Stories of Outback Queensland

Soar across ancient sandstone escarpments, magnificent rivers and endless outback landscapes on this heli-experience like no other, exclusive to A&K.

Stories of Outback Queensland

Embrace a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and culture outback Queensland on this enthralling one-day adventure. A discovery of ancient traditions and centuries-old wonders, you will soar across ancient sandstone escarpments, magnificent rivers and endless outback landscapes on this heli-experience exclusive to A&K. Led on this humbling tour by an  indigenous host and guide, a traditional custodian of this region, you’ll be choppered inland from Cairns or Port Douglas to the remote ancient lands where an extraordinary cultural experience awaits. Be guided on a unique and privileged discovery of the amazing Quinkan rock art, regarded by UNESCO as one of the 10 most significant bodies of rock art in the world, spellbound as your indigenous guide interprets the painted stories of his people, the Kuku-yalanji. Learn more about Australia’s Indigenous history at this magnificent and culturally significant site and admire the extraordinary depictions of Quinkan spirits, fertility symbols, ancient guardians, totems, turtles and crocodiles, some at least 20,000 years old.

Balancing the ancient traditions with modern life, you’ll return to the helicopter for a short journey to Palmerville, experiencing an exclusive immersion into life on this working cattle station. Meet the station manager and get a firsthand glimpse into outback life - mustering cattle, fencing or dam building, depending on the time of year and the season.

Taking you on a truly immersive discovery of outback life, this experience is one sure to stay with you long after you return home.

Journey Highlights

  • Discover ‘Magnificent Gallery’, a 20,000-year-old outback museum
  • Experience unique perspectives, soaring by helicopter from the tropical coast to the heart of Queensland’s Outback
  • Hear the stories of the Kuku-yalanji from one of their proud sons and now traditional custodian
  • Drop in at Palmerville Station for an exclusive immersion into outback pastoral life

Private Tailor-Made Journey
Price: From $5,355 per person twin share

Pricing based on one day adventure and private helicopter charter

Note: Price per person reduces with larger groups of people travelling together, available for up to 6 guests.

Contact one of our expert Journey Designers or talk to your travel agent to learn more and start planning.