There’s no better way to experience the spirit of the region and its resilient pioneers – past and present – than this comprehensive itinerary. Celebrate 100 years of Qantas at the Qantas Founders Museum in 2020!
Explore the heart and soul of Queensland's outback across Longreach and Winton. Begin your journey onboard the magnificent Spirit of the Outback train and on arrival in Longreach, you'll enjoy local hospitality as you explore the region.
SPIRIT OF THE OUTBACK:
PLUS a Travel at 60 Gift
Your holiday package includes:
14 Apr-21 Apr 2020 (includes rail - Brisbane / Longreach / Brisbane)
Please note: When booking, you will need to provide us with your concession card details. Any clients who are unable to provide concession card details will be charged the adult fare.
Senior Prices (QLD & Interstate Government Seniors):
Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your place on this Travel at 60 community group holiday.
Key to included meals: B – breakfast, MT – morning tea, L – lunch, D – dinner
Tue 14 Apr 2020 - Depart Brisbane on the Spirit of the Outback (D)
Jump aboard the Spirit of the Outback in Brisbane and enjoy homestead-style comfort as you head inland, where towering blue skies meets the sunburnt red earth on the horizon. From the comfort of your seat or first-class sleeper, you can marvel at the landscape changing right outside your window.
Wed 15 Apr 2020 - Arrive Longreach (B, L, D)
As you journey through the heritage towns of Blackwater, Emerald and Barcaldine, you’ll discover the heart and soul of the Queensland outback. Complimentary transfers to your accommodation are provided on arrival in Longreach. Enjoy the next five nights in quality Longreach accommodation.
Thu 16 Apr 2020: Nogo Station Experience, Qantas Founders Museum, Stonegrill® Dining Experience (B, MT, D)
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your accommodation for a town tour of Longreach then on to the Kinnon’s historic Nogo Station. Hear all about the pioneering lifestyle, see a champion sheep shearer at work and then be welcomed to the homestead for a wonderful ‘smoko’ – an impressive spread of country baking. Transfer to the Qantas Founders Museum where your entry is included. Take your time to enjoy the museum and your 90-minute Jet Tour (note due to on-going improvements at QFM the tour may be slightly altered). Then freshen up before heading to The Welcome Home for your Stonegrill® Dining Experience.
Fri 17 Apr 2020: Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience, Starlight’s Cruise Experience (B, MT, L, D)
Today’s the day for your Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience including the stagecoach ride on the old Longreach to Windorah mail route, home-baked scones and tea at our cafe and tearoom followed by a vintage Aussie movie at 12:00pm watch the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show with a billy-can lunch until 1:00pm. At around 4.30pm you’ll be picked up and taken to the banks of the Thomson River for our Starlight’s Cruise Experience. The cruise is followed by a hearty stockman’s dinner around the campfire with bush poetry then the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound-and-Light Picture Show featuring a special movie commissioned by the Kinnons to celebrate our legendary local hero Harry Redford. BYO drinks.
Sat 18 Apr 2020: Winton Discovery Day Tour (B, MT, L, D)
It’s a 6.45am start for a full day tour to Winton. Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum and Dinosaur Canyon plus the exciting new Waltzing Matilda Centre. Enjoy lunch at the historic North Gregory Hotel with time for a stroll of the Main Street, take a short walk to Arno’s wall. Dine atLongreach’s local Chinese restaurant in the evening.
Sun 19 Apr 2020: Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame (B)
Explore the five galleries at The Stockman’s Hall of Fame before enjoying lunch at the museum café (at your own cost). Return to your accommodation and decide which local delicacies you want for dinner. Try out one of the restaurants in town, order takeaway or enquire about the Dinner and Show at Stockman’s Hall of Fame.
Mon 20 Apr 2020: Depart Longreach (B, L, D)
Pack and say goodbye to Longreach. We’ll transfer you to the station for your return journey on the Spirit of the Outback. You’ll be leaving with lots of amazing memories and we hope you’ll be back!
Tue 21 Apr 2020: Arrive Brisbane (B)
Your amazing journey ends on arrival in Brisbane.
Rail fare for Australian Government Seniors (QLD + interstate):*
When booking, you will need to provide us with your concession card details. Any clients who are unable to provide concession card details will be charged the adult fare.
Travel at 60 booking conditions apply
Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person required within 5 days of booking. Balance due 07 Feb 2020.