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Heroes of Longreach and Winton Rail Holiday

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Make tracks for Queensland’s central west on the Spirit of the Outback, an historic rail journey like no other. Then delve deep into outback life with 4 nights in Longreach visiting The Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum, Camden Park Station and enjoying a Sunset Cruise on the Thomson River. Take in a trip to the Age of Dinosaurs exhibit in Winton before reboarding the train bound for Brisbane.

Duration Duration:

7 days

Price From From

$2,420pp (AUD)

Departs Departure Dates:

27th April 2019
4th May 2019
25th May 2019
8th June 2019
6th July 2019

Location Departure Location:
Roma Street Railway Station, Brisbane

Location Return Location:
Roma Street Railway Station, Brisbane

Pricing

QPCV Twin Share
$2420pp
Senior Twin Share
$2660pp
Adult Twin Share
$2796pp
$800pp non-refundable

Plus $350

Save $30pp Twin Share or $60 Sole Use

Itinerary (Roma Street Railway Station, Brisbane - Roma Street Railway Station, Brisbane)

Day 1    Saturday (D) Brisbane - Longreach

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Arrive at Platform 10, Roma Street railway station, Brisbane at  1pm to meet your tour hostess and checkin to your first class cabin. At 1:55pm we depart on the Spirit of the Outback for a realistic, up-front view of Queensland’s captivating outback – enjoyed in the comfort of air conditioned, authentically-themed surrounds. On our journey west we venture through the heritage  towns of the Central West. Dining on board the Spirit of the Outback is an  experience in itself with  the themed restaurant car serving hearty Aussie meals. Tonight, we will gather in the Shearers Rest first class lounge car for a quiet drink prior to dinner, taking time to get to know your fellow travel companions.

1 Night Stay: First class cabin aboard the Spirit of the Outback

 

Day 2    Sunday (B,L,D) Longreach

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Relax today and let the outback come to life in front of your eyes as we wind our way through ever changing scenery and rugged terrain. This epic rail journey arrives into Longreach, the heart of the Queensland Outback, mid afternoon. Here we board our ‘Gold Class’ coach for transfers to our hotel.

4 Night Stay: Albert Park Motor Inn or Longreach Motor Inn, Longreach

 

Day 3    Monday (B,L,D) Longreach

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Take in the Qantas Founders Museum discovering national treasures such as the 1922 Qantas hangar, photographs, memorabilia and multi media displays that bring alive the inspirational stories of one of the world’s pioneering airlines. We then take a 1.5 hour tour of the 747 and 707 jets. From here we take a short journey to Ilfracombe taking a break at the famous Machinery Mile. This magnificent display is one of the finest in Australia and  shows the evolution of pastoral development throughout Queenslands outback. Next we experience the famous Wellshot Hotel, one of the most unique outback pubs over one hundred years old, complete with a woolpress bar, a remarkable collection of hats, and a wealth of local memorabilia. Enjoy country hospitality over lunch then join the publican and staff for some unique visitor traditions. Tonight we head out to Camden Park Station to learn about life on the land with the Walker family which dates back over 3 generations. See the 100 year old shearing shed and historical homestead visited by the Queen in 1970. Enjoy sunset nibbles and drinks followed by dinner at the Camden Park cottage.

Day 4    Tuesday (B,L,D) Longreach

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This morning be inspired by the Australian Outback and the stories of the people who shaped our nation. Many are given tribute at the famous Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame where bush history slides up close to you with tales of bush rangers, shearers, stockmen and drovers. Next witness the live Outback Stockma n’s Show, that tells the story of real life stockmen and women who work on the land. It encompasses the modernday aspects of being a stockman, as well as telling the tales of what it used to be like in the past. All be it with working dogshorses, sheep, bull and the larakin stockman Lachie Cossor. Tonight, we take a sunset cruise on the mighty Thomson River, relaxing on the top deck listening to stories about the river, its wildlife and Indigenous links. We stop at sunset bend to toast the sunset and take in the stunning colours of the outback sky. As the colours fade into starlight, we disembark and enjoy an outback dinner and show beside a campfire and under a canopy of stars.

Day 5    Wednesday (B,L,D) Winton

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Departing for Winton we 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 called ‘The Jump-Up’, 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.

Day 6    Thursday (B,L,D) Longreach - Brisbane

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Enjoy breakfast before departing on the Spirit of the Outback. Share stories with your fellow travellers as you journey from Longreach back to Brisbane.

1 Night Stay: First class cabin aboard the Spirit of the Outback

Day 7    Friday (B) Brisbane

This morning breakfast is served on board before arriving into Brisbane where your journey concludes at 12pm.

Tour Inclusions

  • 2 overnight rail journeys in first class cabins aboard the Spirit of the Outback
  • Dine in the outback themed Tuckerbox Restaurant during your rail journey
  • Luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach travel
  • 4 nights accommodation in Longreach
  • Qantas Founders Museum and jet tour
  • Ilfracombe Machinery Mile
  • Historic Wellshot Hotel
  • Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Outback Stockman’s live show
  • Multi-award-winning Drover’s sunset drinks and dinner
  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs tour at Winton
  • Winton town tour; Arnos Wall; Waltzing Matilda Centre
  • 17 meals

Additional Information

DEPOSIT
Non-refundable deposit of $800pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation. N.B. This package is subject to fuel levy without notice for coach and rail components. This package is subject to QR rail disruptions without notice. Bookings cannot be cancelled or transferred if this occurs.

Price is subject to :
QPCV Queensland Aged Pensioner utilising 4 concession vouchers
Senior State issued Australian Government Seniors Card and/or Queensland Aged Pensioner with no concession vouchers left
Adult Passengers 50+ with no valid concession cards

GREEN GUEST POLICY
Select the GGP option to help reduce pressures on our natural environment and get a reduced price of your tour. Save $30pp Twin Share or $60 Sole Use.

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION
2 additional days (total 9 day tour)
– Return economy class flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane
– 2 additional nights bed and breakfast (1 night pre & 1 night post) at Sofitel Brisbane Central
– Return Airtrain tickets ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Central Station
Plus $850pp Twin Share
Plus $1019 Sole Use
**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**

INCLUDED MEALS
B= Full Breakfast   MT= Morning Tea   L= Lunch   AT= Afternoon Tea   D= Two Course Dinner

 

Unpack Once
Cruise/Boat
Rail Travel
Heritage
Eco Experience
Indigenous Experience
Food & Wine Experience
Entertainment

Active

Passengers must be able to:

  • Walk 20 min without stopping
  • Ascend stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 45 min without sitting
  • Walk over uneven ground
  • Embark/debark transport unaided
  • Manage their own luggage

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