Do-It-All Discovery Holiday
It’s everything you could want and more.
Our 6-day 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. You’ll stay in our best available accommodation at the time of booking, so book early for chance to be in our Homestead Stables or Pioneer Slab Huts.
Wednesday: Arrive Longreach
This evening arrive in Longreach and transfer to your accommodation. Stay the next five nights at Kinnon & Co Outback Accommodation, Longreach.
Thursday: Nogo Station Experience, Qantas Founders Museum
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 guided tour of the 747 and 707 planes. Stroll back to your accommodation across the road before heading to The Welcome Home for your Outback Settlers Dinner. (B,MT,D)
Today’s the day for your Cobb & 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 Experience
It’s an early start for a full day tour to Winton. Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum for a guided tour and see heritage Winton including the historic Corfield & Fitzmaurice Building, Willie Mar Chinese Gardens and Arno’s Wall. Enjoy lunch at the historic North Gregory Hotel then enjoy a stroll of the Main Street for a tour of the Winton Opal Gems. Afterwards see the Musical Fence and Diamantina Heritage Truck Museum before heading back to Longreach. (B,L)
Sunday: Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame is only a short walk from your accommodation and you’ll start the morning with Scotty’s Stories of the Past – a 1-hour tour of the Sculpture Walk. At 11am the Outback Stockman’s Show will amaze you with horsemanship and animal acts. Then there’s plenty of time to explore the five galleries. Enjoy lunch at the museum café (at your own cost). Wander back 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 2017 holiday season is 3 April to 31 October.
Your 6-day holiday includes:
5 nights in our Outback Accommodation (best available at time of booking)
Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience*
Nogo Station Experience with sheep shearing demonstration*
Starlight’s Cruise Experience with campfire dinner and Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show*
Winton Discovery Experience*
Entry to Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Stockman’s Show
Entry to Qantas Founders Museum and Jet Tour
All transfers including pick-up and drop-off at station or airport in Longreach
5 continental breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 smokos, 2 lunches
Bicycle hire and trail maps
Departure dates and prices
DEPARTURE & DURATION:
Wednesday, 6 days
Adult (twin share): $1784
Single supplement: $537
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.