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Chinta Air Tours offers scenic flights and air safaris of Australia’s Outback.

From the base at Ceduna, we offer scenic flights over the Far West Coast, the Nullarbor, and day tours to the former nuclear bomb testing site of Maralinga.
From Rawnsley Park Station (on the South side of Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges), we offer scenic flights over Wilpena Pound, the Flinders Ranges, and Lake Torrens. Day tours to Lake Eyre, and to the rugged rocks of the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary are available.
From Kangaroo Island (Kingscote) Airport, we offer scenic flights around Kangaroo Island. An air taxi service to other destinations across South Australia is available.
From the Nullarbor Roadhouse, during winter, we offer scenic flights over the Southern Right Whales and the Bunda Cliffs. Day tours to the former nuclear bomb testing site at Maralinga are an eye-opening experience.

With nearly 20 years experience, and the expertise gained from living in the Outback, we can provide a scenic flight or a day tour or a multi day air safari featuring stunning scenery, luxurious accomodation and local guides.

Chinta Air Tours are the Outback Air Safari Specialists. Flights depart on demand. Book today.

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Chinta Air aircraft above Wilpena Pound

From $670 to $895

Ikara / Flinders Ranges National Park varies greatly from the south to the north. This day trip is for those who wish to explore the Ranges, while learning from knowledgeable local guides about the geology, flora and fauna of the Ranges.

Take an early morning flight from Rawnsley Park Station (on the South side of Wilpena Pound) to the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary on the northern end of the Flinders Ranges. On arrival at Arkaroola, join a shared four wheel drive Ridgetop Tour – so steep that only Arkaroola guides are permitted to drive it. You will enjoy spectacular views over the Ranges from Sillers Lookout. Complete the experience with a light lunch at Arkaroola, before the return flight via Blinman, Barachina Gorge and Wilpena Pound.

This full day tour includes the scenic flight from Rawnsley Park Station to the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and return, the shared four wheel drive tour – Arkaroola’s Ridgetop Tour. Refreshments that are included are morning tea, and a light lunch.

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Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges, seen on all flights to Lake Eyre from Rawnsley Park Station

From $860 to $1250

The timeless landscapes of Australia’s largest salt lake, Lake Eyre, are one of the highlights of the Outback. With an area 144 kilometre long and 77 kilometres wide (the same size as the country of Qatar) the lake is usually a vast expanse of salt. The lake is filled from a catchment area which lies across three states, and encompasses one sixth of Australia. Seasonal rainfalls attract waterbirds such as Australian pelicans, silver gulls, and banded stilts.

The best way to see Lake Eyre and appreciate its vastness, is from the air. This day trip from Rawnsley Park Station (on the south side of Wilpena Pound) includes a scenic flight over the following: Wilpena Pound, Ikara / Flinders Ranges National Park, the coal fields of Leigh Creek, Marree, Lake Eyre / Kati Thanda National Park.

After lunch, you will fly over Anna Creek Station (the world’s largest cattle station – the same size as Wales), the opal mining town of Andamooka, and Lake Torrens (the second largest salt lake in Australia) before returning to Rawnsley Park Station.

Lunch at the iconic William Creek Hotel is included.

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From $850 to $1410

In the 1950s and 1960s, the British military tested nuclear bombs of varying sizes on the Nullarbor Plain at a place called Maralinga. All sections of all military in every country in the Commonwealth were involved in the testing program. But there was no media coverage, and it is only now that the stories are being told.

Visit Maralinga township, and learn the secrets of this amazing piece of Australia’s history. Enjoy a guided tour to the actual bomb site to see for yourself some of the Commonwealth’s military history.

After lunch, tour the Maralinga town site, and learn the history of this remote, former military town.

This is a memorable day in the Outback.

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The Bunda Cliffs on the edge of the Nullarbor

From $695 to $1295

The Far West Coast of South Australia contains some of the most spectacular coastal scenery of anywhere in Australia. Miles of beaches, steep cliffs, and secluded rockpools make for amazing scenery.

Combine this with stories of our pioneering past and interesting present, and you will have a memorable day out.

Between late May and early October, you may see Southern Right whales at Fowlers Bay and the Head of the Bight Marine Park. The most whales (over 100 whales) are typically seen in July and August.

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From $750 to $980

In the 1950s and 1960s, the British military tested nuclear bombs of varying sizes on the Nullarbor Plain at a place called Maralinga.

Visit Maralinga township, and learn the secrets of this amazing piece of Australia’s history. Enjoy a guided tour to the actual bomb site to see for yourself some of the Commonwealth’s military history.

After lunch, tour the Maralinga town site, and learn the history of this remote, former military, town.

This is a memorable day in the Outback.

Please note: this tour is only available each Tuesday or Thursday from 1 April to 31 October.

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Southern Right Whales and the Bunda Cliffs, on the edge of the Nullarbor

From $1860 to $1970

The Whales and Wheels two day tour, departing from Adelaide, will include the opportunity to fly over the Whales in a light aircraft, and to go on a boat cruise in a bay where they are known to visit.

During the winter months, the Southern Right Whales visit the Head of Bight Marine Park on the edge of the Nullarbor to give birth and to breed. Up to 150 Whales will be seen during the season, which lasts from mid-May until early October.

All this, combined with the spectacular scenery of the Nullarbor and the Far West Coast of South Australia, will make for an incredible couple of days.

Tour is available from 1 July to 30 September 2017. The tour departs only as required – bookings are essential and must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

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From $1860 to $1970

The Whales and Wheels two day tour, departing from Adelaide, will include the opportunity to fly over the Whales in a light aircraft, and to go on a boat cruise in a bay where they are known to visit.

During the winter months, the Southern Right Whales visit the Head of Bight Marine Park on the edge of the Nullarbor to give birth and to breed. Up to 150 Whales will be seen during the season, which lasts from mid-May until early October.

All this, combined with the spectacular scenery of the Nullarbor and the Far West Coast of South Australia, will make for an incredible couple of days.

Tour is available from 1 July to 30 September 2016. The tour departs only as required – bookings are essential and must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

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From $1860 to $3495

The Two Day Lake Eyre and Channel Country, all inclusive experience offers a good look at the Channel Country and the remote North East Pastoral district of South Australia.

As Australia’s largest salt lake, Lake Eyre / Kati Thanda is a must see for every Outback traveller. As stunning as it is, the rivers and creeks which lead into Lake Eyre provide outstanding scenery, birdlife, and stories of past and current pioneers.

This two day tour departs on demand from Rawnsley Park Station, on the South side of Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges, and includes: a scenic flight over the Flinders Ranges, to follow along the Cooper Creek, with lunch at the Innamincka Hotel.

A scenic flight across the Coongie Lakes, with dinner/bed/ breakfast at the iconic Birdsville Hotel.

A scenic flight south along the Diamantina and the Warburton, over Goyder’s Lagoon and Lake Eyre, with lunch at the William Creek Hotel.

A scenic flight over Andamooka, Lake Torrens and Wilpena Pound to return to Rawnsley Park Station.

Optional extras (not included in price):
A sunset four wheel drive tour of Birdsville, out to the Big Red sand-dune on the edge of the Simpson Desert.

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