Longreach & Winton Experience

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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 when traveling by Rail or Longreach if under own arrangements

Itinerary

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 (All meals on the train for 1st Class Passengers)

Note: Passengers note using the rail service, please see Day 2 for details

QANTAS have daily flights Ex BNE

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. 

Meals (D) Longreach Motor Inn or  Albert Park Motor Inn

Note: Passengers arriving under own arrangements, please arrive today and meet at the accommodation.

Following breakfast this morning, we make our way to the Stockman’s Hall of Fame. We explore the Long Paddock and join our virtual stockman “Hugh” on a journey retracing the footsteps of the men and women who built our nation. Immerse yourself in their stories as they come to life on a canvas of hope, ingenuity and mateship.
Then we enjoy A Stockman’s Life –LiveShow: Undercover grandstand seating in the Outback Stockman Arena, up close and personal experience with the stars of the show –human and four legged, live sheep muster, working dogs, horsemanship and stockman activities.
Followed by the Cinema: Story of the Australian Stockman -A fully immersive cinematic experience showcasing virtual and real footage across a 16mt screen–featuring the birth of a nation through the eyes of the Stockman.

This evening we have time to enjoy the amazing new Luminescent Longreach which is a 20 minute spectacular night time light and sound experience designed to delight, entertain, inform and move. Stand amongst iconic aircraft as world class projection mapping and 360 degree immersive sound brings the 100 year story of Qantas to life with the mighty Boeing 747 serving as a primary canvas. Told through 3D animation, traditional animation and illustration, Luminescent Longreach weaves an unforgettable narrative through time, a story of the daring spirit of early aviation, of iconic aircraft, wars, distant places and outback innovation

Meals (B, L, D)  Longreach Motor Inn or  Albert Park Motor Inn

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 the 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.

Meals (B, L, D) Longreach Motor Inn or Albert Park Motor Inn

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.

Meals (B, MT, D) Longreach Motor Inn or  Albert Park Motor Inn

Following 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.

Meals (B) Overnight Spirit of the Outback Train (All meals on the train for 1st Class Passengers)

Note: Passengers not using the rail service, please check out by 10am and enjoy the remainder of your time in Longreach (Extra nights upon request)

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.

Inclusions

Return Rail on the Spirit of the Outback Train

Note: Flights EX Brisbane to Longreach are available under own arrangements if you do not want to use the rail service.

All Accommodation & meals as per Itinerary

Coach touring with commentary

Fully Hosted by our Friendly Staff

  • QANTAS Museum / 747 Tour / Luminescent Longreach
  • Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Sunset Thompson River Cruise & Campfire Dinner and Outback Show
  • Age of Dinosaurs Museum & Tour
  • Winton Town Tour & Waltzing Matilda Centre

Tour Length 7 Days

Tour Cost EX Longreach $1890.00

(5 Days - Tour Only No Rail)

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $1940.00

(7 Days - QLD Pension: Train travel in Premium Economy Seat Return )

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $2370.00

(7 Days - QLD Pension : Train travel in 1st Class Sleeper Cabin Return )

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $2610.00

(7 Days - Seniors Card : Train travel in 1st Class Sleeper Cabin Return )

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $2750.00

(7 Days - No Discount Card : Train travel in 1st Class Sleeper Cabin Return )
Additional Details

Tour Cost is PP in a Double or Twin Room, If Sole Use Room, ADD $320

Tour Dates
02/04/2022
07/05/2022
11/06/2022

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