Win an Outback Adventure
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Win an outback adventure to the heart of Australia with The Road Ahead and Seair Touring.
Experience outback Australia on a three-day air tour to rural townships, cattle stations and across stunning landscapes. The prize includes an Outback Adventure Tour for two adults valued at $3285 per person.
Travel by air, river and road in comfort on a private tour, enjoying panoramic views while a personal guide provides insights you won’t get anywhere else.
Departing from the Gold Coast, the tour heads west to Birdsville then Lake Eyre. The tour finishes with a cruise along Cooper Creek to Innamincka and a visit to Charlotte Plains Cattle station east of Cunnamulla.
Take the scenic route aboard a private plane from the Gold Coast to Charleville in the heart of Queensland. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service base that offers vital support to remote communities.
After Charleville you’ll fly to the iconic Queensland town of Birdsville, where a famous Curried Camel Pie will be waiting at the Birdsville Bakery. Spend the afternoon exploring Birdsville before taking off through the Simpson Desert to tackle Big Red, enjoying the sunset with an evening drink.
Finish off the day with a meal at the Birdsville Hotel, rated one of the best pubs in the country.
After a cooked breakfast, take to the air and head west over Big Red to follow the Warburton River as it snakes its way to Lake Eyre North.
Covering more than 9500 square kilometres, Lake Eyre is the largest lake in Australia. The only way to appreciate the scale and changing colours of Lake Eyre is from above.
From Lake Eyre, fly west to William Creek – a true outback destination along the Oodnadatta track with a population of ten. Don’t forget to visit the town’s impressive collection of landed rockets and missiles from the Woomera testing range.
Retrace the steps of explorers Burke and Wills to some true-blue Australian history at the Dig Tree, a eucalyptus near Cooper Creek which was blazed during the pioneers’ expedition.
Just ten minutes away is South Australia’s Innamincka, where you can explore the town and enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine on the Cooper Creek.
Fly back to into Queensland to visit Charlotte Plains Station east of Cunnamulla. Explore the station and learn about its history on a tour with owner Robyn Russell. Visit the historic woolsheds and cattle yards before sitting down to a ploughman’s lunch.
Escape the heat after lunch with a quick dip in the station’s bore, which is filled with warm artesian water sourced from more than a kilometre underground.
Arrive back on the Gold Coast just as the sun sets over Surfers Paradise and enjoy a stunning view from above.
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