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DAY 1. Saturday – Depart Brisbane on Spirit of the Outback (D)

Arrive at Platform 10, Roma Street railway station, Brisbane at 1pm to meet your tour hostess and check in to your first class cabin. At 1.55pm we depart on the Spirit of the Outback for a realistic up-front view of Queensland’s captivating outback – enjoyed in the comfort of air-conditioned, authentically-themed surrounds. On our journey west venture through the heritage towns of the Central West. Dining on board Spirit of the Outback is an experience in itself with the themed restaurant car serving hearty Aussie meals. Tonight we will gather in the Shearers Rest first class lounge car for a quiet drink prior to dinner taking time to get to know your fellow travel companions. 1 Night Stay: First class cabin aboard the Spirit of the Outback

DAY 2. Sunday – Arrive Longreach (B,L,D)

Relax today and let the outback come to life in front of your eyes as we wind our way through ever changing scenery and rugged terrain. This epic rail journey arrives into Longreach, the heart of the Queensland Outback, mid-afternoon. Here we board our ‘Gold Class’ coach for transfers to our hotel. 4 Night Stay: Albert Park Motor Inn or Longreach Motor Inn, Longreach

DAY 3. Monday – Longreach Touring (B,L,D)

Take in the Qantas Founders Museum discovering national treasures such as the 1922 Qantas hangar, photographs, memorabilia and multi-media
displays that bring alive the inspirational stories of one of the world’s pioneering airlines. We then take a 1.5 hour tour of the 747 and 707 jets. From here we take a short journey to Ilfracombe taking a break at the famous Machinery Mile. This magnificent display is one of the finest in Australia and shows the evolution of pastoral development throughout Queenslands outback. Next we experience the famous Wellshot Hotel, one of the most unique outback pubs over one hundred years old, complete with a woolpress bar, a remarkable collection of hats, and a wealth of local memorabilia. Enjoy country hospitality over lunch then join the publican and staff for some unique visitor traditions. Tonight we head out to Camden Park Station to learn about life on the land with the Walker family which dates back over 3 generations. See the 100 year old shearing shed and historical homestead visited by the Queen in 1970. Enjoy sunset nibbles and drinks followed by dinner at the Camden Park cottage. GGP

DAY 4. Tuesday – Longreach Touring (B,L,D)

This morning be inspired by the Australian outback and the stories of the people who shaped our nation. Many are given tribute when we visit the famous Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame where bush history slides up close to you with tales of bushrangers, shearers, stockmen and drovers. shearers, stockmen and drovers. Next witness the live Outback Stockman’s Show, that tells the story of real life stockmen and women who work on the land. It encompasses the modern day aspects of being a stockman, as well as telling the tales of what it used to be like in the past. All be it with working dogs, horses, sheep, bull and the larrkin stockman Lachie Cossor. Tonight, we take a sunset cruise on the mighty Thomson River, relaxing on the top deck listening to stories about the river, its wildlife and Indigenous links. We stop at sunset bend to toast the sunset and take in the stunning colours of the outback sky. As the colours fade into starlight, we disembark and enjoy an outback dinner and show beside a campfire and under a canopy of stars. GGP

DAY 5. Wednesday – Winton (B,L,D)

Departing for Winton we visit the Age of Dinosaurs Exhibit, the world’s largest collection of unique Australian dinosaur fossils and the most productive fossil preparation lab in the southern hemisphere. The museum, perched on top of a spectacular rocky plateau called “The Jump-Up”, captures the fossil fever that has gripped the area since the first bones of gigantic Sauropod “Elliot” were discovered. We then make our way back into Winton for lunch at the Waltzing Matilda Centre and enjoy some time at the museum. We finish our day visiting the peculiar Arnos Wall and playing a tune on what is believed to be the world’s only musical fence. GGP

DAY 6. Thursday – Depart Longreach on Spirit of the Outback (B,L,D)

Enjoy breakfast before departing on The Spirit of the Outback. Share stories with your fellow travellers as you journey from Longreach to Brisbane. Overnight Stay: First class cabin aboard the Spirit of the Outback

DAY 7. Friday – Arrive Brisbane (B)

This morning breakfast is served on board before arriving into Brisbane where your journey concludes at 12pm.

B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

dates & pricing

GOLD CLASS
QPCV Senior Adult Sole Use Departs 2019
$2420 $2660 $2796 +$350 13 Apr
20 Apr
27 Apr
4 May
25 May
1 June
8 June
  • Green Guest Policy (GGP) – Select the GGP option on this tour and help reduce extra pressures on our natural environment. You will be rewarded with a reduced rate on your tour. SAVE: $30PP TWIN SHARE OR $60 SOLE USE
  • Non-refundable deposit required to secure booking $600pp
  • This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for coach and rail component. Rail prices are correct at time of printing but are subject to change.
  • N.B Full payment of the Extender Option (if applicable) is required at the time of paying the deposit. The deposit and Extender Option are Non-refundable.
  • This price is subject to:
    QPCV Queensland Aged Pensioner utilising 4 concession vouchers
    SENIOR State issued Australian Government Seniors Card and/or Queensland Aged Pensioner with no concession vouchers left
    ADULT Passengers 50+ with no valid concession cards
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 2 (MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
    • Walk 10 min without stopping
    • Ascend stairs without stopping
    • Stand for 30 min without sitting
    • Walk over uneven ground
    • Embark/debark transport unaided
    • Manage their own luggage

Highlights & inclusions

  • 2 overnight rail journeys in first class cabins aboard the Spirit of the Outback
  • Dine in the outback themed Tuckerbox Restaurant during your rail journey
  • Luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach travel
  • 4 nights accommodation in Longreach
  • Qantas Founders Museum and jet tour
  • Ilfracombe Machinery Mile
  • Historic Wellshot Hotel
  • Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Outback Stockman’s live show
  • Multi-award-winning Drover’s sunset cruise on the Thomson River
  • Outback dinner and live show
  • Camden Park Station tour with sunset drinks and dinner
  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs tour at Winton
  • Winton town tour; Arnos Wall; Waltzing Matilda Centre
  • 17 meals

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION – 2 additional days (TOTAL 9 DAY TOUR)

  • Return economy class flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane
  • 2 additional nights bed & breakfast (1 night pre and 1 night post tour) at Sofitel Brisbane Central
  • Return Airtrain tickets ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Central Station
  • Plus $850pp Twin Share
  • Plus $1019 Sole Use
  • N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for coach and rail components. This package is subject to QR rail disruptions without notice. Bookings cannot be cancelled or transferred if this occurs.
  • Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice

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