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2019 Outback Escape

6-8

DAYS
Discover Longreach, Winton & Barcaldine on a 6-8 day Outback Escape

Day 1: Tuesday - Brisbane to Longreach

Guests on OBE8 will depart Brisbane on the Spirit of the Outback for a first class overnight rail journey to Longreach.  Overnight Spirit of the Outback First Class Rail Sleeper (OBE8 guests only)


Day 2: Wednesday - Longreach

Welcome to Longreach where you will receive a warm outback greeting by your Outback Aussie Tour Driver/Guide and a courtesy transfer to your accommodation. Guests on OBE6 will join the tour after lunch today.  Meet fellow travellers at our Welcome Dinner. Your guide will give you an insight into the exciting adventures to come. 5 nights Longreach Motor Inn, Longreach


Day 3: Thursday - Longreach

Join a town tour this morning followed by some free time to wander downtown Longreach. Witness a totally different way of schooling at the Longreach School of Distance Education. Watch lessons being delivered by highly skilled teachers to isolated students in Outback Queensland. Visit the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame with its five themed galleries. Learn the inspiring stories of the men, women and children living in and pioneering Outback Queensland. Meet Outback Dan on Camden Park Station for a tour of his third generation family homestead and property. Enjoy sunset drinks and an exclusive Camden Park Dinner under the spectacular outback night sky.


Day 4: Friday - Barcaldine

Today we drive to Barcaldine, the ‘Garden City of the West’. Wander the Australian Workers Heritage Centre, Australia’s only dedicated and ongoing tribute to Australian working men and women. Discover Barcaldine’s links to the formation of the Australian Labor Party following the Shearers’ Strike in 1891. Learn the significance of The Tree of Knowledge memorial to this proud outback town before returning to Longreach. Late afternoon, join the Drover’s Sunset Cruise on the Thomson River. Unwind with onboard nibbles and drinks, watching a magnificent outback sunset. Enjoy a two-course table service dinner under the stars as you watch the entertaining Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show on the banks of the river.


Day 5: Saturday - Winton

Be prepared to be impressed with the changing landscapes on our full day tour 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, collection room and Dinosaur Canyon by dinosaur enthusiasts – a truly enlightening experience. Heading into historic Winton we tour the town and visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre for a self-guided tour.


Day 6: Sunday - Ilfracombe

Visit the Qantas Founders Museum and join the entertaining Jets Tour. Late afternoon we’ll travel to nearby Ilfracombe for a wonderful nostalgic experience. Wander ‘the Great Machinery Mile’, an impressive time-lined display of mechanisation in the west. See a replica early station residence at the Folk Museum. Have a go at the traditional coin toss during our dinner at the iconic Wellshot Hotel before returning to Longreach.


Day 7: Monday - Longreach to Brisbane

Guests on OBE6 will conclude their tour after breakfast with a complimentary transfer to your homeward bound connections. Guests on OBE8 will join the Spirit of the Outback for a first class overnight rail journey back to Brisbane.       Overnight Spirit of the Outback First Class Rail Sleeper (OBE8 guests only)


Day 8: Tuesday - Brisbane

Guests on OBE8 will arrive in Brisbane.


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Prices (per person)

2019-20Twin ShareSingleTriple Share
WINTER
01 April to 31 October 2019
6 Day Longreach - Longreach (OBE6)$2,029$2,479$1,969
7 Day Brisbane - Brisbane FLY/RAIL
One-way flight & one-way First Class overnight rail sleeper
$2,738+$3,188+$2,678+
8 Day Brisbane - Brisbane RETURN RAIL (OBE8)
Return First Class overnight rail sleeper
$2,747*$3,197*$2,687*
SUMMER
SHOULDER SEASON
01-30 November 2019 and 01-31 March 2020
6 Day Longreach - Longreach (OBE6S)$1,799$2,199$1,749
8 Day Brisbane - Brisbane RETURN RAIL (OBE8S)
Return First Class overnight rail sleeper
$2,318#$2,728#$2,268#
SUMMER
LOW SEASON
01 December 2019 - 28 February 2020
6 Day Longreach - Longreach (OBE6S)$1,799$2,199$1,749
8 Day Brisbane - Brisbane RETURN RAIL (OBE8S)
Return First Class overnight rail sleeper
$2,158^$2,728^$2,108^

Minimum tour numbers apply.  Itinerary subject to change.

+ Fly/Rail Package: Flights and rail subject to availability & carriage conditions.  Includes a one-way economy flight, of Outback Aussie Tours’ choosing, & one-way First Class overnight rail between Brisbane and Longreach.  Rail price based on a one-way Aust. Govt. Senior Card Holder fares in a First Class sleeper on the Spirit of the Outback between Brisbane and Longreach. Please ask for Queensland Pensioner and Full Adult rail fares.

* Return Rail Package: 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 between Brisbane and Longreach. Please ask for Queensland Pensioner and Full Adult rail fares.

# Return Rail Package: Rail subject to availability. Rail price based on return overnight First Class sleeper on the Spirit of the Outback between Brisbane and Longreach. Aust. Govt. Senior Card Holder Rail 4 Vouchers (Qld Rail Travel Shoulder Season Buy 1 Fare, get 2nd at a Companion Rate Deal. Valid on all twin fares, and single adult fares only).

^ Return Rail Package: Rail subject to availability. Rail price based on return overnight First Class sleeper on the Spirit of the Outback between Brisbane and Longreach. Aust. Govt. Senior Card Holder Rail 4 Vouchers (Qld Rail Travel Low Season 2FOR1 Deal – not valid on Single rate).

Please ask for Queensland Pensioner and Full Adult rail fares.  Return Fly Packages, and Tour only pricing ex Longreach are also available.

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Tour Inclusions

Save $100 per person
Valid April & October 2019 departures

Plan Ahead & Save

Book early and take advantage of our following saving options

Early
Emu Offer

Book and pay deposit by 31 Dec 2018 and save up to $400pp on selected 2019 tour departures.

Past
Passenger Savings

Past passengers enjoy Early Emu Offers on all 2019 tour departures if they book and pay deposit before 31 Dec 2018.

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with Friends & Save*

When six or more people book a holiday of 6 days or more together, you will each receive $150pp off your tour price.

Second
Tour Discount**

Save 10% per person on the land portion of any of our extended tours when you purchase two of them.

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