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Great Outback Queensland Adventure

Queensland

Coach
Coach
Eco
Eco

Tour summary

Take an outback adventure through Roma, Barcaldine, Longreach, Winton, and Carnarvon Gorge. Experience outback hospitality, heritage, culture and more as we unearth dinosaurs, bushrangers, legends of the land, modern industries, artistic trails, and fabulous outback Aussie tucker.

Departure location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Return location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
9
days
Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
Departure dates:

26th August 2021 - Diamond Class 2nd September 2021 - Gold Class

Coach classes:
Diamond
Diamond
Gold
Gold
Tour accreditations:
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Great Outback Queensland Adventure

Tour pricing

Adult Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
3550
pp
Sole Use
Gold
Gold
$
4290
pp
Adult Twin Share
Diamond
Diamond
$
3890
pp
Sole Use
Diamond
Diamond
$
4620
pp
Deposit:
$600 per person
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
Save $20 Per Person Twin Share or $40 Sole Use
All prices are in AUD. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply).

Additional information

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

2 additional day (TOTAL 11 DAY TOUR)

• Return economy class flight ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane

• 2 additional night bed & breakfast (1night pre & 1post-tour) at Sofitel Brisbane Central

• Return Airtrain ticket ex -Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Central Station

Plus $860pp Twin Share Plus $1025 Sole Use

**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**

DEPOSIT

$600pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

N.B. Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure.

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Tour inclusions

  • Opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach or Luxury 'Gold Class' coach ex Brisbane
  • 2 nights Roma with town tour
  • Maranoa Beef paddock to plate farm experience; Miles Historical Village
  • Big Rig Oil & Gas Museum
  • 1 night Barcaldine
  • Morven; Saddliers Waterhole; Tambo
  • Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail
  • Trackers Tours Connecting to Country experience
  • 3 nights Longreach
  • Winton; Australian Age of Dinosaurs visit
  • Waltzing Matilda Centre; Arnos Wall
  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Outback Stockman’s Show
  • Qantas Founders Museum Captains Tour
  • Sunset cruise on the Thomson River
  • Outback campfire dinner and show
  • Country champagne breakfast and tour at Camden Park Station
  • Emerald mosaic pathway
  • 1 night Springsure
  • Carnarvon Gorge Moss Garden walk
  • 1 night Roma; Picnic Point Toowoomba
  • 25 meals

Additional information

Our Diamond Class tours have a seat rotation policy for all guests. Read more for details.

‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner **(standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited).

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Physical rating

3 - Active/Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

3 - Active/Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels
Boat
Boat
Eco experience
Eco experience
Entertainment
Entertainment
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Indigenous experience
Indigenous experience
Local guide
Local guide
Walking component
Walking component

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

Brisbane Coach Terminal - Roma

Coach
Coach
Eco experience
Eco experience

Departing on our luxury ‘Gold Class’coach from Brisbane Coach terminal on Roma Street, we travel through the Lockyer Valley and continue through Dalby and Chinchilla to Roma.

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Lunch
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Day

2

Roma

Eco experience
Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Walking component
Walking component

We discover the oil and gas industry this morning, taking a guided tour of the Big Rig Oil & Gas Museum. Our guided tour will tell the story of Australia’s first discovery of petroleum, through the boom and bust years of oil and gas exploration and on to today’s multibillion dollar industry. We continue on to Miles to visit the Historical Village Museum that features over 34 original and replica buildings set in a streetscape reminiscent of a town from the late 1800s. Each building houses their own special collection. The facility also contains a War Museum displaying photographs, stories and militaria from the Light Horse in WW1 through to the Vietnam War. This afternoon’s tour is a wow factor. Exclusively designed for Fun Over Fifty, our visit to Maranoa Beef offers us hands on interaction with the cattle, a guided relaxing creek walk stopping at a couple of gorgeous, natural formations along the way, finishing with Sundowners on Little Hill. Mother Nature provides the wow factor here as we relax and enjoy the changing colours of a big sky sunset while enjoying the drinks and canapés.

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3

Barcaldine

Eco experience
Eco experience
Heritage
Heritage

Today brings a travel day as we depart Roma and head to Morven. Here we break for a cuppa in the shade of the large red river gums at Saddliers Waterhole, once the town’s sole supply of water. We then continue on to Tambo (the Outback Teddy Bear Capital), before arriving in Barcaldine.

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Barcaldine Country Motor Inn
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Day

4

Longreach

Eco experience
Eco experience
Heritage
Heritage
Indigenous experience
Indigenous experience

This morning we take in the Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail, the largest outdoor sculpture museum in the world where the collection of life-sized scrap metal sculptures, somehow blends in the ruggedness and unpredictability of the Queensland outback. After a lake-side cuppa we make our way to Aramac making a stop at the Aramac Pub for counter lunch and true country hospitality. We spend the afternoon on an authentic cultural journey as ancient and contemporary shared histories come alive through the passion of Cheryl Thompson, descendent of the Yiningai people. The Connecting to Country experience offers and insight into traditional tribal body art and its meanings, dot painting, tribal stories, as well as song and dance presentations. Later, we continue on to Longreach where we unpack for 3 nights.

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Longreach Motor Inn, Longreach
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Day

5

Longreach - Winton

Eco experience
Eco experience
GGP
GGP
Heritage
Heritage

Today we travel to Winton and visit the Age of Dinosaurs exhibit, the world’s largest collection of unique Australian dinosaur fossils and the most productive fossil preparation lab in the southern hemisphere. The museum, perched on top of a spectacular rocky plateau, captures the fossil fever that has gripped the area since the first bones of gigantic Sauropod ‘Elliot’ were discovered. We then make our way back into Winton for lunch at the Waltzing Matilda Centre and enjoy some time at the museum. We finish our day visiting the peculiar Arnos Wall and playing a tune on what is believed to be the world’s only musical fence.

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Longreach Motor Inn, Longreach
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6

Longreach

Boat
Boat
Eco experience
Eco experience
Entertainment
Entertainment
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
GGP
GGP

We start today with a visit to the famous Australian Stockman’s Hallof Fame where bush history slides up close to you with tales of bush-rangers, shearers, stockmen and drovers. Enjoy the live Outback Stockman’s Show with working dogs, horses, sheep, bull and resident larakin stockman. Next, we make our way to the Qantas Founders Museum where we join the Captain’s Tour discovering national treasures and displays that bring alive the inspirational stories of one of the world’s pioneering airlines. Tonight, we take a sunset cruise on the Thomson River, relaxing on the top deck toasting the sunset and stunning colours of the outback sky. We disembark and enjoy an outback dinner and show beside a campfire and under a canopy of outback stars.

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7

Longreach - Springsure

Eco experience
Eco experience
Heritage
Heritage

This morning we enjoy a hardy country champagne breakfast with Outback Dan and his family at the historical homestead of Camden Park Station. We then enjoy a tour of the famous station and see firsthand the diversification into solar farming, goats, and organic cattle. We visit the shearing shed that has shorn over 2 million sheep and experience the station’s true connection to the bush. Departing Longreach, we break in Alpha before arriving in Emerald to take a walk on the mosaic pathway which depicts 100 years of local history and is home to the world’s largest Van Gogh sunflower painting. Our day draws to a close when we arrive in Springsure.

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8

Carnarvon Gorge - Roma

Eco experience
Eco experience
Local guide
Local guide
Walking component
Walking component

An early start making our way into Carnarvon Gorge National Park, an oasis hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland’s Central Highlands, surrounded by towering white sandstone cliffs, spectacular scenery, and an amazing diversity of flora and fauna. On arrival enjoy early morning refreshments before joining a local naturalist guide to embark on the moss garden walk through the lush rainforest environment. Enjoy a picnic style lunch at the Moss Gardens then return to our coach for our journey south through Injune to Roma.

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Roma - Brisbane

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On the final leg of this outback journey we make our way back to Brisbane breaking for a cuppa at Chinchilla before continuing onto Picnic Point, Toowoomba for lunch with a view. We arrive back in Brisbane at approximately 4:30pm.

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How do I book this tour?

To book this tour, all you need to do is get in touch with us. We will take your details and reserve your place over the phone. We can also answer any questions you may have and give you all the information you need.

How much luggage can I take?

Our coach tours have a baggage restriction of 17kg per person (regardless of flight and rail allowances) due to our Occupational Health & Safety standards. You can also bring one small, soft carry-on bag not exceeding 30cm wide, 30cm high, and 15cm thick that may be stowed in the overhead compartment.

What do the fitness ratings mean?

Each of our tours has a fitness rating which describes the level of physical activity involved with the tour. These ratings are very important when choosing your tour to ensure it's right for you.  Our fitness ratings are:

  • 1 Easy
  • 2 Moderate
  • 3 Active/moderate
  • 4 Highly active
What is the average size of tour groups?

Our Gold Class coaches have a seat capacity of between 44 and 46, but we cap Gold Class tours at 40 guests per tour. Our Diamond Class tours have a capacity of just 26 guests. Other tour types may have different capacities depending on the transport and destination. Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions about a specific tour.

Can you cater for my dietary requirements?

In most cases, yes we can. We can accommodate guests who are vegetarian and can assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically-recommended diets. Please advise us at time of booking, and we can confirm with our suppliers and restaurants.

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