The Real Outback Spectacular Lark Quarry & Dino Stampede

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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. 

Itinerary

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 WallsThe 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.

Inclusions

All accommodation & meals as per Itinerary

Coach touring with commentary from Longreach

  • QANTAS Museum and 747 Tour
  • Longreach Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Sunset Thompson River Cruise
  • Campfire Dinner and Outback Show
  • Winton New Waltzing Matilda Center
  • Winton Age of Dinosaurs Museum & Tour
  • Sunset BBQ Dinner with the Dino’s
  • Overnight Famous North Gregory Hotel
  • Private Carisbrooke Station Visit
  • 3 Sisters of the Outback Rock Formations
  • Lark Quarry Entry & Tour
  • Dinosaur Stampede Trackways
  • Fully Hosted by our Friendly Staff

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 Length 7 Days

Tour Cost EX Longreach $1690.00

(5 Days Tour Only No Rail EX Longreach)

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $1740.00

(QLD Pension : Train travel in a Premium Economy Seat)

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $2170.00

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

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $2410.00

(Seniors 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 $420

Tour Dates
04/07/2020
01/08/2020

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