DAY 1: TUESDAY – DEPART BRISBANE (D)
Guests on LLW8 will depart Brisbane on the Spirit of the Outback for a first class overnight rail journey to Longreach. The train is scheduled to depart at 6.10pm.
DAY 2. WEDNESDAY – LONGREACH (B,L,D)
Welcome to Longreach! Guests on LLW6 will join the tour today after lunch. You will receive a warm Outback greeting and introduced to your fellow travellers before a short orientation tour of Longreach. Check-in to our comfortable accommodation for the next three nights, relax with a cool drink at the poolside bar and take in our first Outback sunset. 3 nights Albert Park Motor Inn, Longreach
DAY 3. THURSDAY – LONGREACH (B,L,D)
Join our Strathmore Station Smoko Tour for an insider’s view into life on the land followed by a delicious homestead lunch. Visit the world-class Qantas Founders Museum, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas through interpretive displays and interactive exhibits, then join a guided Jets tour. Late afternoon, experience the warm hospitality of local graziers on our Camden Park Station Sunset Tour including a sunset barbeque dinner under the spectacular Outback night sky.
DAY 4. FRIDAY – LONGREACH (B,L,D)
Discover the inspiring stories of our pioneering heroes at Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame then take a seat at the entertaining Outback Stockman’s Show. We’ll visit historic Rosebank Station originally settled as a sheep and cattle station some 100 years ago. Hear local pastoral heritage stories and enjoy morning tea in the original homestead. Late afternoon, unwind on the Drover’s Sunset Cruise with tasty onboard nibbles platters followed by a two course table-service dinner under the stars at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Live Show.
DAY 5. SATURDAY – WINTON (B,L,D)
Travel west to Winton for a guided tour of the Waltzing Matilda Centre, the first museum in the world dedicated to a song. Learn the story behind the quirky Arnos Wall and play a tune on what is believed to be the world’s only musical fence. Check in to our accommodation for the next two nights then enjoy some free time to wander the main street, visit the opal shops or take a dip in the pool. Late afternoon we drive a short distance out of town to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs perched high on a spectacular mesa. Join a guided interpretive tour of the laboratory, collection room and NEW Dinosaur Canyon, then breathe in the moment at our very special sunset BBQ overlooking the plains where dinosaurs once roamed! 2 nights Boulder Opal Motel, Winton
DAY 6. SUNDAY – WINTON (B,L,D)
Travel into the heart of Waltzing Matilda country and follow private tracks to the beautiful Carisbrooke Station. Here we’ll follow the scenic Cory’s Range drive to the Three Sisters rock formation, fossick for opals and enjoy a relaxed billy tea. Witness a prehistoric event from some 95 million years ago at Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park. Join an interpretive tour of the world’s only recorded dinosaur stampede featuring over 3300 fossilised footprints, frozen in time in ancient mudflats. Return to Winton for an easy dinner at our accommodation tonight.
DAY 7. MONDAY – DEPART LONGREACH (B,L,D)
Following an early breakfast, we end the tour with a short drive back to Longreach where Guests on LLW6 will be transferred to their homeward bound connections. Guests on LLW8 will join the Spirit of the Outback for an overnight first class rail journey to Brisbane.
DAY 8. TUESDAY – ARRIVE BRISBANE (B)
Guests on LLW8 will arrive in Brisbane. The train is scheduled to arrive at 11.55am.
dates & pricing
|Cost Per Person 2018
|Longreach to Longreach LLW6
|Cost Per Person
|Brisbane to Brisbane LLW8
2018 DEPARTURE DATES:
Tour code LLW8 Ex Brisbane: 10 April; 24 April; 01 May; 15 May; 19 June; 26 June; 03 July; 10 July; 17 July; 14 Aug; 04 Sep; 11 Sep; 25 Sep; 09 Oct; 23 Oct
Tour code LLW6 Ex Longreach: 11 April; 25 April; 02 May; 16 May; 20 June; 27 June; 04 July; 11 July; 18 July; 15 Aug; 05 Sep; 12 Sep; 26 Sep; 10 Oct; 24 Oct
- #QPCV – Queensland Pension Concession Rail vouchers (4).
- Itinerary subject to change.
- Early Emu Savings: Valid on 10/11 April and 23/24 October 2018 departures only. Save $300 per couple ($150 per person) for bookings made and deposited before 31 December 2017
- Minimum tour numbers apply.
- Rail price based on return fares travelling from Brisbane to Longreach & Longreach to Brisbane on the Spirit of the Outback in First Class Sleepers