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Longreach & Winton Experience

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Longreach is in the geographical heart of Queensland. There are some fascinating things to see and do in this part of the world – a region that attracted bush and pioneers like the early post world war one pilots who formed the Queensland and Northern Territory Arial Services, QANTAS. It also the home the famous Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Large Stations & The Thompson River.

Winton has a rich history as the birthplace of Banjo Patterson’s “Waltzing Matilda” but is just as well known today for something far more ancient, DINOSAURS!  We visit the award winning “Age of Dinosaurs” Museum.

Tour starts and completes in Brisbane.

Some Images tanks to Outback QLD Tourism, QFOM, OAT & Queensland Rail

Itinerary

DAY 1 –  Depart Brisbane  Spirit of the Outback 

Today, you will depart on the Spirit of the Outback Train departing Roma St Station at 2pm for your journey to Longreach in your Premium Economy Seat, or upgrade to Fist Class Sleeper Cabin with all meals. Relax and enjoy the views of the  rugged mountain ranges and farming areas of the coast before making our way inland to the Queensland Outback. Overnight Spirit of the Outback Train,  Plus Applicable Discount Rail Fare Applies

Return Rail Fares Add the following:

QLD Pension,  Seat $50 / First Class Cabin $478

Australian Senior, Seat $235 / First Class Cabin $718

Adult No Concession, Seat $470 / Cabin $956

DAY 2 – Arrive Longreach  Welcome BBQ

Upon waking this morning on the train, the Green Hills of the coast have given way to the color of rustic reds and sunburnt plains. We pass through historical towns of the outback on our way into Longreach arriving  late afternoon. We will transfer to our hotel and enjoy a welcome BBQ.  (B,L,D) Overnight Longreach Motor Inn

DAY 3 – Winton & Age of Dinosaurs

The NEW Waltzing Matilda Center, This morning following breakfast  we depart for  Winton and  make our way to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History. We will have a guided tour of the Museum which houses the largest collection of unique Australian dinosaur fossils and learn about the bone and fossil extraction process.  We then make our way into Winton for lunch followed by a tour of this fascinating town, including Arnos Wall, Musical Fence, Tour of the New Waltzing Matilda Museum and Banjo Patterson’s Musical Wall which is a dedication to the man who first to perform  this ballad in Winton. (B, L, D) Overnight Longreach Motor Inn

DAY 4 – Stockman’s Hall Of Fame  Outback Stockman’s Show

Following breakfast this morning, we make our way to the Stockman’s Hall of Fame and have time to explore the museum and wander the gardens. We then enter the show arena where we witness outback ringers perform their incredible abilities in horse breaking techniques and tricks along with man’s best friend the cattle dog. Tonight we have dinner at the local RSL Service Club which has an interesting display of war time memorabilia.

(B, L, D) Overnight Longreach Motor Inn

DAY 5 – Historical Camden Park  QANTAS Museum   Thompson River Cruise Campfire Dinner & Show

This morning we visit Camden Park Station and walk in the footsteps of Royalty on The ‘Queen’s Path’ where Queen Elizabeth II  herself walked whilst on a visit. We also see the Swagman’s Grave, The Historic ‘dry bottom‘ Chainman’s Well, Artesian Spring and Bore, Longreach’s Highest Lookout and the Oldest Private Ballroom in the Outback. We then visit the Qantas Museum for  a tour of the 747, Original Hanger and Museum, enjoying the many displays of the QANTAS story. Then we will depart for a Sunset Cruise on the Thomson River, followed by an Outback Campfire Dinner and Show.  (B, D) Overnight Longreach Motor Inn

DAY 6 –  Depart Longreach

Following your continental buffet breakfast this morning  we will board the Spirit of the Outback departing at 10am for a magical journey home.  Relax and enjoy the sun burnt plains and historical towns of the Outback.  Overnight Spirit of the Outback Train

DAY 7 –  Arrive Home

Today you will arrive in to Brisbane Roma St Station at 12 Midday after enjoying a charming rail journey from Queensland Outback with lots of fond memories of  incredible Longreach, Winton and the Big Sky Country.

Inclusions

All rail fares and applicable discounts are booked by us free of charge (no booking fees apply)

Plus Applicable Discount Rail Fare Applies as per below (This is added on to tour cost)

Return Rail Fares please add the following EX BNE:

QLD Pension,  Seat $50 / First Class Cabin $478

Australian Senior, Seat $235 / First Class Cabin $718

Adult No Concession, Seat $470 / Cabin $956

 

All Accommodation & meals as per Itinerary

Coach touring with commentary

Fully Hosted by our Friendly Staff

  • QANTAS Museum and 747 Tour
  • Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Show
  • Sunset Thompson River Cruise & Campfire Dinner and Outback Show
  • Age of Dinosaurs Museum & Tour
  • Winton Town Tour & Waltzing Matilda Centre

Operated by Great Value Holidays

Tour Length 7 Days

Tour Cost $1340.00 p/person

Additional Details

Single ADD $320 / Plus applicable discount rail fare

Tour Dates
11/05/2019
01/06/2019
27/07/2019
21/09/2019
12/10/2019

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