Want something beyond the "touristy" spots? Join a group of like-minded over-60s, visit rarely-visited wonders of Outback Queensland, and enjoy exclusive experiences off-limits to other tours! This getaway is also a must for dinosaur enthusiasts, with the chance to see iconic digs, epic stampede sites and majestic fossils!
North Gregory Hotel, Winton
The historic North Gregory is an oasis in the heart of this sun-browned land, promising the ultimate one-stop outback adventure in style and comfort. The hotel has played its part in many significant moments in Australia’s history and is an attraction in itself. It is a must-see in your ultimate outback Queensland experience. Since the original hotel was first opened in 1879 it has become a focal point for locals and travellers alike.
The Gregory’s rooms offer the comforts of home with ensuite bathrooms, access to balconies and complementary use of the open air Artesian Spa. Relax and enjoy all the amenities after your day of exploring the beauty of Winton. Onsite, you’ll find TAB, Keno, Pokies and a pool table for your entertainment with a delightful beer garden where you can relax and soak in the outback atmosphere.
Ammonite Inn, Richmond
The Ammonite Inn in centrally located in Richmond. The Motel has a licensed restaurant 'Rivers' and a swimming pool as well as guest laundry with washing machine, dryer and iron. All rooms are air-conditioned, with a bar fridge, kettle and tea and coffee facilities. Your hosts Jamie and Gayle look forward to providing you with first class service and an enjoyable stay.
Tour commences and concludes in Longreach
From $2,999 per person twin share / Single Traveller $3,499
We can assist with flights from your nearest capital city to and from Longreach. Call us today on 1300 414 198 to secure your spot on this tour today.
Please note the following itinerary is subject to change without notice.
Day 1 – Saturday – Arrive in Longreach
Make your way to Longreach. A pick up will be provided at the Longreach Airport for Qantas flight arriving at 12:05pm. Your Outback Queensland adventure commences with a welcome lunch prior to enjoying a pleasant drive through the Mitchell grass plains to Winton.
Day 2 – Sunday - Dinosaur Stampede
Journey through jump-up country to the Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park. Join a guided tour to see 3300 dinosaur footprints that show a snapshot of the ancient environment and dinosaur behaviour from 95 million years ago. Travel to Carisbrooke Station, a working cattle station to marvel at the natural wonders and history of this spectacular location. See the Three Outback Sisters, Meteor Lookout and just sit back and enjoy the open expanse of this rugged landscape.
Day 3 – Monday - Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Spend the morning visiting the Waltzing Matilda Centre, the first museum in the world dedicated to a song and wander the shops of Winton. In the afternoon visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum with the largest collection of Australian dinosaur bones in the world. Hear how the bones are surfacing and are dug up right here in the Winton region and remain in the area to be prepared and added to an amazingly progressive dinosaur museum. You will see real bones and professional animation to recreate the dinosaurs before your eyes. Stay on the jump-up after closing time and enjoy a sunset barbeque dinner after the other tourists have gone!
Day 4 – Tuesday - Hughenden and Richmond
Travel north through grazing grasslands to Hughenden, home to Hughie the Muttaburrasaurus. We visit the Flinders Discovery Centre to see Hughie, other local fossils and hear about local geology before trying our hands at finding our own fossils – shells, molluscs, fish, squid, you never know what you will find. We then head west in the afternoon to the town of Richmond.
Day 5 – Wednesday - Richmond
Richmond – home of marine fossils from approximately 100 million years ago. We visit Kronosaurus Korner, Australia’s premier marine fossil museum, and visit their current dig sites to see how they find and dig these massive creatures out of the ground.
Day 6 – Thursday - Winton
Travel back to Queensland’s Top Tiny Tourism Town of Winton where we will enjoy a leisurely lunch. Later in the day we will explore the narrow rocky channels (rifts) that erosion has created on Rangelands Station before enjoying the sunset and spectacular views from the sunset lookout.
Day 7 – Friday – Farewell
Leaving Winton on our final journey to Longreach for lunch. Your Dinosaur Trail experience concludes with a transfer to the Longreach Airport for flight departing at 2:35pm.
Recommended Flights for tour
Want to avoid the single supplement? If you're willing to share, we can happily pair you with another solo traveller. Subject to COVID-19 vaccination, availability of another guest of the same gender willing to share, otherwise a single room rate will apply.
What do I bring? – Bring the essentials
Is there a toilet on board the bus?
The bus in not equipped with a toilet and on some tours there are few toilet facilities along the way. Please use the facilities prior to boarding.
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.
Red Dirt Tours (the operator) operates in remote and rugged regions where facilitates and services are either very limited or non-existent. Despite our best reasonable endeavours will be made to keep to arrival/departure times but no guarantee can be given and the operator will not be liable for any costs incurred through delay, change in itinerary or failure to connect with any other service. The operator will not accept responsible for any problem, complaint or claim resulting from the provision of a service or failure to provide a service by any transportation, accommodation or other supplier who may supply a service at the request of the operator. The operator reserves the right to exclude any passenger from a tour at any time if in the opinion of the operator that person may appear likely to risk the health or safety or comfort of other passengers or themselves, or in the event that person commits any illegal act. In any such circumstances the operator will not be liable to pay any compensation whatsoever.