Day 1. Tuesday – Spirit of the Outback Brisbane to Longreach
This evening depart on the Spirit of the Outback. Get to know your fellow travellers over a refreshment in the Shearer’s Rest as you venture into the heart of the Queensland Outback. You’ll be captivated by the ever-changing landscape on this fascinating journey between Brisbane and Longreach. Overnight on board the Spirit of the Outback. (D)
Day 2. Wednesday – Arrive Longreach
This morning wake to the changing outback landscapes from your window. Arrive in Longreach and transfer to your accommodation. Stay the next five nights at Kinnon & Co’s Outback Accommodation. (B,L)
Day 3. Thursday – Nogo Station Experience, Qantas Founders Museum, Settlers Stonegrill Dinner
You’ll be picked up from your accommodation for a town tour of Longreach then on to the Kinnon’s historic Nogo Station. Hear all about the pioneering lifestyle, see a champion sheep shearer at work and then be welcomed to the homestead for a wonderful ‘smoko’ – an impressive spread of country baking. Transfer to the Qantas Founders Museum where your entry is included. Take your time to enjoy the museum and your 90-minute Jet Tour. Stroll back to your accommodation across the road before heading to The Welcome Home for your Settlers Stonegrill Dinner. (B,MT,D).
Day 4. Friday – Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience, Starlight’s River Cruise
Today’s the day for your Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience including the stagecoach ride on the old Longreach to Windorah mail route, home-baked scones and tea at our cafe and tearoom followed by a vintage Aussie movie. At 12pm watch the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show with a billy-can lunch before transferring back to your accommodation. At around 4.30pm you’ll be picked up and taken to the banks of the Thomson River for our Starlight’s Cruise Experience. The cruise is followed by a hearty stockman’s dinner around the campfire with bush poetry then the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound-and-Light Picture Show featuring a special movie commissioned by the Kinnons to celebrate our legendary local hero Harry Redford. BYO drinks. (B,MT,L,D)
Day 5. Saturday – Winton Tour
It’s a 6.45am start for a full day tour to Winton. Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum and Dinosaur Canyon plus the exciting new Waltzing Matilda Centre*. Enjoy lunch at the historic North Gregory Hotel with time for a stroll of the Main Street before heading back to Longreach. (B,L).
Day 6: Sunday – Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame is only a short walk from your accommodation and you’ll start the morning with Scotty’s Stories of the Past – a 1-hour tour of the Sculpture Walk. Then there’s plenty of time to explore the five galleries before the Outback Stockman’s Show at 11am. Enjoy lunch at the museum café (at your own cost). Wander back to your accommodation and decide on dinner. Try out one of the restaurants in town or order takeaway. (B)
Day 7. Monday – Depart Longreach
Pack and say goodbye to Longreach. You will be transferred to the station or airport for your return journey. You’ll be leaving with lots of amazing memories and we hope you’ll be back! Overnight on board the Spirit of the Outback. (B,L,D)
Day 8. Tuesday – Arrive Brisbane
This morning breakfast is served on board before arriving into Brisbane, where your journey concludes. (B)
Please note itinerary is subject to change.
Departs: Tuesdays from Brisbane at 6.10pm
Returns: Tuesdays to Brisbane at 11.55am
dates & pricing
|Cost Per Person
|Brisbane to Brisbane
|Cost Per Person
|Longreach to Longreach
- Adult rail fares are based on B-Quick fare. If B-Quick fares not available full fare will apply
- Queensland Pensioner fare is using 4 vouchers
- Note: From prices valid 10 Apr – 2 Jul 18, 10 Jul – 1 Oct, 9 – 30 Oct 18.
- Prices are per person twin share
- Concession cards must be advised at time of booking and will be verified with Centrelink
- Packages are fixed and cannot be amended.
- Additional nights available at regular tariffed rates.
- All bookings are on request.
- Cancellations within 7 days prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
- If you do not wish to travel by rail there is also the option to fly with Qantaslink (own arrangements).