It might be called road trip country, but one might say you haven’t officially conquered Outback Queensland, until you’ve seen it from above.
With its remote, vast landscapes, the outback presents a never-ending stream of epic birds-eye-views.
In case you need more convincing, here’re seven reasons to take to the skies and discover the Outback from above:
1. You can take it all in at once
Ever witnessed the entire Simpson Desert in one go? It’s tricky to see all 143,000km2 of it by car, but not when you have wings.
You can glide over more than 1,100 sand dunes faster than you could slide down them (here’s looking at you, Big Red) with REX Airlines.
2. You can go from one natural wonder to another in the blink of an eye
Imagine one moment you’re flying over a lush national park with gorges that look like cracks in the surface, next your soaring high above herds of cattle grazing amongst the flat plains.
For gorge-ous natural wonder views, check out the heli tours run by Cobbold Gorge Tours that take you over the giant sandstone structures.
3. You can see the ultimate Outback sunset
Outback Queensland’s known for its spectacular sunsets, with candy coloured skies dancing across the sky as the bright orange sun descends over the horizon.
Choose to fly in the late afternoon and you could get yourself a VIP viewing to one of the best shows in the Outback.
4. You get a real sense of remoteness
When you’ve been flying for a couple of hours and haven’t yet come across civilisation, you know you’re in the outback.
When you finally spot a township, it’s fascinating to see its size in comparison to the wide open surroundings.
5. You can experience the colours and textures of the Outback
The outback isn’t all red dirt and flat plains, and there’s no better way of proving it than flitting over the mountainous and rugged terrains that show off all the colours of the rainbow.
6. You can time your flight with an iconic event
Treat yourself two-fold and team your outback trip with an event that is just as good to attend as it is to see from the air.
Flying over the most remote music festival in the world anyone?
7. You get to see the beating heart of agriculture
Spot farms upon farms from above and get a taste of a typical outback property with herds of cattle and sheep transforming into ant-like speckles.