8-days of inspiring outback adventure

Special departures with return rail travel from Brisbane.

23 June and 15 September 2020 departures. Limited availability.

Treat yourself to a week of wonders as the famous Spirit of the Outback train takes you in first-class comfort to immerse yourself in Longreach and Winton’s iconic experiences. It includes:


Day 1: Tuesday evening – Board your train and depart Brisbane

Relax with dinner then settle into your first-class sleeper. When dawn breaks you’ll be heading west from Rockhampton with the outback scenery before you.

Day 2: Wednesday evening – Arrive into Longreach

Your Outback Pioneers hosts in Longreach will meet you and transfer you to your accommodation at The Staging Post or similar 3.5-star motel.

Day 3: Thursday – Nogo Station Experience, Qantas Founders Museum, Stonegrill® Dining Experience

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)

Day 4: Friday – Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience, Starlight’s Cruise Experience

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 pick 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)

Day 5: 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)

Day 6: 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)

Day 7: Monday – Departure from Brisbane

Pack and say goodbye to Longreach. Catch the 10am train. You’ll be leaving with amazing memories and we hope you’ll be back! (B)

Day 8: Tuesday – Arrive Brisbane

Enjoy your breakfast aboard the train before arriving back in Brisbane later in the morning. (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

Queensland Rail tain crossing bridge
Spirit of the Outback train Shearers Rest car
Spirit of the Outback train first class sleeper
Nogo Station wild donkeys
Brahman bull in field
Herd of camels coming up to the coach. Nogo Station
Starlight's Cruise Experience
Nogo Station Homestead in drought

Getting here is easy.

      • Prices from $2531 per adult (twin share) with discounts*
      • Queensland concession holders can use four rail vouchers for special price*
      • 10% off for Australian Seniors’ Card holders*
      • Please ask for more information if you would like to start your journey from other Queensland stations.

CALL 1300 819 968

We want you to get the best price on this holiday. There are many pricing variations so please call us on 1300 819 968 so we can work out your best option and reserve your place.

*Ask us for full details of price options and conditions

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When, where and what you need to know

Departure dates and prices


23 June and 15 September 2020 (ex Brisbane), 8 days

Call us on 1300 819 968 to confirm pricing and availability.


Adult (twin share): $2868
Save 10% with Australian Seniors Card. Discount applies to full adult fare only ($2531)

Concession: $2436

Single supplement: $547

Child: $2002



What is our accommodation in Longreach?

You will either stay at Kinnon & Co’s The Staging Post or other equivalent 3.5-star motel-style accommodation, depending on availability when you book.

Are the departures guaranteed?

Yes, Outback Pioneers has reserved seats on Spirit of the Outback. But numbers are limited so book as soon as possible.

Why can’t I book this online?

There are many fare variations for this holiday so please contact our reservation consultants on 1300 819 968 to find out the cost with any discounts you are entitled to.

Can I combine this holiday with independent rail travel on other dates?

Yes, if you arrive on a Wednesday evening, you can combine rail with our Unleash Longreach Holiday to achieve the same itinerary.

Dietary options

If you let us know when you book, we can make sure your special dietary needs are catered for throughout the holiday.

Contact us with any queries

Ph +61 7 4658 1776


Monday to Saturday 8.00am – 5pm
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5pm

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