2017/18 Outback Summer Escape
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.
OSE7 (7 Day ex Brisbane package): Departs Saturdays
OSE5 (5 Day ex Longreach package): Departs Sundays
Departs most weeks from 05 November 2017 to 25 March 2018.
**Block out dates: 17 December 2017 to 13 January 2018**
Cost per person
7 Day Package ex Brisbane (OSE7)
5 Day Package ex Longreach (OSE5)
*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.