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You Beauty! The Outback in Living Colour

Australia’s Outback presents a colour palette like no other. From the sunburnt sands and ochre-hued escarpments of its Red Centre to the lush green rainforests of Tropical North Queensland, the Outback packs a punch when it comes to the kaleidoscope of colours on show. Here are four unmissable locales.


A World of Rainforest and Reef
In Cape Tribulation, rainforest-clad mountains tumble down to meet the coastline, where pure white sands and turquoise waters dazzle. This is the only place on Earth where two World Heritage-listed sites meet – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. The Daintree is the oldest tropical lowland forest in the world and is home to thousands of species of birds, animals and reptiles. Here, giant fan palms, emerald green vines and ancient ferns tangle together, forming a dense rainforest that makes you feel as though you are stepping into Jurassic Park. Experience the awe-inspiring scenery on our 10 Day Journey through Tropical North Queensland.
Cape Tribulation, Queensland
Be Moved by the Outback's Heart
As the light shifts and changes throughout the day, so does the landscape at Uluru – the spiritual heart of the Red Centre. At sunrise, feel an overwhelming sense of calm as you watch this mighty monolith come to life against a pastel-coloured sky. In the afternoon, Uluru appears as an ochre-brown hue, scored with dark shadows
Uluru, Ayers Rock at sunset
As the sun begins to set, it bathes the rock in burnt orange, then a series of deeper and darker reds, before it finally fades into charcoal as night falls. See Uluru on our 7 Day Southern Ocean to Top End by Private Jet Air Tour. Spend a night at the Field of Light art installation and savour dinner under the stars, accompanied by the soothing sounds of the didgeridoo. With Uluru in the background, watch in awe as 50,000 soft lights cover the desert floor behind you
Man standing amongst the art installation field of lights at sunset in Ayers Rock

Get Your Fill of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre
Few sights in Australia stir the soul more than that of the normally dry Lake Eyre filling with water and suddenly teeming with life. The lake, properly known as Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, relies on monumental rains in Queensland and the Northern Territory for water to begin to flow into it. In 2019, the lake reached levels unseen for almost half a century, and the region was once again alive, with fish surging through the rivers that feed the lake and its surface thronged with an array of birdlife including hundreds of thousands of pelicans. Only the weather gods know what the year ahead will bring, but whether you see the lake brimming with water or bone dry on our 13 Day Central to South Explorer with Kangaroo Island tour, both are equally spectacular. The best way to fully appreciate this gigantic inland lake is from above on a scenic flight. 

Aerial image from plane flying over Lake Eyre
Paradise Found amid Corals and Blooms
Stretching over 1,100 kilometres of seemingly untouched coastline, Western Australia’s Coral Coast is a marine paradise like no other. Here, waves lap lazily on pristine white-sand beaches and turtles sweep through sheltered turquoise bays. The crystal-clear waters of Ningaloo Marine Park harbour the world’s largest fringing reef. Beneath the surface, you’ll find dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, and more than 500 species of fish. See the marine life on our 8 Day West Coast and Kimberley Horizons by Private Jet tour.
Aerial view of Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park, WA
There’s more to discover on land, where colourful blankets of native wildflowers burst into bloom between August and September along the spectacular Wildflower Way. For a whole new perspective on the region, take an optional helicopter flight over the Dampier Archipelago. The staggering contrast between brilliant white beaches, aquamarine waters and the rugged red Pilbara landscape is a breathtaking sight – one that can only really be experienced from the air. 
Join us on an Australian tour to explore the living colours of the Australian Outback from the skies. Aboard a privately chartered aircraft, you'll travel vast distances with ease, allowing more time on the ground in each unforgettable destination.