Longreach Winton Mt Isa Drovers & Dinosaurs

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When thinking of the vast Queensland Outback, there are a few Iconic places that come to mind. Longreach is ofcourse the first with the Stockman’s Hall of Fame highlighting the life of the Drovers and the birth place for QANTAS and its Museum . Winton renowned for its Dinosaurs and National Monument listed “Lark Quarry” Dinosaur Stampede. How about “Walkabout Creek Hotel” made Famous by “Mick” Paul Hogans Crocodile Dundee.  Then iconic Mt Isa famous for its Mining. Last but not least, the Dinosaur Trail with the towns of Richmond and Hughenden. Combine all of this and you have an amazing experience ahead !!!!

Itinerary

Today, you will depart on the Spirit of the Outback for your journey to Longreach in your Premium Economy Seat, or upgrade to Fist Class Sleeper Cabin. Relax and enjoy the views of the  rugged mountain ranges and farming areas of the coast before making our way inland

Overnight Spirit of the Outback Train   (All meals included for 1st Class Passengers)

Note: If not using the train service, please arrive in Longreach on  Day 2 and we will meet at the motel.

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Upon waking this morning, we pass through historical towns of the outback on our way into Longreach. Arriving in Longreach, we then transfer to our motel before making our way to the amazing new Luminescent Longreach which is a 20 minute spectacular night time light and sound experience. We then enjoy dinner this evening.

Meals (D) Longreach Motor Inn 

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.
Then we enjoy A Stockman’s Life –Live Show: 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.
Following our morning at SHOF, we make our way into Town and enjoy some time to wonder the historical streets and grab a bite to eat if you wish. Then we will depart for a Sunset Cruise on the Thomson River, followed by an Outback Campfire Dinner.

Meals (B, D) Longreach Motor Inn

This morning we the Qantas Museum for  a tour of the 747 and Original Hanger enjoying the many the QANTAS stories. This afternoon, we visit Historical 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, Longreach’s Highest Lookout and the Oldest Private Ballroom in the Outback. We then enjoy dinner in the 100yr old Wool Shed which is the quintessential Outback Experience.

Meals (B, D) Longreach Motor Inn

Winton  today and  visit the new Waltzing Matilda Center.  This unique town has  lots of interesting things to see. We then 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. We then have the most unique dinning experience at the museum, BBQ on the JUMP UP:  Relax and enjoy a Aussie Outback BBQ with the dinosaurs. It’s time to unwind and watch the amazing  sunset over the vast Savannah plains.

Meals (B, D) Boulder Opal Motel Winton

What a day of discovery today. Following breakfast we will depart  and make our way to The 3 Sisters of the Outback. Formed over Millions of Years, these rock formations rise up out of the surrounding plains to make a lasting statement of the ancient outback. We then depart for Lark Quarry.  Just when you think things could not be any older , we will view the amazing fossilized rock formations of the 95 Million year old Dinosaur Stampede. Over 3,300 dinosaur footprints scattered over the rock face.

Meals (B,L,D) Boulder Opal Motel Winton

Departing Winton we make our way to McKinlay and the Walkabout Creek Hotel.  If it sounds familiar, then it should.  This quirky hotel was made famous in the blockbuster movie Crocodile Dundee.  Inside the pub you’ll find plenty of memorabilia from the days when Paul Hogan swaggered up to the bar as Mick Dundee.  These days you are assured of a hearty pub meal and great outback hospitality. Following our stop here, we continue on to Cloncurry and then into Mt Isa for a 2 night stay.

Meals (B) Ibis Styles

Outback at the Isa today and take part in the Hard Times Underground Mine Tour and Outback Park. We then visit the WW2 Underground Hospital and the Beth Anderson Museum, followed by the famed  Mt Isa Lookout and Lake

Meals (B)  Ibis Styles

Departing to Cloncurry and on to Richmond which is  part of Australia’s Dinosaur Trail and Kronosaurus Korner is Australia’s premier marine fossil museum. It showcases nearly 1,150 unique fossil specimens found around the region. Fossils from the area include the 100-115 million year old remains of extinct marine reptiles.

Hughenden and on arrival, we visit the Flinders Discovery Centre where ‘Hughie’ is the star attraction; a life size replica of the Muttaburrasaurus Dinosaur. We also visit other sites such as the Historical Coolabah Tree which is linked to the Burke & Wills Expedition.

Meals (B, D) Royal Hotel Hughenden

This morning we make our way into Townsville and visit to the iconic Castle Hill for an amazing view of the  surrounding area and Magnetic Island

We them make our way to the train station for your departure this afternoon.

Note: If not using the train service, you tour completes in Townsville at 2pm.

Meals (B) Overnight Spirit of Queensland

Today the Spirit of Queensland will finish the journey arriving at your home station with cherished memories of the QLD Outback

Inclusions

Spirit of the Outback Train to Longreach – when departing from Brisbane

Spirit of Queensland Train – Townsville to Brisbane at completion of tour

Accommodation & Meals as per Itinerary

 

  • Coach touring and Commentary
  • Camden Park Station Tour
  • QANTAS Museum & Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Thompson River Cruise & Dinner
  • Age of Dinosaurs & Winton Town Tour
  • Lark Quarry & 3 Sisters of the Outback
  • Croc Dundee’s Walkabout Creek Hotel
  • Mt Isa & Underground Mine Tour
  • Hughenden & Townsville
  • Fully Hosted by our Friendly Staff

Tour Length 11 Days

Tour Cost EX Longreach $3530.00

(9 Days Tour Only No Rail)

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $3580.00

(11 Days Return Rail QLD Pension Economy Seat )

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $3950.00

(11 Days Return Rail QLD Pension 1st Class Cabin / Rail Bed)

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $4210.00

(11 Days Return Rail Seniors Card 1st Class Cabin / Rail Bed)

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $4330.00

(11 Days Return Rail Adult (No Concession) 1st Class Cabin / Rail Bed)
Additional Details

PP T/S Sole Use Room Add $580

Tour Dates
01/07/2023
02/09/2023

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