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Weekender Out West Holiday


Adult $2399 twin share





About this holiday

This 4-day weekender is as far from routine as you can get! It’s four fascinating days in the outback you’ll talk about forever. Arrive on Friday afternoon and check in at the 4-star pioneer-inspired The Staging Post accommodation in the heritage heart of Longreach. You’ll be immersed in the real Australian outback with experiences including a day in Winton following in the footsteps of Banjo Paterson, a cruise at sunset on the Thomson river, a stockman’s campfire dinner, and a ride through the bush on a Cobb and Co stagecoach. You’ll see planes that pioneered the skies and dinosaurs that roamed this prehistoric land. The sunsets are spectacular and the nights have more stars than you can imagine.

Holiday inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation at The Staging Post
  • 3 signature Outback Pioneers experiences – Starlight’s Cruise Experience, Winton Discovery Day Tour and the Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience
  • Entry to Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum
  • A Stonegrill Dining Experience at the historic The Welcome Home
  • 3 big country buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 morning teas
  • A VIP gift worth $100
  • All transfers including pick-up and drop-off at the train station or airport in Longreach
  • Fully hosted and escorted by your Outback Pioneers crew.
The Stables deluxe room interior
Laser-cut 'Dinosaur Canyon Outpost'sign
The Thomson Belle Paddlewheeler cruising down the Thomson river at sunset
Guests riding the Cobb and Co stagecoach on a sunny day
Full size model of the Avro plane displayed in the Qantas Founders Museum
Cooking chicken and steak on a hot volcanic stone
The Kinnon family standing in front of old wooden fence palings on Nogo Station. Tree behind with sun shining through

Things you'll love

Your rustic luxe accommodation in the heritage heart of town
A day out in Winton full of history and prehistory
The sunset and star-filled night on the Starlight’s Cruise Experience
The wind in your hair on a Cobb & Co stagecoach ride through the bush
The inspiring story of Qantas pioneers
Hearty outback fare in heritage surroundings
Genuine outback hospitality from an outback family and crew

Things to know

  • This is a 3-night, 4-day holiday and includes accommodation and many meals
  • The holiday is available for Friday arrival in April-October season
  • Let us know when you book for gluten-free or vegetarian options or allergies
  • Bookings are essential and please book early for peak months (June-September)



Arrive at the airport on the early afternoon flight and we’ll pick you up or, if you drive in, come to The Welcome Home after 3pm to check in at The Staging Post accommodation. A VIP gift will be waiting for you in your room.

There’s time to take a stroll around town and refresh before your Stonegrill Dining Experience at 6pm at the historic The Welcome Home, just a few steps away from your accommodation. [D]


It’s an early start with a 5.30am buffet breakfast before boarding the coach to Winton at 6.15am. Enjoy the outback scenery and your driver’s commentary before arriving at the awarding-winning Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum with its spectacular Dinosaur Canyon display. [B,MT,L,D]

Smoko is followed by an hour to explore the quintessential outback town of Winton. Lunch is at the North Gregory Hotel made famous by Banjo Paterson and then visit the architecturally-acclaimed Waltzing Matilda Centre to learn more about our national song.

Arrive back in Longreach around 4.15pm ready for the Starlight’s Cruise Experience at sunset on the Thomson river. Your evening includes a stockman’s campfire dinner under the stars, bush entertainment and the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show.

Transfer back to your accommodation at 8.30pm.


After an action-packed Saturday, you’ll be glad of the slightly gentler pace on Sunday. Have a breakfast basket in your room followed by transfer to the Qantas Founders Museum at 10am. There’s plenty of time to absorb the stories and see the iconic planes before lunch in the cafe there at 1pm.

At 2.30pm, you’ll transfer to the famous Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and then back to your accommodation at 4pm. Dinner is at a local restaurant at 6pm. [B,L,D]


You can’t leave Longreach without doing the Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience, so after buffet breakfast and an 8am checkout, be ready for your ride back into the pioneer past at 8.30am. The experience includes smoko, a classic movie and the Old Time Tent Show with a billy-can lunch.

You will just have time to pop into The Station Store for last minute gifts before transferring back to the airport at 1.15pm.  [B,MT,L]

Note: [B] Breakfast, [MT] Morning tea, [L] Lunch, [D] Dinner.

From our guests

I was absolutely amazed at the level of professionalism, quality, and attention to detail in everything that this company does!

Carlos G

We were looked after from the moment we arrived until we were dropped off at the airport. Our accommodation was amazing. All the experiences were entertaining and informative. Loved it all!

Janette P

Let's arrange your holiday

Please enter your details using the form below and our friendly staff will be in touch to assist with your booking. Alternatively call our reservations crew on 07 4658 1776 and we’ll take it from there.


Adult (twin share)


Solo traveller


Child 5-14



Dietary options

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

Can I change Weekender Out West Holiday booking?

You can change your date up to 30 days before arrival, subject to availability of your preferred date.

I can’t arrive on a Friday, can I do the holiday on another day?

The holiday is timed for three nights when we have most accommodation available. If you can only arrive on a different day, why not buy a Live-it Saver Pass for the three experiences and combine with our accommodation (if available) or other accommodation in town?

Is the holiday suitable for children?

Yes, most children over the age of five enjoy the experiences. We advise parents that the Winton Discovery Day Tour is a 2-hour coach ride each way – you are the best judge of whether their child will handle this happily. Younger children are welcome with their parent(s) but we do not have specific entertainment for the little ones.