Arid Air

Arid Air

Personalised and unforgettable outback air experiences.
Personalised and unforgettable outback air experiences.

Soaring over some of Australia's most enchanting outback environments and natural wonders, ARID AIR offers personalised air tours, charters and scenic flights from Port Augusta, South Australia and Birdsville, Queensland.

Committed not only to showing off the country's vast arid landscapes from above, the company combines bucket-list scenic flights with exciting ground tours to offer all-encompassing outback adventures.

Customers are truly spoiled for choice, with tour highlights including Wilpena Pound, the Flinders ranges, Aroona Dam, Leigh Creek, Lake Eyre and more. Flying at a low-level, passengers leave with a new sense of appreciation for some of the state’s most desolate outback regions.

The Arid Air Experience

Run by enthusiastic owners Phil and Maria van Wegen, ARID AIR offers once in a lifetime experiences in the air, covering some of South Australia’s most formidable outback locations.

Locally familiar and experienced in the region, the couple pride themselves on offering not only personalised but informative experiences for passengers. Interactive commentaries from pilots means that customers leave inspired and with a wealth of knowledge.

Must Try Experiences

  • Scenic flights across Australia's biggest salt lake; Lake Eyre
  • Multi-day land and air outback tours to some of the country's most colossal arid landscapes
  • The 4-day, bucket-list 'Extreme Outback Tour'
  • Scenic flights over South Australia's famed Wilpena Pound

Getting to Arid Air

  • ARID AIR flights depart from:
    • Port Augusta, SA
    • Marree, SA
5 hour Lake Eyre & Channel Country except Birdsville. Loved it - so amazing to see the sheer expanse of the land much of it in green bloom. We crossed four deserts, saw Lake Eyre in flood and from high above saw abundant bird life. The plane was comfy, pilot excellent and provided a great commentary. We landed for a leg stretch and refreshment pit stop in the middle of nowhere which was fun. Well worth the $. We travelled to Birdsville to catch this flight and are so happy we did.
Gaby, via TripAdvisor