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Painted Hills Flying Trip (3 days)


26 - 28 August 2018

In July 2018 Vic Widman was invited by Trevor Wright, from Wrights Air in William Creek to join him on a flying trip to the Anna Creek Painted Hills. What Vic saw during the flight and ground tour simply amazed him and heard him describe the area as like nothing he had ever seen in all his years of outback travel. Vic made a vow that he had to share this beautiful and possibly unique area with his customers. So on his return to Sydney he immediately started planning both a road trip and a flying trip out to this incredible location. The flying trip is described below and is designed for every adventurer amongst us. It replicates Vic's own 3 day flying visit, but this time trip will be fully escorted by a Great Divide Tours team member from Adelaide airport to William Creek and return.

It includes your flights from Adelaide to Olympic Dam and then special air charter to William Creek, accommodation and dinner at William Creek for 2 nights, 2 breakfasts and lunch on day 2 at William Creek, of course it includes your flight out to the incredible Painted Hills with a very special ground tour and then your charter flight back to Olympic Dam and flight back to Adelaide airport. You will get the chance to see what might one day become an attraction as large as the Bungle Bungle Ranges or perhaps even Uluru. Great Divide Tours is giving you the chance to see and walk amongst 130 million year old rock formations.

Tour Fee includes air flights from Adelaide to Olympic Dam and return, air flights to and from William Creek, 2 nights' accommodation in William Creek, dinner, breakfast, lunch, dinner and breakfast in William Creek, flight and ground tour to Anna Creek Painted Hills, fully escorted by a Great Divide Tours staff member.

Not included are your drinks.



Day 1 Home to Adelaide to Olympic Dam and then to William Creek

You need to make your own way to Adelaide Airport where you will meet your GDT guide at the check in at Alliance Airlines at 3pm on 26 August.

We fly with Alliance Airlines from Adelaide to Olympic Dam arriving at 5pm where we meet our charter air plane to William Creek

Depart Olympic Dam at 5.30 pm and arrive at William Creek at 6.15pm

We have ensuite cabins for you at the William Creek caravan park and dinner is at 7pm in the William Creek Hotel.

Day 2 William Creek to Anna Creek Painted Hills

We have a great breakfast in the William Creek Hotel from 8 am.

We then board our light plane for the flight out to the incredible Anna Creek Painted Hills. The plane will land on a rough earth strip at the foot of the hills and we will spend at least an hour exploring and photographing this amazing location. Just like Vic Widman, you will marvel at the ancient fossils, the weird rock formations and the beautiful colours in the hills. A truly magnificent experience that few have had the pleasure to enjoy. Returning to William Creek in time for lunch in the famous William Creek Hotel.

In the afternoon you have your own time to either relax, spin some yarns in the hotel with the passing tourists or you might even decide to take a flight over Lake Eyre (extra cost is required for the Lake Eyre flight). We will enjoy another great pub meal for dinner in the William Creek hotel before retiring to our ensuite cabins.

Day 3 William Creek to Adelaide

Up early to catch sunrise over the outback and enjoy our hearty breakfast in the hotel. Then we board our Wrights Air charter flight at 7.30am to return to Olympic Dam. Once at Olympic Dam we board our Alliance Airlines flight back to Adelaide at 9am, arriving at Adelaide at 10.30 am where we bid each other farewell, you might return home or decide to explore Adelaide, the beautiful Adelaide hills or the fabulous wine country just up the road in the Clare Valley.

A minimum of 4 people are required for the trip to proceed.



Tour Cost

$3,800 per couple, or $2,700 per single.



Refund Policy

Tour/Driver Training Deposits are non refundable unless your position can be filled, the deposit may be transferred to another date/tour or course.

Fees are payable from 1 week to 4 weeks prior to the tour/course, you will be advised when the fee is payable. Any cancellation by you after the due date for the full fee will result in forfeiture of your tour fee.