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)
Welcome to Longreach! On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for the next three nights. Guests on LLW6 will join the tour after lunch today. Meet fellow travellers at our Welcome Dinner with your Savannah Guides Operator driver and host. Tonight you’ll get a preview of the exciting adventures to come. 3 nights Albert Park Motor Inn, 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. Discover inspiring stories of our pioneering heroes at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Late afternoon, experience the warm hospitality of local graziers on our Camden Park Station Sunset Tour with Dinner.
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 onboard 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. 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 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 where Guests on LLW6 will be transferred to their homeward bound connections. 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.
dates & pricing
2019 DEPARTURE DATES:
Tour code LLW8 Ex Brisbane: 23 Jul; 30 Jul; 13 Aug; 20 Aug; 27 Aug; 3 Sep; 24 Sep; 1 Oct; 15 Oct: 22 Oct
Tour code LLW6 Ex Longreach: 24 Jul; 31 Jul; 14 Aug; 21 Aug; 28 Aug; 4 Sep; 25 Sep; 2 Oct; 16 Oct: 23 Oct
|Cost Per Person 2019
|Longreach to Longreach LLW6
|Cost Per Person 2019
|Brisbane to Brisbane LLW8
- #QPCV – Queensland Pension Concession Rail vouchers (4).
- Itinerary subject to change.
- Early Emu Savings: Valid on March, October & November 2019 departures only. Save $300 per couple ($150 per person) for bookings made and deposited before 31 December 2018
- 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