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)
Arrive in Longreach for the start of your Outback Queensland adventure. You will be met at either Longreach Railway Station or Longreach Airport by your Savannah Guide Operator Driver and transferred to your beautiful accommodation at the boutique outback lodgings, Saltbush Retreat. Meet fellow travellers for a tour briefing and Welcome Supper before retiring to your 4 – 4.5 star accommodation for the next three nights. While at the property, you can enjoy an indulging soak in one of three clawfoot baths on their exclusive outdoor bath terrace or a swim in their outdoor pool. 3 nights Saltbush Retreat, Longreach
DAY 3. THURSDAY – LONGREACH (B,L,D)
Join our Strathmore Station Tour for an insider’s view into life on the land followed by a delicious home-baked morning tea. Explore the five themed galleries of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame then take your seat for the entertaining Outback Stockman’s Show. Late afternoon experience the warm hospitality of local graziers with a visit to Camden Park Station. Enjoy a personalised tour of the property, family homestead and sunset drinks.
DAY 4. FRIDAY – LONGREACH (B,L,D)
Witness a totally different way of schooling on a tour of the Longreach School of Distance Education. Visit historic Rosebank Station originally settled as a sheep and cattle station some 100 years ago. Visit the world-class Qantas Founders Museum, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas. View marvellous interpretive and interactive exhibits then join a guided Jets Tour. Late afternoon, unwind on the Drover’s Sunset Cruise with tasty on-board nibbles platters followed by a two-course table service dinner under the stars at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show.
DAY 5. SATURDAY – WINTON (B,L,D)
Travel west to Winton and learn the story behind Australia’s unofficial national anthem at the Waltzing Matilda Centre; the only museum dedicated to a song. Discover the quirky Arno’s Wall and play a tune on what is believed to be the world’s only musical fence. Check-in to your accommodation for the next two nights then enjoy some free time in downtown Winton. This afternoon, we take a short drive 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 Dinosaur Canyon. Take in the moment at our very special sunset barbeque overlooking the plains where dinosaurs once roamed! 2 nights Boulder Opal Motor Inn, Winton
DAY 6. SUNDAY – WINTON (B,L,D)
Travel into the heart of Waltzing Matilda country and drive along 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, Lark Quarry Conservation Park. Join an interpretive tour of the world’s only recorded dinosaur stampede featuring over 3000 footprints frozen in time in ancient mudflats. Return to Winton for a relaxed dinner at your 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 to join your connecting transfers home.. Guests on LLW8 will join the Spirit of the Outback for a first class overnight rail journey to Brisbane. Overnight Spirit of the Outback First Class Rail Sleeper (LLW8 guests only)
DAY 8. TUESDAY – ARRIVE BRISBANE (B)
Guests on LLW8 will arrive in Brisbane. The train is scheduled to arrive at 11.55am.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
*Itinerary shown is for 2020.
dates & pricing
|2020 DEPARTURE DATES:
|Tour code LLW8 Ex Brisbane:
14 April, 12 May, 19 May, 9 June, 16 June, 30 June, 14 July, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 01 Sep, 08 Sep, 13 Oct
|Tour code LLW6 Ex Longreach:
15 April, 13 May, 20 May, 10 June, 17 June, 1 July, 15 July, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 02 Sep, 09 Sep, 14 Oct
|Cost Per Person 2020
|Longreach to Longreach LLW6
|Cost Per Person 2020
|Brisbane to Brisbane LLW8
- #QPCV – Queensland Pension Concession Rail vouchers (4).
- Itinerary subject to change.
- EARLY EMU SAVER: SAVE $150 PER PERSON FOR BOOKINGS MADE AND DEPOSITED BEFORE 31 DECEMBER 2019. VALID ON APRIL & OCTOBER 2020 DEPARTURES ONLY.
- Minimum tour numbers apply.
- Rail subject to availability
- Rail price based on return fares travelling from Brisbane to Longreach & Longreach to Brisbane on the Spirit of the Outback in First Class Sleepers