Experience the outback and its resilient pioneers, past and present. This comprehensive itinerary explores outback towns of Emerald, Winton and Longreach, including a rail journey on the charming Spirit of the Outback from Emerald to Longreach. These are our last seats for 2021, so get in quick!
Commence your Outback discovery journey in Emerald the gateway to the gem fields, journey through the ever-changing landscape between Emerald and Longreach on the charming Spirit of the Outback.
Discover the pioneering spirit, the people and places of the Longreach region. Outback Queensland has always been a place for the adventurous, independent and inventive people who could create a life far from the city. It’s not hard to see how the lifestyle shaped the famous outback character and why the outback life is so iconic in Australian folklore.
Longreach is the focal point for a whole world of activities that take you back in time, as well as sharing insights into what it means to be an outback pioneer today.
After exploring the region, you'll say farewell to the outback, where the towering blue sky meets the sunburnt red earth on the horizon
Your holiday includes:
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Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your flights to connect with this tour.
The Emerald Explorers Inn, Emerald offers 4 star accommodation with high quality facilities. The Emerald Inn motel is the perfect accommodation for tourists and families only minutes away for the towns many attractions. With high-end services we make your stay as comfortable and easy as possible whilst away from home.
At The Staging Post in the heritage heart of Longreach, you’ll be living and dreaming the outback story. This boutique accommodation would have impressed the ladies and gentleman arriving on the Cobb & Co coach but also has everything for today’s travellers rolling into town in dusty cars or stepping off a plane. All rooms have ensuites, very comfortable beds, air-conditioning, TV and free Wi-Fi – plus clever pioneer-inspired features and lovingly-crafted quirks that create an unforgettable sense of place.
It’s all a few steps from The Welcome Home where big breakfasts and outback dining provide fuel for your days of outback exploration.d property - the Staging Post is located in the heritage heart of Longreach.
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.
Seniors (QLD & Interstate Government Seniors):
Want to avoid the single supplement? Ask about sharing options and we can happily pair you with another solo guest of the same gender (subject to other passengers willing to share).
Call our Brisbane-based travel team on 1300 414 198 (for the cost of a local call anywhere in Australia) to secure your place on this Travel at 60 community group holiday.
Please note that this tour commences in Emerald and concludes in Longreach .
Tuesday: Arrive Emerald
Make your own way to Emerald (Travel at 60 are happy to assist with flights) and on arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation.
Included meals: Dinner
Wednesday: Spirit of the Outback - Emerald to Longreach
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before embarking on the Spirit of the Outback train journey to Longreach.
8:45am depart Emerald - take in the spectacular scenery from your window in the comfort of an economy seat.Relax in the lounge and enjoy quality takeaway meals and beverages from the Galley.
7:30pm arrive Longreach.
Included meals: Breakfast
Thursday: Nogo Station Experience, Qantas Founders Museum, Stonegrill® Dining Experience
The first day takes you from your accommodation to the real heart of outback life at the Kinnon’s historic Nogo Station. Be inspired and entertained by stories of pioneering life and working station reality with your Kinnon host. Marvel at the merino story in the historic shearing sheds. Experience the incredible station safari in an open-top, double-decker bus. Visit Captain Starlight’s stockyards and have traditional ‘smoko’ under the gum trees.
Transfer to the QANTAS Founders Museum (entry included). Take your time to enjoy the museum and 90-minute Jet Tour. Time to freshen up before your Stonegrill® dining experience at The Welcome Home.
Friday: Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience, Starlight’s Cruise Experience
Start the day with the 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, followed by a vintage Aussie movie. At 12:00noon watch the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show with a billy-can lunch. Transfer back to your accommodation.
At around 4.30pm, we’ll picked you up and take you to the banks of the Thomson River for our Starlight’s Cruise Experience. It includes a hearty stockman’s dinner around the campfire with bush poetry and the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show featuring an exclusive movie that celebrates legendary local hero Harry Redford.
Saturday: Winton Discovery Day Tour
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 Waltzing Matilda Centre. Enjoy lunch at the historic North Gregory Hotel and take a stroll down the Main Street before returning to Longreach. Dine at Longreach’s local Chinese restaurant in the evening.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Dinner
Sunday: Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
Visit the iconic Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the five galleries before lunch at the museum café (at your own cost). Return to your accommodation and decide on dinner. Try a local restaurant or order takeaway...
Monday: Depart Longreach
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before being transferred to the Airport.You will be leaving with lots of amazing memories.
A minimum of 20 passengers is required for this tour to proceed. The day to day itinerary is subject to change without notice. Same gender solo pair up is subject to availability. If we are unable to match you with another traveller the sole use price will be charged. No changes are permitted once final payment has been made.
Concession Cards: All concession card numbers must be advised at the time of booking and a copy of both sides of your card is to be sent to Travel at 60 once your booking is confirmed. Any customers who do not provide a concession number will be charged the adult fare.
QLD Pension Entitlements: Queensland resident pension card holders are entitled to four (4) rail travel entitlements each calendar year. Additional fare applies for any Queensland Pensioners who have used their rail travel entitlements. A copy of both sides of your card is to be sent to Travel at 60 once your booking is confirmed. Any customers who do not provide a concession number will be charged the adult fare.
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