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Day 1 Tuesday: Spirit of the Outback – Brisbane to Longreach

Be greeted by your tour leader at Roma Street Railway Station, Brisbane prior to boarding the Spirit of the Outback. Get to know your tour leader and fellow travellers over a refreshment in the Shearers Rest as you venture into the heart of the Queensland Outback. You’ll be captivated by the vast landscapes between Brisbane and Longreach on this fascinating journey. Overnight on board the Spirit of the Outback. (D)

Day 2 Wednesday: Longreach

This morning the train passes through the open landscapes of Outback Queensland. Arrive into Longreach and transfer to your accommodation. In the late afternoon, experience the excitement of the Outback Stockman’s dinner at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Stay the next five nights at Longreach Motor Inn. (BLD)

Day 3 Thursday: Qantas Founders Museum, Camden Park Station

This morning witness a ‘totally different way of schooling’ at the Longreach School of Distance of Education. Wander the Qantas Founders Museum, step inside a 747 and 707 jet on a guided interpretive tour and also get the opportunity to take an exclusive look of the historic Qantas hangar. This afternoon transfer to Camden Park Station and tour through the historic homestead before sitting down to a barbecue dinner under the spectacular outback night sky. (BD)

Day 4 Friday: Winto

Today embark on a full day tour to Winton. Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs perched on the magnificent mesa overlooking the plains where it is said that dinosaurs once roamed. Be guided on an interpretive tour of the laboratory, collection room and the new Dinosaur Canyon by dinosaur enthusiasts. Tour the main street of Winton and see the quirky Arnos wall, the Musical fence and learn the story behind the unofficial national anthem at the Waltzing Matilda Centre. (BL)

Day 5 Saturday: Strathmore Station, Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Drovers Sunset cruise & Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show

This morning meet the owners of Strathmore Station on a tour of the property. Wander through their tranquil gardens and indulge in a delicious home baked morning tea at the homestead. Visit the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame to discover the inspiring stories of the men, women and children of the pioneering era of Outback Queensland, then enjoy an exclusive lunch at Dr Barry Yeates Memorial Cottages. In the late afternoon board the MV Explorer for the Drovers Sunset cruise on the Thomson River. Sit back and unwind on board with nibbles and drinks. After the cruise enjoy a two course table service dinner under the stars as you watch the entertaining Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show. (BLD)

Day 6 Sunday: Ilfracombe, Rosebank Station Homestead

Take a short drive to the nearby town of Ilfracombe for a town tour and lunch at this historic Wellshot Hotel. Learn about the iconic hat collection and the money on the roof. Enjoy free time in downtown Longreach before a farewell dinner at historic Rosebank Station Homestead. (BLD)

Day 7 Monday: Longreach to Brisbane

Transfer to Longreach Airport for your flight to Brisbane. (B)

dates & pricing

Senior/Pensioner Adult Departs 2018
$3199 $3279 16 June
14 July
18 Aug
22 Sep
  • Adult Sole use $3699 / Senior Sole Use $3629
  • Fares Valid for travel between 3 Apr 2018 – 31 Oct 2018
  • Prices are per person twin share
  • Concession cards must be advised at time of booking and will be verified with Centrelink

Highlights & inclusions

  • One way travel on the Spirit of the Outback from Brisbane to Longreach – First Class Sleeper
  • One way economy class airfare from Longreach to Brisbane
  • Services of an experienced tour guide from day one to departure from Longreach Airport
  • 5 nights accommodation in Longreach
  • Longreach School of Distance Education
  • Qantas Founders Museum & Guided Tour
  • Exclusive Historic Qantas Hangar Tour
  • Camden Park Station Sunset Dinner Tour
  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs Laboratory, Collection room and Dinosaur Canyon
  • Half Day Winton Tour
  • Strathmore Station Smoko Tour
  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and exclusive cottage lunch
  • Outback Stockmans Dinner and Show
  • Drovers Sunset Cruise including Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show
  • Ilfracombe Tour and Wellshot Hotel lunch
  • Exclusive Rosebank Station Farewell dinner
  • All coach transfers (excluding Brisbane arrival and departure transfers)
  • Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)

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