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

Join your tour host and depart late afternoon on the Spirit of the Outback for an incredible view of Queensland’s captivating outback. Our journey west takes us through the heritage towns of the Central West. 1 Night Stay: Sleeper Cabin aboard the Spirit of the Outback

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

Relax today and let the outback come to life as we wind our way through ever changing scenery and rugged terrain. This epic rail journey arrives into Barcaldine mid-afternoon where we are met by our Coach Captain. Visit the Tree of Knowledge, before we continue on to Wellshot Hotel to share a drink with the locals! Tonight we experience a truly spectacular dinner and show, Luminescent Longreach, at the Qantas Founders Museum. This 23 minute Light & Sound Show uses the historic aircraft and new roof complex as a canvas telling the incredible history of the airline. **Guests will be standing for the duration of the show. 3 Night Stay: Longreach Motor Inn

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

Our journey begins with a guided Museum and Airpark tour at the Qantas Founders Museum, a treasure trove of national heritage that immerses you in the inspiring narratives of one of the world’s pioneering airlines. Our next destination is the renowned Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, where the rich tapestry of bush history unfolds before your eyes. Stories of bush-rangers, shearers, stockmen, and drovers draw you into the heart of Australia’s frontier spirit. Here, you’ll be treated to a live Outback Stockman’s Show, featuring working dogs, horses, sheep, bulls, and a charming stockman who embodies the outback larrikin spirit. As the day winds down, we enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise along the Thomson River. The evening continues with an outback dinner and show, set beside a crackling campfire under a canopy of twinkling outback stars.

DAY 4. 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.

DAY 5. Longreach to Toogunna Plains Station (B,L,D)

We farewell Longreach this morning and plunge deep into the majestic Channel Country, the inspiration for ‘Kings in Grass Castles’. Enjoy a smoko stop at picturesque Swanvale Lookout straddling the majestic Johnstone Range. Near Jundah, see The Native Well used for centuries as a valuable water source by Aboriginal people. We’ll break for lunch at Windorah’s Western Star Hotel, a classic outback pub, before traveling to Toogunna Plains, a 4th generation sheep and cattle property. We’ll stay two nights in beautifully presented, ensuite cabins. Late afternoon, celebrate the glorious colours of the Channel Country with sunset drinks and canapés overlooking rolling, red, sandhills. 2 Night Stay: Toogunna Plains Station Stay

DAY 6. Toogunna Plains Station (B,L,D)

Wake to blissful splendour on this 130,000-acre property and tuck into a gourmet cooked breakfast. Join our hosts on a station tour today for an insightful look into the unique challenges and joys of living on the land. Tonight, indulge in delicious, locally sourced meals prepared by resident foodie and host, Fiona Ferguson.

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

Embark on an enriching journey as we explore Quilpie’s opal history, delving into its pioneering past, offering a captivating glimpse into the region’s heritage. Our adventure continues with a venture to Charleville, where we’ll visit the Outback Date Farm. Led by a knowledgeable farmer, we’ll tour the lush date plantation, savouring the delectable fruits and enjoying an alfresco lunch amidst the serene surroundings. The day unfolds with a unique encounter with Australia’s endangered Bilby, as we gain insights into their crucial role in maintaining ecosystem balance. Our expedition culminates in Roma, renowned for housing Australia’s largest cattle saleyards, providing a fitting finale to an immersive Outback experience filled with history, nature, and culture. 1 Night Stay: Roma Explorers Inn

DAY 8. Roma to Brisbane (B,L)

On the final leg of this outback journey, we make our way back to Brisbane, breaking at Picnic Point Toowoomba for lunch with a view. We arrive back into Brisbane in the late afternoon.

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

dates & pricing

QPCV Senior Adult Sole Use Departs 2024 –
GOLD CLASS
$4250 $4350 $4400 +$720 3 August
QPCV Senior Adult Sole Use Departs 2024 –
DIAMOND CLASS
$4500 $4600 $4690 +$720 10 August – SOLD OUT
QPCV Senior Adult Sole Use Departs 2025
$TBA $TBA $TBA +$TBA REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
  • 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

  • Overnight rail journey in Sleeper Cabins aboard the Spirit of the Outback
  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our 100% offset opulent ‘Diamond Class’ OR luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach
  • Fully escorted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • 3 nights Longreach
  • Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge
  • Wellshot Hotel
  • Qantas Founders Museum; Luminescent Longreach show
  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame live show
  • Outback Stockman’s live show
  • Thomson River Sunset Cruise with dinner under the stars and live show
  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs
  • Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton
  • Traverse the Channel Country through Jundah
  • Enjoy a hearty counter lunch at Windorah country pub
  • 2 night stay at Toogunna Plains Station, 4th generation sheep & cattle station
  • Enjoy welcome drinks and canapés taking in a spectacular Toogunna Station sunset
  • Join outback hosts for station tour learning about life on the land
  • Discover the opal town of Quilpie
  • Take a guided tour at Charleville’s Outback Date Farm
  • Enjoy the Bilby encounter which supports their breeding program
  • 1 night Roma
  • 21 meals
  • ‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner **(standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited)

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