Australian Air tours

Air tours of Outback Australia

Experience travelling the Australian Outback in the safety and comfort of our own private aircraft with up to 12 other like minded travellers and your tour leader. Odyssey has a collection of small plane tours by air of Australia.

In flight, your every need will be met by experienced pilots with hours of experience in Outback Australia. The privately chartered Aircraft types used for our small group tours for mature and senior travellers are the Cessna Caravan, or Beechcraft King Air Cessna 402 or Cessna Conquest for our Air tours Australia programs.

Australia by air tours

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Bungle Bungles.

18 days

Sep, Apr, May, Jun, Jul +1

Kimberley, Purnululu, Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land

Visiting Northern Territory, Western Australia

Small group tour touring most of the Australian territory, travelling through the outback and visiting many of the famous sights as well as off the beaten track locations, giving you the opportunity the explore and meet our people in the most remote locations and far north Kakadu and the Kimberley.

From A$14,995 AUD

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Tip of Australia, Cape York

15 days

Oct, Feb, Mar, Apr, May +4

Cape York and Torres Strait explored by air

Visiting New South Wales, Queensland

Escorted small group air tour of Torres strait islands, Cape York, Winton, Carnarvon gorge. Learning about local culture and Aboriginal history.

From A$16,500 AUD

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Central and Western Australia by Air

16 days

Oct, Mar, Apr, May, Jul +2

Central and Western Australia by Air

Visiting Northern Territory, Western Australia

Small group escorted air tour of Central and Western Australia, where the coaches have yet to reach. Outback Australia, Aboriginal art, Standing stones, Derby, Broome, Tanami desert, Kununurra explored for mature couples and single travelers.

From A$16,500 AUD

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Kimberley and Pilbara explored by air

14 days

Oct, Apr, May, Jun, Jul +2

Kimberley and Pilbara explored by air

Visiting Northern Territory, Victoria

Small group air charter tour of the Kimberley and Pilbara for senior and mature couples and single travellers. Learn about Purnululu, Bradshaw art, visit Derby, Broome and Alice Springs.

From A$20,450 AUD

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Trousers Point, Flinders Island

7 days

Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar, Apr +1

Flinders and King island and Strahan air tour for seniors

Visiting Tasmania

King island and Flinders Island are discovered on this small group air tour for seniors and mature travellers that starts and finishes in Melbourne. The group also visits Strahan on the West coast of Tasmania

From A$7,995 AUD

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On these scheduled air safari tours with fixed wing aircraft such as our Kimberley air tours into the Australian outback or to iconic destinations typically including Birdsville , Kata tjuta, Charleville, and the Gawler ranges . This collection of private outback air tours takes you on our schedule into outback Queensland and/or Western Australia and so much more depending on the outback tour schedule that can include; Broken hill, Cooper Creek, Cooktown, the Simpson desert, the Birdsville hotel, Winton, Port Douglas, Flinders Island in the Bass strait. Odyssey’s air tours of Australia include exploring the Kimberley region in the dry season. From the air, discovering iconic destinations of the Kimberley coast and the beach complete with salt water crocodiles completing this scenic flight with a low level run up the Ord river to the East Kimberley and Kununurra .

Privately chartered aircraft touring provides flexibility in where the tour can visit or examine from the air. Often visiting on the ground the Bungle bungle (Purunululu National park) and Your private air tour typically includes a scenic flight each day to or over remote destinations as an outback adventure with a tour guide that few travellers get to see on traditional ground tours when taking an Australian outback tour to outback Queensland or Northern Territory or Western Australia.

Australian Air tours

Enjoy seeing Australia from an aerial perspective on outback air tours from Odyssey limited to 12 travellers enjoyed in a private aircraft. A trip that is a fantastic experience on a collection of unique air tours with a considered itinerary for like minded people. With no security lines, boarding delays or crowded baggage carousels at airports. Typically your day tour is up to two and a half hours per flight. Odyssey Traveller spends time in planning our air tour programs to ensure you enjoy visiting places that have shaped Aboriginal or colonial history in the Australian outback. Though this air safari requires meticulous planning by the operator of each privately chartered aircraft which we review and discuss in detail before your air safari commences. The aircraft type and seating configuration will be matched to the tour group size. As a small group tour unlike other air tours offered, our programs like our ground tour programs are small group tour s with a maximum of 12 passengers and two crew on all larger group flights.

A Planned air tour itinerary beyond just a day tour

What you will see in two weeks on one of Odyssey Travellers Outback Australia Air tour programs, may take up to a month or more in a car. Imagine enjoying air tours that fly over 10,000kms in 14 days seeing a large part of Australia, a scenic flight collection, covering the Top End and Kakadu, the magnificent Kimberley region, the Kimberley coast of Western Australia and Kata tjuta including Uluru in the red centre. When required you may find that the tour program changes mode of transport for a private air tour by seaplane or a helicopter flight to a spectacular island reef of the Kimberley coast or wildlife destination within Outback Queensland for example.

In the comfort of your private aircraft you can relax taking in the breath-taking landscapes before reaching your next exciting destination.Our all inclusive itineraries mean you can relax in the knowledge that everything is taken care of on one of your trips of a lifetime.

These Air tours commence in outback regional airports that enable you to join from Perth, Sydney, Cairns, the Gold coast, Brisbane or Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide South Australia or Tasmania.

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Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal Art

Senior and mature couples and solo travellers remain curious but often informed about the role Aboriginal art plays in the indigenous community and the various styles. This article seeks to provide a platform for this collection of small group tours of upto 15 people into the Australian outback where often Aboriginal art styles are encountered.

6 Nov 20 · 15 mins read
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Aboriginal Fire Management

Aboriginal Fire Management

Small group tours for mature and senior travellers in the Australian outback to learn and appreciate land management techniques for couples and solo travellers reflecting Aboriginal culture in Kakadu, Tasmania, Arnhem land and the Kimberley.

5 Dec 20 · 6 mins read
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Aboriginal art Kakadu

Aboriginal history and culture of Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

For those seek to learn as they travel then the history of the Aboriginal journey and timelines that unfold as a discovery in Australia seek to fascinate the mature and senior traveller on a small group package tour for couples and singles. From Darwin, this tour also visits Arnhem land as well as Kakadu, during the dry season.

24 Jun 20 · 9 mins read
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Aboriginal Songlines

Aboriginal Songlines

Songlines trace the journeys of ancestral spirits who created the land and all natural phenomena. The creation stories as well as practical knowledge needed for survival in outback Australia. We experience this knowledge on our small group tours into Outback Australia.

4 Mar 21 · 12 mins read
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Aboriginal Stone Arrangements

Aboriginal Stone Arrangements

Aboriginal stone arrangements are a form of rock art deliberately placed in position by Indigenous Australians and associated with spiritual ceremonies or utilitarian purposes. This article for mature and senior travellers provides and couples and solo travellers with and understanding and appreciation of the Ancient historic landscapes they are travelling though on a small group tour.

6 Feb 21 · 9 mins read
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Ochre Cliffs near Lyndhurst Outback South Australia

Ancient Aboriginal trade routes of Australia

Ancient Aboriginal trade routes of Australia Trade was a central part of life for Aboriginal people prior to the British settlement of Australia. Trading routes criss-crossed the nation, dispersing goods, information, technologies and culture thousands…

14 Feb 21 · 16 mins read
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Appreciating Australian River Systems

Appreciating Australian River Systems

Appreciating the linking of the river network into the Australian, history, culture and landscape on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers of couples or solo travellers is an integral part of understanding the continent of Australia and Aboriginal settlement.

18 Nov 20 · 9 mins read
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

To enter Arnhem land a permit is required for visitors. Explore and learn about the Aboriginal community in Arnhem land as part of a small group package tour that includes Darwin and the Kakadu. These are small group tours of upto 12 like minded mature and senior travellers, couples or solo travellers interested in exploring as they tour.

25 Jun 20 · 8 mins read
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Australian Aboriginal Paths of Migration

Australian Aboriginal Paths of Migration

Article for small group tours of mature or senior couples or solo travellers interested in learning more about Aboriginal history, Kinship, trading routes, songlines and ancient history.

2 Jun 21 · 9 mins read
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Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings

Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings

Article introducing contemporary aboriginal art to mature and senior travellers taken a escorted small group tour into Outback Australia's Northern Territory, Kimberley, Queensland, New South Wales or South Australia seeking to learn about Aboriginal history and culture.

8 Jan 21 · 18 mins read
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Halls Creek

Halls Creek, Western Australia

Halls Creek an important stop on our Small group tour of the Kimberley. We learn about the gold rush on this tour for mature and senior travellers, couples and singles.

22 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Lake Argyle, Australia

Lake Argyle, Australia

Understand why Lake Argyle exists before joining a small group package tour for mature and senior travellers of Western Australia's Kimberley region in the preferred dry season. Limited to 12 travellers for your peace of mind we learn about the landscapes and the aboriginal stories often via the rock art in far North.

24 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Wetlands Kakadu

Natural landscapes of Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Article about a unique RAMSAR landscape and UNESCO world heritage site explored and part of a small group tour for mature and senior travellers couples and singles based in Darwin. Landscape, wildlife, and aboriginal history and settlement plus African mystery are part of this and other articles on Kakadu.

23 Jun 20 · 10 mins read
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Bungle Bungles.

Purnululu National Park, Australia

Read about one of the most remote World heritage sites on Earth. Odyssey takes you to visit as part of a small group package tour for mature and senior travellers in the Kimberley for couple and single travelers We travel in the dry season from Broome via Lake Argyle to this National park.

22 Apr 20 · 6 mins read
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The Royal Flying Doctor Service History

The Royal Flying Doctor Service History

History, culture and landscapes are continuing themes on an escorted small group tour from Odyssey for mature and senior travellers couples and singles. The Royal Flying doctor adds to to the travellers knowledge of outback Australia history.

19 Dec 20 · 8 mins read
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Bell Gorge

Wet and dry seasons in the Kimberley, Australia

Learn about the wet and dry season in the Kimberley to support your understanding of the Aboriginal communities lifestyle as you explore on a small group package tour for mature and senior travelers exploring as a couple or solo traveller. Read our peace of mind statement for post covid-19 travel.

24 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Wyndham, Western Australia

Wyndham, Western Australia

Article on the historic Kimberley town of Wyndham. Learn about how this was the entry to this part of the Kimberley to Halls creek, and for the pastoralists in the Victorian era. Supports small group tours for mature and senior travellers couples and solo travellers.

1 Jun 21 · 7 mins read
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Scenic air tours of Australia

Scenic air tours of Australia

Explore outback Australia, joining a scenic air tour to reach remote places rich in Aboriginal history, landscapes few have observed as part of a small group tour for mature and senior travellers, couples or solo traveller determined to keep exploring and learning.

13 Jul 21 · 2 mins read
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FAQs

Which experiences are best for air tours in Kununurra?

With Odyssey you are travelling with a maximum of 12 passengers, accompanied by an experienced tour leader and pilot, which gives you access to remote places of unimaginable beauty and diverse unique experiences away from the well-trodden tourist path where large groups can’t go and big planes simply can’t land.

On Odyssey’s Kimberley, Purnulul, Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land tour, we begin with a two-day adventure with a scenic flight departing Kununurra, taking you on an unforgettable journey over the Ord River, Lake Argyle, Lissadell Station, Texas Downs Station, the Osmand Ranges, and a stunning circuit over the Bungle Bungle Range.

After landing in Purnululu National Park, you will be met by your informative guide, who will lead you on a tour of the famous orange and black banded domes, as well as a walk into Cathedral Gorge. Once you have reached Cathedral Gorge, you can enjoy a fresh picnic lunch in the shade of the towering cliffs surrounding you.

Once returning from this walk, you will arrive at Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge, where you can relax in the privacy of your ensuite cabin, or else take a dip in the only pool located within the national park. A chef-prepared dinner is served that evening in the Lodge dining area or can be eaten outside under the starry night sky, by the warmth of the outdoor fire pit.

The next morning, you will be driven to the northern end of Purnululu National Park, where you will spend the day exploring Echidna Chasm and nearby trails alongside your guide. Lunch is provided again on this day.

The following leg of our journey takes us to the World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles). The Bungle Bungle Range is renowned for its striking orange and grey horizontal banded domes. The distinctive beehive-shaped landforms have been produced by uplift and erosion over the last 20 million years.

The Bungle Bungles are, by far, the most outstanding example of cone karst in sandstones anywhere in the world and owe their existence and uniqueness to several interacting geological, biological, erosional and climatic phenomena. The sandstone karst of Purnululu National Park is of great scientific importance in demonstrating so clearly the process of cone karst formation on sandstone – a phenomenon recognized by geomorphologists only recently and still not completely understood. The Bungle Bungle Ranges of the Park also display to an exceptional degree evidence of geomorphic processes of dissolution, weathering and erosion in the evolution of landforms under a savannah climatic regime within an ancient, stable sedimentary landscape.

We return to Kununurra in the late afternoon with aerial views of the Argyle Diamond Mine, Ragged Ranges and Carr Boyd Ranges.

We will also experience a scenic fixed wing flight over the Mitchell Plateau and the incredible Mitchell Falls. The scenery from the air is remarkable, and it gives us a great perspective before seeing it on the ground for afternoon tea.

We continue on along the coast of the Kimberley at between 500 -4500 ft above sea level. The group sees from the Air many of the highlights of this fascinating region of Australia and learns about the deep history and colonial activity of the region. We pass over the Pearl farms and laboratories as well as remote lodges along the coast, looking below for the wildlife of the ocean in the shallow seas below before turning at the Gulf of Cambridge to follow at a low level the mighty Ord River from the historic township of Wyndham back to Kununurra.

What air tours in Australia are good for avoiding crowds?

Experience Odyssey’s Air tours travelling the Australian Outback in the safety and comfort of our own private aircraft with up to 12 other like minded travellers and your tour leader.

Odyssey specialises in educational small group tours for seniors, typically groups sizes are between 6 to 12 people. Odyssey has been offering this style of adventure and educational programs to since 1983. We offer a wide range of fully escorted, cultural and heritage journeys that expand horizons and broaden the mind. Our tours are designed for active, inquisitive travellers in a small group environment.

We are based in Sydney, Australia, however, we have many travellers from USA, Canada, UK and Europe who travel with us every year.

In-flight, your every need will be met by experienced pilots with hours of experience in Outback Australia. The privately chartered Aircraft types used for our small group tours for mature and senior travellers are the Cessna Caravan, or Beechcraft King Air Cessna 402 or Cessna Conquest.

What air tours in Australia are taking additional safety precautions?

When you travel on one of Odyssey’s air tours you can be assured that we have taken all care to ensure your health and safety is our number one priority.

You can be assured that we have adopted the best safety practice protocols throughout the duration of your tour.

Do you ever feel like Australia is so big, you'll never have time to see it all?

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A suggested minimum time to tour all the way around Australia would be 6 months, though 12 months (or more) would be a better length of time to travel around the country.
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