2017/18 Outback Summer Escape

Highlights:

  • Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame entry & Outback Stockman's Show and Dinner
  • Longreach School of Distance Education tour** or Longreach Powerhouse Museum tour
  • Qantas Founders Museum Jet Tour and entry
  • Drover's Sunset Cruise including Smithy's Outback Dinner & Show
  • Winton town tour including a guided tour of the Waltzing Matilda Centre's Qantilda Precinct
  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs guided tour of the laboratory & collection room
  • Historic Wellshot Hotel Dinner
  • Camden Park Station sunset dinner tour
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    Inclusions:

  • 4 nights central motel ensuite accommodation at Longreach Motor Inn
  • Travel by quality touring vehicle
  • Savannah Guides Operator Driver/Guide
  • Most meals (4 continental breakfasts; 4 themed dinners; 2 lunches
  • Entries/activities as specified in itinerary
  • Longreach accommodation arrival/departure transfers
  • BONUS 2FOR1 Deal* - Return First Class Sleeper on the Spirit of the Outback between Brisbane and Longreach   - OSE7 only
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    Itinerary:

    DAY 1:  SATURDAY (D)

    Guests on OSE7 will depart Brisbane aboard the Spirit of the Outback for an overnight rail journey to Longreach, the heart of Outback Queensland.

    DAY 2: SUNDAY - LONGREACH (B,L,D)

    Guests on OSE5 will join the tour after lunch.  Welcome to Longreach where you will receive a warm Outback greeting by our Outback Aussie Tour Manager and a courtesy transfer to your accommodation. Late afternoon, you'll experience the excitement of the Outback Stockman's Dinner and Show at the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame. Accommodation - Longreach Motor Inn

    DAY 3: MONDAY - LONGREACH (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, board the MV. Explorer for the Drover's Sunset Cruise on the Thomson River.  Unwind with on-board nibbles and drinks, watching a magnificent Outback sunset.  Enjoy a 2 course table-service dinner under the stars as you watch the entertaining Smithy's Outback Dinner and Live Show.  Accommodation - Longreach Motor Inn

    DAY 4: TUESDAY - LONGREACH (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. We return to Longreach in time to freshen up for a special dinner at the Historic Wellshot Hotel. Accommodation - Longreach Motor Inn

    DAY 5: WEDNESDAY - LONGREACH (B,L,D)

    We enjoy some free time in downtown Longreach this morning before heading to the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame.  Here we'll discover the inspiring stories of the men, women and children living in and pioneering Outback Queensland.  A special lunch is planned today in the Bruce Yates Memorial Cottage in the Hall of Fame grounds.  Late afternoon, experience the warm hospitality of local graziers on our Camden Park Station Sunset Tour including an entertaining station and Homestead tour followed by a very special sunset barbeque - a night to be remembered!  Accommodation - Longreach Motor Inn  

    DAY 6: THURSDAY - (B,L,D)

    Guests on OSE5 will conclude their tour after breakfast with a transfer to their homeward connections.  Guests on OSE7 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)

    Guests on OSE7 will arrive in Brisbane.

     

    2017/18 Departures:

    Departing Longreach (OSE5) Sundays:
    12 November 2017
    19
    November
    26
    November
    03 December
    10
    December 
    17
    December
    07 January
    2018
    14
    January
    21
    January
    28
    January
    04 February
    11
    February
    18
    February
    25 February
    04
    March
    11
    March
    18
    March
    25
    March

    Departing Brisbane (OSE7) Saturdays:
    11 November 2017
    18
    November
    25
    November
    02 December
    09
    December 
    16
    December
    06 January
    2018
    13
    January
    20
    January
    27
    January
    03 February
    10
    February
    17
    February
    24 February
    03
    March
    10
    March
    17
    March
    24
    March

    Pricing:

    Cost per person Twin Share Sole Use Triple Share
    7 Day Package ex Brisbane (OSE7)
    $1538* $2047* $1538*
    5 Day Package ex Longreach (OSE5)
    $1299 $1569 $1219

    *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. An additional cost will be payable on 02 & 09 Dec 2017 and 10, 17 & 24 Mar 2018 departures when the Qld Rail Travel 2FOR1 Deal is not available. Please contact us for further details.

    **Longreach School of Distance Education tour does not operate over school holiday periods.  During school holidays we will visit the Longreach Powerhouse Museum.

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