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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Brisbane Lookout Mount Coot-tha

Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane Area
  • Free WiFi
Free Entry
Brisbane will come at you with riverside vistas around almost every corner, but it takes a short drive from the city centre and a few twists and turns up Sir Samuel Griffith Scenic Drive to find the city's best angle. Brisbane Lookout Mount Coot-tha provides a remarkable vantage point to view Brisbane and beyond. Set amongst beautifully manicured gardens and nestled in the natural bushland of Brisbane Forest Park, is the Summit Restaurant and Bar, Function Centre, Kuta Cafe, Gift Shop and Observation Deck. Interpretive facilities pointing out well-known Brisbane landmarks are located on the observation deck. On a clear day, you can take in striking views of Brisbane City and right out to Moreton Bay. By night, the spectacle switches on with the city lights and star-lit skies. There are also a handful of bushwalks around the vicinity of the Lookout. Take the Aboriginal Track down to Slaughter's Falls and keep your eye out for some original Aboriginal art. Mt Coot-tha is also scattered with picnic areas fully equipped with gas barbecues.

D'Aguilar National Park

The Gap, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
D'Aguilar National Park is a huge, diverse park of scribbly gums and lush rainforest, sprawling over the hills and Mountains at Brisbane's back door. From the parks information centre join in a fun and informative Connect with Nature activity, or explore the wildlife displays at the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre. Enjoy great lookouts, walking tracks and picnic areas, also remote secluded camp sites for experienced walkers and navigators. At Jolly's lookout (wheelchair accessible), cook a barbecue while taking in the views over Samford Valley and listening to early morning birdsong. At Boombana, take a short rainforest walk among strangler figs and climbing vines. In the northern section of the park inspect the remains of the antique sawmill in the Gantry day-use area. Fit walkers can hike the Somerset trail to enjoy views of Somerset and Wivenhoe lakes. The rockpool at Rocky Hole is surrounded by eucalypt forest and is a great place for a cooling swim in summer. Campers can stay at Neurum Creek or the more remote Archer campground (four-wheel-drive access only). This huge park is a treasure trove close to Brisbane, offering a circuit drive of 90 minutes through a range of natural habitats.
Free Entry
Samford Conservation Park and Bunyaville Conservation Park protect a community of spotted gums found only in the Brisbane region. Dry rainforest and freshwater ponds along seasonally flowing creeks also feature. Enjoy the Bunyaville track. Have a barbecue at the wheelchair-accessible picnic area. Ride your horse or bicycle. Dogs on leash are allowed, except where signs prohibit them. Education Queensland operates an environmental education centre in Bunyaville Conservation Park, with informative programs for schools and the public (bookings are required).

Fort Lytton National Park

Lytton, Brisbane Area
From AU$6.05 - 6.05
Fort Lytton National Park protects the birthplace of Queensland's military history. From 1881 to 1945 this classic coastal fortress was the focus of Queensland's defence activity. One of several built around Australia's coast in the nineteenth century for protection from invasion, the well-preserved pentagonal fort is concealed behind grassy embankments and surrounded by a water-filled moat. Join a guided tour and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the fort and its restored guns, which were designed to fire and disappear! Learn more detail in the museum. Enjoy a picnic with a background of scenic river views. Fort Lytton is half an hour’s drive from the centre of Brisbane.

Walkabout Creek

The Gap, Brisbane Area
From AU$7 - 7
Walkabout Creek features a visitor centre, the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre and a wedding/conference centre and cafe. The Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre provides detailed information on D'Aguilar National Park and also showcases many of South East Queensland's national parks through a virtual lookout platform that provides a spectacular panoramic viewing experience. The South East Queensland Wildlife Centre showcases some of the incredible biodiversity of South East Queensland and is home to various reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish and mammals. It features nocturnal wildlife in a night-house and also has a walk-through aviary. The wildlife centre is one of the few wildlife displays exhibiting one of the world's most fascinating mammals-the platypus. The wildlife centre is open 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, seven days a week, with the exception of some public holidays. Walkabout Creek's Connect with Nature program offers a range of nature-based activities and events every season for families at Walkabout Creek; and a school's program featuring environmental education activities, designed to suit the Australian curriculum.

Streets Beach

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
  • Free WiFi
Free Entry
Streets Beach is a South Bank icon and a must-visit while you’re in the Parklands. As Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach, boasts a sparkling lagoon surrounded by white, sandy beaches and sub-tropical plants. Streets Beach is free to use and is patrolled by qualified lifeguards all year round. The lifeguard’s hours change throughout the year, so please contact the South Bank Visitor Centre on (07) 3156 6366 to see when they are patrolling.

Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Offering impressive early morning or evening views, extending across the river to the City and beyond to the mountains surrounding the city's outskirts, the Kangaroo Point Cliffs are a popular picnic spot. At the cliffs' base are well maintained gas barbecues and eating spots, interspersed between vibrant river's edge sculptures, walking and cycling tracks, and whimsical pavilions for the rest. You might also consider some serious abseiling!

Riverlife Mirrabooka

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane Area
From AU$55 - 95
Share in rich Aboriginal culture presented by the Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers-Riverlife Mirrabooka in the natural bushland of Kangaroo Point. Develop an awareness of the diverse aspects of contemporary Aboriginal culture by witnessing and participating in traditional song and dance passed down over many generations, primitive fire starting techniques, playing of Aboriginal musical instruments (such as didgeridoos) and listening to Indigenous educational talks that offer an insight into Aboriginal life and history of this ancient land. Riverlife Mirrabooka offers a rare opportunity to share in rich Aboriginal spiritual connections to our country in the heart of Brisbane. An opportunity not to be missed! Bookings are essential. Riverlife Mirrabooka also offers private group sessions for 20 plus people. Packages for off-site performances are also available. Other activities that may interest you at Riverlife Adventure Centre include day and night kayaking, rock climbing and abseiling, as well as bike / kick bike / kayak and inline skate hire.

Brisbane City

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From Queensland's largest selection of fashion and award-winning food and drink, to countless entertainment options, The City truly offers a discovery in every direction ... You know you've arrived in Brisbane when you catch a glimpse of the iconic Story Bridge as a CityCat glides underneath, creating glistening ripples in the winding Brisbane River. The City's most recognisable natural landmark takes centre stage and is lined with Brisbane's finest alfresco restaurants and bars, offering unmasked views and complimenting the city's celebrated outdoor lifestyle. There are over 1,000 stores to choose from in the famous Queen Street Mall, plus it's surrounding streets Adelaide, Edward and Elizabeth. Offering the State's largest collection of flagship stores and unique boutiques, truly making The City Queensland's premier shopping destination. Once you tear yourself away from shopping you'll discover the largest collection of Good Food Guide-awarded restaurants, cafes and bars in Queensland, there are hundreds of options to whet your palette. You won't find it hard amusing yourself in The City. There's The City Sounds program - Australia's largest free music program showcasing Brisbane's emerging and established music talent across the Central Business District every week. Plus another 1,000 or so events that take place throughout The City every year, plus cinemas, salons, day spas, a casino, galleries, a bowling alley and historic sites. Take a break in the inner-city sanctuary of the City Botanic Gardens, home to lush stretches of green grass and exotic and native plants. Relax at Roma Street Parklands, the world's largest subtropical garden in a City centre. Getting around The City is an effortless journey due to its compact nature. With major attractions, restaurants and hotels clustered around the river peninsula, Brisbane is most easily explored on foot with the streets laid out in a grid-like system, leaving little chance for disorientation.

New Farm and Teneriffe

New Farm, Brisbane Area
Food. Parks. Culture. Originally a farming area and later an industrial hub with boat moorings and commercial wool stores, Teneriffe has undergone an urban resurgence and where apartments have sprung up, restaurants, cafes and boutiques have followed. Ancient trees give shade for outdoor eating and the riverside boardwalk provides views of exclusive homes and loft-style units. New Farm encourages an outdoor lifestyle, with tree lined streets and unique spaces such as Brisbane Powerhouse and the heart of the suburb, New Farm Park. The 37 hectare park attracts visitors to its perfect riverside picnic spots, frisbee throwing greens, cycling loops and tree house style adventure playground that sprawls through the branches of the giant fig trees. The wine bars, cafes, restaurants and delis, riverside bowls club, galleries and theatres all combine to make New Farm and Teneriffe popular destinations to both live and visit.
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