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Longreach, Winton and Town of 1770 Summer Sale

Queensland

Coach
Coach
Eco
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Rail
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Tour summary

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.

Departure location:
Roma Street Railway Station, Platform 10
Return location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
8
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

5 November 2022 12 November 2022 19 November 2022

Coach classes:
Gold
Gold
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Longreach, Winton and Town of 1770 Summer Sale

Tour pricing

QPCV Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
2595
pp
Senior Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
2675
pp
Adult Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
2715
pp
Deposit:
$600
Sole Use:
Additional $585 on Twin Share Price
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply).

Additional information

This price is subject to:

QPCV Qld Pensioner using 2 entitlements

SENIOR Australian Government State Senior Card holder

ADULT Passengers 50+ with no valid concession cards

DEPOSIT

$600pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

N.B. Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure.

N.B. This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Rail prices are correct at time of printing but are subject to change. All rail journeys are subject to rail disruptions without notice. Bookings cannot be cancelled or transferred if this occurs. ^^Saving per couple based on Queensland adult fare low season compared to adult fare high season.

Tour inclusions

  • Overnight journey in a sleeper cabin on the Spirit of the Outback from Brisbane to Longreach
  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach
  • 3 nights accommodation in Longreach
  • Qantas Founders Museum
  • Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Camden Park Station tour with sunset nibbles
  • Full day tour to Winton offering town tour and visit to Waltzing Matilda Centre
  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs guided tour of the laboratory and collection exhibit
  • Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge
  • Murals of Alpha
  • Miners Heritage tour at Rubyvale
  • 1 night Emerald
  • Heritage Park Silo tour at Biloela
  • 2 nights Town of 1770
  • LARC Paradise tour
  • Historic Childers
  • Iconic Eumundi Markets
  • 20 meals

Additional information

N.B. This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Rail prices are correct at time of printing but are subject to change. All rail journeys are subject to rail disruptions without notice. Bookings cannot be cancelled or transferred if this occurs. ^^Saving per couple based on Queensland adult fare low season compared to adult fare high season.

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

2 additional days (TOTAL 10 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 $899pp Twin Share

Plus $1110 Sole Use

**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels
Eco
Eco
Walking component
Walking component
Cruise
Cruise
Rail
Rail
Off-road
Off-road
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Itinerary

Departs
Roma Street Railway Station, Platform 10
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

Brisbane - Overnight on Spirit of the Outback train

Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Rail journey
Rail journey

Arrive at Platform 10, Roma Street Station, Brisbane at 1pm to meet your tour host and check-in to your Sleeper cabin. At 1:55pm we depart on the Spirit of the Outback for a realistic, upfront view of Queensland’s captivating outback, enjoyed in the comfort of air-conditioned, authentically-themed surrounds. On our journey west we venture through the heritage towns of the Central West. Dining on board the Spirit of the Outback is an experience in itself with the themed restaurant car serving hearty Aussie meals. This afternoon get to know your fellow tour companions over a quiet drink pre-dinner.

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Day

2

Longreach

Rail journey
Rail journey

Relax today and let the outback come to life in front of your eyes as we wind our way through ever-changing scenery and rugged terrain. This epic rail journey arrives into Longreach, the heart of the Queensland Outback, mid-afternoon. We then board our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach for transfers to our hotel.

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Longreach

Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Eco
Eco

We take a 2-hour road trip this morning enjoying the changing outback scenery as we journey from Longreach to Winton. On arrival, we take a guided tour of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Exhibit, the world’s largest collection of unique Australian dinosaur fossils and the most productive fossil preparation laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere. A truly amazing experience perched on top of a spectacular rocky plateau where dinosaurs once roamed. Listen and learn from dinosaur enthusiasts, and capture the fossil fever that has gripped the area since the first bones of gigantic Sauropod ‘Elliott’ were discovered. From here we make our way into Winton. Our afternoon takes us on a town tour for a visit and lunch at the Waltzing Matilda Centre.

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Day

4

Longreach

Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

We start the day with a 2-hour guided tour of Qantas Founders Museum’s iconic aircraft including the Boeing 747 and new Super Constellation display. Learn about the history and significance of each aircraft and have access to parts of the aircraft you would normally not see as a passenger. Next, we visit the famous Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame where bush history slides up close to you with tales of bushrangers, shearers, stockmen and drovers. Late this afternoon we head out to Camden Park Station to learn about life on the land with the Walker family which dates back over 3 generations. See the 100-year old shearing shed and historical homestead visited by the Queen in 1970. Enjoy sunset nibbles before making our way back to the hotel for dinner.

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Day

5

Emerald

Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

Departing Longreach we travel a short distance breaking at the Tree of Knowledge at Barcaldine for a cuppa and photo opportunity. We continue east, breaking at Alpha to see the 27 murals that tell the story of rural life in the region. On arrival at Rubyvale in the Gemfields, we enjoy a BBQ lunch and tour of the Miners Heritage walk in Sapphire Mine. Our afternoon takes us to Emerald.

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Day

6

Town of 1770

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Coach

Departing Emerald we travel through crop and cattle country before arriving at Biloela where we enjoy lunch and tour at Queensland Heritage Park. On a guided tour take in a large array of heritage displays which celebrate our nation’s glorious past, our rich heritage and the pioneering spirit of Australia. This afternoon we make our way to the Town of 1770.

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1770 Lagoons Central Apartment Resort, Town of 1770
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7

Town of 1770

Boat
Boat
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Eco experience
Heritage
Heritage
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Off-road
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Walking component

This morning we take the ideal getaway on the pink amphibious LARC. Take in the highlights of Agnes Water by land and sea onboard a unique LARC amphibious vehicle. Set out on a fullday adventure crossing tidal creeks, sandy beaches and 4WD drive trails, as you explore the Town of 1770 and Bustard Bay. Stop for lunch (included) on Middle Island, take in the views from the Bustard Head lighthouse, then get your adrenaline pumping as you try sandboarding (optional) down the dunes of Middle Island. Return to 1770 Lagoons Resort.

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Brisbane

Heritage
Heritage

Homeward bound this morning, we break at historic Childers for a cuppa. We drive past the Backpackers Memorial before departing Childers and making our way home via a lunch break in Gympie.

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