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A Weekend in the Outback by Private Plane

  • Overview
  • Accommodation
  • Itinerary
  • Fares

A journey overview

  • Brisbane or Melbourne
  • Broken Hill
  • Coober Pedy
  • Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre
  • Birdsville
  • Brisbane or Melbourne

2 Days By Private Plane
  • Departing:
  • 8 Mar 2025 Brisbane - New Release
  • 18 Oct 2025 Melbourne - New Release

What better way to embrace Australia’s vast Outback than by taking to the skies by private plane. On a weekend like no other, we take in views of the Marree Man and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, bypassing boundaries with our fellow guests and carefully considered crew.

Maree Man
Lake Eyre

Marree Man and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Flyovers

We fly over the mysterious Marree Man, viewed best from the air, and the vast beauty of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. Nature will dictate whether the latter will be in flood, though the views of Australia’s largest river basin impress regardless.

Photos: Grant Hunt Photography & South Australian Tourism Commission

Line of Lode Miners Memorial
Royal Flying Doctor Service

Breeze Into Broken Hill

Our brief foray in this frontier mining town includes a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, before we visit the Line of Lode Lookout and Miners Memorial, dedicated to those who lost their lives in Broken Hill’s mines.

Photo: Destination NSW


This journey touches remote parts of Australia.
While we always select the best available accommodation, some properties may not be to the same standard as city accommodation.


Tour Manager - Suzanne Higman

Tour Manager - Roger Byrne

Tour Doctor - Dr Victoria Hayes

8 March 2025: As Your Tour Manager, Suzanne Higman Welcomes You On This Journey

18 October 2025: As Your Tour Manager, Roger Byrne Welcomes You On This Journey

18 October 2025: As Your Tour Doctor, Victoria Hayes Welcomes You On This Journey

Our luggage is light, and so are our spirits, as we board our private aircraft and set off for a weekend sojourn. Touching down in Broken Hill, we discover what makes this frontier town’s heart tick with visits to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Line of Lode Lookout and Miners Memorial. Next is lunch at a place inextricably linked with an unlikely outback icon – the Palace Hotel, where scenes from the hit film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert were filmed. We then take to the skies once more, flying over the mysterious Marree Man figure before landing in Coober Pedy. Here we’re granted entrée to the town’s subterranean lifestyle, with visits to places of work and worship, before toasting our return to the surface with a sunset drink at Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park. Dinner is served underground at the Desert Cave Hotel, where we also stay tonight.

Bidding adieu to the world’s opal mining capital, we once again board our private aircraft and ponder the magnitude of Australia’s largest salt lake from above. If in flood, the area will be teeming with life, but if not, the overview of the ancient desert river basin is equally wondrous. Continuing across outback skies, we touch down in Birdsville and make our way to the iconic Birdsville Hotel, where the locals fire up the barbecue in welcome. Following a relaxed lunch, and an accompanying beer or two, we farewell our new-found friends and prepare for our journey home.


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