Unleash Longreach Holiday
The ultimate way to experience Longreach and Winton
Our 6-day outback holiday does it all – arrive Wednesday for Thursday start.
There’s no better way to experience the spirit of the region and its resilient pioneers – past and present – than this comprehensive itinerary. It includes:
5 nights in quality Longreach accommodation
Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience*
Nogo Station Experience with Kinnon host and station safari*
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
Wednesday: Arrive Longreach
This evening arrive in Longreach and transfer to your accommodation.
The first day takes you from your accommodation to 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 traditional ‘smoko’ 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. (B,MT,D)
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 our 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.
At around 4.30pm, we’ll picked you up and take you to the banks of the Thomson River for our 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. 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 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 Longreach’s local Chinese restaurant in the evening. (B,MT,L,D)
Sunday: Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
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... (B)
Pack and say goodbye to Longreach. We can transfer you to the station or airport. You’ll be leaving with 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 2020 holiday season is 1 April to 30 October.
Getting here is easy.
Ask about our special inclusive departures with Queensland Rail Travel departing Brisbane 23 June and 15 September 2020
Look out for Qantas flight specials on our Facebook page
You can drive to Longreach on good roads – no 4WD necessary
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 train arrivals and our experience days so 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 ‘Explore> Outback Queensland > Getting Here’ page of our website for more details of flights, rail and road travel.