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Outback Spectacular – Longreach, Winton & Lark Quarry Dinosaur Stampede

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Experience the thrill of the outback with The Real Outback Spectacular in Central QLD

Discover the rich history and ancient wonders of Longreach and Winton, including the birthplace of Waltzing Matilda and the world-famous Lark Quarry Dinosaur Stampede. Witness the 95 million-year-old dinosaur trackways and over 3,300 footprints of small two-legged dinosaurs, frozen in time at Dinosaur Stampede National Monument.

Immerse yourself in the culture and heritage of outback Queensland with visits to the QANTAS museum and the Stockman’s Hall of Fame. With so much to see and do, this is an experience not to be missed. Join us on The Real Outback Spectacular and create unforgettable memories in the heart of Australia.

Don’t miss your chance to explore the wonders of the outback with The Real Outback Spectacular. Book your adventure today and discover the beauty and history of Central QLD.

Note: 2025 Pre-registration terms and conditions apply
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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 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 Sleeper passengers) 

NOTE: If arriving under your own arrangements, please see Day 2  for further 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 Dinner.

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. Luminescent Longreach weaves an unforgettable story through time, of the daring spirit of early aviation, of iconic aircraft, wars, distant places and outback innovation.

Meals (D) Longreach Motor Inn  OR  Longreach Deluxe Cabins

NOTE: If starting your tour in Longreach, please arrive today, check into the motel and meet the rest of the group

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 in the Outback Stockman Arena. Get up close and personal experience with the stars of the show –human and four legged, live sheep muster, working dogs, horsemanship and stockman activities.
Then we visit the Qantas Museum for  a tour of the 747, Original Hanger and Museum, enjoying the many displays of the QANTAS story.

We then we will depart late afternoon for a delightful Sunset Cruise on the Thomson River, followed by a Riverside Campfire Dinner 

Meals ( B, D) Longreach Motor Inn  OR  Longreach Deluxe Cabins

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.

Tonight you will enjoy 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, D)  Boulder Opal Motel  OR  Winton Outback 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)  Boulder Opal Motel  OR  Winton Outback Motel

DAY 6 –  Depart Longreach

Following breakfast this morning, we transfer back to Longreach and board the Spirit of the Outback train 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 Sleeper Passengers) 

NOTE: Passengers not using the rail service, on arrival in Longreach, enjoy the remainder of your time under your own arrangements  (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 AMAZING Lark Quarry

Inclusions

All accommodation & meals as per Itinerary

Coach touring with commentary from Longreach

Fully Hosted by our Friendly Staff

  • 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
  • Private Carisbrooke Station Visit
  • 3 Sisters of the Outback Rock Formations
  • Lark Quarry Entry & Tour
  • Dinosaur Stampede Trackways

Age of Dinosaur’s & the world famous Lark Quarry Dinosaur Stampede

Rail Fares Ex BNE on the Spirit of the Outback Train

 

Tour Length 7 Days

Tour Cost EX Longreach $2650.00

(5 Days Tour Only No Rail )

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $2700.00

(7 Days QLD Pension : Return Rail Premium Economy Seat)

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $3130.00

(7 Days QLD Pension : Return Rail Sleeper Cabin Return )

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $3370.00

(7 Days Seniors Card & Interstate Pension: Return Rail Sleeper Cabin )

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $3500.00

(7 Days Adult No Discount Card: Return Rail Sleeper Cabin )
Additional Details

Tour Cost is PP in a Double or Twin Room, If Sole Use Room ADD $450

Tour Dates
01/06/2024
27/07/2024
07/09/2024

07/06/2025
30/08/2025

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