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

Join your tour hostess and depart at 1:55pm on the Spirit of the Outback for a realistic, up-front view of Queensland’s captivating outback. Our journey west takes us through the heritage towns of the Central West. Tonight, we will gather in the club 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)

On arrival at Barcaldine, we disembark the train, visit the Tree of Knowledge, then join our Coach Captain for our onward journey to Longreach. Tonight we experience a truly spectacular dinner and show, Luminescent Longreach, at the Qantas Founders Museum. This 20-minute show uses the historic aircraft and new roof complex as a canvas telling the incredible history of the airline. **Please note: No seating is available during the show. 3 Night Stay: Longreach Motor Inn

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

We start today with a Museum and Airpark tour of the Qantas Founders Museum discovering national treasures and displays that bring to life the inspirational stories of one of the world’s pioneering airlines. Next we make our way to the famous Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame where bush history slides up close to you with tales of bush-rangers, shearers, stockmen and drovers. Enjoy a live Outback Stockman’s Show, all be it with working dogs, horses, sheep, bull and resident larakin stockman. Tonight, we take a sunset cruise on the Thomson River, relaxing on the top deck toasting the sunset and stunning colours of the outback sky. We disembark and enjoy an outback dinner and show beside a campfire and under a canopy of outback stars. GGP

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

Travelling to Winton we spend time at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, the world’s largest collection of unique Australian dinosaur fossils and the most productive fossil preparation lab in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy lunch and a guided tour taking in the Fossil Laboratory collection room and March of the Titanosaurs exhibition at Dinosaur Canyon. Our afternoon takes us to the Waltzing Matilda Centre, where the exhibition space tells the story of WW1, the Art Gallery displays travelling exhibitions, the Qantilda Museum tells the story and history of Winton, and the birth of Qantas. GGP

DAY 5. Wednesday – Camden Park Station, Barcaldine (B,L,D)

We farewell Longreach in style with a Champagne breakfast at Camden Park Station, a fifth generation sheep and cattle property run by the Walker family. Enjoy breakfast on the station’s homestead veranda before joining ‘Outback Dan’ for a guided station tour. From here we make our way to Barcaldine where we experience an authentic cultural journey as ancient and contemporary shared histories come alive through the passion of Cheryl Thompson, descendent of the Yiningai people. From Connecting to Country, through traditional Tribal Body Art and its meanings, Dot Painting workshop, Tribal Story, Song and Dance presentations. This afternoon, we make our way to the Australian Workers Heritage Centre. A national monument to our working men and women, the centre pays homage to the Australian working life. 1 Night Stay: Barcaldine Country Motor Inn

DAY 6. Thursday – Barcaldine to Charleville (B,MT,L,D)

Departing Barcaldine we make our way to Tambo, breaking here for a cuppa. Back on the road again, we continue on to Charleville where we enjoy lunch and a guided tour of the grand historic Corones Hotel. Tonight, explore the night sky with an experienced sky guide at Charleville Cosmos Centre. 1 Night Stay: Mulga Country Motor Inn or The Rocks Motel, Charleville

DAY 7. Friday – Charleville to Roma (B,L,D)

This morning have a special encounter with Australia’s endangered Bilby before joining a local experienced guide to hear how Charleville Airport became part of the United States of America in 1942 when the site was handed over to the USAAF as a top secret site during World War II. We will visit intriguing historical sites, understand the reasoning behind choosing Charleville and learn about the highly classified computerised bomb aimer. Departing Charleville we make our way to Morven, breaking here for a country pub counter lunch before our travels take us to Roma where we bed down for the night.1 Night Stay: Roma Explorers Inn

DAY 8. Saturday – Roma to Brisbane (B,L)

On the final leg of this outback journey we make our way back to Brisbane, breaking for a cuppa at Chinchilla before continuing onto Picnic Point Toowoomba for lunch with a view. We arrive back into Brisbane at approximately 4:30pm.

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

dates & pricing

QPCV Senior Adult Sole Use Departs 2022
GOLD CLASS
$3595 $3715 $3812 +$645 August 6 – SOLD OUT
$3595 $3715 $3812 +$645 October 8
QPCV Senior Adult Sole Use Departs 2022
DIAMOND CLASS
$3862 $3982 $4050 +$645 August 27 – SOLD OUT
  • Early Bird Deal – Save $400 per couple or $200 sole use for APRIL/MAY 2022. Book by 31 March 2022
  • 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: $20PP TWIN SHARE OR $40 SOLE USE
  • Non-refundable deposit required to secure booking $800pp
  • 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.
  • This price is subject to:
    QPCV Queensland Aged Pensioner utilising 2 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 3 (ACTIVE/MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
    • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
    • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs, without stopping
    • Stand for 30 minutes, without needing to sit down
    • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
    • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
    • Manage your own luggage

Highlights & inclusions

  • Choice of opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach travel or luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach travel
  • 3 nights Longreach; Qantas Founders Museum
  • Stockman’s Hall of Fame featuring a live Stockman’s show with trick horses and working dogs
  • Thomson River Sunset Cruise followed by outback dinner under the stars and live show
  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs, Winton
  • Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton
  • Camden Park Station tour with champagne breakfast at the homestead
  • Desert Dreaming Culture tour with ochre dot painting & desert dance performance
  • Australian Workers Heritage Centre
  • 1 night Barcaldine; 1 night Charleville
  • Corones Hotel guided tour
  • Big Sky Cosmos Observatory; Bilby encounter
  • Charleville WWII secrets tour
  • 1 night Roma
  • 21 meals

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION – 2 additional days (TOTAL 10 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 Meriton Suites, Brisbane
  • Return Airtrain tickets ex Brisbane
  • Domestic Terminal to Central Station
  • Plus $8800pp Twin Share
  • Plus $1090 Sole Use
  • Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice

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