11 Days - 10 Nights
Departing Sunday March 31st 2019 return on Wednesday April 10th
The tour will be in our comfortable Twin Engine Beechcraft Baron 58 & Piper Chieftain Aircraft cruising at an average speed of 180kts – 335kph (but there will be no hurry it’s an adventure)
To allow fuel requirements and your travel comfort we will take only 4 passengers on the tour.
Day 1 - Sunday – Depart Albany early morning for spectacular coastal flight to Esperance - fuel stop - to Forrest on the Nullarbor Plain for fuel, lunch & comfort stop then to Ceduna.
Night 1 - Sunday over-night Ceduna Foreshore Hotel sampling some of the biggest oysters you have seen.
Day 2 – Monday - Ceduna to Port Pirie – comfort & re-fuel stop then to Mildura arriving late morning allowing the rest of the day in Mildura.
Nights 2 Monday overnight in Mildura
Day 3 - Tuesday Spend the morning further exploring the environs of Mildura then depart at lunch time for Canberra via Wagga Wagga.
Night 3 Tuesday – we will be in Canberra
Days 4, 5 & 6 - Wednesday-Thursday & Friday in Canberra allows time to visit The National War Museum, The High Court Of Australia, The National Art Gallery, Black Mountain Tower, a guided tour of New Parliament House plus other places of interest.
Day 7 - Saturday – we will depart Canberra for Melbourne.
At 4.25pm Saturday April 6th @ the MCG - West Coast Eagles –v- Collingwood
Day 8 – Sunday – explore the environs of Melbourne.
Night 7 & 8 in Melbourne
Day 9 - Monday Depart Melbourne for Renmark.
Night 9 – overnight Renmark staying at the Renmark Community Hotel/Motel situated on the picturesque banks of the Murray River.
Day 10 – Tuesday Depart Renmark for Port Pirie – fuel & comfort stop. Then on to Ceduna comfort stop & refuel – then 2.0hrs to Forrest.
Night 10 - Tuesday overnight Forrest staying at the Forrest Hilton Hotel !!!!
Day 11 – Wednesday April 10th Forrest to Albany via Esperance arriving Albany 11.00am
The total planned distance is 3500 nautical miles (6500 kilometers) & flight time of say 24 hours.
The maximum flight time (in the air) on any sector is 2 hours
Some days will be longer than others but traveling over the daily distances intended I believe you will find the itinerary to be comfortable, relaxed & interesting.
Although we can charter in almost all weather All flying during these tours is in daylight hours and only when weather is forecast to be fine or at worst light scattered showers. We want you to see as much as possible so we try to avoid cloud and excessive altitudes. In the event that we encounter bad weather we would extend our ground stay at that particular location. There is no extra cost for the flight just the extra nights’ accommodation.
The Costs - $ 6,795 per person – INCLUDES Air travel & Fully Guided Tours
*** Plus accommodation of approx. $900 per person based on Twin Share. This has been pre-booked at Ceduna Best Western foreshore Hotel Motel. – Comfort Inn Motel Mildua – Pavilion Motel Canberra - Bacchus Marsh Comfort Inn Motel Melbourne - Renmark Community Hotel/Motel – & the Forrest Hilton.
Hire cars & airport transfers will be shared by 5
**Meals, beverage & MCG footy tickets are at your own expense.
Payment schedule - Booking Deposit $2,000 at time of booking (so accommodation can be confirmed and avgas ordered) then balance of $4,795 on March 18th
**Your travel bag to a maximum of 8kg should include:- some smart casual leisure wear plus jeans & windcheater or jacket for the cool desert evenings - hat – sunglasses – sunscreen & insect repellant – light weight boots or slip-on footwear & a stubbie holder.
Booking a tour – we can only reserve a tour position upon receipt of your deposit.
***In the unlikely event that we cannot tour on your tour date you will have an immediate full refund of monies paid without deduction.
If you are unable to travel for some genuine reason, health or similar, other than ‘I’ve changed my mind’ you will receive an immediate refund of all monies paid less
any penalty we suffer on booked accommodation due to your cancellation.
This Canberra tour is the latest addition to our itinerary of Australian & Outback tours including Longreach, Kakadu, Tasmania & various Racing Cup Adventures which have been operating since 2010.
I look forward to discussing further any queries you may have.
Tour Managers - Ian Williams Mobile 0428 922 838