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Tour Queensland's Outback & Corner Country over two incredible weeks!

Brisbane-Longreach | July & September 2022 dates now available

Explore Queensland’s south west outback and stunning Corner Country on this fully inclusive guided coach tour from Brisbane. Meet local graziers on their enormous cattle stations and capture the dramatic landscape changes from the deep green colours of the mulga to the rich red sand dunes of the Channel Country. Discover the welcoming communities of Roma, Charleville, Innamincka and Birdsville on this 14 day tour to Longreach.

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14 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Your tour commences in Brisbane

What better way to explore Queensland's stunning outback and far west. This tour will take you to places that you've always wanted to visit and are probably on your 'bucket list'.

There's so much history in these regions, which form an important part of Queensland and Australia's pioneer story. The landscapes are majestic, the colours are remarkable and constantly change as the sun moves overhead and you'll be amazed at the clear outback skies. Visit remote towns and meet legendary outback characters as you travel to Queensland's south-west.

Here's your chance to get away from it all...

Call our local Brisbane travel team today on 1300 414 198 to reserve your place.

Inclusions

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Your package includes:

  • 13 nights en suite accommodation as shown in itinerary
  • Meals as shown in itinerary
  • Sightseeing as shown in itinerary

Tour Highlights:

  • Mount Hope Station Tour & Camp Oven Dinner, Roma
  • Roma Saleyard Tour
  • Cosmos Centre Big Sky Twilight Telescope Observation Session, Charleville
  • Historic Corones Hotel Tour, Charleville
  • Meet the Bilby Experience, Charleville
  • Cunnamulla Fella Centre
  • Eulo Artesian Springs
  • Exclusive Thargomindah Sunset Drinks & Dinner under the stars
  • Historic Noccundra Hotel
  • Cameron Corner
  • Strzelecki Desert
  • Cooper Creek Cruise, Innamincka
  • Burke & Wills Dig Tree, Durham Downs
  • Birdsville Hotel
  • Big Red Sunset, Birdsville
  • Inland Hospital and Royal Hotel Ruins, Birdsville
  • Birdsville Racetrack
  • Birdsville Billabong
  • Betoota Ghost Town and Deon’s Lookout
  • Windorah Sandhills at Sunset
  • Stonehenge private property tour and pub lunch, Stonehenge
  • Longreach Town Tour
  • Qantas Founders Museum & Airpark Tour, Longreach
  • Exclusive Qantas Founders Museum Dinner & Luminescent Longreach Show
  • Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame Entry & Stockman's Live Show, Longreach
  • Ilfracombe Tour & Historic Wellshot Hotel
  • Drover’s Sunset Cruise including Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show, Longreach

Accommodation

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Royal on the Park, Brisbane

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Royal on the Park, Brisbane
  • Roma Explorers Inn, Roma
  • Mulga Country Motor Inn, Charleville
  • Oasis Motel or Explorers Caravan Park Cabins, Thargomindah
  • Granites Motel, Tibooburra
  • Innamincka Hotel, Innamincka
  • Birdsville Hotel, Birdsville
  • Western Star Hotel, Windorah
  • Longreach Motor Inn, Longreach

Properties used in the tour is subject to change without notice.

Travel dates

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Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

21 Jun - 4 Jul 2022 or 13 Sep - 26 Sep 2022

  • Twin share - from $7, 449 per person

Call our Brisbane based travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your place. We can assist with booking flights as well as the Spirit of the Outback Rail Journey from Longreach to Brisbane.

Itinerary

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

Day 1: Tuesday - Brisbane

Arrive in Brisbane and check-in to your accommodation early afternoon. At the Welcome Dinner tonight, meet fellow travellers. Hear all about the adventures ahead with a comprehensive tour orientation by your Savannah Guides Operator driver and host.  

Accommodation: Royal on the Park, Brisbane
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Wednesday - Roma

We will travel north-west from Brisbane to the Garden City of Toowoomba for a scrumptious morning tea at Picnic Point Café whilst you enjoy panoramic views across the mountain range. Continue along the Adventure Way to Chinchilla, home of the Chinchilla Melon Festival and Miles, a vibrant rural township.  Arrive in Roma, the heart of beef country. Late afternoon, join a tour of Mount Hope, a working cattle station. This property is home to Droughtmaster cattle, coal seam gas and three generations of the Price family. Enjoy sunset nibbles and drinks followed by a delicious two-course camp oven dinner.  

Accommodation: Roma Explorers Inn, Roma

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Thursday – Charleville

Visit Roma Saleyards, the largest cattle selling facility in Australia.  On your guided tour you’ll learn the day-to-day processes of the saleyards and have the opportunity to watch the cattle sales in action.  Travel to Charleville for a fascinating tour of the historic Corones Hotel. This afternoon we meet the rare and endangered Bilby at the Bilby Experience. Learn more about this native marsupial and the long-running captive breeding and conservation program. Discover the wonders of the magical outback night sky at the mesmerising Cosmos Centre Big Sky Twilight Session.  

Accommodation: Mulga Country Motor Inn, Charleville

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Friday - Thargomindah

Follow the Warrego River to Cunnamulla, which came into being as a Cobb & Co coach stop. Visit the Cunnamulla Fella Centre, home to the art gallery and Artesian Time Tunnel. Discover the quaint township of Eulo, hear tales of Isabel ‘The Eulo Queen’ and learn the story of the Eulo Artesian Mud Baths. Travel to Thargomindah and tour the historic Old Thargomindah Hospital to learn some fascinating tales from the 1800’s.  Discover the story behind Thargomindah’s electrical street lighting story.  Enjoy exclusive sunset drinks at the historic bore followed by a delicious hot pot dinner under the stars.  

Accommodation: Oasis Motel or Explorers Caravan Park Cabins, Thargomindah

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Saturday - Tibooburra

Travel southwest across the Dingo Barrier Fence to historic Noccundra Hotel; then cross the border at Warri Gate into Outback New South Wales. View the eastern sections of the Sturt National Park.  Traverse gibber plains and spectacular ‘jump up’ country to Tibooburra. The striking granite boulders around Tibooburra are said to be remnants of a mass underground granite dome dating back around 410 million years. Explore the National Park Interpretive Centre and Court House Museum.  

Accommodation: Granites Motel, Tibooburra

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Sunday - Innamincka

Travel through Sturt National Park to Cameron Corner where the boundary lines of the states of Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales meet. See the Strzelecki Desert, characterised by extensive red dune fields; home of the endangered Dusky Hopping Mouse. Pass by large cattle stations then travel through the heart of the oil and gas fields to Innamincka, on the banks of Cooper Creek. Learn the important role played by the Australian Inland Mission in providing essential medical services to remote towns. 

Accommodation: Innamincka Hotel, Innamincka

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Monday - Innamincka

Retrace the last days of Burke & Wills and learn the story of Innamincka, dubbed “the town with two lives”. Visit the historic Burke & Wills Dig Tree then take your seat aboard the Eco-certified sunset cruise on the Cooper Creek.  Take in the stunning bird life and spot the occasional inquisitive animal on the banks.

Accommodation: Innamincka Hotel, Innamincka

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Tuesday - Birdsville

Follow the Strzelecki Desert through flood plains, sand dunes and gibber country. See the historic woolshed on Cordillo Downs Station; once one of the largest pastoral properties in the country. Further north we’ll pass the crumbling ruins of Cadelga Outstation as we travel to Birdsville through some of Australia’s richest cattle country. Tonight have a yarn with the locals and enjoy a dinner at the famous Birdsville Hotel. 

Accommodation: Birdsville Hotel, Birdsville

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Wednesday – Birdsville

This morning visit the Wirrarri Centre to view work by local Indigenous artists. Next take a stroll to the Birdsville Billabong where birdlife, fish and yabbies abound. Stand on the well known Birdsville Racetrack and explore the Inland Hospital and Royal Hotel ruins; poignant reminders of a pre-federation metropolis. Tonight we’ll toast the glorious outback sunset from Big Red, a 40-metre high sand dune on the edge of the Simpson Desert.

Accommodation: Birdsville Hotel, Birdsville

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Thursday – Windorah

Travel on to the ghost town of Betoota, once a Cobb & Co change station. Stand atop Deon’s Lookout with its amazing view of the Diamantina Shire. We arrive in Windorah on the Cooper Creek where the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers merge. Explore Windorah in the heart of the Channel Country with its majestic red sand dune landscapes. Late afternoon, we’ll drive out to Windorah’s red sandhills for a spectacular sunset.  

Accommodation: Western Star Hotel, Windorah

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Friday - Longreach

Follow the Cooper Creek floodplain to Jundah on the banks of the Thomson River.  At the picturesque Swanvale Lookout we’ll be joined by a local station owner for a personal tour through his property followed by lunch at the Stonehenge Hotel. See the unusual Address Book at Stonehenge where visitors sign their town names in stone! Continue the drive north to Longreach in time to check-in and relax at your centrally located accommodation. 

Accommodation: Longreach Motor Inn, Longreach

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Saturday – Longreach

Enjoy an introductory town tour of Longreach and some free time downtown. Wander the interactive displays of the Qantas Founders Museum to discover the real Qantas story. Hear the inspiring human stories of our national airline’s early years. Step inside the Boeing 747, 707 and Super Constellation on an interpretive tour of the impressive Airpark. Late afternoon we return to Qantas Founders Museum for an exclusive dinner surrounded by aviation history, followed by the entertaining and informative Luminescent Longreach Sound & Light Show, which brings the 100-year story of Qantas to life.

Accommodation: Longreach Motor Inn, Longreach

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Sunday – Longreach

This morning, explore the fascinating themed galleries at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and discover inspiring stories of our pioneering heroes. Take your seat at the exciting  Stockman’s Live Show to see amazing horsemanship, experience the action of a live muster, and witness the traditional Australian Stockman skills that are still used today.  Take a short drive to Ilfracombe, founded in 1891 as a transport hub for Wellshot Station, which at the time held the largest number of sheep on any station in the world.  We’ll cap off the tour with an authentic pub lunch at the historic Wellshot Hotel.  Late afternoon join the Drover’s Sunset Cruise on the beautiful Thomson River. Unwind with on-board nibbles as you gaze out to a magnificent outback sunset. Enjoy live entertainment and a two-course camp oven themed dinner under the stars at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show.

Accommodation: Longreach Motor Inn, Longreach

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Monday – Homeward bound

Your Outback Queensland adventure comes to an end after breakfast with a complimentary transfer to your homeward bound connections. The journey may have ended, but the memories will last a lifetime.

Meals: Breakfast

Please note this itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Questions

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Fitness Level:

Please note a medium level of fitness is required for this tour - guests have no mobility concerns and they have declared any pre-existing injuries which may affect their participation. Please note tours include leisurely walks that can be in excess of 1.5km. Not suitable for guests needing wheelie walkers or wheelchairs.

Baggage Allowance:

One small to medium sized suitcase per person (approx H 60cm x W 40cm x D 30cm) with a maximum weight 20kg. One piece of hand luggage/day pack may be carried onboard the coach. Due to limited space, the carriage of wheelie-walkers must be requested prior to travel.

Special Requirements:

Passengers with disabilities or special needs are welcomed, under the condition that a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance accompanies them. Any special requirements must be advised at time of booking and the tour company reserves the right to refuse to carry any person who it deems cannot fully care for himself or herself on tour without assistance.

Wheelchairs cannot be carried on motor coaches due to space limitation. Wheelchair passengers should be aware of these limitations. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a passenger for walking, dining, getting on and off motor coaches or other transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified companion must accompany passengers needing such assistance.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Deposit / Final Payment:

A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required within 7 days of booking. The balance is due no later than 90 days prior.

Booking Form:

A booking form must be completed and returned to Travel at 60.