There's no better way to experience the outback and its resilient pioneers (past and present) than this comprehensive itinerary across Longreach and Winton. Get in quick - these departures are already filling fast for 2022!
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. Take a day trip to Winton and discover the dinosaurs and if you are lucky you might even get to touch a bone after enjoy lunch where the song Waltzing Matilda was performed for the first time.
Your holiday includes:
Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your flights (or experience the Spirit of Outback train to connect with this tour).
Kick off your boots in heritage-themed accommodation that is inspired by stagecoach travel and the style of the pioneer era.
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.
Tour departs from Longreach most Wednesdays till October 2021.
Looking to travel in 2022 that is available too from April to October 2022
Call Now to Enquire
Call our Brisbane-based travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your place and ask about travel to and from Longreach.
Please note that this tour commences and concludes in Longreach.
Wednesday: Arrive Longreach
Make your own way to Longreach (Travel at 60 are happy to assist with flights or rail) and on arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation.
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 a traditional saddlebag lunch 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.
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 12pm 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. BYO drinks.
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 The Welcome Home restaurant in the evening.
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.
Pack and say goodbye to Longreach. We can transfer you to the station or airport. You’ll be leaving with amazing memories and we hope you’ll be back!
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.