9 Day Outback Tropic Brisbane Tour AAACQB9

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From $8,995 Per Person
Departs Brisbane
Returns Brisbane
Difficulty Easy
Group Size 20 approx.

9 Day Fly / Fly Motel Tour Brisbane Return

This unique offering makes the most of your time to get to Queenslands outback and the Tropics. Join a private jet tour and visit Outback icons including a working cattle property, the Qantas Founders Museum and enjoy Luminescent Longreach, an incredible sound and light show. Stay on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait and walk to the ‘tip of Australia’ on the Cape York Peninsula. Discover the underground riches of Mount Isa. Relax in luxury tropical resorts in Port Douglas and Hamilton Island. Enjoy scenic flying with aerial views of the vast Outback, Cape York, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland Islands and rainforest fringed shores.

Highlights

  • Longreach
  • Winton
  • Mount Isa
  • Thursday Island
  • Horn Island
  • Cape York
  • Port Douglas
  • Cairns
  • Hamilton Island

Inclusions

  • Airport to hotel transfers included
  • Travel aboard a private jet, escorted by Tour Director
  • Locally-inspired dining – a total of 17 meals (8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 7 Dinners)
  • Visit Outback icons including a working cattle property
  • Qantas Founders Museum
  •  Luminescent Longreach
  • Prices are for land only and flights as specifie

Tour Pricing

For travel between 1st April 2021 to 31st October 2021. All prices are AUD per person.

Twin Share
2021 Season$ 8995

Prices listed are indicative and may not be available on all departure dates listed. Prices are seasonal and subject to change. Prices are fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, cruises, meals as specified and accommodation. Tour may form part of another tour itinerary.

Other Departure Dates are subject to minimum numbers, if minimum numbers are not reached customers will need to select an alternative date.

Prices & Dates

Tour Options  

Itinerary

  • 1 DAY 1 BRISBANE - LONGREACH (D)

    Discover the ease and luxury of Private Jet travel as you board your private aircraft at Brisbane Airport then take to the skies toward Longreach via Sydney, the birthplace of the Australian aviation industry. As we descend, your captain will give you a sweeping bird’s eye view of the Outback town set in a vast landscape.

    Upon arrival enjoy a tour of the Qantas Founders Museum. This afternoon discover Longreach further including a town tour, a scenic cruise along the Thomson River and an exploration of the vast, nature-rich floodplains that surround the town.

    As the sun goes down, enjoy drinks and nibbles at Sunset Bend, on the river, then return to town and enjoy a special outback-themed Welcome Dinner and entertainment.

    Stay: Two nights, Longreach, premium hotel/motel

  • 2 DAY 2 LONGREACH (B L D)

    This morning set off for a visit to Camden Park, a working, family-owned cattle station. On a personalised tour, you’ll be welcomed to the family’s historic homestead, famously visited by the Queen and Prince Philip during their 1970 royal tour and you’ll also see the 100 year-old shearing shed.

    Afterwards, learn more about the history and heritage of the Outback during a visit to the world-famous Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame including lunch. Later this afternoon, set off for a special ‘paddock to plate’ sunset dinner at the historic Rosebank Homestead

    This evening feel the powerful spirit of the Outback during Luminescent Longreach, a sound and light show held at the Qantas Founders Museum.

    Stay: Longreach, premium hotel/motel

  • 3 DAY 3 LONGREACH - WINTON - MOUNT ISA (B D)

    This morning we’ll board our Private Jet for a short hop to the town of Winton. Here we’ll embark on a guided tour at the  Age Of Dinosaurs, a multi- award-winning eco centre where you’ll learn about the prehistoric creatures that once roamed this land. Also visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre, a unique complex that celebrates Australia’s most famous bush ballad before reboarding the aircraft and flying to the central Queensland town of Mount Isa, seeing the enormity of this mineral-rich landscape by air.

    Stay: Mount Isa, premium hotel/motel

  • 4 DAY 4 MOUNT ISA - THURSDAY ISLAND (B D)

    Visit the Mount Isa Mine where you’ll learn about the subterranean riches including zinc, copper, lead and silver that have seen this region become home to the biggest underground network of mines in the world.

    This afternoon, board your Private Jet and fly over the vast northern tropical region of Australia and see where the Cape York Peninsula meets the Torres Strait.

    Land at Horn Island and transfer by boat to Thursday Island. Discover the charming, laid-back ‘TI’ community and its history on a guided tour of the town.

    Stay: Two Nights, Thursday Island, hand-picked hotel/motel

  • 5 DAY 5 CAPE YORK (B L D)

    An early start 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.

    Stay: Thursday Island, hand-picked hotel/motel

  • 6 DAY 6 THURSDAY ISLAND - CAIRNS - PORT DOUGLAS (B D)

    This morning board a ferry back to Horn Island before boarding your Private Jet for a wonderfully scenic flight to Cairns along the Far North Queensland coast. Today’s special flight path will ensure everyone on board can enjoy a magical view of the Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands, lush rainforest and crystal-clear water from the air.

    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 this evening.

    Stay: Two nights, Oaks Port Douglas

  • 7 DAY 7 PORT DOUGLAS (B)

    Today is yours to enjoy in the beautiful tropical town of Port Douglas. Perhaps simply relax and unwind at the resort, stroll along the beautiful white sand beach or wander down the main street with its vibrant cafes, boutiques and galleries.

    You may prefer to explore the wonders of the region further by joining an Outer Reef cruise for a closer look at the Great Barrier Reef, learn about the region’s ecology on a visit the Port Douglas Habitat or venture to Cape Tribulation for a true rainforest experience.

    Stay: Oaks Port Douglas

  • 8 DAY 8 PORT DOUGLAS - HAMILTON ISLAND (B D)

    This morning we transfer back to Cairns to board our Private Jet for another incredibly scenic flight, this time to beautiful Hamilton Island. Upon landing, check-in to your resort hotel then spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps relaxing on a palm-fringed beach or lying by a sparkling swimming pool. This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner, with drinks included.

    Stay: Hamilton Island, ReefView Hotel

  • 9 DAY 9 HAMILTON ISLAND - BRISBANE (B)

    After breakfast your Private Jet is ready for you to board for your flight back to Brisbane via Sydney.

     

PLEASE NOTE: Arrival in Brisbane the day before departure is recommended.

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Accommodation in the remote towns of Longreach, Mount Isa and Thursday Island may be spread across multiple properties and will be best available at time of booking
  • Airport to hotel transfers included
  • Prices are for land only and flights as specified
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Additional Information

Climate Winter in the tropical north is the dry season and temperatures will be mild with low humidity. Through the months of September and October, the temperatures become increasingly warmer.

Fitness to Travel A good level of fitness and health is required to participate on holiday packages. In some destinations there are extensive sightseeing excursions by foot which includes the climbing of stairs and walking on uneven surfaces. Mobility is needed boarding or alighting coaches and trains.

Single Travellers A limited number of single rooms may be available at time of booking. Single rooms may be smaller than twin or double bedded rooms and may have a single bed. Single supplements apply

Children under 12 years are not recommended to participate on a coach tour. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

 Extras Airfares (unless stated), airport taxes, laundry, food not on the regular table d’hôte menu, drinks may or may not be included as indicated in your itinerary, excess baggage, Wi-Fi (unless stated), fuel surcharges and optional excursions not specified in the itinerary. Extra overnight accommodation is not included at the start or end of the tour if not specified in the itinerary. Airport Transfers Airport transfers are included on the first and last day of the tour as indicated by the itinerary or when booking pre or post tour accommodation with your tour.

Luggage Limits Land touring is conducted in 4WD vehicles with limited luggage capacity. Each passenger is requested to limit their luggage to one small/medium soft bag or suitcase weighing no more than 16kg (35 lb approx) and with dimensions of no more than 66cm length x 35cm width x 32cm height. Cameras, make-up bags etc should be carried separately. Should you have excess luggage, it is your responsibility to organise for this to be forwarded to your final destination.

Clothing and What to Bring Clothing and footwear should be casual, comfortable and suited to tropical conditions.

  • Clothing – shorts, trousers, shirts, swimwear, hat, sunglasses, a jacket and a change of warm clothes in case of inclement weather are advisable.
  • Footwear – some form of fast-drying wet-shoe would prove useful.
  • Personal – sun protection, insect repellent, medications, toiletries, (overseas travellers should bring a suitable adapter). Don’t forget to bring your video or camera along with plenty of film & spare batteries (recharge facilities are available).
  • Money and/or credit card for personal expenses such as drinks, souvenirs and optional extras.

Smoking Government regulations forbid smoking in tourist coaches, however frequent stops are made for those wishing to smoke. Smoking is not permitted in hotel rooms. Requests for smoking/non-smoking rooms will be passed on to hotels but cannot be guaranteed.

Travel Insurance is not included in your holiday package. For your protection, you are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes (without limitation) coverage for the full cost of your holiday package, medical expenses, loss of luggage, land content and airfare charges that may occur due to cancellation, impossibility of performance or other frustration, disruption, loss of deposit or strikes, and provide while travelling.

Disruption to Itinerary Arrangements Itineraries are intended as a guide only and are subject to alteration without notice. Alterations may be necessary for various reasons including, without limitation, road or weather conditions, strikes or other reasons beyond reasonable control.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Be aware that some confirmed bookings are not refundable if cancelled, and also may not be transferable to another date or otherwise changed. Alternatively, a change may only be permissible subject to payment of an additional fee or charge. Your entitlement to a refund for cancelled bookings is subject to the relevant Supplier’s terms and conditions. Please note that if we are entitled to a service fee for placing a booking, we will remain entitled to this fee if you cancel the booking or the Supplier fails to provide you with the Product for any reason (other than our default), including in an event of Force Majeure. We will be entitled to deduct our service fee from any refund we receive on your behalf before remitting the balance to you. Suppliers’ fees are outlined in their relevant terms and conditions.

Please review the full Terms and Conditions and Schedule of Fees prior to making a booking.

Supplier Terms and Conditions Summary:

  • 100 days or more prior to departure will incur a loss of deposit.
  • 99-61 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 50% of holiday package price.
  • 60 days or less prior to departure will incur a fee of 100% holiday package price.

Changes to the Itinerary Not all attractions, excursions and/or optional tours are provided by the tour operator. Accordingly, tour operators may, where it is required to do so, suspend or cancel any tour inclusion where that tour inclusion is not available or in the opinion of tour operators, unadvisable, unsafe or unsuitable. During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums and restaurants, sightseeing tours and shopping may be limited or not available. Tour operators reserves the right to alter or change the accommodation, carriers or vessels at any time for any reason; and cancel or alter the itinerary and/or tour at any time without notice as Outback Aussie Tours considers necessary for any reason whatsoever including road, weather or traffic conditions, non-performance of suppliers, industrial action, operational conditions and requirements.

Travel Insurance
As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance. It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance. As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity get a quote from Cover-More Travel Insurance.

Credit Card Payments
Credit Card Customer Payment Link enter this link into your browser: pay.travelpay.com.au/AUSTC

If paying via the Customer Payment Link, please ensure you complete all fields and ensure you enter the correct Trip Reference Number, so we can identify your payment.

Credit card surcharges will apply when paying by credit card. We accept all credit cards and relevant credit card fee is applied when processing: Mastercard – 1.30%, Visa – 1.50%, American Express – 2.20%, Diners Card – 2.75%, International Credit Cards – 3.25%

Direct Deposit
Direct Deposit payments take up to 3 business days to process. Please notify your consultant of your payment once it has been processed.

Commonwealth Bank: Australian Tours and Cruises
Reference: Trip Number
BSB: 062-504 Account: 1066 1268
Branch Address: 171 Howick Street Bathurst NSW 2795
International Direct Deposit: Add $25 for bank fees
SWIFT or BIC CODE: CTBAAU2S

FAQs

  • How can I pay for my tour?
    We use TravelPay to process credit cards as it is recommended by AFTA (The Australian Federation of Travel Agents) as it provides protection in the event of supplier insolvency.

    Credit Card Customer Payment Link enter this link into your browser: pay.travelpay.com.au/AUSTC

    If paying via the Customer Payment Link, please ensure you complete all fields and ensure you enter the correct Trip Reference Number, so we can identify your payment. Remember that ‘TravelPay’ will appear on your credit card statement.

    Credit card surcharges will apply when paying by credit card. We accept all credit cards and relevant credit card fee is applied when processing: Mastercard – 1.30%, Visa – 1.50%, American Express – 2.20%, Diners Card – 2.75%, International Credit Cards – 3.25%

    Direct Deposit payments take up to 3 business days to process. Please notify your consultant of your payment once it has been processed.

    Commonwealth Bank – Australian Tours and Cruises

    Reference: Trip Number

    BSB: 062-504    Account: 1066 1268

    International Direct Deposit: Add $25 for bank fees

    SWIFT or BIC CODE: CTBAAU2S

  • What medical clearance form do I use for the cargo boat?
    MV Trinity Bay Passengers

    IMPORTANT: Please note that MV “Trinity Bay” requires passengers to complete a Passenger Medical Information Form to advise the crew of any medical issues they may need to be aware of. This information will also be used by medical attendants in the event of a medical emergency or accident.

    If required by Part 1 of the Sea Swift Passenger Medical Form, a GP Fit-to-Travel Clearance is available to print and take to your GP for signature.
    Please email a copy back to reservations@capeyorktours.com.au to complete your booking, please include your booking reference number in the email.

    Bookings are not confirmed until all forms are completed and returned.

  • Is there mobile phone reception and internet cafe access on the tour?
    Digital mobile telephones only operate in Cooktown. Telstra NEXT G telephones work in Cooktown, Laura, Coen, Weipa and Thursday Island. Email access via internet cafes is generally not available. Most phones these days can recieve emails.
  • Is it possible to recharge phones, cameras etc on the tour?
    Telephones, cameras and other electrical devises can be charged using mains power in Cooktown, Musgrave, Coen, Weipa, Bramwell Station and Cape York.
  • What is the policy on alcohol on the tour?
    The Government has imposed very strict alcohol regulations throughout Cape York Peninsula and our company has a permit to carry certain quantities of alcohol and complies with all regulations and laws. Please contact our office for further, more recent information.
  • What is the policy on smoking on the tour?
    As per Government regulations, smoking is not permitted in vehicles. Ample stops provide time for smoking breaks.
  • Where can I store my car and caravan?
    There are a number of places to store your vehicle or caravan. We can give you the details to book directly once your tour dates are confirmed.
  • Are special dietary requirements catered for on the tour?
    If a passenger is on a medically prescribed diet, we will do our absolute utmost to cater suitable meals for that person. Please contact our office to discuss any diet needs.
  • What are the meals provided on the tour?
    Your Guides / Chefs work extremely hard to provide passengers with excellent, wholesome meals. Breakfast consists of a choice of at least 3 cereals, toast and spreads. Lunch has a variety of cold meats and an abundant selection of salad vegetables on rolls or sandwiches. Evening meals begin with happy hour followed by a 2 course meal which could be a grill, roast, casserole, BBQ, fresh fish and appropriate selection of vegetables followed by a tasty dessert.
  • What type of toilet and shower facilities should be expected on the tour?
    Toilets are either flushing or National Park composting type and showers are available most nights and if not, a long, soaking soap free swim in a shallow, safe stream is available.
  • How far do we travel each day?
    These tours are designed to show the very best of Cape York Peninsula. The day normally starts around 8.00am ending approximately 4.00pm covering 300 kilometers per day. During the normal course of the day you will stop for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. The tour also stops at places of interest, towns, communities and any notable flora or fauna features.
  • How many people will be on the tour?
    The maximum number of passengers depends on the seating in the 4WD vehicles which range from 4 to 22 seats.
  • How does the tour run?
    All tours are conducted on a partial participation basis, it generates friendship and conversation. The Tour Leader does all cooking however assistance with vegetable peeling, firewood collection and filling water buckets is greatly appreciated. Passengers assist with washing and wiping and erect their own tents (unless on pre-erected tent camping tour or on accommodated tour) after a demonstration, those less agile will be given assistance.
  • How much luggage am I allowed?
    Baggage space is limited. One soft sided sausage style bag per person measuring approximately 600mm x 500mm x 300mm with a maximum weight of about 10kgs plus one small day pack per person for inside the vehicle. Excess luggage may be stored at your accommodation.
  • What clothing should I bring?
    4 tee shirts

    4 shorts or skirts

    Swimmers/Towel

    Water bottle

    A spray jacket/warm jacket

    1 pair of sandals

    Shady hat

    Torch

    Toiletries

    Laundry powder

    Insect repellent

    Small day pack

    Track suit pants/jeans

    NB: clothes line & pegs are supplied by us (campers only) PLEASE AVOID ARTICLES OF WHITE/LIGHT CLOTHING AS DUST MAY STAIN

  • How comfortable are the 4WD vehicles and seating used on the tour?
    Vehicle seats are individual, padded bucket seats with lap and sash seat belts. Vehicle suspensions are modified to ride as comfortably as possible to Cape York. A seat rotation is normally done each day.
  • What kind of boats are used on the tour?
    M.V Trinity Bay carries 38 passengers stopping at Horn Island, Thursday Island and Bamaga. The trip normally takes 2.5 days and you will sleep on the boat for 2 nights. Accommodation is in either twin cabins or 3-4 passengers per cabin, all cabins have share bathroom facilities. A licensed bar is on the ship and your trip includes meals as indicated in the tour itinerary.
  • What kind of air planes are used on the tour?
    Generally medium sized air planes with a capacity of 20 to 50 passengers are used. During peak season when services are in demand we occasionally use smaller aircraft carrying 8 or less passengers.
  • Should travel insurance be organised before going on the tour?
    Travel Insurance

    As a valued customer of Cape York Tours, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance. It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance. As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity get a quote from Cover-More Travel Insurance.

  • Should I bring extra spending money for incidentals?
    We suggest about $300 per person. Credit cards and EFTPOS machines are accessible in most places throughout Cape York.
  • What is excluded from the price of your Cape York tour?
    Any costs incurred before or after departure. Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary. Any personal items such as newspapers, telephone, alcohol and drinks, laundry, personal and travel insurance. It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance which specifically covers cancellation fees, most claims arise from either personnel or close-family illness before departure resulting in cancellation charges. We suggest you talk to your car, home or life insurer and purchase a policy that will cover you for cancellation fees in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your Cape York tour.
  • What is included in the price of your Cape York Tours from Cairns?
    If on a camping tour – all camping equipment including tents with a floor built into them, mattresses, National Park fees, land access and usage fees to local communities, all camping fees. If on an accommodated tour – all accommodation costs whilst on tour. Meals as indicated: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D).