Take a 3 day / 2 night flying adventure exploring the unique landscapes and rich history of western Queensland. This fully guided experience will introduce you to some of the outback's past and present legends as they share their stories of life on the land. From the comfort of your helicopter we will also visit some of the most remote and beautiful country that is only accessible from the air. Even though you're way outback, you don't need to leave the comforts of home behind. Your hosts Deon and Lane provide beautiful exclusive accommodation, and Paddock to Plate dining.


The Outback Adventure Of A Lifetime Awaits.


DAY 1


⁃ 11:30am, Meet and greet your hosts Deon and Lane in Longreach at destination of guests choosing.
⁃ 12:00pm, Queensland helicopters base for preflight brief and meet your pilot
⁃ 12:30pm, Fly eastward over historic Wellshot Station to outback town of Ilfracombe
⁃ 12:45pm, land Ilfracombe airport, Transfer to the Wellshot hotel with publican and guide Tracy Hatch
⁃ 1:00pm, Soak up the history over a few cold ones and enjoy lunch on the veranda
⁃ 2:30-3:00pm, Saddle up and fly northeast over the vast Mitchell grass plains to Shandonvale Station
⁃ 3:30pm, Land at the Homestead and check in to your outback hotel
⁃ 5:00pm, watch the sunset over the beautiful Lynch waterhole with pre-dinner drinks and canapés
⁃ 7:00pm-9:00pm, Enjoy dinner at the Homestead, focussing on local and homegrown produce

Ilfracombe Airport

1200 Ilfracombe airport

Mitchel Grass Plains

1200 Mitchel grass plains

Shandonvale Homestead

1200 Shandonvale Homestead

Sunset Drinks

1200 Sunset drinks


DAY 2

⁃ Hook into a hearty Station Breakfast
⁃ 10:00am, Take a morning tour of the Station animals, pets and garden with your guide Lane.
⁃ 11:30am, Back in the helicopter an push Northeast into the Desert Country. Fly over Ancient Artesian springs, Lake Dunn and onto Queensland’s largest salt lake, Lake Galilee
⁃ 1:00pm, Drop down and land on a remote island for a Drovers Lunch
⁃ 2:00pm, Hit the sky’s again, tracking southwest over rugged spinifex and wattle country while learning some history of the Iningai people and hover over some of the unique Artwork of the lake Dunn sculpture trail.
⁃ 2:45pm, Landing back at Shandonvale Station take a guided Station tour in the ATV’s or make some noise with a shoot at the gun range
⁃ 5:00pm, After a big day exploring treat yourself to a sunset Artesian tree top bath experience, kick back with a champagne and enjoy the raw beauty of the country on dusk
⁃ 7:00pm-9:00pm Swap some yarns over dinner and wine at the homestead till late


Sculpture Trail

1200 Sculpture trail

Lake Dunn

1200 Lake Dunn

A Drover’s Lunch

1200 A Drover’s Lunch

Artesian Treetop Bath

1200 Artesian treetop bath


DAY 3

⁃ Watch the sunrise over the claypans of Aramac Creek and cook up a paddock to plate Breakfast
⁃ 10:30am, Pack the helicopter and your bags ready for the last leg of your Adventure
⁃ 11:00am, short Flight to the history rich town of Aramac where local legend Cojo Coulton will take you on a 45min guided tour of the place that won’t be easily forgotten
⁃ 12:00pm, Airborne again head west to the meeting of the waters “Muttaburra” where the Bangal, Towers hill, and Cornish creeks join to create the mighty Thompson River
⁃ 1:00pm, Ditching the helicopter at the back of the pub, enjoy a look around town followed by a coldie and lunch
⁃ 2:30pm, Journey South over the broad water and follow the every widening channel country to the famed lookout of the legendary cattle duffer Harry Redford. As we continue South, our final destination appears on the horizon "Longreach" the Capital of western Queensland
⁃ 3:30pm-4:00pm, Final goodbyes and cheers to a great outback adventure (Bag drop off and Transfers to accomodation etc)

The Channel Country

1200 The Channel Country

Thompson River

1200 Thompson River

Muttaburra Pub

1200 Muttaburra Pub

Captain Starlight Lookout

1200 Captain Starlight Lookout

Book Today


- All enquiries or to reserve a booking please email Deon shandonvale@outlook.com or phone 07 46511685

- $ 2,850 pp (includes all flights, tours, accommodation, bag transfers, meals and beverages)

- Bookings of 2 or 4 pax (5 on request)

- Max combined passenger weight 180kg (2pax)

- Please be aware these tours can change flight paths or be cancelled due to weather events, however a full refund will be given.

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