

Day Two begins with a scenic flight over Big Red before following the Diamantina River arriving into Longreach. Heading straight to the Qantas Founders Museum where guests can learn the story of Australia’s national airline from its early days in Outback Queensland to present day. Spend the afternoon exploring the Qantas airpark on a private guided tour, home to a Boeing 707, Boeing 747, Super Constellation and DC-3.

In the afternoon climb aboard Outback Pioneers open air double decker bus for a Bush by Night experience. Enjoy bush poetry, talks of local legends and of course the magnificent dome of stars that you can only see far from city lights. Enjoy a 2-course dinner by the campfire before returning to the charming and rustic Salt Bush Retreat for the evening.

On Day Three your flight takes you south-east over the Central Highlands and coalfields. Looking down at rich farming lands contrasted against open cut coal mines towards Gladstone for a quick fuel stop. Your journey continues south for a spectacular scenic flight over the amazing Southern Great Barrier Reef taking in the spectacular Heron Island and Lady Musgrave Island.

Swap your boots for reef shoes as you land on the Southern Great Barrier Reef arriving at the stunning Lady Elliot Island. Enjoy lunch with Lagoon views before joining an afternoon glass bottom boat/guided snorkelling tour. Spend the afternoon exploring the Islands surrounds or take a reef walk at low tide (tide dependent). The trip home concludes with a beautiful flight returning to Maroochydore or the Gold Coast.


If this is not quite what you’re looking for, contact an advisor today, to discuss other available options for your trip. See itinerary tab for more details.


*Prices are per adult in Australian dollars. NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT APPLIES. Subject to minimum aircraft numbers.  Transit stop at Maroochydore for pick up/drop off may occur.

Please contact one of our Travel agents for a specialised itinerary unique to you!

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Total: $3,750 From $3,750 /person