Group tours to Longreach during summer cheap fares - Photo
2 for 1 rail fares on Spirit of the Outback - Photo
Summer tours to Longreach and Winton 2024 - Photo
Special rail deals to Longreach 2024 - Photo


DAY 1. Sat – Board Spirit of the Outback (D)

Join us at Platform 10, Roma Street Station in Brisbane, where you’ll meet your tour host and check-in to your sleeper cabin. At 4.10pm, we embark on an unforgettable journey aboard the Spirit of the Outback, offering an authentic and immersive experience of Queensland’s captivating outback. Enjoy the comfort of the air-conditioned train, adorned with thematic touches, as we venture westward. Along the way, we pass through the charming heritage towns of the Central West. Indulge in a delightful dining experience onboard, in the themed restaurant car serving up hearty Aussie meals. 1 Night Stay: First class cabin aboard the Spirit of the Outback

DAY 2. Sun – 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. We then board our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach for transfers to our hotel. Travel responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. 3 nights: Longreach Motor Inn

DAY 3. Mon – Winton Day Tour (B,L,D)

This morning we journey from Longreach to Winton. On arrival, we take a guided tour of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Exhibit, the world’s largest collection of unique Australian dinosaur fossils and the most productive fossil preparation laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere. A truly amazing experience perched on top of a spectacular rocky plateau where dinosaurs once roamed. Listen and learn from dinosaur enthusiasts, and capture the fossil fever that has gripped the area since the first bones of gigantic Sauropod ‘Elliott’ were discovered. Following lunch, we make our way into Winton. Our afternoon takes us on a town tour for a visit to the Waltzing Matilda Centre.

DAY 4. Tue – Longreach (B,L,D)

We start the day with a 2-hour guided tour of Qantas Founders Museum’s iconic aircraft including the Boeing 747 and new Super Constellation display. Learn about the history and significance of each aircraft and have access to parts of the aircraft you would normally not see as a passenger. Next, 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. Late this afternoon 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 before making our way back to the hotel for dinner.

DAY 5. Wed – Longreach to Emerald (B,L,D)

Departing Longreach we travel a short distance breaking at the Tree of Knowledge at Barcaldine for a cuppa and photo opportunity. We continue east, breaking at Alpha to see the 27 murals that tell the story of rural life in the region. On arrival at Rubyvale in the Gemfields, we enjoy lunch and tour of the Miners Heritage walk in Sapphire Mine. Our afternoon takes us to Emerald. Overnight: Emerald Maraboon Motor Inn, Emerald

DAY 6. Thu – Emerald to 1770 (B,L,D)

Departing Emerald we travel through crop and cattle country before arriving at Biloela where we enjoy lunch and tour at Queensland Heritage Park. On a guided tour take in a large array of heritage displays which celebrate our nation’s glorious past, our rich heritage and the pioneering spirit of Australia. This afternoon we make our way to the Town of 1770. 2 Night Stay: 1770 Lagoons Central Apartment Resort

DAY 7. Fri – 1770 (B,L,D)

This morning we take the ideal getaway on the pink amphibious LARC. Take in the highlights of Agnes Water by land and sea onboard a unique LARC amphibious vehicle. Set out on a fullday adventure crossing tidal creeks, sandy beaches and 4WD drive trails, as you explore the Town of 1770 and Bustard Bay. Stop for lunch (included) on Middle Island, take in the views from the Bustard Head lighthouse, then get your adrenaline pumping as you try sandboarding (optional) down the dunes of Middle Island. Return to 1770 Lagoons Resort.

DAY 8. Sat – 1770 to Brisbane (B,MT)

Homeward bound this morning, we break at historic Childers for a cuppa. We drive past the Backpackers Memorial before departing Childers and making our way home via a lunch break in Gympie.

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

dates & pricing

QLD Pensioner Senior Adult Sole Use 2024
$3050 $3110 $3143 +$795 2 Mar
$3050 $3110 $3143 +$795 16 Mar
  • Non-refundable deposit of $600pp required to secure your reservation.
  • Tour price is subject to:
    QPCV Queensland Aged Pensioner utilising 2 concession vouchers
    SENIOR with valid Australian State Govt Seniors Card
    ADULT Passengers 50+ with no valid concession cards
    • Passengers 50+ with no valid concession cards
  • N.B. This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control.
  • Rail prices are correct at time of printing but are subject to change. All rail journeys are subject to rail disruptions without notice.
  • Bookings cannot be cancelled or transferred if tour can still operate.
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 2 (MODERATE) – Some easy and physical activities included in your trip and an average level of fitness is required. Passengers must be able to:
    • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
    • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
    • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
    • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
    • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
    • Manage your own luggage
    • This tour is set at a moderate pace (not slow)

Highlights & inclusions

  • Overnight journey in a sleeper cabin on the Spirit of the Outback from Brisbane to Longreach
  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach
  • 3 nights accommodation in Longreach
  • Qantas Founders Museum
  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Camden Park Station tour with sunset nibbles
  • Full day tour to Winton offering town tour and visit to Waltzing Matilda Centre
  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs guided tour of the laboratory and collection exhibit
  • Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge
  • Murals of Alpha
  • Miners Heritage tour at Rubyvale
  • 1 night Emerald
  • Heritage Park Silo tour at Biloela
  • 2 nights Town of 1770
  • LARC Paradise tour
  • Historic Childers
  • 21 meals


  • 2 additional days (TOTAL 10 DAY TOUR)
  • Return economy class flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane
  • 2 additional nights room only (1 night pre and 1 night post tour) at Meriton Suites Brisbane
  • Return Airtrain tickets ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Central Station
  • Plus $899pp Twin Share Plus $1110 Sole Use
  • Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice

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