Spirit of Queensland’s Outback

9 days | Departs May to Oct –
Brisbane » Longreach » Nogo Station » Winton

Discover more of Brisbane before enjoying an overnight trip on the Spirit of the Outback train in a Private Sleeper Cabin, then stay 5 nights in Longreach with a range of unique Outback activities such as a Cobb & Co Stagecoach Ride, river cruise and museum visits.

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9 days | Departs May to Oct –
Brisbane » Longreach » Nogo Station » Winton

Discover more of Brisbane before enjoying an overnight trip on the Spirit of the Outback train in a Private Sleeper Cabin, then stay 5 nights in Longreach with a range of unique Outback activities such as a Cobb & Co Stagecoach Ride, river cruise and museum visits.

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Prefer to travel back to Brisbane by train?
Join us on our Stockman’s Choice tour featuring a return journey on the Spirit of the Outback instead of the Qantaslink flight back.

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Included Flight to Brisbane

Your holiday includes a flight from your homeport to the beautiful Queensland city of Brisbane (as required).

Day 1 – Welcome to Brisbane

On arrival in Brisbane, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure to explore the city.

❱ 2 nights: Mercure Brisbane or similar

Day 2 – Brisbane (B)

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the city of Brisbane. Ask us about a choice of optional activities that are available today including a tour to Steve Irwin’s famous Australia Zoo, a tour to the Gold Coast or a scenic cruise along the Brisbane River.

Day 3 – Depart Brisbane on the Spirit of the Outback Train (BD)

This morning, you have time to explore Brisbane before making your way to Roma Street Station to begin our 1325km journey into the outback over the next 26 hours aboard the fabulous Spirit of the Outback train. Enjoy the luxury of on board dining with all main meals included.

The large panoramic windows will make your journey both comfortable and enjoyable. You will be captivated by the ever-changing landscapes on this fascinating journey. Enjoy a good night’s rest in your comfortable sleeper cabin.

❱ 1 night: Spirit of the Outback Train – Sleeper Cabin

Day 4 – Arrive in Longreach (BL)

This morning, wake to the changing outback landscapes from your window. This evening we arrive into Longreach and transfer to your accommodation. Stay the next five nights at the Kinnon and Co Lodges, Longreach.

❱ 5 nights: Pioneer Huts, Longreach (5 nights)

Day 5 – Nogo Station & Qantas Founders Museum (B)

After breakfast, be picked up from your accommodation for a town tour of Longreach then travel on to the Kinnon’s historic Nogo Station to experience a working cattle and sheep station. Hear about the pioneering lifestyle, see a champion sheep shearer at work and then be welcomed to the homestead for a wonderful smoko’ with an impressive spread of country baking.

Later, transfer to the Qantas Founders Museum and explore the museum with a guided tour of the 747 and 707 planes. Stroll back to your accommodation across the road.

Day 6 – Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience (BLD)

Enjoy an exciting stagecoach ride at the only place in Australia where you can experience what it’s like to gallop in a Cobb and Co stagecoach. You’ll know you’re in the outback as you head off across the old Longreach to Windorah mail route.

Enjoy home baked scones and tea before taking in a vintage Aussie movie and the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show – a totally unique mixture of heritage, legend, animal capers, improvisation and mayhem! Lunch is served in the courtyard before transferring back to your accommodation.

This afternoon, you’ll be picked up and taken to the banks of the Thomson River to board a historic paddle wheeler for a sunset cruise. The cruise is followed by a hearty stockman’s dinner around the campfire with bush poetry then the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound and Light Show featuring a special movie commissioned by the Kinnon’s to celebrate the legendary local hero Harry Redford.

Day 7 – Winton Day Tour (BD)

Rise early for a full day in Winton. Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum’s Collection Room and Laboratory. Take a heritage tour featuring the historic Corfield and Fitzmaurice Building, the Willie Mae Chinese Gardens and Arnos Wall.

Enjoy lunch at the historic North Gre gory Hotel, just a few paces from the spot where Waltzing Matilda was read in public for the first time. Then stroll down the Main Street and visit the Sunset Opal Factory to hear the story of Australian Opal before seeing the Musical Fence & Diamantina Heritage Truck Museum.

Day 8 – Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame (BD)

The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame is only a short walk from your accommodation and you’ll start the morning with a one hour Scotty’s Stories of the Past tour. Watch the Outback Stockman’s Show and be amazed by horsemanship and animal acts. Then there’s plenty of time to explore the five galleries of the museum marvelling at the achievements of the early settlers.

Enjoy lunch at the museum cafe (own expense). Wander back to your accommodation to refresh before transferring to Kinnon & Co’s beautifully renovated Welcome Home venue for an Outback Settlers’ Dinner.

Day 9 – Depart Longreach (B)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to Longreach Airport for your flight.

Included Flight from Longreach

Your holiday includes a flight from Longreach back to your homeport.

Highlights
  • Cross the spectacular Outback aboard the Spirit of the Outback train
  • Explore historic Nogo Station
  • See a champion sheep shearer at work
  • Explore an old Boeing 747 & Boeing 707 at the Qantas Founders Museum
  • Experience a Cobb & Co stagecoach ride
  • Watch the famous Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show
  • Join a Starlight’s Cruise on the Thomson River
  • Visit Winton & the Australian Age of the Dinosaurs Museum
  • Explore the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Discover the vibrant city of Brisbane
Inclusions
  • Return flights to Brisbane & from Longreach (as required)
  • 5 nights in Longreach & 2 nights in Brisbane
  • 1 night aboard the Spirit of the Outback train in a Private Sleeper Cabin
  • 8 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 4 dinners (D)
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09 May 2021, 08 Aug 2021, 17 Oct 2021

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Transfers from home included - Adelaide only

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