Tours to Longreach from Brisbane with Spirit of the Outback train 2022/2023 - Photo
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itinerary

DAY 1. Saturday – Depart Brisbane Spirit of the Outback

Depart on the Spirit of the Outback (scheduled to depart at 1.55pm) 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 show which is a 20 minute spectacular night time light and sound experience designed to delight, entertain, inform and move. 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, told through 3D animation, traditional animation and illustration. Overnight Longreach Motor Inn (D)

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

Following breakfast this morning, we make our way to the Stockman’s 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. Next we experience the Stockman’s Life – Live Show with 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. After our morning at 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 an Outback Campfire Dinner and Movie. Overnight Longreach Motor Inn (B,D)

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

This morning following breakfast we depart for Winton and make our way to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History. We 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. Next we make our way to Winton for lunch followed by a tour of this fascinating town, including Arnos Wall the Musical Fence, the new Waltzing Matilda Centre and Banjo Patterson’s Musical Wall which is a dedication to the man who first performed this ballad in Winton. We return back to Longreach in time for dinner. Overnight Longreach Motor Inn (B,D)

DAY 5. Wednesday – Qantas Founders Museum, Camden Park Station

This morning we the Qantas Museum for a tour of the 747, Original Hangar and museum, learning about the QANTAS story. This afternoon, we visit historic Camden Park Station and visit the Unknown Swagman’s Grave, Longreach’s highest lookout and 125 acre solar farm, recently built on the property. We then enjoy our farewell dinner in the 100yr old wool shed which is the quintessential Outback Experience. Overnight Longreach Motor Inn (B,D)

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

We board the Spirit of the Outback this morning departing at 10am 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 (noon) after enjoying a charming rail journey from Queensland Outback with lots of fond memories of incredible Longreach, Winton and the Big Sky Country.

*Itinerary valid for 2023. 2022 operates to a different itinerary.

B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

dates & pricing

2023 Departure Dates:
15 April, 20 May, 24 June, 26 Aug, 2 Sep
Twin Share Sole Use Rail Fares First Class Sleeper Seat Only
$2120 + rail $2480 + rail QLD Pensioner $480pp $50pp
Aust. State Senior $720pp $235pp
Adult BQuick $860pp $285pp
2022 Departure Dates:
9 July (SOLD OUT), 10 Sep (SOLD OUT), 29 Oct
Twin Share Sole Use Rail Fares First Class Sleeper Seat Only
$1990 + rail $2310 + rail QLD Pensioner $480pp $50pp
Aust. State Senior $720pp $235pp
Adult BQuick $860pp $285pp
  • *Rail is not yet confirmed for 2023
  • *Stockman’s Hall of Fame Live Show may not be available on 29 Oct departure
  • Tour is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • A $450 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 70 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
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Coach touring and commentary
  • Camden Park Station tour
  • QANTAS Museum and 747 Tour
  • Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Show
  • 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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