2017 Central West Discovery

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Our Discovery tour includes some of the best the Central West has to offer in Barcaldine, Blackall, Windorah, Winton, Longreach and diverse local National Parks

Highlights:

  • Dinner at Tree of Knowledge Memorial
  • Yumbangku Stratford Station tour
  • Lost Art Workshop & Blackall Art Trail
  • Blackall Woolscour guided tour
  • Idalia National Park
  • Yaraka Pub & Mt Slowcombe Lookout
  • Magee's Shanty historical site
  • Welford National Park
  • Windorah Sand Dune sunset
  • Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry
  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs
  • Qantas Founders Museum and Jets tour
  • Drover's Sunset Cruise
  • Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame entry
  • Outback Stockman's Show

Inclusions:

  • All motel ensuite accommodation
  • Travel by Luxury 4WD Coach
  • Master Operator Driver/Guide
  • All Meals, entries/activities as specified in itinerary
  • Longreach arrival/departure transfers
  • Return first class rail between Brisbane & Barcaldine/Longreach - CWD11 only

 

Itinerary 

DAY 1: TUESDAY - (D)

Guests on CWD11 will depart Brisbane on the Spirit of the Outback for a first class overnight rail journey to Barcaldine.

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY – BARCALDINE (B,L,D)

Guests on CWD09 join the tour after lunch today, where they will receive a warm Outback greeting by our Outback Aussie Tours representative and proceed to our accommodation in Barcaldine.   Guests on CWD11 will arrive into Barcaldine and be transferred to our accomodation.  Enjoy a welcome alfresco dinner under the magnificent Tree of Knowledge Memorial.  Accommodation - Barcaldine Country Motor Inn

DAY 3: THURSDAY - BARCALDINE (B,L,D)

Join a traditional owner for the Yumbangku Stratford Station tour featuring a bush tucker walk and sacred rock art site visit.  Relax in a natural artesian hot pool at the tranquil Lara Wetlands and view its abundant birdlife.  Accommodation - Barcaldine Country Motor Inn

DAY 4: FRIDAY – BLACKALL (B,L,D)

Visit the Workers Heritage Centre this morning then travel to Blackall where we visit the Lost Art Workshop, a community run initiative, aimed at keeping alive the lost art of leather craft used by traditional drovers around the campfire.  Enjoy guided tours of the Blackall Woolscour and Public Art Trail. Accommodation Blackall – Acacia Motor Inn

DAY 5: SATURDAY – WINDORAH (B,L,D)

View stunning gorges and rock formations at Idalia National Park.  Enjoy a relaxed lunch at Yaraka Hotel then witness spectacular views from Mt Slowcombe.  See the historic site of Magee's Shanty, immortalised in Banjo Paterson's 'A Bush Christmas', and travel on to Windorah.  Accommodation Windorah - Cooper Cabins or Western Star Hotel

DAY 6: SUNDAY – WINDORAH (B,L,D)

Explore Welford National Park with its diverse drives and environments.  View local birdlife and take in the tranquility at Boomerang Waterhole.  Back in Windorah, toast the sunset from the crest of a magnificent red sand dune.  Accommodation Windorah - Cooper Cabins or Western Star Hotel

DAY 7: MONDAY – WINTON (B,L,D)

Visit a Native Well, once a valuable Indigenous water source.  Journey across ancient mesas, gullies and broken escarpments to the world's only known dinosaur stampede site at Lark Quarry for a guided tour of the trackways. Accommodation Winton - Boulder Opal Motel

DAY 8: TUESDAY – LONGREACH (B,L,D)

Join guided tours of Waltzing Matilda Centre's Qantilda precinct and the Australian Age of Dinosaurs before travelling to Longreach  Enjoy the Jets tour and exhibits at Qantas Founders Museum.  Relax on the Thomson River aboard the Drover's Sunset Cruise followed by Smithy's Outback Dinner & Live Show.  Accommodation Longreach - Longreach Motor Inn

DAY 9: WEDNESDAY – LONGREACH (B,L,D)

Discover the inspiring stories of our pioneers at Stockman's Hall of Fame and watch the entertaining Outback Stockman's Show.  Enjoy free time in downtown Longreach before joining our farewell dinner at Rosebank Station. Accommodation Longreach - Longreach Motor Inn

DAY 10: THURSDAY - (B,L,D)

Guests on CWD09 will conclude their tour after breakfast.  Guests on CWD11 will join the Spirit of the Outback for a first class overnight rail journey back to Brisbane.

DAY 11: FRIDAY – (B)

Guests on CWD11 will arrive in Brisbane.

2017 Departures

Departing Barcaldine (CWD9):

  • 14 June
  • 12 July
  • 30 August
  • 11 October

Departing Brisbane (CWD11):

  • 13 June
  • 11 July
  • 29 August
  • 10 October

Pricing:

Cost per person Twin Share Sole Use

9 Day (CWD09) Barcaldine - Longreach

$3599 $4149
11 Day (CWD11) Brisbane - Brisbane $4312* $4862*

*Rail subject to availability. Rail price based on return Aust. Govt. Senior Card Holder fares in a First Class sleeper on the Spirit of the Outback Brisbane to Barcaldine and Longreach to Brisbane. Please ask for Queensland Pensioner and Full Adult rail fares. Minimum tour numbers apply.  Itinerary subject to change.

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