Day 1. Spirit of the Outback – Brisbane to Longreach
Be greeted by your tour leader at Roma Street Railway Station, Brisbane prior to boarding the Spirit of the Outback. Get to know your tour leader and fellow travellers over a refreshment in the Shearers Rest as you venture into the heart of the Queensland Outback. You’ll be captivated by the vast landscapes between Brisbane and Longreach on this fascinating journey. Overnight on board the Spirit of the Outback. (D) *All guests must make their own way to Roma Street Station, prior to 12:30pm.
Day 2. Longreach
This morning the train passes through the open landscapes of Outback Queensland. Arrive in Longreach for the start of your Outback Queensland adventure. You will be met at the Longreach Railway Station by your Savannah Guide Operator Driver and transferred to your accommodation at Longreach Motor Inn. Meet fellow travellers for a tour briefing and Welcome Barbeque. Overnight: Longreach Motor Inn (B,L,D)
Day 3. Longreach School of Distance Education & Qantas Founders Museum
Witness a totally different way of schooling on a tour of the Longreach School of Distance Education. Visit the world-class Qantas Founders Museum, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas. View marvellous interpretive and interactive exhibits then join a guided Jets Tour. Late afternoon, unwind on the Drover’s Sunset Cruise with tasty on-board nibbles platters followed by a two-course table service dinner under the stars at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show. Overnight: Longreach Motor Inn (B,D)
Day 4. Longreach Touring
Join our Strathmore Station Tour for an insider’s view into life on the land followed by a delicious home-baked morning tea. Explore the five themed galleries of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame then take your seat for the entertaining Outback Stockman’s Show with lunch. Late afternoon experience the warm hospitality of local graziers with a visit to Camden Park Station. Enjoy a personalised tour of the property and family homestead followed by sunset drinks and dinner. Overnight: Longreach Motor Inn (B,L,D)
Day 5. Winton Touring
Travel from the Mitchell grass plains of Longreach towards the dramatic mesa country of Winton on our full day tour. We visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs perched high on a magnificent mesa overlooking the plains where dinosaurs once roamed! Onsite dinosaur enthusiasts treat us to a top-class interpretive tour of the laboratory, collection room and Dinosaur Canyon. In Winton see the quirky Arno’s Wall, the Musical Fence and learn the story behind Australia’s unofficial national anthem at the Waltzing Matilda Centre. Overnight: Longreach Motor Inn (B,L)
Day 6. Longreach Touring
This morning we take a tour to nearby Ilfracombe founded in 1891 as a transport hub for Wellshot Station, which at the time held the largest number of sheep on any station in the world. See the Great Machinery Mile, an amazing line-up of historic machinery stretching over one kilometre. Enjoy a traditional pub lunch at the historic 100+ year old Wellshot Hotel. You’ll have some free time in downtown Longreach after lunch, then tonight, meet the Smith family for an exclusive dinner at historic Rosebank Station. Overnight: Longreach Motor Inn (B,L,D)
Day 7. Longreach to Brisbane
Your Longreach adventure comes to an end with a transfer to Longreach airport for your flight back to Brisbane. Tour concludes at Brisbane Airport. (B)
dates & pricing
- Adult Sole use $3969 / Senior Sole Use $3899 / QLD Pensioner Sole Use $3819
- Fares Valid for travel between Apr 2020 – Oct 2020
- Prices are per person twin share
- Concession cards must be advised at time of booking and will be verified with Centrelink
- Deposit: 20% non-refundable deposit per person required within 7 days of reservation.
- Final Payment: due 125 day prior to travel.
- Cancellations 125 days or less prior to departure – 100% of overall package cost.
- No refunds for any unused portion of the tour once commenced.
- All passengers are advised to take out travel insurance to cover cancellation fees.