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Longreach Outback Getaway 2021

7 Day Tour - Departing 2021 between February & October

Featuring the Spirit of the Outback Train

When the Spirit of the Outback released their tour programme for the remainder of 2020 it sold out within a few days, so don’t miss out on securing your place in 2021!

Enjoy a relaxing overnight journey on the Spirit of the Outback in your private sleeper cabin from Brisbane to Longreach, followed by a 4 nights stay in Queensland Outback. You will visit all the historic highlights of Longreach and Winton, including the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Waltzing Matilda Centre and the Qantas Founders Museum. Enjoy great entertainment at the Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show and see stunning sunset scenery during the Drover’s Cruise. All this and much more….


Tour Inclusion

4 nights en suite accommodation
Full guided tour program
Most meals
Entries/activities as per itinerary
Longreach accommodation arrival/departure transfers
Return First Class Overnight Rail Sleeper between Brisbane and Longreach
Winton Day Tour

Highlights


Return journey on the Spirit of the Outback in a First Class Sleeper Cabin with all meals included
4 nights 4* Hotel in Longreach, including Breakfast
Qantas Founders Museum & Airpark Tour
Longreach Town Tour
Drover’s Sunset Cruise including Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show
Dinners at the award winning Harry’s Restaurant and the historic Wellshot Hotel in Longreach
Camden Park Station Sunset Tour
Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
Lily Lagoon & Longreach Saleyards Tour
Ilfracombe Tour
Winton Full Day Tour
Australian Age of Dinosaurs Tour
Waltzing Matilda Centre

Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
Spirit of the Outback Sleeper Cabin
Camden Park Station

Itinerary


Day 1: Spirit of the Outback – Brisbane to Longreach

Depart on this fascinating rail journey between Brisbane and Longreach and gain an insight into the history and culture or early Australia as you travel through the heritage towns. Overnight on board the Spirit of the Outback.

Day 2: 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.

Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: Longreach

Enjoy breakfast before travelling to Winton today on a full day tour, including Australian Age of Dinosaurs and the Waltzing Matilda Centre.

Day 6: Spirit of the Outback – Longreach to Brisbane

It’s time to board the Spirit of the Outback for your overnight return rail journey to Brisbane.

Day 7: Brisbane

Your holiday concludes after breakfast in Brisbane.

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