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Explore Queensland's Outback by Tour, Stagecoach, Paddlewheeler & Train in 2021

Travel at 60 community departures running May-Oct 2021

There's no better way to experience the outback and its resilient pioneers (past and present) than this comprehensive itinerary across Longreach and Winton, ending with a rail journey from Longreach to Brisbane on the charming Spirit of the Outback. Get in quick - these departures are among our most popular, and are expected to sell out FAST.

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DURATION
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6 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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  • free_breakfastDaily breakfast
  • directions_busDay tours
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  • local_barSelected drinks
  • restaurantSelected meals
  • airport_shuttleSelected transfers

About this holiday

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Be inspired and entertained by stories of pioneering life and working station reality at Nogo Station

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 as you board the Spirit of the Outback. Departing Longreach, the heart and soul of Queensland’s outback, you’ll journey through the heritage towns of Barcaldine, Emerald and Blackwater and the small townships of Ilfracombe, Jericho and Alpha as you make your way towards Brisbane.

From the comfort of your first class sleeper, marvel at the landscape changing right outside your window. Learn the true meaning of heritage, delight in delicious and hearty chef-prepared meals and trade stories with your fellow travellers before arriving in Brisbane where your Outback Adventure ends.

Inclusions

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Your holiday includes:

  • All transfers including pick-up and drop-off at station or airport in Longreach
  • 5 nights accommodation in Longreach
  • 5 gourmet breakfasts, 2 smokos, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Cobb and Co Stage Coach Experience
  • Nogo Station Experience hosted by a Kinnon family member and station safari
  • Starlight’s Cruise Experience with campfire dinner and Starlight’s Spectacular Sound and Light Picture Show
  • Winton Discovery Day Tour
  • Entry to Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Entry to QANTAS Founders Museum and 90-minute jet tour
  • All entries and activities as per itinerary

NOT included:

  • Flight from your home city to Longreach
  • Flight from Brisbane to your home city
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your flights to connect with this tour.

Accommodation

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You’ll journey through some of Queensland's heritage towns and small townships as you make your way towards Brisbane

LONGREACH:

A new heritage-inspired property is currently being built in Longreach. Details to be advised before departure.

SPIRIT OF THE OUTBACK - FIRST CLASS SLEEPER:

Your First Class Sleeper is a private cabin which provides a comfortable seat during the day which converts into a bed at night. Enjoy all-inclusive chef prepared meals in the Tuckerbox Restaurant and the latest movies on entertainment tablets in the Shearers Rest Lounge, which is exclusive to First Class customers. Your First Class cabin also contains a 240v plug to power your personal electronics.

Travel dates

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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.

** Solo Travellers - please note that due to limited availability on the Spirit of the Outback, solo travellers will share a twin cabin on the overnight Spirit of the Outback journey and enjoy a single room whilst on tour

  • Wed 26 May - Tue 01 Jun 2021 - SOLD OUT!
  • Wed 23 Jun - Tue 29 Jun 2021 - SOLD OUT!
  • Wed 07 Jul - Tue 13 Jul 2021 - LAST SEATS!
  • Wed 21 Jul - Tue 27 Jul 2021 - LAST SEATS!
  • Wed 18 Aug - Tue 24 Aug 2021 - LAST SEATS!
  • Wed 01 Sep – Tue 07 Sep 2021 - SOLD OUT!
  • Wed 15 Sep - Tue 21 Sep 2021 - LAST SEATS!
  • Wed 13 Oct - Tue 19 Oct 2021

QLD Pensioners:

  • Twin share - from $2375 per person
  • Solo Traveller - from $2750**

Seniors (QLD & Interstate Government Seniors):

  • Twin share - from $2495 per person
  • Solo Traveller - from $2869**

Adults:

  • Twin share - from $2665 per person
  • Solo Traveller - from $3040**

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.

Itinerary

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Please note that this tour commences in Longreach and concludes in Brisbane.

Wednesday: Arrive Longreach

Make your own way to Longreach (Travel at 60 are happy to assist with flights) and on arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation.

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.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Dinner

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.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Dinner (BYO drinks for dinner)

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...

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Monday: Depart Longreach on the Spirit of the Outback

Pack and say farewell to Longreach. This morning, you'll be transferred to the station for your journey on the iconic Spirit of the Outback. You’ll be leaving with lots of amazing memories and we hope you’ll be back!

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tuesday: Arrive in Brisbane

Say farewell to your fellow travellers during the morning as your amazing Outback Adventure ends on arrival in Brisbane's Roma Street Station around midday.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Questions

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

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.

Deposit / Final Payment:

  • 26 May-01 Jun 2021: A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person due within 7 days of booking. Final payment due no later than Friday 26 Mar 2021
  • 23-29 Jun 2021: A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person due within 7 days of booking. Final payment due no later than Friday 23 Apr 2021
  • 07-13 Jul 2021: A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person due within 7 days of booking. Final payment due no later than Friday 07 May 2021
  • 21-27 Jul 2021: A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person due within 7 days of booking. Final payment due no later than Friday 21 May 2021
  • 18-24 Aug 2021: A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person due within 7 days of booking. Final payment due no later than Friday 18 Jun 2021
  • 01–07 Sep 2021: A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person due within 7 days of booking. Final payment due no later than Friday 02 Jul 2021
  • 15-21 Sep 2021: A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person due within 7 days of booking. Final payment due no later than Friday 16 Jul 2021
  • 13-19 Oct 2021: A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person due within 7 days of booking. Final payment due no later than Friday 13 Aug 2021