Outback Spectacular – Longreach, Winton & Lark Quarry Dinosaur Stampede

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1 Date left for 2022 – Book NOW !!!!   2023 also Available to Book 

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: 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. Told through 3D animation, traditional animation and illustration, Luminescent Longreach weaves an unforgettable narrative through time, a story of the daring spirit of early aviation, of iconic aircraft, wars, distant places and outback innovation.

Meals (D)  Longreach Motor Inn / Albert Park Motor Inn

NOTE: If starting your tour in Longreach, please arrive today, check into the motel and meet for dinner

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 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.

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

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

DAY 6 –  Depart Longreach

Following 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 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 $2240.00

(5 Days Tour Only No Rail )

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $2290.00

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

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $2720.00

(7 Days QLD Pension : Return Rail 1st Class Sleeper Cabin Return )

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $2960.00

(7 Days Seniors Card & Interstate Pension: Return Rail 1st Class Sleeper Cabin )

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $3195.00

(7 Days Adult No Discount Card: Return Rail 1st Class Sleeper Cabin )
Additional Details

Tour Cost is PP in a Double or Twin Room, If Sole Use Room ADD $400

Tour Dates
01/10/2022
22/04/2023
27/05/2023

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