No-one’s averse to a pub-crawl. It’s practically what made this nation great. And forget riding through history on the sheep’s back – a South Australian tour operator has taken the Aussie Pub-Crawl and given it wings. As they rather accurately point out: “It’s 500km between hotels, so your ‘designated driver’ is a pilot.”
“WITH GREAT FRIENDS AND TIME TO SPARE, WHAT A HOOT! I ONLY HOPE MY LIVER COPES.” – Sandra Sully
Taking in some of the iconic – as well as unheard-of – destinations in the deep outback, this is a four-day odyssey through spectacular scenery: the Flinders Ranges and magnificent Wilpena Pound from the air, over Lake Torrens and the opal mining area of Andamooka, on to William Creek and her famous Hotel, then into Queensland to Birdsville and her even more famous Hotel, as well as Innamincka, the Burke and Wills Dig Tree and heaps more – half from the air, half from the ground via 4WD, passing through three states in all.
It’s basically a four-day journey from remote pub to remote pub in your own private aircraft, with loads of rugged terrain, history and outback culture to fill in the gaps. A truly unique way to see Australia.
WHERE // Banksia Adventures’ tours take in areas across three states: SA, NSW and Qld. (08) 8431 9311 or www.banksia-adventures.com.au.
DID YOU KNOW? // William Creek is SA’s smallest town (average population: 10) and is surrounded by one of Australia’s biggest cattle properties, Anna Creek Station, which is almost half the size of Tasmania.