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All Things OUTBACK – 2nd September

Greg and Gary tried to stump us this week by choosing the Outback – how are we to find a Cruise Deal in the Outback!!  Well, we like a good challenge so we took that challenge by the horns and found a cracker!

If you’ve always dreamed of visiting Australia’s heartland in Outback Queensland, it’s time to grab your kit and head for the bush! Longreach is the ideal outback base for soaking up the history and heritage of this amazing region. Spend some time, book a room in an old country pub and meet some local characters.   Using Longreach as a base you can easily explore this spectacular region of Queensland, and there is a lot to see…

Our deal starts in Brisbane where the Spirit of the Outback is waiting for you.  You have a ticket for a first class sleeper on the overnight journey to Longreach, allowing you to relax over the 26 hour journey through ever changing and rugged scenery.  Travelling first class means you will have inclusive dining served to you, plus the latest movies on complimentary tablets.

The Shearer’s Rest Lounge and your comfortable cabin for the night on board the Spirit of the Outback

One you arrive in Longreach you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the next 4 nights. That evening enjoy a dinner and show at the Stockman’s Hall of Fame

Your first full day in Longreach takes you to the Longreach School of Distance Education to discover 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 tour.  Late afternoon, meet the local graziers on the Camden Park Station Sunset Tour including dinner at the homestead.

The Qantas Founders Tour

The following day you will visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, perched on a magnificent mesa. While you are there you are treated to a top-class interpretive tour of the laboratory and collection room.  In Winton you will take a town tour including a visit to the Waltzing Matilda Centre.

A Banjo Welcome at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Day 3 of your Longreach stay will see you enjoy a Strathmore Station Smoko Tour, for an insiders view into the life of the land.  You will also discover the legends of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame.

Now it wouldn’t be a Cruise deal without a cruise eh!  So you will also enjoy a wonderful DROVERS SUNSET CRUISE onboard the mv Explorer down the Thomson River, followed by Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show under the stars!

A Cruise on the Thomson River

After a hearty breakfast, your last day in Longreach is over as you board the Spirit of the Outback for your first class sleeper rail journey back to Brisbane.

This is a great introduction to Outback Queensland, and is full of inclusions.  Daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 6 dinners are included, as is all the entrance fees and services of an experienced guide.

Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show

This tour departs from Brisbane on most Saturdays, and is great value at just $2,657 per person.  Single supplement is just an additional $350!

BONUS – If you have an Australian Government Senior Card, you can save a further $340 per person on the above price!

So, its time to call Travel Masters on 1800 672 988 to grab a space on this fantastic OUTBACK GETAWAY tour!