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DAY 1. Saturday – Depart Brisbane Spirit of the Outback

Depart on the Spirit of the Outback scheduled to depart at 4.10pm (or 2.40pm Oct departure) for your journey to Longreach. Relax and enjoy the views of the rugged mountain ranges and farming areas of the Queensland coast before making our way inland on our Outback Adventure. Overnight Spirit of the Outback (All meals included in First Class Sleepers)

DAY 2. Sunday – Arrive Longreach, Luminescent Longreach

Upon waking this morning on the train, the green hills of the coast have given way to the color of rustic reds and sunburnt plains. We pass through historical towns of the outback on our way into Longreach. Arriving in Longreach, we then transfer to our motel before making our way to the amazing new ‘Luminescent Longreach’. Stand amongst iconic aircraft as world class projection mapping and 360 degree immersive sound brings the 100-year story of Qantas to life with the mighty Boeing 747 serving as a primary canvas. 4 Nights: Longreach Motor Inn (D)

DAY 3. Monday – Stockman’s Hall Of Fame, Thomson River Cruise & Riverside Campfire Dinner

Following breakfast this morning, we make our way to the Stockmans Hall of Fame. First the Cinema: A Story of the Australian Stockman – a fully immersive cinematic experience showcasing virtual and real footage across a 16m screen – featuring the birth of a nation through the eyes of the Australian stockman. We then explore the museum with an audio self-walking guide on a journey retracing the footsteps of the men and women who built our nation. Then we enjoy A Stockman’s Life – Live Show: undercover grandstand seating in the Outback Stockman Arena, up close and personal experience with the stars of the show – human and four legged, live sheep muster, working dogs, horsemanship and stockman activities. Following our morning at Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, we make our way into town and enjoy some time to wander the historical streets and grab a bite to eat if you wish. Then we will depart for a Sunset Cruise on the Thomson River, followed by a Riverside Outback Campfire Dinner & Movie (B,D)

DAY 4. Tuesday – Winton, Age of Dinosaurs & Waltzing Matilda Centre, Stonegrill Dinner

This morning we depart for Winton and make our way to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History. We will have a guided tour of the museum which houses the largest collection of unique Australian dinosaur fossils and learn about the bone and fossil extraction process. We then make our way into Winton for lunch, visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre followed by a tour of this fascinating town, including Arno’s Wall and Musical Fence. Next we make our way back to Longreach for a special Stonegrill Dining Experience. (B,D)

DAY 5. Wednesday – Darr River Rail, Qantas Museum, Camden Park Station

This morning we board Longreach’s only Heritage Rail Motor. Travelling through the Mulga, arriving at Darr River we enjoy billy tea and smoko. This afternoon we visit the Qantas Museum enjoying the many Qantas stories. Then we head off for a tour of the 747, Original Hangar and Museum. Late afternoon, we visit Camden Park Station and take in the Unknown Swagman’s Grave, Longreach’s Highest Lookout and 125 Acre Solar Farm, recently built on the property. We then enjoy our Farwell Dinner in the 100yr old Wool Shed which is the quintessential Outback Experience. (B,D)

DAY 6. Thursday – Depart Longreach, Spirit of the Outback

We board the Spirit of the Outback this morning for a magical journey home. Relax and enjoy the sun burnt plains and historical towns of the Outback. Overnight Spirit of the Outback (All meals included in First Class Sleepers) (B)

DAY 7. Friday – Arrive Brisbane

Today you will arrive into Brisbane at 9.55am (or 11.50am Oct departure) after enjoying a charming rail journey from Queensland Outback with lots of fond memories of incredible Longreach, Winton and the Big Sky Country.

B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

dates & pricing

2024 Departure Dates:
24 Aug, 5 Oct
Twin Share Sole Use Rail Fares First Class Sleeper
$2400 + rail $2800 + rail QLD Pensioner $480pp
Aust. State Senior $720pp
Adult BQuick $850pp
2025 Departure Dates:
10 May, 14 June, 12 Jul, 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 4 Oct
  • 2025 dates are indicative only and pricing / tour itinerary is not yet finalised. Call or email to pre-register.
  • Tour is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • A $450pp non refundable deposit is due upon booking
  • No refunds within 60 days of departure
  • If you prefer to fly rather than take the train this is also an option. Flights at own expense and own arrangements.
  • QLD Pensioner fare is using 4 vouchers
  • Seniors Fares are for Australian Government Senior Card Holders only
  • Pension and Seniors Card numbers must be advised at time of booking
  • First Class Sleeper Fares include meals. Other train fares do not include meals
  • Rail fare prices are return
  • Final payment is due 65 days prior to departure due to group rail ticketing requirements
  • Concession rail fares are not available for international passengers as they are verified by Centrelink

Highlights & inclusions

  • Return rail from Brisbane to Longreach
  • 4 nights accommodation in Longreach
  • Coach touring and commentary
  • Camden Park Station tour
  • QANTAS Museum and 747 Tour
  • Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Show
  • Great Darr River Train Experience
  • Luminescent Longreach
  • Sunset Thomson River Cruise
  • Campfire Dinner & Movie
  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum & Tour
  • Historical Winton Town Tour
  • Waltzing Matilda Centre
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Fully hosted

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