Lake Eyre & the Birdsville Races

The Birdsville Races. The iconic event evokes images of red dirt and larger-than-life characters in the desert in a remote part of Australia.

Rather than a long, three-day drive from Melbourne, join us on an air tour to the iconic races in a relaxed style. Stay at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and Innamincka, take a scenic flight over the extraordinary Lake Eyre, and enjoy all the crazy fun of the races.



Australian Air Safaris tours offer unique itineraries flying around Australia.  We explore our vast nation in our private planes, meaning we are always small groups, and everyone has a window seat.  We have over 45 years of air touring experience, creating unforgettable experiences that will last a lifetime. Our all-inclusive* tours are hosted by our knowledgeable pilots and assisted by local guides who share our passion for this country, ensuring you're never short of stories to tell when you get home.

We take care of all of the planning and logistics. All you have to do is meet us at the airport, ready for an adventure of a lifetime. We will whisk you away to places near and far, exploring the hard to get to and the unique.

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Tour Highlights

  • Dark Sky Arkaroola
  • Iconic Birdsville Races
  • Historic Innamincka
  • Scenic flight over Lake Eyre
  • Flightseeing over Marree Man
A few days in the S.A. outback.
"Ancient Flinders Ranges 4 day tour was the most amazing experience. Australian Air Safaris staff and operations are professional to a tee. It’s an expensive yet exceptional way to holiday. Absolute every detail is attended to and Nick, our pilot, kept us safe, informed and pampered for the duration. I can hardly wait to work out where I’ll go next."
LizW , TripAdvisor / Melbourne

Touring route

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Tour Itinerary: Lake Eyre & the Birdsville Races

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