Discovery Queensland Outback Country
Discovery Queensland Outback Country
12 days

Travel into the Heart of the Queensland Outback

Overview

Relax with spectacular outback sunsets, discover the stories of the outback pioneers at award winning experiences, enjoy the antics and crazy humour of the locals, share real experiences with genuine outback people and live and breathe the regions past, present and future on this comprehensive tour travelling from Longreach to Emerald to Charters Towers and Winton.

Australian Destination Queensland
International Destination
Tour Date 01 May 2019 to 12 May 2018
Number Of Days 12 days
Tour Price From (per person twin share) $6,925
Tour Cost Adult$0
Tour Price Single Option $690

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highlights
  • Thomson River Sunset Cruise
  • Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show
  • Longreach School of Distant Education
  • Harry Redford Tent Show
  • Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Qantas Founders Museum and Jet Tour
  • Camden Park Station Tour and Lunch
  • Ilfracombe, Emerald and Clermont
  • Australian Workers Heritage Centre
  • Charters Towers Local Guided Tour
  • Texas Longhorn Wagon Ride
  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs Tour
  • Waltzing Matilda Centre
  • Gold Panning Demonstration

Pre/Post Tour Transfers (ex Perth, WA)

Airfares and Taxes (ex Perth, WA)

25 Meals

11 Nights Accommodation

Tours and Attractions

Professional Villa Tour Leader

Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
 
Day 1. Perth to Brisbane (D)
Your tour commences with courtesy transfer to the Perth Airport for your flight to Brisbane.  Overnight: Comfort Inn Northgate Airport, Brisbane
 
Day 2. Brisbane to Longreach (BD)
This morning, board your morning flight for Longreach.  On arrival, an orientation tour will introduce you to this great outback town. Late afternoon, join the Drovers Sunset Cruise for majestic views of the Thomson River and captivating stories and tales of the river.  This evening continues at Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show.  Under the stars with full table service, be entertained with song and stories and a camp oven themed dinner.  Overnight: Albert Park Motor Inn, Longreach
 
Day 3. Longreach and the Outback Way of Life (BLD)
Discover the true heart of Longreach.  On a historical cemetery tour wonderful treasures come to life including characters that left their mark, criminals and heroes.  On a behind the scenes tour of the School of the Air, imagine a classroom twice the size of Victoria and if you are lucky hear a live on air lesson!  Next, be ready for laughs and legends at Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show.  Based on a traditional outback travelling show, you will be charmed by the simple delights of bush theatre.  In the afternoon the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is a spectacular outback experience.  Overnight: Albert Park Motor Inn, Longreach
 
Day 4. Qantas Founders Museum and Jet Tour (BD)
Today step into a bygone era at the Station Store which is stocked full of outback gifts and souvenirs and is a historic building dating back to 1880’s.  Next there is plenty of time to spend at the world class award winning museum which brings to life the story of the founding of Qantas.  The Jet Tour is an extravaganza taking you behind the scenes aboard two jet aircraft. See features that only crew and employees would experience and learn about the secrets of the planes.  Overnight: Albert Park Motor Inn, Longreach
 
Day 5. Station Life and Lunch (BL)
A hidden gem, the Longreach Powerhouse Museum showcases the rare technology of gas fired electrical generation. The well preserved buildings house enormous generators from different periods and quirky details. You will also discover more about the history of Longreach.  In the afternoon we join the Walker family for a personalized station tour of Camden Park Station.  On your visit to the property that hosted the Queen and Prince Philip, you will experience a working cattle and sheep farm and relax over lunch.  Overnight: Albert Park Motor Inn, Longreach
 
Day 6. Longreach to Emerald (BLD)
Bid Longreach farewell as we begin our outback adventure traversing expansive blue skies and striking landscapes.  In the special outback town of Ilfracombe, we stop to experience the development of Western Queensland which has been immortalised within its streets.  At Barcaldine, discover the Tree of Knowledge and visit the Australian Workers Heritage Centre which is dedicated to celebrating the contribution of ordinary working people and those workers that shaped our nation.  Afterwards continue on to Emerald.  Overnight: Emerald Maraboon Motor Inn, Emerald
 
Day 7. Emerald to Charters Towers (BLD)
Today we travel the great outback of Queensland.  Leaving Emerald, the heart of the Central highlands and Sapphire gem fields, we travel north for the day.  Arriving into Clermont, a rich agricultural community, we drop into the historical centre.  It boasts an extensive collection of artefacts sharing the regions rich and diverse history.  We then relax aboard the coach for the journey onto Charters Towers.  Overnight: Cattleman’s Rest Motor Inn, Charters Towers
 
Day 8. Charters Towers Gold Rush Days (BD)
This historic town boasts beautifully preserved architecture.  Exploring the enchanting outback town by coach a local guide joins us to share the stories and points of interest as we pass the magnificent heritage buildings and interesting sights of times gone by.  At the Venus Gold Battery discover a real insight into an amazing real life gold rush.  After lunch we visit the Miners Cottage for a tour and gold panning demonstration.  Tonight, at sunset the Ghosts after Dark show is presented in the great outdoors from a spectacular location.  Overnight: Cattleman’s Rest Motor Inn, Charters Towers
 
Day 9. Texas Longhorn Wagon Ride (BD)
This morning we head off into the countryside to meet the largest purebred herd of Texas Longhorns in Australia.  You will hear of yarns and learn the history of this magnificent breed of cattle while enjoying the canvas covered wagon ride in the bush.  Smoko is included and watch out for the other animals including Scottish Highland cattle, American Bison and African Watusi. Returning to Charters Towers for the afternoon we continue learning about the massive gold rush and the historic town.  Overnight: Cattleman’s Rest Motor Inn, Charters Towers
 
Day 10. Charters Towers to Winton (BD)
Today we take the road trip from Charters Towers to Winton.  Travelling a segment of the Overlanders Way, pass through Prairie and other outback towns before arriving into Hughenden.  Located on the edge of a vast pre historic inland sea, it was once home to many dinosaurs and is well known as Dinosaur Country.  At the Flinders Discovery centre there are life size replicas and the Porcupine Gorge Light and Sound Show which takes you back 500 million years.  Leaving the Overlanders Way, we then make the journey on to Winton.  Overnight: North Gregory Hotel, Winton
 
Day 11. Winton Fossils and Waltzing Matilda Centre (BD)
Visiting the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum, you will step inside the home of the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils.  A tour will take you through the dinosaur collection and fossil preparation laboratory and a transfer will take you out to the Dinosaur Canyon.  Next, the newly reopened Waltzing Matilda Centre tells the story of Waltzing Matilda, Winton and the outback region.  Discover stories of the Great Shearers Strick of 1891, Winton’s contribution to World War 1 and so much more.  Overnight: North Gregory Hotel, Winton
 
Day 12 Winton to Longreach to Perth (B)
This morning we continue exploring hidden delights of Winton then drop by Winton’s Grand Old Lady the North Gregory Hotel for lunch.  It’s the perfect spot to hang your hat and reflect on your splendid outback Queensland adventure before travelling back to Longreach to commence the journey to Perth.
 
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