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DAY 1. Brisbane to Roma (L,D)

Depart from Brisbane Coach Terminal and travel responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. We travel through the Lockyer Valley and continue through Toowoomba and Chinchilla to Roma. 1 Night Stay: Roma Explorers Inn

DAY 2. Roma to Barcaldine (B,L,D)

This morning we travel via outback country towns enroute to Tambo. Enjoy lunch and time at Tambo Teddies before we continue on to Barcaldine for the night. Tonight enjoy a Desert Dreaming Dinner, a night filled with indigenous food, dance and song. 1 Night Stay: Barcaldine Country Motor Inn

DAY 3. Barcaldine, Ilfracombe, Longreach (B,L,D)

Following breakfast at the Desert Dreaming Centre, part-take in authentic cultural journey as ancient and contemporary shared histories come alive through the passion of Cheryl Thompson, descendent of the Yiningai people. The Connecting to Country experience offers an insight into traditional tribal body art and its meanings, dot painting and tribal stories. We then make our way to Ilfracombe for lunch at the historic Wellshot Hotel before finishing our day in Longreach. Tonight at sunset, cruise down the mighty Thomson River before dining under an outback sky enjoying a camp oven themed dinner and show. 2 Night Stay: Longreach Motor Inn

DAY 4. Longreach (B,L,D)

Discover aviation history at Qantas Founders Museum and hear stories of one of the world’s pioneering airlines. We visit the historic 1922 Qantas hangar, then take a guided tour of the 747 and 707 jets. The indoor museum’s interactive exhibits illuminate the history and heritage of Qantas airlines. At the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame discover outback heritage from indigenous tribes to explorers and stockmen. Enjoy the Stockman’s show and see a live muster and witness the bond between man and animal. Tonight we make our way out to Camden Park Station to learn about life on the land with the Walker family. See the 100-year-old shearing shed and historical homestead, enjoying a magical outback sunset dinner.

DAY 5. Longreach, Winton, Cloncurry (B,L,D)

Travelling to Winton we spend time at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, the world’s largest collection of unique Australian dinosaur fossils. Enjoy lunch and a guided tour taking in the Fossil Laboratory collection room and March of the Titanosaurs exhibition at Dinosaur Canyon. Next we travel through Kynuna and on to the Walkabout Creek Hotel – famous for being recognised as the pub in the Paul Hogan movie ‘Crocodile Dundee’. We finish our day upon our arrival in Cloncurry. 2 Night Stay: Gidgee Inn Motel, Cloncurry

DAY 6. Mount Isa, Cloncurry (B,L,D)

Travelling west to Mount Isa we get adventurous at the Hard Times Mine, taking a tour with an experienced miner guide. Kitted-out in overalls and cap lamps we descend into the mine to explore the history of mining. On returning to Cloncurry we learn about the RFDS with a visit to John Flynn Place.

DAY 7. Cloncurry – Karumba (B,L,D)

We travel north to Burke & Wills Roadhouse for a break before continuing onto Normanton for lunch. We stop at the Big Croc for a photo with this life sized replica of what is said to be the largest croc ever captured before we make our way to Karumba. 2 Night Stay: Ash’s Holiday Units, Karumba

DAY 8. Karumba (B,L,D)

Visit the Barramundi Discovery Centre and learn about the live breeding program. This afternoon we board the Sand Island sunset dinner cruise and soak up a Gulf Sunset feasting on gulf prawns, nibbles, beer, wine and bubbly.

DAY 9. Karumba – Gulflander – Cobbold Gorge (B,L,D)

This morning we travel to Blackbull to board the Gulflander for a scenic rail journey through the Gulf Savannah bushland. We disembark at Croydon, enjoying lunch before continuing on to Georgetown to visit the Ted Elliott Mineral Collection, a stunning collection of over 4500 specimens. Our next stop is Forsayth, where we enjoy a drink with the locals before transferring into Cobbold Gorge. 2 Night Stay: Cobbold Gorge Village

DAY 10. Cobbold Gorge (B,L,D)

This morning we take a thrilling helicopter flight, soaring over the vastness and beauty of the Gulf Savannah region. We then cross the glass bridge and take an electric powered boat cruise and glide through the gorge in almost eerie silence, ensuring minimal disturbance to wildlife. After lunch enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of this idyllic setting by the infinity pool.

DAY 11. Cobbold Gorge – Mount Surprise (B,L,D)

Departing Cobbold Gorge we arrive at Forsayth to join the Savannahlander rail journey to Einasleigh to explore the Copperfield Gorge and enjoy lunch. We continue by train to Mount Surprise, then transfer by coach to Undara, checking-in to beautifully restored turn of the century railway carriages or pioneer huts. 1 Night Stay: Undara Resort, Mount Surprise

DAY 12. Mount Surprise – Cairns (B,L,D)

Join a local Savannah guide for a tour of the Undara Lava Tubes. Formed over 190,000 years ago from violent seismic action and frozen in time, these lava tubes are part of the longest lava flow from a single volcanic crater in modern geological time. Our afternoon takes us through the scenic Atherton Tablelands to Cairns. 1 Night Stay: Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

DAY 13. End of tour (B)

Enjoy breakfast at leisure this morning before being transferred to the airport mid-morning for our return Carbon Neutral flights home.

B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

dates & pricing

Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2024
$8300 $9500 7 May – DIAMOND CLASS
$7900 $9120 14 May – GOLD CLASS
$8300 $9500 4 June – DIAMOND CLASSSOLD OUT
$8300 $9500 25 June – DIAMOND CLASS
$8300 $9500 23 July – DIAMOND CLASS
  • EARLY BIRD DEAL! Save $600 per couple or $300 Single if booked before 30 April 2024 (7 May departure)
  • Deposit of $1000pp required to secure your reservation.
  • N.B. This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 3 (ACTIVE/MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
    • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
    • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
    • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
    • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings and walk through soft sand
    • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
    • Manage your own luggage
    • This tour is set at an active pace

Highlights & inclusions

  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our 100% offset opulent ‘Diamond Class’ or luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach
  • Fully escorted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • 1 night Roma; Tambo Teddies
  • 1 night Barcaldine
  • Desert Dreaming dinner and tribal dance;
  • 2 nights Longreach
  • Wellshot Hotel
  • Camden Park Station tour, sundowners & dinner
  • Qantas Founders Museum & Airpark Tour
  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Outback Stockman’s live show
  • Thomson River sunset cruise, dinner & show
  • The Australian Age of Dinosaurs, Winton
  • Walkabout Creek Hotel
  • 2 nights Cloncurry
  • John Flynn Place; Mount Isa Mine tour
  • 2 nights Karumba
  • Barramundi Discovery Centre
  • Sand Island sunset dinner cruise
  • Gulflander rail journey
  • Ted Elliott Mineral Collection
  • 2 nights Cobbold Gorge; Croydon
  • Cobbold Gorge cruise with Savannah guide
  • Cobbold Gorge scenic Helicopter flight
  • Savannahlander rail journey from Forsayth to Mt Surprise; Einasleigh
  • 1 night Undara; Archway Explorer tour
  • 1 night Cairns
  • One-way economy class Carbon Neutral flight ex Cairns to Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide or Melbourne
  • 36 meals
  • ‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner **(standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited)

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