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Longreach is in the geographical heart of Queensland. There are some fascinating things to see and do in this part of the world – a region that attracted bush and pioneers like the early post world war one pilots who formed the Queensland and Northern Territory Arial Services, QANTAS. It also the home the famous Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Large Stations & The Thompson River.
Winton has a rich history as the birthplace of Banjo Patterson’s “Waltzing Matilda” but is just as well known today for something far more ancient, DINOSAURS! We visit the award winning “Age of Dinosaurs” Museum.
Tour starts and completes in Brisbane
DAY 1 – Depart Brisbane Spirit of the Outback
Today, you will depart on the Spirit of the Outback Train departing Roma St Station at 2pm for your journey to Longreach in your Premium Economy Seat, or upgrade to Fist Class Sleeper Cabin with all meals. Relax and enjoy the views of the rugged mountain ranges and farming areas of the coast before making our way inland to the Queensland Outback. Overnight Spirit of the Outback Train
DAY 2 – Arrive Longreach Welcome BBQ
Upon waking this morning on the train, the Green Hills of the coast have given way to the color of rustic reds and sunburnt plains. We pass through historical towns of the outback on our way into Longreach arriving late afternoon. We will transfer to our hotel and enjoy a welcome Dinner. (D) Overnight Longreach Motor Inn
DAY 3 – Winton & Age of Dinosaurs
The NEW Waltzing Matilda Center, This morning following breakfast we depart for Winton and make our way to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History. We will have a guided tour of the Museum which houses the largest collection of unique Australian dinosaur fossils and learn about the bone and fossil extraction process. We then make our way into Winton for lunch followed by a tour of this fascinating town, including Arnos Wall, Musical Fence, Tour of the New Waltzing Matilda Museum and Banjo Patterson’s Musical Wall which is a dedication to the man who first to perform this ballad in Winton. (B, L, D) Longreach Motor Inn / Longreach Motel
DAY 4 – Stockman’s Hall Of Fame Outback Stockman’s Show
Following breakfast this morning, we make our way to the Stockman’s Hall of Fame and have time to explore the museum and wander the gardens. We then enter the show arena where we witness outback ringers perform their incredible abilities in horse breaking techniques and tricks along with man’s best friend the cattle dog. Tonight we have dinner at the local RSL Service Club which has an interesting display of war time memorabilia. (B, L, D) Longreach Motor Inn / Longreach Motel
DAY 5 – Historical Camden Park QANTAS Museum Thompson River Cruise Campfire Dinner & Show
This morning we visit Camden Park Station and walk in the footsteps of Royalty on The ‘Queen’s Path’ where Queen Elizabeth II herself walked whilst on a visit. We also see the Swagman’s Grave, The Historic ‘dry bottom‘ Chainman’s Well, Artesian Spring and Bore, Longreach’s Highest Lookout and the Oldest Private Ballroom in the Outback. We then visit the Qantas Museum for a tour of the 747, Original Hanger and Museum, enjoying the many displays of the QANTAS story. Then we will depart for a Sunset Cruise on the Thomson River, followed by an Outback Campfire Dinner and Show. (B, D) Longreach Motor Inn / Longreach Motel
DAY 6 – Depart Longreach
Following your continental buffet breakfast this morning we will board the Spirit of the Outback departing at 10am for a magical journey home. Relax and enjoy the sun burnt plains and historical towns of the Outback. Overnight Spirit of the Outback Train
DAY 7 – Arrive Home
Today you will arrive in to Brisbane Roma St Station at 12 Midday after enjoying a charming rail journey from Queensland Outback with lots of fond memories of incredible Longreach, Winton and the Big Sky Country.
Return Rail on the Spirit of the Outback Train
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