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Explore Queensland's heartland towns of Longreach & Winton on our Longreach Outback Getaway packaged with flights or BONUS 2 for 1 Rail deals (subject to availability) with our Off-Peak Deals
Day 1: Saturday - Brisbane to Longreach
Feel the anticipation as you step inside the iconic Spirit of the Outback for your overnight rail journey to Longreach. 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: Sunday - Longreach
Guests travelling via QantasLink flight will arrive today. Feel that sense of freedom and adventure as you arrive into Longreach. Fly/Rail guests will be met at Longreach Airport on arrival. You’re standing in the true heartland of Outback Queensland, home of legends, larrikins and our pioneering giants. Get acquainted on an introductory town tour with our Savannah Guides Operator Driver-Guide before checking into your accommodation. Dinner tonight will be at your accommodation.
4 nights Longreach Motor Inn (Optional upgrade to Mitchell Grass Retreat or Saltbush Retreat)
Day 3: Monday - Longreach
Meet the Smith family at historic Rosebank Station for an exclusive tour and a relaxed homestead morning tea. Back in town, wander the Qantas Founders Museum and join a guided tour of the Airpark. Late afternoon join your tour group for a short drive to Ilfracombe. Founded in 1891, it was a transport hub for Wellshot Station, which at the time held the largest number of sheep on any station in the world. We’ll cap off the tour with an authentic pub dinner at the historic Wellshot Hotel. Then it’s time for Longreach’s latest sensation, the Luminescent Longreach Sound & Light Show, which brings the 100-year story of Qantas to life.
Day 4: Tuesday - Winton
Be prepared to be impressed with the changing landscapes as we travel from Longreach to Winton. 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 and collection room. 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. Return to Longreach late afternoon. Dinner tonight will be at the Bird Cage Hotel, a local favourite!
Day 5: Wednesday - Longreach
This morning, experience the warm hospitality of local graziers with a visit to nearby Camden Park Station. You’ll be treated to a personalised tour of the property capped off with a delicious morning tea. Explore the fascinating themed galleries of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Own arrangements for lunch in downtown Longreach with time for some outback styled retail therapy! 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 6: Thursday - 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 7: Friday - Brisbane
Arrive back into Brisbane aboard the Spirit of the Outback.
Prices (per person)
|2021-22 Off-Peak Deals||Twin Share||Single|
|5 DAY PACKAGE Departing Longreach||$1,999||$2,609|
|7 DAY RETURN RAIL PACKAGE Departing Brisbane |
Includes 2-for-1 Rail Promo
November 2021 to March 2022 Tour departures
|6 DAY FLY/RAIL PACKAGE |
Includes one-way overnight rail and one-way flight
April 2022 Tour departures rate only
Conditions apply. Rail packages are subject to availability and booking conditions held by Queensland Rail Travel. Advertised 6 and 7 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 only (not available on April 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.
˜ 6 Day Fly/Rail package available on April 2022 Tour departures only. Please enquire about Fly/Rail packages for November 2021 to March 2022 Tour departures.
The Best of The Outback! We have just had the best holiday of all time, every day there was something different and our guide was a fantastic, caring person that had a great knowledge of this great country he also possessed a great sense of fun, we flew to Brisbane from Sydney, travelled on the overnight train to longreach and had 4 nights there. We also met some lovely couples that we will keep in touch with.Pat C, Sydney
Just Great! We booked a getaway tour package with these guys and I can tell you, there is nothing you need to worry about. Longreach had, had several inch's of rain before we had arrived so much so that the train couldn't run but the folk at Aussie Outback tours did everything that they could do and more to make our trip special. These folk went the extra mile and more. We couldn't speak more highly of them. Thanks guys for the great adventure.Mindencattle, QLD
Brilliant! Thanks to the awesome Outback Aussie Tours team for a fantastic tour! Outback Aussie Tours were the perfect hosts and without them, my time in the Outback would not have been half as good. I loved every minute of my Outback experience. Particularly the Drovers Sunset Cruise - relaxing sunset cruise down the Thomson River with beautiful bird life, friendly turtles and amazing sunset colours; Smithy's Outback Dinner and Live Show - delicious, live music & love the setting; Camden Park Station - Outback Dan & his fascinating station tour; Qantas Founders Museum - really interesting museum and Airpark Tour; Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame - lots of intriguing history; Australian Age of Dinosaurs - loved the laboratory & collections room tours, etc - I could go on and on! Most of all, thanks Outback Aussie Tours for being so welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable, caring, interested, entertaining and such incredible hosts! I won't forget my absolutely fantastic time in the Outback for a very long time..Pollysan27, Sunshine Coast
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