Birdsville Races By Private Plane
A journey overview
3 Days Interlude
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Pullman Brisbane Airport
Bookend your Birdsville experience with two nights at the Pullman Brisbane Airport. Stay in Superior Rooms and enjoy an exclusive racing-themed Welcome Dinner.
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.