Birdsville Races By Private Plane
A journey overview
3 Days Interlude
- 10 Apr 2022 Sold Out
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
Take advantage of routes not used by commercial airlines aboard our privately chartered Economy Class Saab 340B Turboprop. This journey is reserved for just 30 guests.
Sofitel Brisbane Central
Bookend your Birdsville experience with two nights at the Sofitel Brisbane Central. 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 Sofitel Brisbane Central. 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 three-hour flight to Birdsville via a stop in Charleville. 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 Sofitel Brisbane Central.
Spirits remain high this morning, as we gather for breakfast and recall our day out at the iconic Birdsville Races.