A Day at the Birdsville Racesadmin2017-11-03T14:56:23+10:00
A DAY AT THE BIRDSVILLE RACES A premium outback experience 2015
The Birdsville Races are unquestionably one of Australia’s iconic sporting events. Every year the unique and colourful outback races make the national television news and have become symbolic of the Aussie spirit, characterised by a sense for adventure, fun and love of sport. The long and difficult journey through the rough roads of the outback to Birdsville for “The Races” has been a regular pilgrimage for many Australians – thrill seekers, 4WD enthusiasts, locals from surrounding stations and touring grey nomads. Many fly in by small planes from both near and far. A sell out in 2014, Australian Air Holidays is again delighted to offer a Premium Experience to the Birdsville Races, all the excitement and enjoyment but without the arduous road journey.
DAY 1 (L,D) BRISBANE, LONGREACH • Fly by private charter Fokker 50 aircraft from Brisbane to Longreach. Visit the impressive Qantas Founders Museum. See a replica of the first aircraft built by Qantas, a De Havilland DH50, a Catalina flying boat and many other aircraft commissioned by Qantas throughout its illustrious history. • To the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame one of Australia’s premier heritage facilities. The Centre proudly displays the history behind Australia’s greatest and bravest explorers, stock workers, pastoralists and Aborigines. • Transfer to Albert Park Motor Inn to freshen up before a Drover’s Sunset Cruise on the Thomson River. Then enjoy black linen dining underneath the stars and the Coolabah’s with Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show.
DAY 2 (B,L) LONGREACH, BIRDSVILLE, BRISBANE • Fly from Longreach to Birdsville. The Birdsville Airport is conveniently located next to the famous Birdsville Hotel. • Soak in the carnival like atmosphere in town, centred around the hotel. • Transfer to the Birdsville Race track 3 kms out of town. Revel in the unique spectacle of The Races culminating in the Birdsville Cup all from the premium OBE Organic Trackside Marquee. • Enjoy a mouth-watering organic beef lunch with complimentary beverages and Marquee entertainment throughout the afternoon. • At the conclusion of the Races, transfer to the Airport for the direct flight to Brisbane. This marks the finish line to a great Australian experience, even if you didn’t pick a winner!
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