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Discover the heartland of Outback Queensland on this easy-paced short break package
Day 1: Friday or Sunday - Longreach
Feel that sense of freedom and adventure as you arrive into Longreach. You’re standing in the true heartland of Outback Queensland, home of legends, larrikins and our pioneering giants. Get acquainted on an introductory town tour with our Savannah Guides Operator guide before checking into your accommodation. Late afternoon board the Longreach Explorer for the award-winning Drover’s Sunset Cruise on the mighty Thomson River. Unwind with onboard nibbles and drinks, watching a magnificent outback sunset. Enjoy a two-course table-service dinner under the stars at the entertaining Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show. Top off the evening with billy-tea and freshly baked damper. 3 or 4 nights Longreach Motor Inn (Optional upgrade to Mitchell Grass Retreat or Saltbush Retreat)
Day 2: Saturday or Monday - Longreach
After a relaxed breakfast, join your guide for a short drive west from town to Lily Lagoon – a local favourite. Part of the Thomson River system, the lake emerges temporarily after rain. The lily-filled waterhole is perfect for bird-watching or a relaxing walk. Enjoy a traditional billy-tea then tour the nearby cattle saleyards.
Back in town, wander the Qantas Founders Museum and join a guided tour of the newly opened Airpark. Late afternoon experience the warm hospitality of local graziers with a visit to the Camden Park Station. You’ll be treated to a personalised tour of the property capped off with sunset drinks. Dinner tonight will be at the award-winning Harry’s Restaurant.
Day 3: Sunday or Tuesday - Longreach
Explore the five themed galleries of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. It began as the vision of well-known painter and former stockman, Hugh Sawrey. Just like his famed artwork A Vision Splendid, the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to the Aussie Stockman and heroes of the outback.
Late afternoon join your tour group for a short drive to Ilfracombe. Founded in 1891, it was a transport hub for Wellshot Station, which at the time held the largest number of sheep on any station in the world. We’ll cap off the tour with an authentic pub welcome dinner at the historic Wellshot Hotel.
Day 4: Monday or Wednesday - Longreach
Your Outback Queensland adventure comes to an end after breakfast with a complimentary transfer to your homeward bound connections.
Guests travelling on the 7 Day Rail Package will travel to Winton today on a full day tour including Australian Age of Dinosaurs and the Waltzing Matilda Centre. Please contact our Reservations Team for full itinerary which will include an additional night’s accommodation in Longreach.
Prices (per person)
|2020-2021 Tour Prices||Twin Share||Single||Twin Share |
(with Accom Upgrade)
(with Accom Upgrade)
|4 Day Longreach - Longreach (LGET4)||$1,299||$1,619||$1,499^||$1,969^|
|5 DAY FLY/RAIL PACKAGE Brisbane - Longreach - Brisbane (LGET5)|
Includes One Way First Class overnight Rail Sleeper & One Way Economy Flight
|7 DAY RETURN RAIL PACKAGE Brisbane - Longreach - Brisbane (LGET7)|
Includes Return First Class overnight Rail Sleeper + Winton Day Tour + additional 1 night Longreach accommodation
Minimum tour numbers apply. Itinerary subject to change.
*Subject to availability. Rail price based on 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. Included Economy flights are with an airline of Outback Aussie Tours choosing and subject to the airline’s booking and carriage conditions.
^Accommodation Upgrade is subject to availability. Upgrade to Mitchell Grass Retreat luxury Glamping Tent (April to October 2021 only) or Saltbush Retreat luxury Slab Hut or Homestead Stables (October 2020 to March 2021, and November to December 2021 only).
Prices do not include: travel insurance; meals not specified in the itinerary; drinks; laundry; optional activities; and items of a personal nature.
The Best of The Outback! We have just had the best holiday of all time, every day there was something different and our guide was a fantastic, caring person that had a great knowledge of this great country he also possessed a great sense of fun, we flew to Brisbane from Sydney, travelled on the overnight train to longreach and had 4 nights there. We also met some lovely couples that we will keep in touch with.Pat C, Sydney
Brilliant! Thanks to the awesome Outback Aussie Tours team for a fantastic tour! Outback Aussie Tours were the perfect hosts and without them, my time in the Outback would not have been half as good. I loved every minute of my Outback experience. Particularly the Drovers Sunset Cruise - relaxing sunset cruise down the Thomson River with beautiful bird life, friendly turtles and amazing sunset colours; Smithy's Outback Dinner and Live Show - delicious, live music & love the setting; Camden Park Station - interesting station & Homestead tour followed by incredible sunset & delicious dinner at the fabulous "Outback Yacht Club"; Longreach School of Distance Education - fascinating, want to bring my children back here; Qantas Founders Museum - really interesting museum and Jets Tour; Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame - lots of intriguing history and loved the entertaining Outback Stockman's Show (what a great character & loved his animals too!); Australian Age of Dinosaurs - loved the laboratory & collections room tours, and the sunset dinner was spectacular high up on the mesa; Lark Quarry - incredible to see & learn of what happened there millions of yrs ago. I could go on and on! Most of all, thanks Outback Aussie Tours for being so welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable, caring, interested, entertaining and such incredible hosts! I won't forget my absolutely fantastic time in the Outback for a very long time..Pollysan27, Sunshine Coast
Just Great! We booked a getaway tour package with these guys and I can tell you, there is nothing you need to worry about. Longreach had, had several inch's of rain before we had arrived so much so that the train couldn't run but the folk at Aussie Outback tours did everything that they could do and more to make our trip special. These folk went the extra mile and more. We couldn't speak more highly of them. Thanks guys for the great adventure.Mindencattle, QLD
2021 Tours: Travel at 2020 prices if booked by 30 September 2020.
2021 Tours: Past passengers travel at 2020 prices if booked at least two months prior to departure.
When six or more people book a holiday of 6 days or more together, you will each receive $150pp off your tour price.
Save 10% per person on the land portion of any of our extended tours when you purchase two of them.