Day 1: Melbourne/Moorabbin - Barossa Valley
Enjoy pre flight breakfast in the Vortex Air club lounge prior to a 7:30am departure.
Flying west over Port Phillip Bay with views of Melbourne, we take you inland for a landing at Horsham in the Grampian Mountains for Morning tea before continuing on to Gawler, South Australia. On arrival at Gawler you will be transferred to an air-conditioned mini bus to the stunning Barossa Valley.
Your Barossa Valley experience will begin with a picnic lunch by the lake at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop followed by cellar door sampling at: Seppletsfield and Grant Burge Wines. During the tour you will view the Barossa Valley from above at Menglers Hill Lookout and learn the facinating history of the area.
Dinner and overnight accommodation at the stunning Novotel Barossa Valley Resort.
Day 2: Barossa Valley - Marree - Lake EyreRe-energise with a buffet breakfast at the Novetel prior to our departure for a short flight into the outback to Marree.
Upon arrival at Marree you will be met by Reg Dodd. A local aboriginal, Reg will escort you across the Artesian desert plains to the Aboriginal settlement of Albrie Station where you will enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch we board our 4wd vehicle bound for the shore of Lake Eyre.
With Reg as our guide you will have the opportunity to view beautiful remote desert scenery and locations of cultural and natural significance to the Aboriginal people. You will also have the opportunity to paddle or swim in Lake Eyre.
Enjoy a relaxing dinner and accommodation at the Maree Hotel.
Day 3: Marree - Broken Hill - Melbourne
Day 3 of your tour commences with breakfast at the Marree Hotel.
Following breakfast you board the aircraft for a 1.5 hour low altitude air tour of the vast inland sea of Lake Eyre and its tributry rivers and creeks. The air tour includes the Warburton Groove, the punt at Cooper Creek, Madigan Gulf, Campbell Point, Hunt Peninsula, Jackboot Bay, Delhunty Island, Belt Bay, Goyder Channel and Lake Eyre South.
Returning to Marree for morning tea followed by a departure to the east, you fly over the stunning Flinders Ranges and Lake Frome enroute to Broken Hill.
Enjoy lunch in Broken Hill and a tour of the Royal Flying Doctor base prior to a departure south for afternoon tea in Mildura before returning to Melbourne/Moorabbin for the completion of the journey.
Price $2,945 per person*