7 Day Outback Summer Escape
DAY 1: SATURDAY (D)
Depart Brisbane aboard the Spirit of the Outback for an overnight rail journey to Longreach, the heart of Outback Queensland.
DAY 2: SUNDAY (B,L,D)
Welcome to Longreach where you will receive a warm Outback greeting by our Outback Aussie Tour Manager and a courtesy transfer to your accommodation. Dinner tonight will be at one of the local pubs. Accommodation Longreach - Abajaz Motor Inn or Longreach Motor Inn
DAY 3: MONDAY - (B,D)
Witness a 'totally different way of schooling' at Longreach School of Distance Education** where you will walk in the footsteps of the students and teachers who share a classroom more than twice the size of Victoria! Wander the Qantas Founders Museum and step inside the 747 and 707 jets on a guided interpretive tour. Late afternoon, experience the warm hospitality of local graziers on our Camden Park Station sunset dinner tour. Accommodation Longreach - Abajaz Motor Inn or Longreach Motor Inn
DAY 4: TUESDAY - (B,L,D)
Be prepared to be impressed, with the changing landscapes as we travel from Longreach to Winton. We visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs perched on a magnificent mesa overlooking the plains where dinosaurs once roamed! Onsite, we're treated to a top-class interpretive tour of the laboratory and collection room by Dinosaur enthusiasts - a truly enlightening experience. Heading into historic Winton we take a town tour including a visit to the Waltzing Matilda centre for a tour of the Qantilda precinct by the Winton Historical Society. Returning to Longreach late afternoon. Accommodation Longreach - Abajaz Motor Inn or Longreach Motor Inn
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY – (B,D)
We enjoy a morning smoko tour to Ilfracombe, home of the famous Wellshot Hotel and Machinery Mile. Visit the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame to discover the inspiring stories of the men, women and children living in and pioneering Outback Queensland. Late afternoon, board the MV. Explorer for the Drover's Summer Sunset Nibbles Cruise on the Thomson River. Unwind with on-board nibbles and drinks, watching a magnificent Outback sunset. Dinner tonight will be at a local Longreach pub or restaurant. Accommodation Longreach - Abajaz Motor Inn or Longreach Motor Inn
DAY 6: THURSDAY - (B,L,D)
Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the Longreach Railway Station for your first class overnight rail journey back to Brisbane aboard the Spirit of the Outback.
DAY 7: FRIDAY (B)
Arrive in Brisbane.
- 11 February
- 18 February - SOLD OUT
- 25 February - LIMITED AVAILABILITY
- 4 March - SOLD OUT
- 11 March - SOLD OUT
- 25 March - LIMITED AVAILABILITY
*Outback Summer Escape Extended tour (Ex-Brisbane):
- 14 March - LIMITED AVAILABILITY
- 21 March - SOLD OUT
Cost per person
7 Day Package ex Brisbane - staying at Abajaz Motel in Longreach
7 Day Package ex Brisbane - staying at Longreach Motor Inn
5 Day Package ex Longreach - staying at Abajaz Motel in Longreach
*Rail subject to availability. Rail price based on return First Class sleeper on the Spirit of the Outback between Brisbane and Longreach. Queensland Pension Concession Rail 4 Vouchers (Qld Rail Travel 2FOR1 Deal). Please ask for Senior and Full Adult rail fares. Minimum tour numbers apply. Itinerary subject to change.
**Longreach School of Distance Education tour does not operate over school holiday periods.