Outback Spirit Opens 2023 Season Early


As borders closed, hungry travellers who may have once looked beyond Australia’s shores are looking inward, seeking to deepen their understanding of Australia’s diverse landscape. Renowned as the leading operator for exploring Australia’s wild and rugged frontiers, Outback Spirit shares the most dramatic yet beautiful lands the country has to offer with guests. Unparalleled access to some of Australia’s most remote places has driven a nearly sold out 2022 season. In response, Outback Spirit has released its 2023 dates early, allowing guests to secure their desired travel dates ahead of time.  

Chief Commercial Officer for Journey Beyond, Peter Egglestone, said “We have been in the outback adventure business for over 20 years and offer more than 25 itineraries that reach into some of Australia’s most remote and remarkable landscapes—even the most seasoned traveller will find a new pocket of Australia to explore. We have unparalleled access into Arnhem Land and the most hard-to-reach regions across Australia. The demand for our tours has grown and we’re almost sold out for 2022, so to ensure guests can book the dates they want, we’ve opened the 2023 season earlier than ever before.” 

As a bonus, guests can get exceptional savings across our entire range of 2023 Outback Spirit adventures if they book by 28 April 2022—saving up to $750 per person. 

Travelling with Outback Spirit means guests travel in style. Guests can choose from luxury, state-of-the-art 4WD adventures in all-terrain Mercedes-Benz tour coaches and exciting Desert Safaris, with stays at stunning safari camps and lodges that are highlights of the adventure in their own right. All tours are conducted in small groups, varying between 12-26 depending on the destination, to provide the most immersive and intimate experience possible. 

As the only operator with permission to travel through the heart of Arnhem Land, journeying deep into the outback, and sharing spiritual lands with all our guests, Outback Spirit is privileged to showcase this incredibly special part of the world on our Arnhem Land tours, taking immense pleasure in providing an insight into Australia’s ancient, Indigenous culture and pristine wilderness.  

Arnhem Land Wilderness Adventure is a 13-day discovery of a sacred and mystical land that few people will ever see or experience. This tour includes:

  • Immersion in the world’s oldest surviving culture with a tour through Arnhem Land 
  • Enjoy a ‘Welcome to Country’ in Nhulunbuy 
  • Visit award-winning arts centres and enjoy a bush medicine demonstration 
  • Discover the sacred Arafura Swamp on a 4WD safari and boat cruise 
  • View ancient rock art sites, cruise incredible wetlands and visit the ‘catacombs’ at Davidson’s Arnhem Land Safaris, Mt. Borradaile 
  • Enjoy authentic cultural activities with Indigenous guides 
  • Explore the rugged Cobourg Peninsula by 4WD safari, including Vashon Head and Nipa Palm gallery 
  • Exclusive Barramundi fishing adventure on the Liverpool River near Maningrida 
  • Tour historic Victoria Settlement, Port Essington circa 1838 
  • Explore the pristine waters of Cobourg Marine Park Sanctuary and enjoy exceptional marine adventures 
  • Spend 7 nights in our network of luxurious safari camps and wilderness lodges, including 3 nights at the iconic Seven Spirit Bay 
  • Visit Babbarra Women’s Centre, the Djomi Museum and Maningrida Arts & Culture on an enriching half-day tour. 

Our range of luxury short breaks at Seven Spirit Bay in Arnhem Land effortlessly combine luxury and adventure to create an unrivalled wilderness escape. Stay in 5-star habitat villas, enjoy a host of guided land and marine adventures, and indulge with fine cuisine. Escape to a secluded wonder like no other. 

Nobody knows the Kimberley like Outback Spirit—we have unsurpassed access to the remote Kimberley due to our network of unique wilderness lodges and local partnerships. Strategically located, these accommodation bases make it possible to explore the furthest corners of this miraculous region.  

Exquisite Kimberley Adventure 16-day tour is our most popular 4WD adventure to the Kimberley and includes:

  • A visit to the Horizontal Falls by seaplane with a fast boat ride through the Falls. 
  • Mitchell Plateau discovery with a 2-night stay at the Ngauwudu Safari Camp 
  • A guided walk to Mitchell Falls via rarely seen Gwion and Wandina rock art galleries, including a return scenic heli-flight 
  • Three nights at the iconic El Questro Wilderness Park lets you discover Chamberlain Gorge and Emma Gorge, with a dip in the Zebedee Thermal Springs 
  • Take a scenic heli-flight to discover the World Heritage listed Bungle Bungles, Cathedral Gorge and Echidna Chasm from the air 
  • Cruise Geikie Gorge on the mighty Fitzroy River and visit Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek National Parks 
  • Enjoy an Ord River adventure cruise, travel the infamous Gibb River Road and visit Bell Gorge and Galvans Gorge 
  • Recharge at the exclusive Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary for 2 nights, including a 4WD Sanctuary safari  
  • Discover Kununurra, Wyndham and Five Rivers Lookout
  • Spend 2 nights at the 5-Star Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa or Oaks Cable Beach.   

Wet Season Spectacular 8-day sojourn across the top of the Kimberley and Northern Territory during the dramatic wet season to witness the staggering Mitchell Falls and King George Falls in flood season, including:

  • Two nights at Faraway Bay on the North Kimberley Coast 
  • Enjoy a full-day marine adventure to the magnificent King George Falls 
  • Spend 3 nights on the Mitchell Plateau at our luxurious safari camp and experience the Mitchell Falls in full flood 
  • Four sensational heli-flights aboard an exclusively chartered Bell Long Ranger 
  • Immerse in an informative Indigenous rock art tour to the lower Mitchell Falls—not available on dry season tours 
  • Take a 4WD ground tour to Lawley Hill 
  • Three scenic flights aboard a modern high-wing Cessna Grand Caravan—fly over the stunning Kimberley coast.  

An unspoilt wilderness between the Coral Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria, the Cape York Peninsula is regarded as one of the largest and most tropical savannahs in the world. Outback Spirit has been the experience of choice for Cape York, offering hand-crafted tours benefitting from more than 20 years of experience to include the very best the region has to offer.  

Cape York Wilderness Adventure a 13-day journey up the wild and sparsely populated Cape York Peninsula takes you to the very tip of the Australian continent and includes:

  • Journey to Pajinka, the northernmost tip of the Australian mainland 
  • Tree-gaze at the stunning fan-palm galleries in the Daintree on an exclusive guided tour at Cooper Creek Wilderness 
  • Travel to the iconic Bloomfield Track with a stop at the Lion’s Den Hotel 
  • Spend 2 nights at the beautiful Lotusbird Lodge, positioned adjacent to the most amazing billabong 
  • Take an exclusive 45-minute scenic heli-flight over Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park, flying over swamps & palms before following the Kennedy River to Princess Charlotte Bay 
  • Visit Red Lily Lagoon, Nifold Plain, Kalpowar and the Normanby River 
  • Visit AWC’s Piccaninny Plains Wildlife Sanctuary, a refuge for spectacular wildlife, such as the Spotted Cuscus, Palm Cockatoo and Eclectus Parrot 
  • Discover the Torres Strait, including Thursday Island and Horn Island 
  • A 2-night stay at our Moreton Wilderness Lodge on the banks of the Wenlock River 
  • Take a dip in the serene Fruit Bat Falls and cruise on the Daintree River. 

South Australia is a culturally vibrant state that’s renowned for its festivals, fine wines, and stunning outback landscapes. It’s home to the Flinders Ranges, one of the oldest mountain ranges on Earth. Outback Spirit offers the most comprehensive and immersive tours of South Australia available, including one of our most popular tours you won’t want to miss: 

Outback South Australia & Kangaroo Island, a 14-day exploration of the best of South Australia including Kangaroo Island, the Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre and Adelaide’s food and wine scene, includes:

  • Three nights on Kangaroo Island with an eco-adventure cruise to discover the island’s incredible marine life 
  • Meet sea lions up close on a ranger-guided beach walk at Seal Bay 
  • Visit Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch in Flinders Chase National Park 
  • Enjoy a 2-hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre, north and south 
  • View the unique ‘Painted Hills’ on Anna Creek Station aboard a 1-hour scenic flight from William Creek 
  • Visit the 1.7-million-acre Kalamurina Wildlife Sanctuary on the banks of the Warburton Creek 
  • Spend 2 nights in Coober Pedy at the Desert Cave Hotel and explore the region’s opal fields 
  • Visit Woomera and learn about the rocket test range 
  • Enjoy 2 nights in Wilpena Pound and explore the Flinders Ranges 
  • Journey through the Clare Valley and tour Penfolds Magill Estate in Adelaide 
  • Take a thrilling 4WD Ridge Top tour at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary 
  • Enjoy an intergalactic experience from Arkaroola’s astronomical observatory 
  • Explore Aridlands Botanic gardens, Port Augusta. 

Outback Spirit also offers a variety of tours in other regions across Australia, including the Pilbara and Southwest, Queensland’s reef and rainforest outback, including island tours, Central Australia and Corner Country, South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, and Tasmania.  

Learn more about all our Outback Spirit tours and make sure to book your 2023 adventure by 28 April 2022 to get up to $750 off per person.