Queensland Outback & Tropics by Private Jet

9 days exploring Queensland’s vast Outback and rainforest-fringed tropics by Private Plane. Gain an awe-inspiring perspective of these unique regions from the air and touch down for stays in Longreach, Mt Isa, Thursday Island, Port Douglas and Hamilton Island.


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From $8,995* per person, twin share

9 days Brisbane or Sydney Return

Inclusions & Highlights:

  • Experiences in 8 destinations.
  • A special ‘figure 8’ flyover. 
  • Travel aboard a privately chartered aircraft escorted by an APT tour director.
  • Stay 8 nights in outback accommodation and hand-picked tropical resorts.
  • Locally inspired dining – a total of 9 meals.
  • Transfers as stated and park entrance fees.

Signature Experiences:

  • Visit Camden Park, a working, family-owned cattle station. 
    On a personalised tour, you’ll be welcomed to the family’s historic
    homestead and you’ll also see the 100 year-old shearing shed.
  • Explore Cape York’s remote and natural beauty as you walk across
    Frangipani Beach towards mainland Australia’s northernmost
    point,‘The Tip’.
  • Visit the Mount Isa Mines and learn about the subterranean riches found in the underground networks including zinc, copper, lead and silver.



Itinerary

Day 1: Sydney/Brisbane to Longreach

Board your private aircraft at Sydney Airport. Touch down briefly in Brisbane to collect fellow passengers before continuing to Longreach. On arrival, visit the Qantas Founders Museum before touring the town and its surrounds. Tonight, enjoy drinks and nibbles at Sunset Bend, then enjoy dinner set along the riverbank before returning to town.

Stay: 2 nights - Longreach, hand-picked hotel/motel

Meals: Dinner


Day 2: Longreach

This morning set off for a visit to Camden Park, a working, family-owned cattle station. Afterwards, visit the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Later, set off for a special ‘paddock to plate’ sunset dinner at the historic Rosebank Homestead. Tonight, witness a sound and light show held at the Qantas Founders Museum.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 3: Longreach, Winton, Mount Isa

This morning, board your private plane to Winton. Here, embark on a guided tour at the Age Of Dinosaurs. Visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre. Fly to the central Queensland town of Mount Isa, seeing the enormity of this mineral-rich landscape by air. 

Stay: Mount Isa, hand-picked hotel/motel.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


Day 4: Mount Isa, Thursday Island

Visit the Mount Isa Mines. This afternoon, board your private plane and fly over Australia’s northern tropical region. Land at Horn Island and transfer by boat
to Thursday Island.

Stay: 2 nights - Thursday Island, hand-picked hotel/motel

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


Day 5: Cape York

Rise early this morning with a ferry transfer to the tip of mainland Australia.
Explore the region’s remoteness and natural beauty on a walk to our continent’s most northerly point and enjoy lunch at a tropical resort before returning to Thursday Island.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Thursday Island, Cairns, Port Douglas

Discover the charming, laid‑back ‘TI’ community and its history on a guided tour of the town this morning. This afternoon board a charter boat back to Horn Island before boarding your private plane for a scenic flight to Cairns. Today’s special flight path will ensure everyone on board can enjoy a magical view of the Great Barrier Reef. Arrive in to Cairns in time for a sightseeing tour, then transfer to
Port Douglas and settle in to your luxury resort for a two-night stay.
Enjoy a sunset dinner tonight.

Stay: 2 nights - Oaks Port Douglas.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


Day 7: Port Douglas

Spend today at leisure exploring Port Douglas your way. You may prefer to explore further by joining an Outer Reef cruise, visiting the Port Douglas Habitat or venturing to Cape Tribulation for a true rainforest experience.

Meals: Breakfast



Day 8: Port Douglas, Hamilton Island

This morning we transfer back to Cairns to board our private plane for another scenic flight, this time to Hamilton Island. Upon landing, check in to your resort hotel then spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner, with drinks included.

Stay: Hamilton Island, ReefView Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


Day 9: Hamilton Island, Sydney/Brisbane

Enjoy the morning at leisure on beautiful Hamilton Island. Perhaps take a dip in the pool or explore the resort’s lush tropical gardens. At midday your Private Plane is ready for you to board for your flight back to Sydney or Brisbane.

Meals: Breakfast

 


*Terms and Conditions: Available until sold out. Price is per person (pp), AUD, twin share and includes savings. Price correct as at 17 Nov 2020. Price based on AACQS9: 16 May 2021. DEPOSITS: A non-refundable deposit of $500 pp is due within 7 days of booking. For more information, contact your travel agent. SUPPLIER: APT