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Cowboys, Caves & Castles

This unique tour visits lots of amazing places and attractions. Cowboys at Texas Longhorn Ranch, Historical Charters Towers, Caves at the incredible Undara Lava Tubes and Castle Ruins of Paronella Park.

8 Days $1,390*

*PP Twin Share, Single add $320
*Plus Applicable Discount Rail Fare

Departure Date

  • June 1st, 2019
  • July 8th, 2019
  • August 12th, 2019

DAY 1 – DAY 1 – Depart for Townsville

Depart on the Spirit of Queensland Train in your Premium Economy Seats or upgrade to Deluxe Rail Beds with all meals included.

(All meals on the train for Railbeds)
Applicable Discount Rail Fare Applies

DAY 2 – Charters Towers Texas Longhorn Ranch

This morning after arriving in Townsville we are meet your tour host and  depart by coach arriving at  the Texas Longhorn Ranch. Here we enjoy an informative Safari around the property and herd including JR – 2013 Guinness World Record Holder of the longest horns (more than 3m) See Water Buffalo, American Bison, Scottish Highland Cattle and African Watusi. Then enjoying a relaxing morning tea under the shade trees at the homestead. Following our wonderful morning, we make our way into Charters Towers. Our tour includes a visit to the Miners Cottage which houses a collection of goldfields memorabilia. We will also visit the Zara Clarke National Trust Museum which houses a large collection that reflects Charters Towers’ golden and military past. This evening we embark on the Ghosts of Gold Heritage Movie, where the ghosts of the gold rush era tell their tales as the evening settles in.

(MT, D) Park Motel, Charters Towers

DAY 3 – Undara Lava Tubes

Following breakfast we will depart for our journey to the “Outback Oasis” Greenvale stopping at the Three Rivers Hotel, that Slim Dusty made famous by the song of same name.  We will then travel on to Mt Surprise for lunch and then visit the  Undara Experience for our guided tour of the amazing Lava Tubes formed by millions of years of volcanic eruptions.  Dinner this evening at our accommodation.

(B, L, D ) Overnight Bedrock Village

DAY 4 – Mareeba Jacques Coffee

After our breakfast  we will depart and make our way to Mareeba and the famous Jacques Coffee Plantation. On arrival we enjoy and informative tour and lunch. We then continue onto Cairns  and check in with time to freshen up before our dinner this evening.

(B, L, D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander Cairns

DAY 5 – Paronella Park

Breakfast then depart by coach to Paronella Park and wander through the castle ruins in the rainforest, then enjoy some lunch before travelling to Innisfail and exploring the town.  Return to Cairns via scenic Cassowary Coast for a 2 course dinner this evening.

(B, L, D) Overnight Cairns Queenslander

DAY 6 – Explore Cairns

After breakfast we make our way to the Cairns Botanic Gardens for a tour. The gardens are the best example in Australia of the Tropical Flora. We then have a free afternoon to discover Cairns City at your leisure. You can make your way to the Cairns Regional Gallery, or visit the Esplanade and Lagoon Pool, Cairns Central Shopping Mall to pick up the odd souvenir, or visit the Cairns Reef Casino for a flutter. You might have friends or family in Cairns, so this is the perfect time to catch up. Meeting back at our hotel for our farewell dinner this evening.

( B, D )  Overnight Cairns Queenslander

DAY 7 – Depart Cairns

This morning following breakfast we will depart on the Spirit of Queensland travelling to our home destination enjoying the company of your new found friends.

(B) Overnight Spirit of Qld Train

DAY 8 – Arrival Home

Today the Spirit of Queensland will finish the journey arriving into Brisbane with cherished memories of  Outback Queensland.

  • All Accommodation
  • All Meals as per itinerary
  • Coach Touring with Commentary
  • Texas Longhorn Ranch Safari & Homestead Smoko
  • Charters Towers & Ghosts of Gold Presentation
  • Greenvale & Three Rivers Hotel
  • Undara Lava Tubes Tour
  • Mareeba Jacques Coffee Plantation
  • Paronella Park Tour & Innisfail Township
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens & Free Afternoon
  • Fully Hosted by our Friendly Staff

QPCV : Premium Economy Seat Return – $50 / Deluxe Rail Bed Return – $378
SENIOR : Premium Economy Seat Return – $370 / Delux Rail Bed Return $669
ADULT : Premium Economy Seat Return – $630 / Deluxe Rail Bed Return $860
Applicable Discount Rail Fare Applies (See Rail Fares Above)

Tour is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. A $450 non refundable deposit is due upon booking with the remainder payable 60 days prior to departure. Full payment is also non refundable with in 45 days of departure. We highly recommend taking Travel Insurance. Please contact our office for a quote if you require travel insurance.