Day 1 Tuesday: Brisbane to Longreach
Depart Brisbane this evening for Longreach on the Spirit of the Outback. Overnight: Onboard Spirit of the Outback. (D)
Day 2 Wednesday: Longreach
Arrive in Longreach this evening and be met for your transfer to your accommodation. Overnight: Kinnon & Co Outback Lodges. (B,L)
Day 3 Thursday: Longreach
Start your adventures with a Historical town tour of Longreach then travel 15kms to Nogo Station to experience a working cattle and sheep property owned by the Kinnon family. Be treated to great country hospitality and brunch whilst hearing the life stories of growing up on the land. Back in town enjoy a 1 hour Pioneer tour of the Sculpture Walk on Scotty’s Stories of the Past before immersing yourself in history at The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre. Wander through the five galleries taking in the amazing achievements of the early settlers. Included is Museum entry. Overnight Kinnon & Co Outback Lodges. (CB,L)
Day 4 Friday: Longreach
This morning visit The Station Store to retrace the steps of Cobb & Co by taking the “Gallop thru the Scrub” tour – a 45-minute stagecoach ride travelling on the original mail route between Longreach and Windorah, a traditional Cobb & Co smoko, an Australian classic movie in the Theatrette then followed by live theatre outback-style, with a performance of The Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show. Get set for a wonderful night out with the Thomson River Cruises aboard the historic Thomson Belle Paddlewheeler. Afterwards enjoy a stockman’s 2 course meal on the banks of the Thomson around the campfire with sensational bush poetry before being immersed into the Spirit of Harry Redford in the NEW Starlight’s Spectacular Sound-and-Light Show. BYO drinks. Overnight Kinnon & Co Outback Lodges. (CB, MT, D)
Day 5 Saturday: Longreach & Winton
An early start today to enjoy a day exploring the history of Winton. Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum for a guided tour of the Collection Room and Laboratory. Then wandering at your leisure through the Waltzing Matilda Centre and learn the story behind the song. Afterwards take in a Heritage Town tour of Winton before heading back to Longreach. Overnight Kinnon & Co Outback Lodges. (CB,L).
Day 6 Sunday: Longreach
Visit the birthplace of Australia’s national airline, QANTAS. Take your time and enjoy a self-guided visit through the museum and guided tour of the 747 & 707 Jet planes. Lunch can be enjoyed at McGinness’ Restaurant inside the Museum at your own cost. Overnight Kinnon & Co Outback Lodges. (CB).
Day 7 Monday: Brisbane to Longreach
Transfer to Train Station to depart Longreach onboard the Spirit of the Outback for your homeward journey. Overnight onboard Spirit of the Outback. (B,L,D).
Day 8 Tuesday: Brisbane
Arrive in Brisbane this morning.
Departs: Tuesdays from Brisbane at 6.10pm
Returns: Tuesdays to Brisbane at 9.15am
dates & pricing
- Fares Valid 1 Apr – 31 Oct 14
- Prices are per person twin share
- Peak periods and block outs may apply.
- Concession fares apply to Australian Residents only
- Concession cards must be advised at time of booking and will be verified with Centrelink