Stockman’s Choice (Eastbound)

8 days | Departs Apr to Oct 2024
Fly to Longreach from your Homeport on our Wednesday departures to experience true Outback hospitality with the Kinnon family in Longreach. Enjoy a range of included unique Outback activities such as an exciting journey back to Brisbane on the Spirit of the Outback train, First Class, before flying back to your Homeport.

Departs
Longreach
Returns
Brisbane
Meals included
7 breakfasts, 2 morning teas, 4 lunches & 4 dinners
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Tour Inclusions

  • Return flights to Longreach & from Brisbane (as required)
  • 7 breakfasts (B), 2 morning teas (M), 4 lunches (L) & 4 dinners (D)

Included Rail Journeys

Spirit of the Outback
The famous Spirit of the Outback train traverses the beautiful Outback Queensland landscapes between Brisbane & Longreach. Relax onboard in a private sleeper cabin with all meals included whilst you are onboard.

Tour Highlights

  • Relax in a Private Sleeper Cabin onboard the train
  • Explore historic Nogo Station
  • See a champion sheep shearer at work
  • Explore a Boeing 747 & 707 at the Qantas Founders Museum
  • Experience a thrilling 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 fascinating Australian Age of the Dinosaurs Museum
  • Explore the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Cross the spectacular Outback aboard the Spirit of the Outback train

Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1: Homeport to Longreach
Your journey begins with a flight to Longreach, Queensland. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.
5 nights: Pioneer Huts
Day 2: Longreach – Cobb & Co Stagecoach Ride & Starlight’s Cruise Experience (BMLD)
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 a 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. This afternoon, you’ll be picked up and taken to the banks of the Thomson River for a 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.
Day 3: Longreach – Nogo Station & Qantas Founders Museum (BLD)
Today takes you from your accommodation to experience 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.
Day 4: Winton (BMLD)
It’s an early start for a full-day tour to Winton. Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum, Dinosaur Canyon and March of the Titanosaurs exhibition 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.
Day 5: Longreach – Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame (B)
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.
Day 6: Depart Longreach on the Spirit of the Outback Train (BLD)
Pack and say goodbye to Longreach. You'll be leaving with amazing memories and will surely be back! Transfer to the rail station to board the Spirit of the Outback train headed for Brisbane. Enjoy the luxury of onboard dining with all main meals included. The large panoramic windows will make your journey both comfortable and enjoyable. Relax in your private sleeper cabin and be captivated by the ever-changing landscapes.
1 night: Spirit of the Outback Train
Day 7: Arrive Brisbane (B)
After breakfast, arrive into Roma Street Station in Brisbane at 9.55am. Make your way to your hotel for the next night.
1 night: Mercure King George Square or similar
Day 8: Brisbane to Homeport (B)
After breakfast it’s time to transfer to the Brisbane Airport for your flight home.

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