Holliday packages to Longreach & Winton for Seniors - Photo
Guided holidays 2023 to Longreach & Winton - Photo
Tours to Longreach & Winton 2023 - Photo
Longreach packages 2023 - Photo

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Day 1: Saturday – Brisbane to Barcaldine

Board your QantasLink group flight in Brisbane for the 2 hour direct flight to Barcaldine. You will be met by our Savannah Guides Operator Driver-Guide and transferred to your accommodation. Tonight you will be treated to an evening of culture, laughter and cuisine at the Desert Dreaming Centre corroboree grounds. See performances by the Desert Dust Dancers as you enjoy a three-course Trade Route Tucker dinner cooked by an Aboriginal chef from the Kimberly region now living in Barcaldine. Overnight Barcaldine Country Motor Inn, Barcaldine (L,D)

Day 2: Sunday – Winton

Take a town tour of Barcaldine and visit the heritage-listed Tree of Knowledge to hear about its fascinating history. Travel west to Ilfracombe and the historic Wellshot Hotel. Founded in 1891, Ilfracombe was a transport hub for Wellshot Station, which at the time held the largest number of sheep on any station in the world. Enjoy an authentic pub lunch at the Wellshot Hotel before heading to Winton. Dinner tonight will be at the popular Tattersalls Hotel. 2 nights Boulder Opal Motor Inn, Winton (B,L,D)

Day 3: Monday – Winton

Learn the story behind Australia’s unofficial national anthem at the Waltzing Matilda Centre; the only museum dedicated to a song. Lunch today will be at another iconic favourite, the North Gregory Hotel. Mid afternoon, we take a short drive out of town to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, perched high on a spectacular mesa. Join a guided interpretive tour of the laboratory and collection room. Take in the moment at our very special sunset barbecue overlooking the plains where dinosaurs once roamed! (B,L,D)

Day 4: Tuesday – Longreach

After breakfast, return to Longreach to explore the fascinating themed galleries at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and see the fabulous Stockman’s Life Live Show. Late afternoon experience the warm hospitality of local graziers on a visit to Camden Park Station. Join Outback Dan on a personalised tour of his family property, sunset drinks at Two Tree Hill, followed by an exclusive dinner in their 100 year old woolshed. 2 nights Longreach Motor Inn, Longreach (B,L,D)

Day 5: Wednesday – Longreach

Wander 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 Airpark Tour. Tonight unwind on the Drover’s Sunset Cruise with tasty onboard nibbles, then take your seat at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show. Relax under the stars savouring a table service two-course camp oven themed dinner, as our talented outback entertainer performs live on the river stage. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Thursday – Emerald

This morning, we are in for a treat. We get to enjoy the best section of the Spirit of the Outback in daylight hours. Settle in to your comfortable, reclining seat and enjoy the spectacular scenery on the full day rail adventure to Emerald. You’ll pass through Barcaldine, Jericho and Alpha as well as the gem field town of Anakie. Arrive relaxed and recharged in Emerald in time for dinner at your accommodation. Overnight Emerald Maraboon Motel, Emerald (B,L,D)

Day 7: Friday – Rockhampton

Today we will take a short drive to Rubyvale for an underground tour of the famous Bobby Dazzler Sapphire mine. Learn the techniques used by pioneering gem miners to extract prize Sapphires buried in hard rock. Next, we’ll visit Lake Maraboon, Queensland’s second largest lake and a popular freshwater fishing destination. Continuing our drive east to Rockhampton, we’ll call in to the Blackwater International Coal Centre for an insight into this billion dollar industry and to see oversized machinery navigating massive open cut pits. Tonight in Rockhampton, we’ll celebrate our incredible journey with a farewell dinner at our accommodation. Overnight Mercure Hotel, Rockhampton (B,L,D)

Day 8: Saturday – Brisbane

After breakfast, you’ll board the Tilt Train, the most modern passenger train in Australia. This is the fastest narrow gauge train in the world, a world class standard of travel. As you journey east, enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in Southern Queensland before arriving in Brisbane mid afternoon. (B,L)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

dates & pricing

2023 DEPARTURE DATES:
Ex Brisbane: 08 Apr, 08 Jul, 05 Aug, 02 Sep, 16 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct
Cost Per Person 2023 Twin Share Sole Use
Ex Brisbane OGET8 $4999 $5579
  • Minimum tour numbers apply
  • Itinerary subject to change.
  • Rail price based on return Aust. Govt. Senior Card holder fares in an Economy Seat on the Spirit of the Outback between Longreach and Emerald & The Tilt Train between Rockhampton and Brisbane.
  • Please ask for Queensland Pensioner and Full Adult rail fares.
  • Included Economy flights are with an airline of Outback Aussie Tours choosing and subject to the airline’s booking and carriage conditions.
  • Rail & Flight subject to availability.

Highlights & inclusions

  • Desert Dreaming Centre Dinner & Dance
  • Barcaldine Town Tour & Tree of Knowledge
  • Australian Workers Heritage Museum
  • Ilfracombe Tour & Historic Wellshot Hotel
  • Waltzing Matilda Centre Entry
  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs Tour & BBQ Dinner
  • Longreach Town Tour
  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Outback Stockman’s Live Show
  • Camden Park Station Sunset Dinner Tour
  • Qantas Founders Museum Entry & Airpark Tour
  • Drover’s Sunset Cruise
  • Daylight Rail Travel on the Spirit of the Outback Longreach to Emerald
  • Bobby Dazzler Mine Tour
  • Blackwater Coal Mine Centre tour
  • Tilt Train Daylight Rail Rockhampton to Brisbane
  • 7 nights en suite accommodation
  • Touring with Savannah Guides Operator Driver-Guide
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Entries/activities as per itinerary
  • Arrival/departure transfers in Barcaldine & Longreach
  • One-way Economy flight Brisbane to Barcaldine
  • Daylight Rail seat on the Spirit of the Outback Longreach to Emerald
  • Daylight Rail seat on the Tilt Train Rockhampton to Brisbane

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