You will stay in handpicked unique and inspiring hotels, camps and lodges throughout the journey: More
1st Night: Birdsville Hotel
Sheltered by the islands that make up the Archipelago, and known for exquisite beaches, Esperance is a beautiful setting to stay where yarns have been spun for more than a century by characters as colourful as the surrounding desert landscape. Whether you’ve driven for days or your plane has landed on the airstrip next to the pub, we offer you accommodation, food, drinks, and everything you’ll need for an authentic outback pub experience.Illustrate your journey with the characters and stories that have helped to shape Australia.
2nd & 3rd Night: Davidson's Arnhemland Safaris
Davidson's Arnhemland Safaris at Mt Borradaile is a registered aboriginal sacred site in an exclusively leased 700 sq-km area nestled against the Arnhem Land escarpment. Its rugged ranges fringed by idyllic billabongs, flood plains, paper bark swamps and monsoonal rainforests, an amazingly beautiful wilderness. Valleys, overhangs and caves have been occupied for over 50,000 years and offer magnificent galleries of rock art as well as occupation and burial sites.
4th & 5th Night: The Bush Camp at Faraway Bay
Situated on the northwest corner of Australia, there is a place so remote and so far from anywhere or anyone it is called Faraway Bay. With no road access and 150km from its nearest neighbours, this is one of the most remote bush camps in the world. Faraway Bay is a bare-foot luxury bush retreat nestled on the rocky cliffs of the Kimberley Coast overlooking the Timor Sea. Activities at Faraway Bay include visiting ancient Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock art sites, cruising to King George Falls, fishing and much more.
6th & 7th: Bullo River Station
Bullo River Station was made famous by top-selling Australian author Sara Henderson, whose American husband Charles Henderson developed Bullo River in the 1950’s, with the story of station life vividly chronicled in Sara’s books. Lined with beautiful, smooth-bark boab trees, the long, low stone homestead with its facade of five arches is cool and quiet even in the heat of the day. Guests are welcome to wander in, chat with the Bullo team, help themselves to a cold drink or just chill out in the living area – it’s a casual affair. Guest accommodation, located only a few metres from the main homestead is a purpose built area consisting of 12 double/twin rooms off one central corridor, each with air conditioning and ensuite. The decor is simple – cool, tiled floors, indigenous art on the walls and no phones or televisions. All rooms are serviced daily and have sliding door access to the lawns surrounding the homestead.
8th & 9th: The Prairie Hotel, Parachilna
A historic, stylish outback hotel in a town with an official population of two. The Prairie’s use of local and indigenous ingredients for their famed restaurant menu has attracted visitors the world over and won them numerous awards. Combined with stunning scenery and expert guiding of the Flinders Ranges, their impressive collection of aboriginal artworks and warm, outback hospitality – you won’t want to leave.