Flightseeing Australia: 5 Totally Unique Holiday Experiences

04 Jun 2015

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Let's face it, our own backyard is a big place, and with so much to see and do, getting around to see the most remote areas can seem like an impossible task. Luckily, Australian Air Holidays has the solution—flightseeing Australia by private aircraft. From Uluru and the great red outback to remote islands and the picturesque coastline, these fully-inclusive luxury holidays offer a totally unique travel experience.

A Day at the Birdsville Races: Departing Brisbane

You can place your bet, few things are more exciting than a horse race in the Australian outback. Head out to the tiny hamlet of Birdsville near the Queensland and Northern Territory border where you'll enjoy this unique racing spectacle from the comfort of a fully catered marquee. Then it's off to the iconic Queensland town of Longreach by plane for an outback dinner and show, the Stockman's Hall of Fame, and the Qantas Founder's Museum.

Western Australia's Great Southwest: Departing Perth

Western Australia is where history and nature come together in one perfectly encapsulated package. The Perth skyline shimmers from the vantage point of a Swan River cruise. Take in the historic streets, markets and harbour of Freemantle and relive the gold rush of the late 19th century in Kalgoorlie and Boulder before jetting off to Esperance and Albany for a wildlife and foreshore cruise, a scenic whale-watching flight and Great Ocean Road drive. The ten day trip ends in Busselton where over 100 Margaret River wineries await.

Extraordinary Western Australia: Departing Perth

This nine day tour of Western Australia covers some of Australia's most breathtaking landscapes. White sand beaches, limestone cliffs, deep gorges, and natural falls and pools conspire to put on a show of magnificent proportion. Discover ancient Australia wonders as you enjoy the Pinnacles on a scenic flyover, visit Shark Bay World Heritage Site and picnic at the Yardie Creek gorge. 

Melbourne & Bass Strait Islands Tour: Departing Melbourne

Begin your journey in cosmopolitan Melbourne with an overnight stay. Enjoy the city's iconic restaurant and shopping scene, pop into Crown Casino or take a stroll along the beautiful Yarra River. Your 4 day Bass Strait Island tour kicks off the next morning when you board your private Metroliner charter flight to beautiful Flinders Island, the place where Aboriginal history comes to life. Next is King Island, well known for its creamy dairy products and succulent seafood. Visitors will find ample time to sample the many delicacies on offer here. The scenic flight home includes a flyover of the Twelve Apostles and Cape Wickham Lighthouse.

Port Lincoln Seafood Lovers Weekend: Departing Adelaide

This scenic tour commences with a 'low and slow' scenic flight over the bay on your charter flight to Port Lincoln. Waiting transfers whisk guests to Port Lincoln Hotel where afternoon tea awaits. Stroll along the shore, browse in the quaint shops or relax in your ocean view balcony room before the evening's master chef prepared dinner at Sarins Restaurant. Activities on this seafood lovers weekend include a master class with chef Kris Bunder, a town tour with seafood platter and a lunch prepared by chef Tony Ford at the Boston Bay Winery.

Todd Sturm

I currently live in Brisbane, Australia. No matter where my travels take me, I enjoy experiencing each destination from the perspective of the locals. Some of my favourite attractions include historic sites, national parks and architectural landmarks.