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Swagman Outback Safaris

Swagman Outback Safaris is Australian owned, and has operated tours in all areas of Australia for the past 16 years. The company enjoys the reputation of being regarded as the “outback safari specialist”.

All Swagman staff, from senior management down, have “hands on” experience in the Australian outback and the on road crews are highly respected throughout the land. Each of the drivers and guides have been chosen for their knowledge of the outback, leadership qualities, all terrain driving skills, mechanical knowledge and friendly nature and the hostesses and cooks are simply the best.

Swagman safari vehicles are chosen both for passenger comfort and ability to handle the sometimes harsh terrain encountered in remote areas. All vehicles have long distance radios installed connected to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, again for remote area security. The safari trailers have fresh drinking water, refrigerated food storage and cooking areas ensuring plentiful fresh food always.

Swagman Outback Safaris brochure is distributed worldwide and contains tours of varied durations and departure dates to all parts of Australia for the independent traveller of any age. These tours represent approximately half of the Swagman operation, the other half is specialised, similar interest group tours to many nominated destinations. The tour planners at Swagman design these tours to suit the specific interests of the group and arrange visits to many areas and/or facilities not available to the general public. Swagman design farm tours, university study tours, wildlife photography tours and club holidays and these can be either camping or fully accommodated tours. Swagman have a range of safari vehicles that can handle group sizes of six, 12, 20, 27 and 42 seat capacity.

In short, Swagman has the experience, knowledge, staff and reputation for giving individual travellers and/or special interest groups the Australian holiday of a lifetime.

Touring Options

22 Day Outback Queensland Kakadu and Red Centre Safari

This safari will give you an appreciation of the conditions both past and present of the people living in the outback. Visit Barcaldine where the Australian Labour Party was formed. Wander through the Longreach Stockman’s Hall of Fame, view the memorabilia of the early pioneers and stockmen. Visit the area where Waltzing Matilda was written, pass through the mining town of Mount Isa before entering the Territory. As you head south you will see the highlights the Territory has to offer including Litchfield, Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks, Katherine Gorge, Alice Springs, Kings Canyon, Ayers Rock and Coober Pedy.

16 Day Birdsville Outback Queensland

Swagman have designed thsi tour for those seeking the less visited and well known areas of Queensland to visit, with multiple night stopovers allowing plenty of time to explore the National Parks. Departing from Melbourne and travelling through the Flinders Ranges with a two night stopover on a station property to Birdsville where travellers get to enjoy another two night stopover. From Birdsville enter country not set upon by many Australians. The Diamantina National Park was only gazetted in 1992 and you spend two full days exploring the park. Next stop is another two night stopover in Longreach followed by two nights at Carnarvon National Park. Travel back through the opal town of Lightning Ridge and Wagga Wagga.

10 Day Birdsville Races Camping Safari

Australia’s most well known outback race meeting is held in Birdsville in the first weekend of September. Swagman has been taking travellers to experience the fun of the races for many years. Travel through Tibooburra, Innamincka, Cameron’s Corner and Cordillo Downs to join in the merriment. On leaving the races travel down the infamous Birdsville Track to the picturesque Finders Ranges before continuing on to the home of the ‘Brushment of the Bush’ – Broken Hill then back to Melbourne or Sydney via Wagga Wagga.

15 Day Cape York Adventure

Most people dream of standing on the northern most tip of the continent and this safari allows the traveller to do just that, whilst visiting all the points of interest on this adventure safari. Enjoy a guided tour of the bauxite mine and learn of the reforestation program there. Also take a ferry ride to Thursday Island and a guided tour of one of Australia’s northern most islands. End the tour with a relaxing day in Port Douglas, once a fishing village but now a popular tourist destination, or maybe a day tour to Cape Tribulation.

14 Day Sunset Country Accommodated Tour

Imagine visiting Outback Queensland without having to camp. Swagman offers such a tour. Travel through Mungo National Park and the Flinders Ranges then the infamous Birdsville Track for a two night stay at the Birdsville Hotel. See one of the best collections of early Australiana at the Birdsville Working Museum. Wander through the Longreach Stockman’s Hall of Fame to learn about the early pioneers and stockmen. Visit the area where Waltzing Matilda was written and Barcaldine where the Australian Labour Party was formed. Head south, through Charleville and Dubbo to see the exotic animals at the Western Plains Zoo.

14 Day Gulf Savannah Safari

If remote unspoilt destinations are what you look for, then this trip has it all. Visit the geological phenomenon of the Undara Lava Tubes, soak in the hot springs at Tallaroo, enjoy bush walks at Cobbold Gorge and Lawn Hill Gorge. Fish at Karumba, swim beneath the waterfalls at Lawn Hill and in the surrounds of high cliffs at Hedley Gorge. Visit Burketown the northern most point of the ill fated Burke and Wills Expedition. These are just a few of the highlights of this tour through the remote Gulf Country.

18 Days in the Footsteps of Burke and Wills

With the history of our early explorers and a desire to see where their sometimes fatal journeys took them too Swagman can take you to experience the history and countryside they explored. Retracing the footsteps of Burke & Wills, commencing in Melbourne and travelling through Swan Hill and Balrandald. Detour into Mungo National Park before continuing your journey through Tibooburra and Innamincka with time explore the memorials and Dig Tree. Continue on to Birdsville, with another detour to beautiful Lawn Hill Gorge before reaching Burketown and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Enjoy a cruise in Cobbold Gorge and a guided tour of Undara Lava Tubes before ending the tour in Cairns.

Activites and Experiences at Swagman Outback Safaris

  • Camping
  • Sightseeing
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Checkin Desk Check in with driver.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Adventure
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Cruise
  • Educational
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Historic/Heritage
  • National Park
  • Off road
  • Outback
  • Pub Stay
  • Remote
  • Wilderness
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Senior
  • Australian Federation of Travel Agents Limited
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • Money Order
  • Air-conditioning Air conditioned vehicle.
  • Commentary Supplied by experienced driver/guide.
  • Meal Meals as per itinerary.
  • Coach

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