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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, Welcome Dinner

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 around 4pm. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner. Overnight Longreach Motor Inn or Albert Park (D)

DAY 3. Monday – Stockman’s Hall Of Fame / Luminescent Longreach

Following breakfast this morning, we make our way to the Stockman’s Hall of Fame. We explore the Long Paddock and join our virtual stockman “Hugh” on a journey retracing the footsteps of the men and women who built our nation. Immerse yourself in their stories as they come to life on a canvas of hope, ingenuity and mateship. We then enjoy A Stockman’s Life – LiveShow: 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. Followed by the Cinema: Story of the Australian Stockman -A fully immersive cinematic experience showcasing virtual and real footage across a 16mt screen–featuring the birth of a nation through the eyes of the Stockman.

This evening we have time to enjoy the amazing new Luminescent Longreach 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, Luminescent Longreach weaves an unforgettable narrative through time, a story of the daring spirit of early aviation, of iconic aircraft, wars, distant places and outback innovation (B,L,D)

DAY 4. Tuesday – Winton & Age of Dinosaurs

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 Museum and Banjo Patterson’s Musical Wall which is a dedication to the man who first performed this ballad in Winton. Overnight Longreach Motor Inn or Albert Park Motor Inn (B,L,D)

DAY 5. Wednesday – Camden Park Station, Qantas Founders Museum, Thomson River Cruise, Dinner & Show

This morning we visit Camden Park Station and walk in the footsteps of royalty on the ‘Queen’s Path’ where Queen Elizabeth II herself walked whilst on a visit. We also see the Swagman’s Grave, the historic ‘dry bottom‘ Chainman’s Well, artesian spring and bore, Longreach’s highest lookout and the oldest private ballroom in the outback. Next is a visit to the Qantas Museum for a tour of the 747, original hangar and museum, enjoying the many displays of the QANTAS story. Late afternoon we depart for a sunset cruise on the Thomson River, followed by an outback campfire dinner and show. Overnight Longreach Motor Inn or Albert Park Motor Inn (B,MT,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.

**Tour itinerary shown is valid is for 2022

B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

dates & pricing

2022 Departure Dates:
2 April, 7 May, 11 June
Twin Share Sole Use Rail Fares First Class Sleeper Seat Only
$1890 + rail $2210 + rail QLD Pensioner $478pp $50pp
Aust. State Senior $718pp $235pp
Adult BQuick $854pp $282pp
2021 Departure Dates:
1 May (SOLD OUT), 24 July (SOLD OUT), 31 July (SOLD OUT)
  • Tour is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • A $450 non refundable deposit is due upon booking
  • Full payment is non refundable 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
  • Luminescent Longreach
  • Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Show
  • Drover’s Thomson River Cruise
  • Outback Dinner & Show
  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum & Tour
  • Historical Winton Town Tour
  • Waltzing Matilda Centre
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Fully hosted

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