Join us on The Real Outback Spectacular to Central QLD, Longreach, Winton, Age of Dinosaur’s & the world famous Lark Quarry Dinosaur Stampede.
Longreach has some fascinating things to see and do in this part of the world like visit the QANTAS museum and the famous Stockman’s Hall of Fame.
Winton has a rich history as the birthplace of Waltzing Matilda and something far more ancient, DINOSAURS!
DINOSAUR STAMPEDE NATIONAL MONUMENT
The dinosaur trackways at Dinosaur Stampede National Monument were formed 95 million years ago when Outback Queensland was a vastly different place. A herd of at least 150 small two-legged dinosaurs, including carnivorous coelurosaurs about the size of chickens and slightly larger plant-eating ornithopods, came to drink at the edge of a lake.
Over 3,300 footprints of these long-extinct dinosaurs are scattered over the rock face, stark evidence of the terror they must have experienced as they fled the scene upon the arrival of a large theropod. This snapshot of a few terrifying moments has been frozen in time, immortalising the event and making Winton home to the only known dinosaur stampede in the world. This is truly an experience not to be missed.
Today, you will depart at 2pm from Brisbane Railway Station on the Spirit of the Outback Train for your journey to Longreach in either economy seats or 1st Class Sleeper Cabins. Relax and enjoy the views of the rugged mountain ranges and farming areas of the Queensland Coast before making our way inland on our Outback Adventure.
Overnight Spirit of the Outback Train (All meals on the train for 1st Class Passengers)
Note: Passengers not using the rail service, please see Day 2 for Details
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. Following check in, we enjoy a lovely Welcome Outback Dinner.
Meals (D) Longreach Motor Inn / Albert Park Motor Inn
Note: Arrive today in Longreach if arriving under own arrangements and check into the accommodation
This morning we visit the Qantas Museum for a tour of the 747, Original Hanger and Museum, enjoying the many displays of the QANTAS story. This afternoon, we depart for the Stockman’s Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is a spectacular tribute to the people of outback Australia. It tells the story of the establishment of grazing, agriculture, mining, forestry and other industries in country Australia. Themes also include development of the outback properties, living in the outback and the stock worker. We then we will depart late afternoon for a delightful Sunset Cruise on the Thomson River, followed by a Campfire Dinner and Outback Show
Meals ( B, D) Longreach Motor Inn / Albert Park Motor Inn
Winton today and the new Waltzing Matilda Center. This unique town has lots of interesting things to see.Such as Arnos Walls, The Musical Fence and Banjo Patterson’s Music Wall
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 for everyone to see.
We then have the most unique dinning experience in Australia at the museum, A DELUXE BBQ on the JUMP UP: Relax and enjoy a Aussie Outback BBQ with the dinosaurs. It’s time to unwind and watch the amazing sun set over the vast savannah plains. After the Outback sunset, settle in for a hearty BBQ feast under the stars while soaking up the amazing Outback scenery and an unforgettable evening.
Meals (B, L, D) Winton Motel
What a day of discovery today. Following breakfast we will depart and make our way to The 3 Sisters. Located on a Private Station outside of Winton, Great Value Holidays has exclusive access on the Station to view the Rock Formations. 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. Following the tour of the quarry and our lunch, we set off back to Winton in time for dinner this evening.
Meals (B, L, D) Winton Motel
DAY 6 – Depart Longreach
Following your continental buffet breakfast this morning, we depart for Longreach and board the Spirit of the Outback train departing at 10am for a magical journey home. Relax and enjoy the rugged mountain ranges, sun burnt plains and historical towns of the Outback.
(B) 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 by request)
DAY 7 – Arrive Brisbane
Today we arrive back in Brisbane at 12.00 Noon after enjoying a charming rail journey from Queensland Outback with lots of fond memories of incredible Longreach, Winton and the Big Sky Country.
All accommodation & meals as per Itinerary
Age of Dinosaur’s & the world famous Lark Quarry Dinosaur Stampede
Rail Fares Ex BNE 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.
Tour Cost is PP in a Double or Twin Room, If Sole Use Room ADD $420