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Birdsville Races By Private Plane

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  • Accommodation
  • Itinerary
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A journey overview

  • Brisbane
  • Birdsville

3 Days Interlude
  • Departing:
  • 3 Sep 2021

Join us for the iconic Birdsville Races. With no scheduled services to the remote border town from Brisbane, our privately chartered aircraft allows us the convenience of a same-day round trip. Take part in a sweep and best dressed competition en route and choose to upgrade to the VIP trackside marquee.

View of Birdsville horse race, Birdsville
View of Birdsville horse race Barrier, Birdsville

Soak Up The Atmosphere At The Legendary Birdsville Races

Join the fun and cheer on your favourite steed at this quintessential outback Australian event. Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow guests and Captain’s Choice hosts as anticipations builds, leading up to the running of the Birdsville Cup.

Image of spectators at the races, Birdsville
View of Birdsville VIP trackside Marquee

Secure Exclusive VIP Access

Reserve your place in the VIP trackside marquee and enjoy an offering of gourmet food and drink. Live entertainment keeps the atmosphere high between races, as we enjoy the fun with our fellow travellers.

View of Birdsville from Private Plane
ATR 72-500

Journey by Private Plane

Our private ATR72-500 plane proves ideal for outback sightseeing, with its wings positioned above the windows permitting optimal viewing. Normally seating 70, only 58 Captain's Choice guests will fly between far-flung destinations, taking advantage of direct routes not offered on commercial airline schedules.

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Tour Manager - Bas Bosschieter

As your Tour Manager, Bas Bosschieter welcomes you on this journey

We make ourselves comfortable at the Pullman Brisbane Airport hotel. This evening, a light-hearted, racing-themed Welcome Dinner makes for a great opportunity to meet and mingle with our fellow travellers.

An early start sees us boarding our private plane for the two-hour flight to Birdsville. In anticipation of this afternoon’s fun, we take part in a friendly best dressed competition aboard our aircraft and attempt to draw the cup winner during an onboard sweepstakes. Touching down in the legendary outback town, we take the opportunity for photos in front of the fabled Birdsville Hotel. An air of expectancy permeates our surroundings as we make our approach to the racecourse, taking our place within either the VIP trackside marquee or the general admission area. The sense of camaraderie proves palpable as our group rubs shoulders with a host of colourful characters. Bolting from the starter’s gate, the field is closely followed around the track by low-flying clouds of dust, before the victor is awarded the coveted Birdsville Cup. With our action-packed day at an end, we embark our plane for the return to Brisbane and a further night at the Pullman Brisbane Airport hotel.

Spirits remain high this morning, as we gather for breakfast and recall our day out at the iconic Birdsville Races.

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