Discover your own backyard
On this 6 day itinerary, you can explore the World Heritage listed Mungo National Park, visit the iconic town of Broken Hill and enjoy Outback hospitality at the remote Tibooburra Hotel. Spending the night on the 320,000 acre Trilby Station you’ll experience traditional rural life on a fifth generation sheep station seeing how the family use aeroplanes, helicopters and motorbikes to muster their 17,000 flock. Rounding out your journey in Mudgee you’ll soak up the stunning wine country and enjoy a gourmet dinner.
Additional tour highlights include the ancient spiritual world of Mungo National Park where 50,000 year old human artefacts have been discovered; a guided tour of an underground silver mine in the town of Silverton (made famous by Mad Max), taxi-ing to the front door of quirky Milparinka Pub; the Royal Flying Doctors Museum, Pro Hart’s Gallery and sundowners at the Living Desert Reserve with its massive sculptures and endless flat terrain
This bespoke safari is operated by a proudly Australian outfit offering top class service. Travelling aboard a private aircraft with no security lines, boarding delays or baggage carousels at airports to worry about, you’ll be free to relax and maximise your holiday time as you immerse yourself in the extraordinary Outback of New South Wales.
Please note: This itinerary is exclusive to The Classic Safari Company – you won’t find it anywhere else!
Places are strictly limited and we expect high levels of interest. Enquire today.
You will love
- The exclusivity of private plane travel
NSW’s epic landscapes and astonishing history
Maximising your holiday time
The embodiment of Australian spirit
Good old fashioned Outback hospitality
NSW LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE
DAY 1 | SYDNEY - MUNGO NATIONAL PARK | 1 NIGHT
Relax as our private aircraft sweeps west from Sydney to the ancient spiritual world of Mungo National Park. Our local ranger will guide us through one of the most spectacular Outback landscapes with immense cultural significance. Walk the Walls of China where scientists have discovered artefacts dating back over 50,000 years. See the footsteps, ancient fire places and where the famous Mungo Man was discovered. Witness the stunning sunset over this vast landscape. You are truly in Australia’s Outback. Flying time—2 hours 20 mins.
Accommodation: Mungo Lodge
Flight times: 2h40 – 2 flights – Flying from Bankstown to Griffith (1h40) to refuel and then onto Mungo (1h).
DAY 2 | MUNGO - BROKEN HILL | 1 NIGHT
Our plane takes us over the Menindee Lakes to the Outback mining town of Broken Hill. We visit the interactive Royal Flying Doctors’ Museum, showcasing an important part of our pioneering history. Explore the dusty streets of nearby Silverton, made famous by the Mad Max movie. Gain an insight into the harsh realities of mining a century ago as we explore a former underground silver mine. What better place to view the golden hour but at the Living Desert Reserve with its massive sculptures surrounded by endless flat terrain. Flying time—1 hour.
Accommodation: The Astra – in an historic hotel in the heart of the Silver City
Flight times: 55 mins – 1 flight – Flying from Mungo National Park to Broken Hill, over the Menindee Lakes.
DAY 3 | BROKEN HILL - TIBOOBURRA | 1 NIGHT
The surrounding unique Outback landscape of Broken Hill has always been a magnet for artists and art lovers so a visit to Pro Hart’s Gallery is a must. Enjoy Outback scenery from our unique aerial perspective as we fly to our next destination – the historic gold rush town of Milparinka, where we can taxi to the front door of the pub for an afternoon refreshment. Amongst the arid landscape and remarkable granite rocky outcrops we land at the remote Outback post of Tibooburra in Corner Country. You cannot miss the extraordinary Clifton Pugh mural in the bar of the popular watering hole of the Family Hotel. This evening we are dining across the road in the sandstone Tibooburra Hotel, dating back to the gold era of 1882. Flying time—1 hour.
Accommodation: Tibooburra Hotel
Flight times: 1h – 1 flight – Flying from Broken Hill to Tibooburra.
DAY 4 | TIBOOBURRA - LOUTH | 1 NIGHT
Today our plane takes us to the Outback town of Louth On The Darling River. We take an Outback dirt track to Trilby Station, a family owned 320,000 acre sheep station. This overnight stop focuses on offering the true Australian Outback station experience, gaining insight into life on a remote sheep property. Immerse yourself in the landscape, appreciating a bush sunset with drinks and canapés. Over a home cooked dinner under the stars you will hear about life on the station from fifth generation farmers, The Murray Family. Flying time—1 hour 10 mins.
Accommodation: Trilby Station
Flight times: 1h10 – 1 flight – Flying from Tibooburra to Louth.
DAY 5 | LOUTH - MUDGEE | 1 NIGHT
Wake up in peaceful and serene Outback surroundings. Take a morning walk along Trilby’s ten kilometre walking track beside The Darling. Walk with the wildlife… smell the bush. You are a world away from the Big Smoke. After a country cooked breakfast, our host Liz will take us on a walking tour to see the state of the art shearing shed and impressive aircraft hanger. A traditional shearer’s morning tea, Smoko, is waiting for us at the neighbouring historic Dunlop Station. This was the first sheep station in the world to use mechanical shears and our host Kim is keen to share its fascinating history. We will also tour the homestead, dating back to 1886. Departing the Outback with a deeper connection to the bush spirit of Australia, we fly to our final destination. Mudgee is a refined country township, with heritage streetscapes. It is Australia’s oldest wine region. Flying time — 1 hour 50 mins.
Accommodation: Perry Street Hotel
Flight times: 1h45 – 1 flight – Flying from Louth to Mudgee.
DAY 6 | MUDGEE - SYDNEY
We venture out into the glorious rolling hillsides to visit some award winning wineries and sample their stunning produce. With more than 40 cellar doors in the region, we have hand picked what we consider the best for you. What better way to end our trip over a farewell lunch in this gourmet Mecca and treat ourselves to the region’s famed local produce. After a indulgent day of eating and drinking in style, relax as our private plane returns us home to Sydney. Flying time—45 mins.
Flight times: 45 mins – 1 flight – Flying from Mudgee to Bankstown.
The content of this itinerary is based on a set departure, however if it provides the perfect inspiration for your very own Outback by air adventure we can tailor a journey to suit your preferred style and pace. Please get in touch with us to design a bespoke flying safari for you, your friends or family.
This set departure itinerary may vary slightly should factors beyond our control arise.
NEED TO KNOW
Outback Air Safari NSW
5 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS -
2021 Departure - 03 to 07 November
2022 Departure - 30 March to 5 April
5 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS -
2021 Departure - 03 to 07 November
2022 Departure - 30 March to 5 April
AUD $7,750 per person twin share | Single supplement of AUD $750 applies.
AUD $7,750 per person twin share
Single supplement of AUD $750 applies.
START: Bankstown Airport, Sydney | Finish: Bankstown Airport, Sydney
Destinations : Mungo National Park (Day 1), Broken Hill (Day 2), Tibooburra (Day 3), Louth -Trilby Station (Day 4), Mudgee (Day 5), Bankstown (Day 6)
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
- Wine included with dinner (only)
- Private chartered aircraft transportation, fuel & airport fees throughout
- Services of a qualified pilot/s and tour director
- All accommodation as listed in the itinerary – in twin share rooms (double beds on request and en suite is usually available, however cannot be guaranteed in all rooms in all properties)
- Excursions & activities as per the itinerary (and as detailed below)
- Services of qualified and/or indigenous guides on all excursions
- Private transportation provided to and from daily excursions & accommodation
- National Park Fees & Permits for daily excursions
- Bottled water onboard the aircraft
- Transport to and from Bankstown Airport
- Additional food and beverages other than specified
- Accommodation upgrades
- Any additional or optional excursions and/or transfers other than specified
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance
- Items and/or purchases of a personal nature
- Any item not specified
Minimum – 10 travellers
Maximum – 11 travellers
CANCELLATION DUE TO COVID-19: If the air safari is cancelled due to Covid-19 Government imposed border restrictions, you have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your reservation to a future departure date. If you have to cancel your participation on an air safari due to your inability to enter NSW due to Government imposed travel restrictions, or you reside in a ‘locked down hotspot’, no refund is available; however 70% of the value of your confirmed air safari can be allocated toward a future air safari departure.
SPECIAL DINNERS : Traditional pub dinner in Tibooburra | Dine on a delicious home cooked meal under the stars at Trilby Station
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES : Mungo National Park guided tours | Fly over Menindee Lakes | Visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service base and museum at Broken Hill | Visit Pro Hart’s Gallery | Guided tour of underground silver mine | Visit Silverton | Experience a stunning sunset at The Giant Sculptures | Taxi to front door of Milparinka pub | Tour of homestead and shearing shed and smoko (traditional shearers’ morning tea) at historical Dunlop Station | Visit cellar doors in Mudgee
YOUR AIRCRAFT :
Travel is in a privately chartered Cessna Grand Caravan turboprop aircraft. Capable of landing on gravel and remote airfields, where other aircraft cannot, the Cessna Grand Caravan is a fast, reliable machine ideal for flying in the Australian Outback. The aircraft is operated by our trusted partners Outback by Air who hold an Air Operators Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). All highly experienced Outback by Air pilots carry a Commercial Pilots License. The Cessna Grand Caravan is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and impressive safety features. The interior is comfortable, climate controlled and has large windows, making inflight viewing a joy.
YOUR PILOTS & GUIDES
The Owners - Phil Hines & Glenn McGrath
Phil Hines (Founder & director) - Phil has been flying since 1990 and holds licences for both fixed wing and rotary aircraft as well as a commercial helicopter licence. He has flown multi engine charters, scheduled Regular Public Transport flights, and also has agricultural ratings in both aero plane and helicopters. Outback and bush flying has been a big part of his aviation history and he has placed second in the Royal Flying Doctor Service Outback Air Race - twice! There’s barely a patch of our great land he hasn’t seen from the air. Safe to say he knows his stuff. On top of all that he’s just a bloody good bloke – a cheerful ‘salt of the Earth’ type from a farming background with plenty of tales to tell. A great host!
Glenn McGrath (Partner) - Former international cricketer star and McGrath Foundation co-founder and president, Glenn McGrath is born and bred in country NSW and has always had a passion for the Australian Outback. By joining the team at Outback by Air, Glenn can combine his passion for flying and travel throughout The Australian Outback. He believes the iconic destinations we offer on our trips should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Outback By Air tours are operated by two experienced pilots who are there to take care of your entire journey through the Outback. From flying you to your destinations, to providing commentary, to taking you on ground tours, the crew provide the highest level of safety and customer service.
The team includes Phil Hines, Andrew Hines, Natalie Tierney, James Branch and Joseph Hallam. The crew have a combined total of over 50,000 flying hours and extensive experience flying throughout the Outback and across the globe, having flown a large range of aircraft and worked at major Airlines. They pride themselves on providing a professional, safe and enjoyable experience for the guests.
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