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Explore Queensland's heartland towns of Longreach, Winton & Barcaldine on an 8 day Outback Summer Escape.
8 Day OSE8 Rail Package Itinerary (Departing Brisbane on Tuesdays)
Day 1: Tuesday - Brisbane to Longreach
Guests will depart Brisbane aboard the Spirit of the Outback for an overnight rail journey to Longreach, the heart of Outback Queensland.
Day 2: Wednesday - Longreach
Welcome to Longreach where you will receive a warm Outback greeting by our Outback Aussie Tour Driver/Guide and a courtesy transfer to your accommodation. At the Welcome Dinner tonight, meet fellow travellers and hear all about the adventures ahead with a tour orientation by our Savannah Guides Operator driver/guide. Accommodation – 5 nights Longreach Motor Inn
Day 3: Thursday - Longreach
Take a Longreach Town Tour this morning followed by some free time for you to wander through downtown Longreach. 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! Visit the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame where you will discover the inspiring stories of the men, women and children living in and pioneering Outback Queensland. Late afternoon, experience the warm hospitality of local graziers on our Camden Park Station Sunset Tour including a tour of the historic Homestead, with its royal past, and almost 100-year-old shearing shed, and gain an insight into the history of grazing in the Outback. Enjoy an exclusive Camden Park Dinner under the spectacular Outback night sky.
Day 4: Friday - Longreach & Barcaldine
Today we drive to Barcaldine, the “Garden City of the West”. You will wander through the Australian Workers Heritage Centre, Australia’s only dedicated and ongoing tribute to the history of Australian working men and women. Lunch will be at the Ridgee Didge Cafe followed by a Barcaldine Town Tour and Welcome to Country. 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 Show.
Day 5: Saturday - Longreach & Winton
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, collection room and new Dinosaur Canyon by Dinosaur enthusiasts – a truly enlightening experience. Heading into historic Winton we take a town tour and visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre for a self-guided tour and lunch.
Day 6: Sunday - Longreach & Ilfracombe
Wander the Qantas Founders Museum and step inside the 747 and 707 jets on a guided interpretive tour. Late afternoon we take a tour to Ilfracombe where you will step back in time and roam among the intriguing antique machinery and farm equipment that forms the Ilfracombe Machinery and Heritage Museum. Special dinner tonight is at the iconic 100+ year old Wellshot Hotel.
Day 7: Monday - Longreach to Brisbane
Guests 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 8: Tuesday - Brisbane
Guests will arrive in Brisbane.
Prices (per person)
|Twin Share||Single||Triple Share|
01-30 November 2018 and 01-31 March 2019
|8 Day Rail Package (OSE8)|
Departs Brisbane on Tuesdays
01 December 2018 - 28 February 2019
|8 Day Rail Package (OSE8)|
Departs Brisbane on Tuesdays
Minimum tour numbers apply. Itinerary subject to change.
* 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. Queensland Pension Concession 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).
^ 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. Queensland Pension Concession Rail 4 Vouchers (Qld Rail Travel Low Season 2FOR1 Deal – not valid on Single rate).
Please ask for Senior and Full Adult rail fares. Return Fly Packages, and Tour only pricing ex Longreach are also available.
The best way to see Outback Queensland! Smithy, Sue and all of the team that we came across at Outback Aussie Tours were amazing! Very welcoming and went above and beyond to ensure everyone was well looked after and having a great time. They made everyone feel like their friends!! Very knowledge and informative -great local outback facts and stories shared! Highlights were: * Sunset at the 'Outback Yacht Club' at Camden Park Station -jaw dropping! * Dinner & Show under the stars at Smithy's. Great 'outback Aussie' venue by the river. Loved it all and highly recommend! Couldn't think of a better way to see Outback Queensland!Monique M, Brisbane
Fantastic Tour Group! Outback Aussie Tours looked after us all so well on the 6 Day Tour of the 'Outback,' especially our Bus Driver Dave Bartley, a true Historian, and passionate supporter of our early pioneers. Dave came across as just another casual country bloke, but never missed a trick to ensure everyone was catered for, had a drink in their hand, and just generally helped everyone whenever he could. The Air Conditioned Bus was always on time if not early, and was always immaculate. The numerous tours included in our itinerary were all well chosen and appropriate for our stay, including the one in the picture, the Thompson River Cruise. The accommodation was of a high standard, and the train trip on 'The Spirit of The Outback' from Brisbane to Longreach and return, a great experience. The choice of dinner venues was excellent, and all inclusive in the tour cost. Couldn't fault the whole experience, and would highly recommend the tour group to anyone coming to Australia to get a taste of our pioneer heritage.Travelbug291, Bribie Island
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