Eight day legendary Longreach and Winton


Our best selling tour, featuring top Longreach and Winton attractions and hospitality.

Members from: $3,349 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $3,417 P.P Twin ShareSolo traveller from: $4,017

  • Type

    Train Journeys

  • Destination

    Australia

  • Supplier

    National Seniors Travel

  • Booking Code

    LLW8

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • Strathmore Station smoko tour

  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Stockman’s Show

  • Camden Park Station sunset tour

  • Longreach School of Distance Education

  • Qantas Founders Museum and Guided Jets Tour

  • Drover’s sunset cruise with Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show

  • Winton town tour

  • Waltzing Matilda Centre

  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs tour including Dinosaur Canyon and sunset barbecue

  • Carisbrooke Station tour

  • Dinosaur Stampede National Monument at Lark Quarry Conservation Park

  • All en suite accommodation (3 nights Longreach, 2 nights Winton)

  • Touring with our Savannah Guides Operator Driver-Guide

  • All meals (5 buffet breakfasts; 4 lunches; 5 dinners)

  • All entries/activities as per itinerary

  • Longreach accommodation arrival/departure transfers

  • Return first class overnight rail between Brisbane and Longreach – LLW8 only


If you’ve always dreamed of visiting Australia’s heartland in Outback Queensland, it’s time to grab your kit and head for the bush! Longreach is the ideal outback base for soaking up the history and heritage of this amazing region. Book a room in an old country pub and meet some local characters. Whether your accommodation tastes lean towards camping under the stars or air-conditioned comfort, Longreach offers visitors plenty of options.

Banjo Paterson wrote the lyrics for the famous Waltzing Matilda ballad in 1895, while staying at Dagworth Station outside Winton. He first played the unofficial national anthem at Winton’s North Gregory Hotel. The hotel is a favourite stop for Winton visitors. Recognised as the ‘home’ of Australian bush poetry, Winton hosts the annual Bronze Swagman Award. This is one of the country’s most prestigious literary awards. The iconic Australian airline, Qantas started here in November 1920. They held the first board meeting in the Winton Club way back in 1921! However if you want to visit the Qantas Founders Museum, you’ll have to head to Longreach. Winton has an undisputed rich history with links to the Great Shearers’ Strike, Waltzing Matilda and Qantas. However in recent days dinosaur discoveries have attracted new visitors to the region. Winton has three artesian bores, drawing water from the Great Artesian Basin. The 83 degree Celsius water travels around 1,200 meters through the ground to the surface.

Itinerary


Day 1: Tuesday - Brisbane to Longreach

Depart Brisbane on the Spirit of the Outback for a first class overnight rail journey to Longreach.

Day 2: Wednesday - Longreach

Welcome to Longreach! On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for the next three nights.

Day 3: Thursday - Longreach

Join our Strathmore Station Tour for an insider’s view into life on the land followed by a delicious home-baked morning tea. Discover inspiring stories of our pioneering heroes at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Late afternoon, experience the warm hospitality of local graziers on our Camden Park Station sunset tour with dinner.

Day 4: Friday - Longreach

Witness a totally different way of schooling on a tour of the Longreach School of Distance Education. Visit historic Rosebank Station originally settled as a sheep and cattle station some 100 years ago. Visit 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 Jets tour. Late afternoon, unwind on the Drover’s Sunset Cruise with tasty onboard nibbles platters followed by a two-course table service dinner under the stars at Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show.

Day 5: Saturday - Winton

Travel west to Winton and learn the story behind Australia’s unofficial national anthem at the Waltzing Matilda Centre; the only museum dedicated to a song. Discover the quirky Arno’s Wall and play a tune on what is believed to be the world’s only musical fence. Check in to your accommodation for the next two nights then enjoy some free time. Mid afternoon, 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 barbeque overlooking the plains where dinosaurs once roamed!

Day 6: Sunday - Winton

Travel into the heart of Waltzing Matilda country and drive along private tracks to the beautiful 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 tonight.

Day 7: Monday - Longreach to Brisbane

Following an early breakfast, we end the tour with a short drive back to Longreach where guests will be transferred to their homeward bound connections.

Day 8: Tuesday - Brisbane

Arrive in Brisbane.


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Disclaimer


*Rail subject to availability. Rail price based on return Aust. Govt. Senior Card holder fares in a First Class Sleeper on the Spirit of the Outback between Brisbane and Longreach. Please ask for Queensland Pensioner and Full Adult rail fares. Fly/Rail Packages and Return Fly Packages also available. Prices do not include: air or rail fares not specified in itinerary or price; travel insurance; meals not specified in the itinerary; drinks; laundry; optional activities; and items of a personal nature.