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. (Qantas flights operate daily from Brisbane to Longreach).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)
Witness a totally different way of schooling on a tour of the Longreach School of Distance Education. Receive a warm welcome to Longreach at historic Rosebank Station, originally settled as a sheep and cattle station some 100 years ago. Enjoy morning tea and a chat with the local Outback Aussie Tours owners. Wander 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 Airpark Tour. Late afternoon experience the warm hospitality of local graziers on a visit to Camden Park Station. Join Outback Dan on a personalised tour of his family property, sunset drinks at Two Tree Hill, followed by an exclusive dinner in their 100-year-old woolshed.
DAY 4. FRIDAY – LONGREACH (B,L,D)
Explore the fascinating themed galleries at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and discover inspiring stories of our pioneering heroes. Take your seat at the exciting Stockman’s Live Show to see amazing horsemanship and the action of a live muster. Witness the traditional Australian Stockman skills that are still used today. Enjoy some free time and outback retail therapy in downtown Longreach. Late afternoon, unwind on the Drover’s Sunset Cruise with tasty onboard nibbles followed by a two-course table service dinner under the stars at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show.
DAY 5. SATURDAY – WINTON (B,L,D)
Be prepared to be impressed with the changing landscapes as we travel from Longreach to Winton. Enjoy a town tour to discover the quirky Arno’s Wall and play a tune on what is believed to be the world’s only musical fence. Learn the story behind Australia’s unofficial national anthem at the Waltzing Matilda Centre; the only museum dedicated to a song. Mid 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 barbecue overlooking the plains where dinosaurs once roamed! 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 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.
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 is valid for 2022 tours. 2021 tours operate to a slightly different itinerary.
dates & pricing
|2022 DEPARTURE DATES:
|Tour code LLW8 Ex Brisbane: 12 April; 03 May; 17 May; 31 May; 14 June; 05 July; 19 July; 26 July; 02 August; 23 August; 30 August; 06 September; 20 September; 04 October
|Tour code LLW6 Ex Longreach: 13 April; 04 May; 18 May; 1 June; 15 June; 06 July; 20 July; 27 July; 03 August; 24 August; 31 August; 07 September; 21 September; 05 October
|Cost Per Person 2022
|Longreach to Longreach LLW6
|Longreach to Longreach LLW6
|Brisbane to Brisbane LLW8
- EARLY EMU SAVER 2022 – FOR BOOKINGS MADE AND DEPOSITED BEFORE 30 NOV 2021
- 2022 rail is on request and will be confirmed later in 2021. Rail fares are subject to change
- #QPCV – Queensland Pension Concession Rail vouchers (4).
- Itinerary subject to change.
- 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