The “Real” QLD 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

DAY 1 –  Depart Brisbane on the Spirit of the Outback Train

Today, you will depart at 1pm from Brisbane Railway Station on the Spirit of the Outback Train for your journey to Longreach. Relax and enjoy the views of the  rugged mountain ranges and farming areas of the Qld Coast before making our way inland on our Outback Adventure.   (D) Overnight Spirit of the Outback Train  

Add Applicable Return Discount Rail Fare as per below                                                       

QLD Pensioner: Premium Economy Seat Return – $50 / First Class Cabin Return – $480
AUST SENIOR & NZ Pensioner: Premium Economy Seat Return – $242 / First Class Cabin Return $720
ADULT No Cards : Premium Economy Seat Return – $282 / First Class Cabin Return $840

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

DAY 2 – Arrive Longreach, Welcome Outback Dinner

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.

(B,L,D)  Longreach Motor Inn

Note: Arrive today in Longreach if flying under own arrangements

DAY 3 – QANTAS Museum, Stockmans Hall of Fame, Thompson River Cruise, Campfire Dinner & Show   

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   ( B, D) Longreach Motor Inn

DAY 4 – Winton,  New Waltzing Matilda Center,  Age of Dinosaurs, Dinner with the Dino’s

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.

(B, L, D)  Winton Nth Gregory Hotel

DAY 5 –  3 Sisters of the Outback,  Lark Quarry Dino Stamped

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.

(B, L, D)  Winton Nth Gregory Hotel

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, L, D) Spirit of the Outback Train

Note : Arrange flights today if not using the rail service

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

Add Applicable Return Discount Rail Fare as per below                                                       

QLD Pensioner: Premium Economy Seat Return – $50 / First Class Cabin Return – $480
AUST SENIOR & NZ Pensioner: Economy Seat Return – $242 / First Class Cabin Return $720
ADULT No Cards : Premium Economy Seat Return – $282 / First Class Cabin Return $840

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 $1690.00

Additional Details

Double/Twin, Single ADD $420

Tour Dates
29/06/2019
10/08/2019

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