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
4 day outback Experience
"Thank you Kirkhope. These were the most amazing and enjoyable 4 days of travel. The organisation was brilliant providing us with a fabulous insight to the Australian outback, the towns of the interior and the spectacular movement of water down to Lake Eyre. Our pilot made every effort to ensure that we had the best views possible and also provided us with loads of information as well as many entertaining stories. And the food and accommodation were a delight, a true "foodies" experience."
Ingrid C , Melbourne

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Tour Itinerary: Lake Eyre & the Birdsville Races

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