Tour Highlights


  • Set the pace for adventure staying in the unique Desert Cave hotel at Australia’s outback Opal Capital, Coober Pedy
  • Glide over the clouds to Alice Springs and explore the red rock of Simpson’s Gap and Standley Chasm
  • Enjoy a cultural sightseeing cruise of Katherine Gorge and the Nitmiluk National Park
  • Sleep in harmony with nature among flora and fauna at Cicada Lodge, a joint venture between the Jawoyn people and Indigenous Business Australia
  • Discover Darwin on your terms; Litchfield or Kakadu the choice is yours for a full day tour
  • Touch down within cooee of the Bungle Bungle Range and enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing on to the Berkeley River Lodge via light aircraft
  • Enjoy the Berkeley River region as you wish with 4WD, helicopter and river cruising options to make the most of this starkly beautiful expanse
  • Cross the red earth in search of pearls and peace on the endless beaches of Broome
  • Touch down in the heart of the red centre with the essential visit to majestic Uluru, Australia’s ultimate icon
  • Looking for something extra special? Reserve your strictly limited optional upgrade to stay in full view of the rock in sumptuous desert tents at the acclaimed Longitude 131° resort
  • Toast the spirit of Australia on our last lunch stop at the iconic outback Birdsville Hotel on our way to Sydney
Horizontal Falls - Western Australia, Luxury Kimberley Tour

Horizontal Falls

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R & B Healey, Around Australia by Private Plane

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Sydney – Broken Hill – Coober Pedy

Day 1: Sunday 13 August

This morning, we blithely bypass commercial airline queues, and board our Private Jet, bound for the Outback city of Broken Hill. Here, we visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service base then enjoy a Living Desert BBQ lunch.

Back in the air, we breeze across the Outback and soon touch down in Coober Pedy. For the next two nights our oasis is the Desert Cave Hotel, where you may like to stay in a dug-out cave room (above ground rooms are also available).

Tonight we toast our new horizons over a Welcome Dinner with the crew. 

Your Private Jet

Natural beauty of the Living Desert, Broken Hill

Coober Pedy

Day 2: Monday 14 August

In describing Coober Pedy, words like ‘desolate’, ‘hot’ and ‘rough’ spring to mind. At the end of a day exploring the Opal Mining Capital of the World, you’ll add ‘fascinating’ to the list.

We go underground at the Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, the Serbian Orthodox Church and Faye’s Underground Home. Back on the surface, we cross the town’s hole-riddled surrounds to The Breakaways – an arid landscape and the backdrop for such films as Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Later, choose to relax, further explore or play a round of golf at the Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club – one of the world’s most unique courses (it has reciprocal rights to St Andrews). 

Surprises above and below ground in Coober Pedy

Alice Springs

Day 3: Tuesday 15 August

We take off for the Red Centre after breakfast. On arrival in Alice Springs, a guided tour uncovers the legend and beauty of this town called Alice, and we enjoy lunch at the Old Telegraph Station.

We settle in to the Double Tree by Hilton for a two night stay, and enjoy an enthralling Outback BBQ bush dinner and show this evening.

West Macdonnell Ranges

Day 4: Wednesday 16 August
  • Early risers this morning might like to experience a unique perspective of the Australian desert landscape during a sunrise hot air ballooning adventure (additional cost).

We head bush today on a tour through the West MacDonnell Ranges. Look out for black footed rock wallabies amid the mystical hush of Simpson’s Gap.  Deep within the blissful tranquillity of Standley Chasm, what natural curiosities will you find on the lush gully floor?

Katherine

Day 5: Thursday 17 August

After an easy, thousand kilometre journey to Katherine, the natural wonder and ancestral significance of the Top End is revealed on our cultural sightseeing cruise of Katherine Gorge this afternoon.

We bring the spirit of Nitmiluk National Park to life tonight, staying at the Cicada Lodge, a joint eco venture between the Jawoyn people and Indigenous Business Australia. Each room has views out across the gorge, where flora and fauna peek through cracks.

  • Perhaps soar over Katherine Gorge and the surrounding Arnhem Land escarpment during a helicopter flight (additional cost).

A sumptuous dinner celebrating local produce is bound to be a highlight tonight.

Cascading waters enhance the natural beauty of Katherine Gorge

Katherine – Darwin

Day 6: Friday 18 August

It's hard to farewell this landscape, but our Private Jet beckons and Darwin awaits. Following a city tour we check into the Hilton Hotel Darwin Waterfront, our home for the next two nights.

  • As the stars of the Top End begin to shine, it’s your choice where you enjoy dinner. Capture the multicultural essence of Darwin at one of the city’s fine restaurants or enjoy dinner at a harbour front restaurant where seafood will no doubt be on the menu.
Crocodile - Luxury Australia Touring

This is place to spot crocodiles

kingfisher, Kakadu National Park Luxury Tour

A bird watchers paradise

Darwin

Day 7: Saturday 19 August

A cultural melting pot, Darwin is Australia’s most laid-back capital, one that offers easy access to some of the country’s most incredible natural wonders. As the earth gets redder, and people become fewer, there are plenty of sights to take in. Darwin truly is the gateway to some of Australia’s most important and unique national parks and today you will have the opportunity to make tracks to some very special locales.

  • Litchfield National Park is the closest national park to Darwin and its iconic sights include termite mounds, swimming holes and Florence and Wangi Falls. Of course this depends on weather conditions and the route we take.
  • Join in the search for crocodiles and billabongs at Kakadu National Park, the Top End’s most famous sprawling wilderness. You can also hope to see rock art dating back up to 20,000 years.
  • It’s your choice where you’ll end the day thanks to a dine-around dinner.

Ancient rock art at Litchfield National Park

Darwin – Bungle Bungle Range – Berkeley River

Day 8: Sunday 20 August

Getting to the Kimberley’s Berkeley River region is half the adventure. It’s a testament to the remoteness of the location, that the Bungle Bungle Range was only ‘discovered’ in 1983.

Take in the view from above with a scenic flight in a light aircraft, then touchdown for a walk through the distinctive beehive domes. Shout out to test the natural acoustics of Cathedral Gorge and enjoy a gourmet lunch before returning to the air.

Feel in harmony with nature with two nights in a luxury villa at The Berkeley River Lodge. There’s even an open air en suite! The food is delectable, the scenery is organic and the whole experience is sure to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

Bungle Bungle Ranges

The Remote Berkeley River Lodge

Berkeley River

Day 9: Monday 21 August

There’s so much to do in this sprawling region and today it’s your choice:

  • Why not try your luck on a fishing excursion, or perhaps explore the Berkeley River at a more sedate pace on a relaxing river cruise in search of the region’s best freshwater swimming holes. Helicopter flights along the Kimberley coast can also be prearranged for an additional cost.

We reconvene for lunch and then the afternoon is again yours to do as you please.

  • Enjoy some ’me time’ in the lodge’s fantastic surroundings or perhaps buckle up for a fun 4WD beach or bush experience to make your afternoon an adventurous one.

We come together to celebrate our day of exploration with sundowner drinks and canapes before we indulge in another delicious dinner this evening.

Enjoy some R&R Berkeley River style

Berkeley River – Broome

Day 10: Tuesday 22 August

We enjoy time to soak up the serenity of the area before taking to the air for a bit of ‘flightseeing,’ as we board a light aircraft for the flight over red earth to Kununurra, where our Private Jet awaits.

Onwards to Broome and the Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, for the next two blissful nights. It’s refreshing to know you’re at least 2,000 kilometres from the nearest state capital. Enjoy watching a spectacular Broome sunset before dinner at the hotel.

Broome

Day 11: Wednesday 23 August

Broome pearls are famous the world over. You’ll find out about the turbulent pearling heritage at Pearl Luggers this morning, before lunch and tastings at Matso’s micro brewery.

Your afternoon is free to enjoy as you like – why not head down to Cable Beach to see the iconic camels at sunset?

  • If you are after something more adventurous today why not embark on a breathtaking air safari across islands and glowing red cliffs to reach Horizontal Falls (at additional cost and weather dependent).

We come together for one last dinner tonight at Cable Beach Resort.

Broome’s Cable Beach

Broome – Uluru

Day 12: Thursday 24 August

It feels like anything is possible today as our Private Jet whisks us over the wilderness on a morning flight, touching down in the heart of the Red Centre later this afternoon.

  • Your accommodation at Sails in the Desert certainly has everything you need in terms of luxury, but for something extra special, reserve an upgrade to the sumptuous Longitude 131°. Here you’ll awaken each morning to a view of Australia’s great natural wonder, the breathtaking monolith of Uluru and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) (strictly limited availability and at additional cost).

Uluru

Day 13: Friday 25 August

At last we can view the majesty of Uluru with our own eyes. Marvel at the way sunrise and sunset play across the great rock as we dedicate the day to the appreciation of a true Australian icon. Our day stretches wide and long with gorge walks, museums and cultural experiences to truly immerse us in this mythical region.

It’s our last night in the Outback – tomorrow we’re homeward bound back to city or town. We toast the essence of everything Australian with a special dinner under the stars this evening.

Uluru – Birdsville – Sydney

Day 14: Saturday 26 August

This may be our final morning in Uluru but the Outback adventure isn’t over yet. We board our Private Jet, take to the wide open skies, and touchdown for a true back of beyond experience with a Farewell Lunch at the iconic Birdsville Hotel.

Our authentic Australian journey comes to a close later this afternoon when we arrive back in Sydney and say our  ‘ooroos’.

Stop in for lunch at the Birdsville Pub

All Inclusive Tours

Imagine a trip where you won’t have to lift a finger, or worry about bringing your wallet.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Sightseeing in each destination is included. Select Options even allow you to tailor aspects of the touring to your individual tastes when there are multiple touring options.

Wine

Meals and Drinks

All meals are included with your tour price along with beer, wine and soft drinks. Dining experiences can range from Michelin-starred restaurants to intimate local eateries.

Luggage Service

Luggage Service

Our Point to Point luggage service takes care of your luggage for you. Leave it outside your hotel room and our staff will look after its transport.

Captain's Choice Documents

Those little details

Tipping, Taxes, Transfers and Travel Insurance (subject to terms & conditions) are included. We even look after your luggage for the entire trip so you don't have to.

Tour Host Team

Tour Host Team & Doctor

Wherever you are in the world, you will always have a friendly and knowledgeable Tour Host Team on hand. Not to mention a Doctor on every tour for your peace of mind.

Included Accommodation

Accommodation

Our tour features some of Australia’s most remote destinations. We have chosen the best accommodation available in each destination.

Embraer 135

Your Private Jet

Our privately chartered Embraer 135 jet is one of the fastest and most reliable commercial jet aircrafts operating in Australia. Thanks to its twin jet engines, it has a cruising speed of 820 kilometres per hour, so you can spend less time in the air and more time enjoying the wonders of the destinations it takes you to. When you are in the air, your comfort is paramount. Air conditioning keeps the temperature pleasant at all times and you'll be treated to morning and afternoon teas on board, as well as the occasional light lunch. All are accompanied by drinks, and all consist of local produce that, wherever possible, is sourced from the places you've just visited – so you can indulge in delightful regional flavours even after you've departed. Your seating – either aisle or window – is rotated throughout the journey. The hand selected crew of our Private Jet know that great service means more than just fulfilling your travel needs. It's the genuine smile that greets you every time you board, the security of their expertise, and the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration afforded you from the moment the journey begins to the time you arrive back in Sydney. Flying aboard our Private Jet is not like an ordinary flight – it is always a pleasure and often a highlight.

Solo Travellers

Many Captain’s Choice guests travel solo, and almost all of them find that making friends on holiday is easy, thanks to the welcoming and like minded nature of our travellers. At the start of the tour, all solo travellers are invited to a Welcome Reception, enabling you to get to know other guests travelling on their own.

Members of our Tour Host Team are always available for a friendly chat and a meal, but if you prefer time for private reflection then that is always respected too – you can choose to be as involved as much or as little as you please. Either way, it’s a fun and rewarding way to see the world.

Your Accommodation


Our tour features some of Australia’s most remote destinations. We have chosen the best accommodation available in each destination. The accommodation in many of the destinations is not of the standard normally offered on Captain’s Choice but is comfortable and reflects the flavour of the destinations we tour to.

Berkeley River Lodge

Berkeley River Lodge

Set on The Kimberley coastline with majestic views out over the Timor Sea, the Berkeley River Lodge brings refined indulgence to one of Australia’s most remote locations. Awaiting you is an ocean-view villa that floats atop a coastal dune.

Cable Beach Club Pool
Broome

Cable Beach Club

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa continues to wow guests with its prime location, lovely accommodation, glorious gardens, and of course, those famous Broome sunsets.

Sails, Uluru

Sails in the Desert

Providing a luxurious gateway to the cultural wonders of Uluru, Sails in the Desert hotel features five star accommodation and a wealth of modern facilities, ensuring your stay in the Red Centre is a genuinely special one.

Outback, Top End and Kimberley

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All inclusive price from Sydney to Sydney. Connecting flights and transfers are at additional cost, please speak to your Tour Sales Consultant for details.

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