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Red Tail Package 1

Package 1

5 Day/4 Night Fly Rail Package ex Brisbane

This package has two options for members to choose from:

  • Option 1A:  Spirit of the Outback overnight rail from Brisbane to Longreach + QantasLink flight Longreach to Brisbane.
  • Option 1B:  QantasLink flight from Brisbane to Longreach + Spirit of the Outback overnight rail from Longreach to Brisbane.

Day 1: Thursday 07 May 2020

Depart Brisbane at 10.00am onboard the Spirit of the Outback for your overnight rail adventure to Longreach, the heartland of Outback Queensland.  (L*,D*)

Day 2: Friday 08 May 2020

Arrive Longreach Historic Railway Station at 11.45am.  You’ll be met by a representative of Outback Aussie Tours for a short town tour and relaxing lunch at nearby Camden Park Station – a great introduction to Outback Queensland.  Check-in and relax at your accommodation with some free time before our Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame Welcome Barbecue and show tonight. (B*,L,D)

Day 3: Saturday 09 May 2020

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your accommodation before joining a cruise on the Thomson River followed by lunch at Smithy’s (on the banks of the river).  Return to your accommodation so you can freshen up for the Qantas Centenary Celebration Races at the Longreach Country Race Meet*.  Mix in with the locals as they squeeze in as much fun as possible and soak up the country hospitality.  Tonight, you’ll dine on the tarmac for the ‘Under the Southern Cross’ Celebration Dinner* at Qantas Founders Museum. Dress code for both events is Country Casual. Ladies, there’s no need to wear your finery or high heels – laidback comfortable clothing is recommended. (B,L,D)
*Regular courtesy shuttles will be operating on a continuous loop between venues and accommodation throughout the day/night.

Day 4: Sunday 10 May 2020

After breakfast, join the Outback Aussie Tour team for a full day tour into Waltzing Matilda Country and historic Winton.  Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum, perched high on a magnificent mesa, around 30km from Winton.  Home to the largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils in the world, the attraction features a working laboratory, collection room and Dinosaur Canyon. Lunch will be at the famous Winton Club, where the first board meeting of Qantas was held on 09 February 1921. Enjoy some free town in downtown Winton to explore the opal shops and the Waltzing Matilda Centre.  Return to Longreach late afternoon.  Own arrangements for dinner tonight. (B,L)

Day 5: Monday 11 May 2020

Today is your last day in Longreach.  Take advantage of the free shuttle service to explore Longreach or revisit the Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum.  Your flight departs Longreach at 3.40pm and arrives Brisbane at 5.35pm.  Please ensure that you have reconfirmed your courtesy transfer to Longreach Airport with Outback Aussie Tours. (B)

*meals are not included for Economy Rail sectors

Day 1: Friday 08 May 2020

Depart Brisbane at 7.45am aboard your QantasLink flight to Longreach.  Arrive at Longreach Airport at 10.45am. You will be met by a representative of Outback Aussie Tours for a short town tour and relaxing lunch at nearby Camden Park Station – a great introduction to Outback Queensland.  Check-in and relax at your accommodation with some free time before our Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame Welcome Barbecue tonight. (L,D)

Day 2: Saturday 09 May 2020

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your accommodation before joining a cruise on the Thomson River followed by lunch at Smithy’s (on the banks of the river). Return to your accommodation so you can freshen up for the Qantas Centenary Celebration Races at the Longreach Country Race Meet*.  Mix in with the locals as they squeeze in as much fun as possible and soak up the country hospitality.  Tonight, you’ll dine on the tarmac for the ‘Under the Southern Cross’ Celebration Dinner* at Qantas Founders Museum. Dress code for both events is Country Casual. Ladies, there’s no need to wear your finery or high heels – laidback comfortable clothing is recommended. (B,L,D)
*Regular courtesy shuttles will be operating on a continuous loop between venues and accommodation throughout the day/night.

Day 3: Sunday 10 May 2020

After breakfast, join the Outback Aussie Tour team for a full day tour into Waltzing Matilda Country and historic Winton.  Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum, perched high on a magnificent mesa, around 30km from Winton.  Home to the largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils in the world the attraction features a working laboratory, collection room and Dinosaur Canyon. Lunch will be at the famous Winton Club, where the first board meeting of Qantas was held on 09 February 1921. Enjoy some free time in downtown Winton to explore the opal shops and the Waltzing Matilda Centre.  Return to Longreach late afternoon.  Own arrangements for dinner tonight. (B,L)

Day 4: Monday 11 May 2020

Today is your last day in Longreach.  After breakfast, you will be transferred to Longreach Historic Railway Station. Please ensure that you have reconfirmed your courtesy transfer to Longreach Railway Station. Depart Longreach aboard the Spirit of the Outback at 10.00am for your overnight rail journey to Brisbane. (B,L*,D*)

Day 5: Tuesday 12 May 2020

Arrive Brisbane (Roma Street Station) at 11.55am. (B*)

*meals are not included for Economy Rail sectors

Inclusions:

  • One Way overnight rail on the Spirit of the Outback between Brisbane & Longreach*
  • One Way Economy Class QantasLink flight between Brisbane & Longreach*
  • Three night’s accommodation at Longreach Motor Inn including buffet breakfast
  • Longreach Airport/Railway Station transfers 
  • Free access to hop-on-hop-off shuttle between Longreach attractions
  • Longreach Town Orientation Tour
  • Outback Station tour and Welcome Lunch
  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame 3 day entry pass 
  • Welcome Barbecue & Show at Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Outback Races entry
  • Qantas Founders Museum 3 day entry pass 
  • ‘Under the Southern Cross’ Gala Dinner at Qantas Founders Museum
  • Full day tour to Winton including
      • Australian Age of Dinosaurs entry & tour
      • Waltzing Matilda Centre entry
      • Winton Club Lunch

*Note:  Option to choose to your preferred direction for Rail or Flight between Brisbane and Longreach. Subject to availability.  There are a limited number of sleeping berths on the Spirit of the Outback, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

**Optional activities – please book direct with below operators

  • Qantas Founders Jets Tour (2 hrs) – ph:  07 46583737
  • Outback Pioneers Cobb & Co Stage Coach Ride (45mins) – ph: 07 46581776 – not available Sunday

Fly Rail Package ex Brisbane

Departs Brisbane Friday 8 May 2020

Accommodation StandardTwin Share 
Incl: First Class Rail Berth
Sole Use incl. First Class Rail BerthTwin Share incl. Adult Economy Rail SeatSole Use incl. Adult Economy Rail Seat
Longreach Motor Inn$2259 pp$2601 pp$1863 pp$2205pp

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