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8-Day Legendary Longreach & Winton

14th - 21st June 2023

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Travel Cost:
Twin share or double $6730.00 pp
Single Supplement + $1080.00

Non-Refundable Deposit $300 per person required within 7 days of booking.
Balance of your final payment is due 10 weeks prior to tour commencement.

 

Trip Information

Includes:

  • Pickup from Toowoomba
  • Guided Tour by a Member of Premier Qld
  • One way Flight from Brisbane to Longreach
  • En suite Accommodation
  • Daylight Rail economy seat Longreach to Emerald & Rockhampton to Brisbane
  • Sunset Cruise
  • All meals, entry fees, guides, Touring as per itinerary
  • Rosebank Station Tour & Smoko
  • Qantas Founders Museum Entry and Airpark
  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Stockman’s Life
  • Camden Park Station Sunset Tour and an Exclusive Historic Woolshed Dinner
  • Carisbrooke Station Tour
  • Waltzing Matilda Centre Entry Miner Heritage, Rubyvale

What You'll Experience

  • Group Adventures
    Enjoy peace of mind travelling as a group while you share sights and experiences with others.
  • Like Minded Travellers
    Group tours bring together like minded people who enjoy travel and adventures and similar things you do.
  • Relaxed Pace
    On a guided tour you don't have to worry about driving or how you are going to get from place to place. Everything is taken care of and you can just sit back and enjoy the journey.

Day 1. Wednesday 14. June 2023 – Longreach

We start our journey in morning and meeting in Toowoomba and Brisbane. We board our QantasLink flight for a 2.5-hour journey to Longreach. You will be met at Longreach Airport by our Savannah Guides operator driver/ host and transferred to our accommodation.

Meet fellow travellers for a tour briefing and welcome dinner. During your three-night stay at Saltbush Retreat, you can enjoy an indulging soak in one of three clawfoot baths on their exclusive Outdoor Bath Terrace or a swim in their outdoor pool. 3 nights Saltbush Retreat, Longreach.

Day 2. Thursday 15. June 2023 - Longreach

Experience a totally different way of schooling on a tour of the Longreach School of Distance Education. Explore the fascinating themed galleries at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and discover inspiring stories of our pioneering heroes. Take your seat at the exciting Stockman’s Life Live Show to see amazing horsemanship and the action of a live muster.

Witness the traditional Australian Stockman skills that are still used today. Enjoy some free time and outback retail therapy in downtown Longreach. Late afternoons experience the warm hospitality of local graziers on a visit to Camden Park Station. Join Outback Dan on a personalised tour of his family property, sunset drinks at Two Tree Hill, followed by an exclusive dinner in their 100-year-old woolshed.

Day 3. Friday 16. June Longreach

Receive a warm welcome to Longreach at historic Rosebank Station, originally settled as a sheep and cattle station some 100 years ago. Enjoy morning tea and a chat with the local owners.

Wander the world-class Qantas Founders Museum, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas. View marvellous interpretive and interactive exhibits then join a guided Airpark Tour. Late afternoon, unwind on the Drover’s Sunset Cruise with tasty onboard nibbles followed by a two-course table service dinner under the stars at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show.

Day 4. Saturday 17. June Longreach

Be prepared to be impressed with the changing landscapes as we travel from Longreach to Winton. Enjoy a town tour to discover the quirky Arno’s Wall and play a tune on what is believed to be the world’s only musical fence. Learn the story behind Australia’s unofficial national anthem at the Waltzing Matilda Centre; the only museum dedicated to a song.

Midafternoon, we take a short drive out of town to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, perched high on a spectacular mesa. Join a guided interpretive tour of the laboratory, collection room and Dinosaur Canyon. Take in the moment at our very special sunset barbecue overlooking the plains where dinosaurs once roamed! 2 nights Boulder Opal Motor Inn, Winton.

Day 5. Sunday 18. June Winton

Travel into the heart of Waltzing Matilda country and Carisbrooke Station. Here we’ll follow the scenic Cory’s Range drive to the Three Sisters rock formation, fossick for opals and enjoy a relaxed Billy tea. Witness a prehistoric event from some 95 million years ago at Dinosaur Stampede, Lark Quarry Conservation Park.

Join an interpretive tour of the world’s only recorded dinosaur stampede featuring over 3000 footprints frozen in time in ancient mudflats. Return to Winton for a relaxed dinner at your accommodation.

Day 6. Monday 19. June Emerald

This morning, we are in for a treat. We get to enjoy the best section of the Spirit of the Outback in daylight hours. Settle into your comfortable, reclining seat and enjoy the spectacular scenery on the full day rail adventure to Emerald. You’ll pass through Barcaldine, Jericho and Alpha as well as the gem field town of Anakie.

Arrive relaxed and recharged in Emerald in time for dinner at your accommodation. Overnight Emerald Maraboon Motel, Emerald.

Day 7. Tuesday 20 June Rockhampton

Today we will take a short drive to Miners Heritage in Rubyvale for a walk-in underground Sapphire mine tour. Learn the techniques used by pioneering gem miners to extract prize Sapphires buried in hard rock.

Next, we’ll visit Lake Maraboon, Queensland’s second largest lake and a popular freshwater fishing destination. Continuing our drive east to Rockhampton, we’ll call in to the Blackwater International Coal Centre for an insight into this billion-dollar industry and to see oversized machinery navigating massive open cut pits.

Tonight, in Rockhampton, we’ll celebrate our incredible journey with a dinner in Rockhampton. Overnight Mercure Hotel, Rockhampton.

Day 8. Wednesday 21. June Brisbane

And so, we reach the last sector of our journey and the last of our iconic rail tours. After breakfast, you’ll board the Tilt Train, the most modern passenger train in Australia. This is the fastest narrow-gauge train in the world, a world-class standard of travel. As you journey south, enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in Southern Queensland before arriving in Brisbane mid afternoon and make our way back Toowoomba.

All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times/days of some attractions, e.g., churches, wineries etc. We cannot be held responsible for any changes due to closures, inclement weather etc

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