Holiday packages to Mt Isa 2018 - Photo
Tours to Mt Isa and Lawn Hill 2018 - Photo
Group tours to Mt Isa and Lawn Hill - Photo
Seniors holidays to Mt Isa and Lawn Hill from Brisbane - Photo

itinerary

DAY 1 – Depart for Townsville

Depart for your overnight journey on the Spirit of Queensland train in either RailBeds with all meals included plus pamper pack with the evening bed turn down, or Premium Economy seats. The train is scheduled to depart at 3.45pm. (All meals on the train for RailBed passengers)

DAY 2 – Arrive Townsville, Hughenden

This morning after arriving in Townsville we are met by our tour host and depart by coach through to Mt Isa. Our first stop is Pentland Pub for lunch and then on to Hughenden. Hughenden is part of Australia’s Dinosaur Trail and the Flinders Discovery Centre houses an amazing exhibition of fossils and gems from around the world, as well as an extensive and growing display of fossils from the local area. “Hughie” is the star attraction; a life size replica of the Muttaburrasaurus. We also visit other historical sites such as the Windmill Rotunda which is one of 5 sculptures erected to celebrate Centenary of Federation. Next stop is the Historic Coolabah Tree which is linked to two relief expeditions searching for the Burke and Wills Expedition. The Coolabah Tree is of immense historical importance and it is believed that both expeditions blazed the tree on the banks of what is now Station Creek. Dinner tonight at a local hotel. Overnight Hughenden Royal Hotel (B,D)

DAY 3 – Cloncurry

We visit Cloncurry today. Known as “The Curry”, the town is recognised as the friendly heart of the great North West Queensland and it won the Friendliest Town in 2013. Few places can claim to be as influential in shaping Australia being the birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and destination of the first Qantas flight. We visit the Unearthed Museum with the star exhibit being Robert Burke’s (Burke and Wills) water bottle, along with the history and photographs of their exploration. Overnight Cloncurry Gidgee Inn (B,D)

DAY 4 – Mt Isa

We spend the morning at Outback at Isa and take part in the Hard Times Mine Underground Tour. We also visit Outback Park, the Regional Art Gallery and the Riversleigh Fossil Centre. Lunch, then on to the WW2 Underground Hospital and the Beth Anderson Museum. We then make our way to the City Lookout and get a spectacular bird’s eye view of Mount Isa. The lookout with its global signpost, offers a 360-degree panoramic view. Overnight Mt Isa Burke & Wills Inn (B,L,D)

DAY 5 – Mt Isa

This morning we take part in a surface tour of Mt Isa Mines. The two hour tour takes in the Black Star Open Cut pit and the surface operation of Xstrata. This afternoon is at your leisure to visit the many local watering holes or to pick up the odd souvenir or two. Dinner tonight at our hotel. Overnight Mt Isa Burke & Wills Inn (B,D)

DAY 6 – Eden of the Outback, Lawn Hill National Park

After breakfast we will travel up through to Gregory arriving into Adel’s Grove mid afternoon. We then join our guide for an amazing sunset tour to Harry’s Hill scenic lookout. We return for dinner on the deck overlooking Lawn Hill Creek. Overnight Lawn Hill Adels Grove (B,L,D)

DAY 7 – Lawn Hill, Adel’s Grove

Today we will meet our Savannah Guide for the short drive to the National Park and start with a optional bush walk in paradise, with views you need to see to be believed. We enjoy morning tea, then board our cruise through the spectacular gorge and on to the picturesque Indarri Falls. We have lunch then time to relax before our second cruise on the Lawn Hill Creek which has abundant wildlife showcasing the Eden of the Outback. Overnight Adel’s Grove (B,MT,L,D)

DAY 8 – Four Ways, Burke & Wills Road House, Julia Creek

Today after breakfast we make our way to the Bourke & Wills Road House and break for lunch. We continue on to Julia Creek and following a town tour we check in and enjoy dinner at a local hotel. Overnight Julia Creek Villas (B,D)

DAY 9 – Charters Towers

Departing Julia Creek, we make our way to Charters Towers which is like viewing a living montage of Australian history and heritage. After check in, we will embark on a town tour from the comfort of our coach returning in time for dinner this evening. Overnight Park Motel Charters Towers (B,D)

DAY 10 – Townsville, Board Spirit of Queensland

We depart Charters Towers this morning and make our way to Townsville to explore the capital of North Queensland before making our way to the train station for our departure home this afternoon. (B)

DAY 11 – Arrive Home

This morning you will wake to the breakfast service before arriving at your home port after enjoying your incredible Oasis & Eden of the Outback experience. The train is scheduled to arrive into Brisbane at 9.20am

B = Breakfast, MT = Morning Tea, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

dates & pricing

Twinshare Rail Fares Rail Bed Premium Economy Seat
$2390pp + rail QLD Pensioner $400 $50
Senior Card $569 $315
Interstate Pensioner $729 $473
Adult fare $796 $536
2018 Departure Dates:
23 June, 4 July, 18 Aug, 22 Sep
  • Sole Use add $550
  • A deposit of $450pp is required within 7 days
  • QLD Pensioner fare is using 4 vouchers for RailBeds
  • Seniors Fares are for Australian Government Senior Card Holders only
  • Pension and Seniors Card numbers must be advised at time of booking
  • Rail fare prices are return
  • Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure due to group rail ticketing requirements
  • Concession rail fares are not available for international passengers as they are verified by Centrelink
  • RailBed fares include meals. Other train fares do not include meals

Highlights & inclusions

  • Return rail from Brisbane to Townsville
  • Accommodation as per Itinerary
  • Meals as indicated
  • Coach touring with commentary
  • Hughenden Dinosaur Display & Tour
  • Cloncurry Tour & Unearthed Museum
  • Mt Isa Discovery and Underground Mine tour
  • Underground Hospital, Mt Isa Lookout
  • Mt Isa Mines Surface tour with guide
  • Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park
  • Accommodation Adel’s Grove & Savannah Guide
  • Cruises on Lawn Hill Gorge & Creek, Indarri Falls
  • National Park Tour and Morning Tea
  • Four Ways, Burke & Wills Road House
  • Julia Creek & Richmond
  • Charters Towers & Ghosts of Gold Tour
  • Townsville City Tour
  • Fully Hosted by our friendly staff

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