Experience the charm of Picnic Point Toowoomba and a night in Roma, where you'll witness a live cattle auction alongside local graziers. Explore Charleville with a local guide and take in the historic Hotel Corones. Don't miss the enchanting twilight tour and stargazing at The Cosmos Centre. Venture further into the Outback with a local guide to Quilpie before indulging in 2 nights of deluxe cabins at Toogunna Plains Station. Explore the Eromanga Natural History Museum, where prehistoric fossils come to life, and savor a Taste of the Outback dinner. Immerse yourself in the vast Mitchell Grass Plains of Longreach with 3 nights of glamping. Delve into the ancient past at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum and explore the Waltzing Matilda Centre. Pay tribute to Australian stockmen at the Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Cruise the Thomson River at sunset, dine under the stars, and enjoy an authentic outback show. Conclude your adventure with an overnight rail journey in sleeper cabins aboard the Spirit of the Outback.
15 April 2024
24 Meals 4 Eco Experiences 5 Heritage Experiences
PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION
2 additional days (TOTAL 11 DAY TOUR)
• Return economy class flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane
• 2 additional nights room only (1 night pre & 1 night post tour) at Meriton Suites Brisbane
• Return Airtrain tickets ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Roma Street Station
Plus $999pp Twin Share
Plus $1230 Sole Use
**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**
Deposit of $800pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.
N.B. Tour subject to fuel levy price increases for all transport operators. See T&Cs for details.
**(standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited)
Deposit of $800pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.
N.B. Tour subject to fuel levy price increases for all transport operators. See T&Cs for d
Depart on our opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach from Brisbane Coach Terminal, and travel responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. We travel through the Lockyer Valley and onto Toowoomba where we have morning tea at Picnic Point. A perfect opportunity for a photo of the Lockyer Valley below. We continue on to Chinchilla, breaking here for lunch before moving on and settling down for the night at Roma.
Embark on a day of exploration starting with a town tour of Roma. Then, brace yourself for an unforgettable experience at Roma’s Cattle Saleyards, Australia’s largest cattle selling facility. Witness the vibrant world of Roma Cattle Sales as a local grazier guides you through the heart of the premier live stock auction. Feel the energy in the bustling auction arena, where buyers and sellers converge to trade top-quality cattle. Continuing to Charleville, for lunch and a guided tour of Hotel Corones, the social hub for rich and famous visitors during the heady wool industry boom years. Tonight we experience the Big Sky Twilight Tour at The Cosmos Centre. Immerse yourself in the mesmerising night sky with powerful telescopes and engaging stories from experienced sky guides.
This morning, we delve into the ‘nitty gritty’ of Charleville’s WWII secret. On a guided tour of the original ‘Top Secret’ sites, discover Charleville Airport’s surprising wartime role with the USAAF. Continuing west to the opal town of Quilpie, we collect a passionate local guide for a town tour. Mixed in with quirky, insider stories, we’ll explore Quilpie town, Baldy Top Lookout, St Finbarr’s Opal Altar and more. Our afternoon takes us to Toogunna Plains, a 4th generation sheep and cattle property, located in the heart of the Channel Country. Celebrate the glorious colours of the Channel Country with sunset drinks and canapés over looking rolling, red, sandhills before a sumptuous two-course dinner at the property.
Wake to blissful splendour on this 130,000-acre property and tuck into a gourmet cooked breakfast – the perfect start to your day! Next, join our hosts on a morning station tour for an insightful look into the unique challenges and joys of living on the land. After lunch, enjoy some free time to relax into your outback station adventure. Early afternoon, we’ll drive the short distance to the Eromanga Natural History Museum, to meet Australia’s largest dinosaur from some 95-million years ago. On an enthralling one-hour tour, we’ll watch expert guides demonstrate fossil preparation, see the incredible mega fauna fossils, and witness these ancient giants come to life in a state-of-the-art multi-media presentation. Toast the warm, sunset afterglow with drinks and canapes on the Museum’s spectacular outdoor pavilion. Then savour an exclusive ‘Taste of the Outback’ long-table dinner in their multi-million-dollar Reception Gallery.
After a hearty station breakfast, we’ll head north and plunge into the heart of the Channel Country, We break at Windorah for lunch before we are back on the road travelling along the Channel Country Way. We pass through the town of Jundah and just north of here see The Native Well, used for centuries as a valuable water source by Aboriginal people. We’ll make a photo stop at picturesque Swanvale Lookout. It straddles the halfway mark between Jundah and Stonehenge on the Johnstone Range. We break at Stonehenge for refreshments before our journey to Longreach where we check-in to our glamping tents.
Explore Winton’s rich offerings starting at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, home to the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils. Enjoy the March of Titanosaurs exhibition and Dinosaur Canyon. After lunch, the Waltzing Matilda Centre and Qantilda Museum await, adding historical insights and art exhibitions. This day promises a fascinating blend of history, art, and ancient marvels.
This morning discover the Qantas Founders Museum, where a Museum and Air park tour unveils the captivating saga of one of aviation’s pioneers. Our journey continues to the renowned Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, where bush history takes centre stage. We’re immersed in tales of bushrangers, shearers, stockmen, and drovers followed by a live Stockman’s Show. Tonight, as the sun sets, we embark on a Thomson River cruise, relishing the local flora and fauna, pausing for a breath taking sunset. The day crescendos with a captivating outback dinner, an entertaining show by a campfire, and the celestial spectacle of outback stars.
Embarking on the journey back, we bid farewell to Longreach and step aboard the Spirit of the Outback. Enriched by the ever-changing landscape, we savour the culinary delights and fine wines of the Tuckerbox restaurant.
As the new day dawns, we awaken to the mesmerising vista of cane fields and the majestic Glass House Mountains. Our voyage concludes as we arrive at the Brisbane Transit Centre, marking the end of our remarkable expedition.
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Heron Island is a National Marine Park situated in the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. This area is a significant nesting location for two threatened sea turtle species, the Green Turtle and the Loggerhead Turtle.
Our over 50’s tour to Heron Island is in the height of baby Green and Loggerhead Turtle hatching season. During hatching season, turtle hatchlings will erupt from their nests between 25 to 50 metres from shore and make their way to the reef, just beyond the water’s edge.
Heron Island is a true coral cay and is ribboned by white sands, crystal clear waters and acres of coral with beautifully coloured marine life. The emphasis is on enjoying natural beauty. Stress is replaced by adventure, and your days are filled with discovery.
Make tracks for Queensland's central west on the Spirit of the Outback, an historic rail journey like no other. Then delve deep into outback life staying in Longreach, Toogunna Plains Station and Roma. Visit the Stockman's Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. Take a Station tour and Thomson River sunset cruise. Unearth dinosaurs in Winton, Waltz with Matilda, take a station tour with insights to the land overseeing all of Queensland’s iconic outback.
Take advantage of discounted low season fares and make tracks for Longreach on the Spirit of the Outback, an historic rail journey like no other. Then delve deep into outback life visiting The Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum, Camden Park Station and a trip to the Age of Dinosaurs exhibit in Winton. We then depart the Outback and make our way to the Town of 1770 where we spend 2 nights. Take in the highlights of Agnes Water by land and sea onboard a unique LARC amphibious vehicle.
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