Unleash Longreach Holiday
The ultimate way to experience the pioneering outback.
Our 6-day outback holiday does it all and is timed to fit with train or plane arrivals.
There’s no better way to experience the spirit of the region and its resilient pioneers – past and present – than this comprehensive itinerary.
Wednesday: Arrive Longreach
This evening arrive in Longreach and transfer to your accommodation. Stay the next five nights in quality Longreach accommodation.
You’ll be picked up from your accommodation for a town tour of Longreach then on to the Kinnon’s historic Nogo Station. Hear all about the pioneering lifestyle, see a champion sheep shearer at work and then be welcomed to the homestead for a wonderful ‘smoko’ – an impressive spread of country baking.
Transfer to the Qantas Founders Museum where your entry is included. Take your time to enjoy the museum and a 1-hour Captain’s Tour**. Then freshen up before heading to The Welcome Home for your Stonegrill® dining experience. (B,MT,D)
**IMPORTANT NOTE: From 2 September 2019 – 31 March 2020, Qantas Founders Museum Jet Tour will be replaced by a one hour Captain’s Tour. This includes a guided tour of the perimeter of Airpark site filled with interesting information about the Museum’s Airpark Roof Project, Boeing 747, 707 and Super Constellation followed by a video display of behind the scenes footage of the Boeing 747 narrated by a retired Qantas Boeing 747 Captain.
Today’s the day for your Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience including the stagecoach ride on the old Longreach to Windorah mail route, home-baked scones and tea at our cafe and tearoom followed by a vintage Aussie movie. At 12pm watch the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show with a billy-can lunch before transferring back to your accommodation.
At around 4.30pm you’ll be picked up and taken to the banks of the Thomson River for our Starlight’s Cruise Experience. The cruise is followed by a hearty stockman’s dinner around the campfire with bush poetry then the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound-and-Light Picture Show featuring a special movie commissioned by the Kinnons to celebrate our legendary local hero Harry Redford. BYO drinks. (B,MT,L,D)
Saturday: Winton Discovery Day Tour
It’s a 6.45am start for a full day tour to Winton. Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum and Dinosaur Canyon plus the exciting new Waltzing Matilda Centre. Enjoy lunch at the historic North Gregory Hotel with time for a stroll of the Main Street before heading back to Longreach. Dine at Longreach’s local Chinese restaurant in the evening. (B,MT,L,D)
Sunday: Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
Start your activities at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame with Scotty’s Sculpture Walk – a 1-hour tour of the memorial gardens. Then there’s plenty of time to explore the five galleries before enjoying lunch at the museum café (at your own cost). Return to your accommodation and decide on dinner. Try out one of the restaurants in town or order takeaway... (B)
Pack and say goodbye to Longreach. We’ll take you to the station or airport for your return journey if you need a transfer. You’ll be leaving with lots of amazing memories and we hope you’ll be back! (B)
Please let us know any special dietary requirements when you book.
Key to included meals: B – breakfast, MT – morning tea, L – lunch, D – dinner
Our 2019 holiday season is 1 April to 31 October.
Your 6-day holiday includes:
5 nights in quality Longreach accommodation
Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience*
Nogo Station Experience with sheep shearing demonstration*
Starlight’s Cruise Experience with campfire dinner and Starlight’s Spectacular Sound and Light Picture Show*
Winton Discovery Day Tour*
Entry to Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
Entry to Qantas Founders Museum and Captain’s Tour**
All transfers including pick-up and drop-off at station or airport in Longreach
5 gourmet breakfasts, 2 smokos, 2 lunches, 3 dinners,
Departure dates and prices
DEPARTURE & DURATION:
Wednesday, 6 days
Adult (twin share): $2014
Single supplement: $547
Can I start the holiday on a different day?
Our itineraries have been designed to fit with our experience days and help you get the most out of your time here. If the arrival day doesn’t suit you, you can create your own similar holiday by booking accommodation and experiences separately or call our friendly staff who can work out an itinerary for you.
If you let us know when you book, we can make sure your special dietary needs are catered for throughout the holiday.
What’s the best way to get to Longreach?
Please see the ‘Plan’ section of our website for more details of flights, rail and road travel.