Central and Western Australia by Air
- 1. Meet guides from country describing life in the desert at Mt Gibson
- 2. Visit galleries and learn about the art of the desert
- 3. Visit and explore Derby and Broome
- 4. Fly over the Kimberly for several hours as well the Tanami desert.
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Small group tour of central and Western Australia by Air
This small group tour is for 13 days by air into some of the most remote areas of the outback. It is an adventure tour for travellers whether a couple or solo travellers who are seeking a guided tour into the outback. This thirteen day trip into outback Australia starts and ends in Alice Springs. The itinerary is designed to optimise your time in outback Australia from the air and the ground with some great guided tour leaders showing you their outback. this small group tour of central and western Australia that includes the Kimberley region is a blend of deep history and contemporary Aboriginal art will shape your interpretation of outback Australia. Over the 13 days this guided tour explores by air the outback.
The group goes west to Warburton, and across to Lake Moore and Paynes Find, across the the southern parts of the Pilbara. As we leave Alice Springs, there will be an opportunity to view Ayers rock (Kata tjuta) and the Olgas, though we do not stop in this National park, our destinations are remote. At Warburton a local tour Guide from Country explains and shares their history of country for travellers. From Paynes find, looping back towards Alice Springs this small group tour limited to 10 travellers takes in Gwalia- Leonora onto Laverton and Warmurka, a collection of unique day tour experiences for the curious. The entire circuit follows along the great central way, regarded as an outback adventure for the few who take this journey. Facilities including accommodation and access to National parks is limited for those on the ground. This private tour by air provides you with access to a journey and places, few travellers can make.
Returning to the Northern Territory and Alice Springs we enjoy a 2 day break. Then the next leg of this adventure tour commences as we follow by air the Tanami road up to and beyond Halls Creek. From the air we take in the Wolfe creek meteorite crater in the national park. This is the second largest meteorite crater in the world, just over the horizon line on this section of the flight is the bungle bungle (Purunlulu) National park, now a UNESCO world heritage site.
Continuing North, your private tour heads into the Kimberley region. This small group tour of Western Australia flies over the type of deep gorge that the Kimberley is known for. This private tour heads over the Kimberley region towards the west coast of Australia and the Indian ocean, to Derby and then Broome. From Broome this trip takes you across the Kimberley region, time is made to fly over the spectacular Mitchell falls on these trips as part of the Kimberley tour program. This journey is so remote, Sydney or Melbourne will be a continent away. The small group tour of central and Western Australia eventually reaches the outback town of Kununurra. The group spends time with a local tour guide from country today and visits the Art centre. From the heart of the Kimberly region this adventure tour in the air, turns south, over Lake Argyle and crosses in to the Northern Territory towards Alice Springs for this small group tour to return to where it started.
For Odyssey Traveller as the tour operator the itinerary for this small group tour of Western Australia is an adventure tour for the curious. It goes off the beaten track, avoids the cliches of many scheduled tours to places such as the Margaret River, or Great barrier reef and Uluru to take you to places that coaches and escorted group tours will find very difficult to reach. Provides you with experiences and stories to share. From a picnic lunch on a remote airstrip to access to an incredible tour guide who seeks to share their home and stories with you in the outback where they live.
Day 1: Alice Springs
Accommodation: Hilton Doubletree or equivalent.
Day 2: Warburton
Accommodation: Warburton - Camping.
Day 3: Warburton- Leonara
Day 4: Paynes Find
Accommodation: Paynes Find Roadhouse
Day 5: Cosmo Newberry
Accommodation: Cosmo Newberry Roadhouse.
Day 6: Ngaanyatjarra - Giles
Accommodation: Warrakurna Roadhouse.
Day 7 and 8: Alice Springs
Accommodation: Doubletree or equivalent
Day 9: Halls Creek
Accommodation: Halls Creek TBA
Day 10: Derby
Accommodation: Derby TBA
Day 11: Broome
Accommodation: Broome - China town TBA
Day 12: Kununurra
Accommodation: Kununurra -TBA
Day 13: Alice Springs
Day 14: Alice Springs
Tour concludes after breakfast.
Includes / Excludes
What’s included in our Tour
- 13 nights accommodation.
- 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 11 dinners.
- Transport by modern and comfortable light aircraft and vehicles suitable for the highway conditions.
- Entrances and sightseeing as specified.
- Services of Tour Leader for the duration of tour.
- Detailed Preparatory Information.
What’s not included in our Tour
- Return Domestic airfares.
- Comprehensive travel insurance.
- Items of a personal nature, such as telephone calls and laundry.
Participants must be able to carry their own luggage, climb and descend stairs, be in good health, mobile and able to participate in 3-5 hours of physical activity per day, the equivalent of walking / hiking up to 8 kilometers per day on uneven ground.
Make it a private tour
Easing your journey
Crossing international borders with restrictions
The list of requirements to travel internationally has changed and will continue to change for several years. Odyssey is here to assist you in managing your way through these requirements:
For more information see our Crossing international borders with restrictions page.
Book With Confidence
If less than 30 days before your tour starts you are unable to travel as a result of Government travel restrictions, Odyssey Traveller will assist you with a date change, provide you with a credit or process a refund for your booking less any non-recoverable costs.
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Peace of Mind Travel
The safety of our travellers, tour leader, local guide and support staff has always been our top priority and with the new guidelines for public health and safety for keeping safe for destinations around the world, we’ve developed our plan to give you peace of mind when travelling with us.
See Peace of Mind Travel for details.
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