Past Tours

Sunday 18th to Sunday 25th May 2025

South West Queensland by Trains

This bespoke 8 day tour features not one but three chartered trains. Starting and finishing at Thirroul we travel with our chartered coach which complements our off-train journeys and tour insights.

Heading north our first train will take us along the scenic NSW North Coast from Paterson to Grafton. Then its up into the mountains to the New England and Glen Innes where we savour a Celtic experience. Next we cross the Queensland border to Stanthorpe to join our second chartered train. We will enjoy much enjoyable travelling aboard this Southern Downs Railway train as we visited the garden city of Toowoomba, Oakey, Warwick and to the south west regional town of Goondiwindi.

Spending 2 nights at Goondiwindi affords us a

 

Wednesday 6th to Monday 11th September 2023

Riverina Insights

A six day tour of the Riverina region of NSW. Travelling by a private, chartered railcar and touring with our accompanying coach.

We’ll visit a diverse range of interesting locations and enjoy visits to the historic town of Walla Walla, a Riverina orange orchard, an iris farm, Temora Rural Museum, Griffith and and a chartered luncheon cruise from Mulwala on the mighty Murray River. The first and last days of the tour feature the magnificent Illawarra Escarpment with a lookout stop only accessible by train.

Included: fully escorted, all meals, extensive travelling aboard chartered train, coach and vessel; ensuite accommodation and all touring.

Monday 24th July - Saturday 5th August 2023

WA by Air July 2023

A truly unique perspective of this enormously diverse state. We have two departures for this extraordinary 13 day tour.  Flying in a Cessna Caravan aircraft with a maximum of just 7 guests you will see the length and breadth of WA’s superlative scenery. Fully escorted. Comprehensive ground touring with all meals and accommodation included in the tariff.

Tuesday 27th September to Sunday 2nd October 2022

Outback by Air

Flying in your private chartered Cessna Caravan aircraft with a maximum of  just 7 guests, start your adventure from Shellharbour (Wollongong). Each day you’ll be enthralled with a bird’s eye perspective of the true Outback. We fly to Winton via the quintessential outback towns of Eulo and Thargomindah and land at Lark Quarry where we see first hand the footprints of dinosaurs. Our overnight visit of the historic town of Winton reveals its connection to Waltzing Matilda.

The spectacle of the Queensland Channel Country is best appreciated from your window seat – each guest has their own window – as we fly to Birdsville for overnight. Experience the sunset from Big Red – one of the giant red dunes in the Simpson Desert. Our aerial tour then  takes us south- west from Birdsville following the Diamantina River to Lake Eyre and the  Painted Desert – a natural phenomena of varied coloured hills. The ancient, rugged and majestic Flinders Ranges feature a 2 night stay and a whole day of special touring from our comfortable base at Arkaroola.

Our final day is flying over Lake Frome, Broken Hill, Menindee Lakes to World Heritage Listed Lake Mungo where we have an exclusive tour and lunch before re-boarding our plane for the flight to Wollongong.

Friday 17th to Thursday 23rd February 2023

Islands of Tasmania 2023

This is a 7 day tour by luxury chartered aircraft visiting 5 of the Tasmanian islands: Flinders, King, Maria, Bruny and Sarah. We spend 2 nights on each of the Bass Strait islands of King and Flinders and we have comprehensive guided sightseeing throughout the tour. You’ll see the contrasts between the islands: seaweed harvesting, a 7000 year old calcified forest, penguins, a former Tasmanian aboriginal mission, the renown King Island Dairy, former penal colony and the resupply port for French and English sailors as well as the site of Australia’s worst maritime accident.

We fly in a Cessna Caravan aircraft which is certified as one the safest single engine aeroplanes. Its equipped with 6 passenger seats so everyone has a window seat and we fly at altitudes which afford the best views commensurate with safety and operational requirements.

Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th May 2021

Outback South Australia by Air

A truly unique tour travelling by chartered aircraft. Departing from Wollongong NSW with just 5 guests. Experiences range from a chartered private carriage on the Pichi Richi Railway’s Afghan Express from Quorn to Port Augusta; Smoky Bay oyster farm, private tour of Lake MacDonnell gypsum mine, Maralinga, the tiny town of Forrest WA (pop.2), Flinder’s Island and Kangaroo Island with your own private cook and of course… a bird’s eye view of some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Australia!

Wednesday 11th to Tuesday 17th May 2022

Lake Eyre by Air 2022

This seven day itinerary, travelling by private, chartered aircraft, visiting outback NSW, Queensland and South Australia, takes in the Corner Country, Lake Eyre and Lake Mungo. A truly quintessential Australian journey tracing the steps of European explorers and colonial drovers, and walking in the timeless land of indigenous Australians. You will visit outback stations, see the famous Cooper Creek and Lake Eyre, explore the unique Flinders Ranges and experience the indigenous perspective of fascinating Lake Mungo. A must-do trip

SUNDAY 17TH JUNE to FRIDAY 13TH JULY, 2018

Southern African Insights

photo by John Tuckerman

Insights Tours boutique itinerary to discover the southern African countries of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique. Featuring first class sleeping and dining train travel over 12 days from Walvis Bay, Namibia to Pretoria, South Africa aboard the Shongololo train. In Botswana we’ll visit the Okavango Delta and in Zimbabwe the truly awesome Victoria Falls. The historic and cultural highlights of South Africa will be experienced during our visits to Capetown and Johannesburg. Some of the itinerary will be linked with chartered private aircraft flights allowing us to make the most efficient use of our time. The final destination will be a 2 night stay on the remote but gorgeous coastline of Mozambique