Travel West

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Travel West Outback Tours is a professional tour operator catering for non-smokers only. Owners, Graham and Deb pride themselves on operating well planned tours specialising in nature-based experiences, Australian history, especially Burke and Wills, and outback characters.

Travel West operate Four Wheel Drive Motel Accommodated Tag Along Tours to Birdsville, Innamincka and the Corner Country. Guided Simpson Desert crossings are also available for small groups.

Travel West is now operating Lake Eyre in a Day package from Brisbane. "It's not all about Lake Eyre but the journey of the water to Lake Eyre"!

Travel West offers 16 people an exciting 11-Day Air Safari to Outback Australia and the Kimberley to see icons like Uluru and the amazing Horizontal Falls and also fly over Lake Eyre.

Graham has a wealth of knowledge about the outback, having driven road trains through the Kimberley and Northern Territory. He is passionate about the outback and western river systems and provides excellent commentary on their tours.

Deb has spent many years in tourism, working in Inbound, for Sunlover Holidays and Tourism Queensland before joining Travel West. Deb's attention to detail is evident in the smooth running of tours.

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Off Road Driving

Our Tours

Central Australia and the Kimberley Air Safari

Professionally guided by Graham and Deb from Travel West, your 11 day/10 night journey begins in Brisbane and will visit Longreach, Birdsville, fly low over Lake Eyre to Coober Pedy, Alice Springs, two nights Kununurra, two nights Broome and two nights Ayers Rock Resort.

Graham will provide commentary and entertain you all the way with history, geography and stories about driving road trains and carting cattle in the Kimberley and the Territory. Learn about the rivers, deserts, corners and much more. Highlights include flying low over the Carnarvon Gorge range, the Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum, the iconic Birdsville Pub, "Sounds of Silence" dinner in the desert at Uluru, flight seeing over Lake Eyre, the Bungle Bungles, Horizontal Falls and the Buccaneer Archipelago down the magnificent coastline into Broome, where you'll spend two nights at Cable Beach Club Resort. See magnificent displays of Opals, Diamonds and Pearls. Cruising on the Ord River with Triple J Tours is another favourite day.

Travel West caters for non-smokers only and this trip is limited to 16 passengers, each with a window seat for entire trip

Join them on this once in a lifetime experience around Outback Australia.

Indicative rates

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$13487 $14497
Four Wheel Drive Motel Accommodated Tag Along to Birdsville, Innamincka and Corner Country Tour

Have you ever wanted to drive to the top of Big Red sandhill? Test your driving skills in the Simpson Desert, learn about the history of the region, the river systems and relax as Graham and Deb take care of everything you will need on your fully motel accommodated four wheel drive self drive around the outback, taking in south-west Queensland, the Cooper Basin, South Australia and Sturts National Park, New South Wales.

Spend a night in Windorah, two nights in Birdsville, two nights at Innamincka and two nights at Tibooburra visiting Cameron Corner and the famous Burke and Wills Dig Tree along the way. You will be required to bring your own well maintained four wheel drive with reasonable ground clearance and a high/low transfer case. Extras to include are a second spare, a UHF radio and tyre gauge. Their escort vehicle is fitted with a first-aid kit, satellite phone and extra recovery gear. Pets not allowed and unsuitable for children.

Tour finishes in Tibooburra and from here you can travel south through Broken Hill, east to Bourke or north to Thargomindah, Eulo and Cunnamulla.

This tour caters for non-smokers only.

Indicative rates

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$2470 $2470
Four Wheel Drive Birdsville and Simpson Desert

Fly with Rex Airlines from Brisbane to Charleville where your great Outback Experience begins! Upon arrival you will be met by Graham and Deb for a look around town before heading to Charleville Bush Cottage with a leisurely afternoon and evening around the campfire or the option to see stars like never before at the Cosmos Centre.

Visit Quilpie and see why it's known for the best boulder opals in the world, see Cooper Creek at Windorah, horizons that expand forever, two nights at the iconic Birdsville Hotel including a glass of bubbly on the verandah watching the sunset over the desert, a morning venturing into the Simpson Desert with time to be inspired and mesmerised on top of Big Red (the tallest sand dune in the Simpson Desert).

This memorable experience is subject to availability commencing on a Monday and finishing on a Friday.

Travel West proudly caters for non-smokers only.

Indicative rates

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$4500 $4500
Four Wheel Drive Simpson Desert and Tracks Tour

Your special adventure begins after you fly with Rex Airlines from Brisbane to Birdsville. Upon arrival you will be met by Graham and Deb who will show you some wonderful parts of the outback. Your first night is staying in the iconic Birdsville Pub. The real adventure begins leaving Birdsville behind and traversing the sand dunes of the Simpson Desert. Experience the magic of sleeping in the Simpson Desert for two nights and then travelling the Oodnadatta Track to Coober Pedy and experience sleeping underground. Travel via William Creek to Maree and then up the Birdsville Track for the night on Clayton Station, owned by the Oldfield family. Travel via Mungarannie back to Birdsville for the night and then return to Brisbane with Rex Airlines.

Travel West caters for non-smokers only.

Indicative rates

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$10500 $10500
Check Out Charleville Town Tour

A Town Tour in any town is a Must Do, so when you come to Charleville join the "Check Out Charleville" Town Tour departing 9am Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (May to September). Hear about the Heritage buildings, the fires and the floods that are a great part of their history and hear about flood mitigation work that has now been completed to prevent the town from flooding in the future. Book through the Charleville Visitor Information Centre. Great value at AUD10 per person.

Once you've heard all about town, you will need to stay longer and hear the full story about historic Hotel Corones and also learn why the Americans were in Charleville during WWII.

Indicative rates

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$10 $20
Lake Eyre in a Day from Brisbane

Fully inclusive day trip from Brisbane including in-flight breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, light dinner, commentary by Graham Reid who has extensive knowledge of south west Queensland having spent many years operating small group tours to Birdsville, Innamincka and around the Corner Country. One of his great passions is the western river systems. Visit the iconic Birdsville Hotel. This trip is so much more than just about seeing amazing Lake Eyre – it’s the journey and hearing how the water reaches the lake.

Travel in window seat of a Fairchild Metro 23 with a maximum 17 passengers, departing from the General Aviation Terminal, Brisbane Airport (via Dryandra Road).

Indicative rates

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$2250.00 $2260.00

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