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Travel off-peak and experience our Legendary Longreach & Winton Tour with a twist! Explore Barcaldine overnight and stay 2 nights in both Winton & Longreach. Combine with Queensland Rail's 2 for 1 Rail Deal and SAVE.
Day 1: Tuesday - Brisbane to Barcaldine
Feel the anticipation as you step inside the iconic Spirit of the Outback for your overnight rail journey to Barcaldine. Check into your private cabin which offers a comfortable seat during the day and converts into a bed at night. Your First Class cabin also contains a 240v plug to power your personal electronics. Enjoy all inclusive chef prepared meals and the latest movies on entertainment tablets, exclusive to First Class customers. As a First Class guest you will have access to the Exclusive Shearers Rest Lounge with the latest movies on entertainment tablets. Enjoy all-inclusive dining in the Tuckerbox Restaurant. The menu includes hearty outback inspired chef prepared meals using some of Queensland’s best produce for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 2: Wednesday - Barcaldine
The Spirit of the Outback rail journey will arrive in Barcaldine late afternoon today. 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
Day 3: Thursday - Winton
Join our local guide for a town walking tour including the Tree of Knowledge and cultural workshop. 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 before heading to Winton. This afternoon we visit the jump-up (mesa) region of Rangelands Station to explore the fascinating rift formations before enjoying the spectacular views from the sunset lookout. Dinner tonight will be at the popular Tattersalls Hotel. 2 nights Boulder Opal Motor Inn, Winton
Day 4: Friday - Winton
Breakfast today will be at another iconic favourite, the North Gregory Hotel. Learn the story behind Australia’s unofficial national anthem at the Waltzing Matilda Centre; the only museum dedicated to a song. 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, collection room and Dinosaur Canyon. Take in the moment at our very special sunset barbecue overlooking the plains where dinosaurs once roamed!
Day 5: Saturday – Longreach
After breakfast, return to Longreach to explore the fascinating themed galleries of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. 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 and enjoy dinner under the stunning outback sunset sky! 2 nights Saltbush Retreat, Longreach
Day 6: Sunday – 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. Late afternoon board the Longreach Explorer for the award-winning Drover’s Sunset Cruise on the mighty Thomson River. Unwind with onboard nibbles and drinks, watching a magnificent outback sunset. Enjoy a two-course table-service dinner under the stars at the entertaining Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show. Top off the evening with billy-tea and freshly baked damper.
Day 7: Monday - Longreach to Brisbane
Wake up to your last outback sunrise and a tasty breakfast before checking out of your accommodation. Your tour will conclude after breakfast this morning with a transfer to either Longreach Railway Station or Longreach Airport. Guests choosing to rail back to Brisbane aboard the Spirit of the Outback will enjoy all meals whilst onboard.
Day 8: Tuesday - Brisbane
Arrive back into Brisbane aboard the Spirit of the Outback.
Prices (per person)
|2021-22 Off-Peak Deals||Twin Share||Single|
|6 DAY PACKAGE Departing Longreach||$2,549||$3,069|
|8 DAY RETURN RAIL PACKAGE Departing Brisbane |
Includes 2-for-1 Rail Promo
|7 DAY FLY/RAIL PACKAGE |
Includes one-way overnight rail and one-way flight
Conditions apply. Rail packages are subject to availability and booking conditions held by Queensland Rail Travel. Advertised 7 and 8 day rail packages are based on Aust. Govt. Senior Card holder Fares. Please enquire about other rail fare types, return flight & other fly/rail packages.
*BONUS 2 for 1 Rail Deal available on November 2021 to March 2022 Tour departures. Applicable for 2 people travelling together in twin/double accommodation. Single passengers are eligible for a 50% discount off the Adult rail fare only.
2022 Tours: Travel at 2021 prices (Tour only) if booked by 30 November 2021
Past passengers save $150 per person on all extended tour departures of 5 nights or more if booked at least two months prior to departure.
Book and travel with four or more of your favourite people and you will receive $150*pp off your tour price.
Book two or more of our extended tours at the same time and received a 10% discount on the tour of lesser value. Discount applies to tour only.