spirit of the outback

Escorted Departure Including Longreach & Winton

Spirit of the Outback PDF

Escorted by Marnie Wade

Spirit of the Outback – Windsong Travel, July 2017

Spirit of the Outback Tour

(B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

Day 1/ Tuesday, 4TH July 2017 – (D)
Own arrangements to Brisbane Roma Street Train.

Head west into the heartland of Queensland’s outback. With blue summer skies and rich golden soil to be seen into the horizon, this expedition is the perfect beginning to an outback adventure. The Spirit of the Outback travel experience will take you from Brisbane to the pioneer town of Longreach with historic authentic outback towns along the way.

Brisbane – The Spirit of the Outback

Departs: 6:10pm Brisbane – Tuesday, 4th of July 2017
Arrive: 7:15pm Longreach – Wednesday, 5th July 2017

First Class Sleeper:
-Single & Twin Sleepers
-Sleepers contain a wardrobe, 240v power point, reading light, pillow, linen, blanket, and towel, washbasin, vanity mirror
-Main meals included in the exclusive Tuckerbox Dining Car
-Exclusive Shearers Rest lounge with movies available on portable tablets, Light refreshments and beverages available for purchase
Overnight: The Spirit of the Outback

Day 2/ Wednesday, 5th July 2017 – (B,L)
On arrival into Longreach (7:15pm), you will be greeted by your Kinnon & Co. host, transfer to your hotel.

In the heart of the Queensland Outback, we invite you to explore Australia’s rich heritage with entertaining experiences and genuine insights into pioneer life and our outback world.
You’ll get to see the famous Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and the Qantas Founders Museum plus enjoy all the Kinnon & Co tours. You’ll ride along the old mail route in a Cobb & Co stagecoach, cruise the Thomson River at sunset and have a stockman’s dinner around the campfire, tour historic Nogo Station to see a champion shearer at work, have a day tour to Winton to follow the dinosaur trail and much, much more.
Evening at leisure.
Overnight: Albert Park

Day 3/ Thursday, 6th July 2017 – (B)
Gourmet Breakfast Hamper provided in your room for self-catering breakfast.
You’ll be picked up from your accommodation for a town tour of Longreach then on to the Kinnon’s historic Nogo Station to experience a working cattle and sheep property. 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.
Overnight: Albert Park

Day 4/ Friday, 7th July 2017 – (B,L,D)
Gourmet Breakfast Hamper provided in your room for self-catering breakfast.
Today’s the day for a stagecoach ride – the only place in Australia where you can experience what it’s like to gallop in a Cobb & Co stagecoach. You’ll know you’re in the outback as you head off across the common and down the old Longreach to Windorah mail route. Next up is a smoko – home-baked scones and tea outside in our courtyard cafe followed by a vintage Aussie movie and then the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show – a totally unique mixture of heritage, legend, animal capers, improvisation and mayhem!
Enjoy lunch in the courtyard before transferring back to your accommodation.
At 4.30pm you’ll be picked up and taken to the banks of the Thomson River to board our historic paddle wheeler for a sunset cruise. The cruise is followed by a hearty stockman’s dinner around the campfire with bush poetry then the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound-and-Light Show featuring a special movie commissioned by the Kinnon’s to celebrate our legendary local hero Harry Redford. BYO drinks.
Overnight: Albert Park

Day 5/ Saturday, 8th July 2017 – (B,L)
Gourmet Breakfast Hamper provided in your room for self-catering breakfast.
It’s an early start for a full day tour to Winton. Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum for a guided tour of the Collection Room and Laboratory.
Take a heritage tour of Winton featuring the, historic Corfield & Fitzmaurice Building, the Willie Mae Chinese Gardens and Arnos Wall. Enjoy lunch at the historic North Gregory Hotel a few paces from the spot where ‘Waltzing Matilda’ was read in public for the first time. Then enjoy a stroll of the Main Street for a tour of the Sunset Opal Factory to hear the story of the Australian Opal. Afterwards see the Musical Fence and Diamantina Heritage Truck Museum before heading back to Longreach.
Overnight: Albert Park

Day 6/ Sunday, 9th July 2017 – (B,D)
Gourmet Breakfast Hamper provided in your room for self-catering breakfast.
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 11:00am the Outback Stockman’s Show will amaze you with horsemanship and animal acts. Then there’s plenty of time to explore the five galleries of the museum marvelling at the achievements of the early settlers. Enjoy lunch at the museum cafe (at your own cost). Wander back to your accommodation to refresh before enjoying your Welcome Home Hotel Dinner.
Overnight: Albert Park

Day 7/ Monday, 10th July 2017 – (B)
Gourmet Breakfast Hamper provided in your room for self-catering breakfast.
Pack and say goodbye to Longreach and transfer to the airport.
Flight QF2531 Departs Longreach at 1.05pm Arrives Brisbane at 3.00pm


  • All accommodation and sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Meals specific in itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Air Travel Longreach – Brisbane
  • Airport Taxes


  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Meals other than specified
  • Optional Sightseeing
  • Items of Personal nature


Adult Fare:

  • Twin Share – $2,623.00
  • Single – $3,087.00

Australian Government Senior Fare:

  • Twin Share – $2,509.00
  • Single – $2,973.00

Although travel insurance is not compulsory it is highly recommended at the time of booking.
A non-refundable deposit of $496.00 per person is required to secure a seat
Full Payment will be required by the 10th February 2017
Please note that a minimum number of 10 passengers is required for an escorted departure to operate.

This tour has been arranged by
Marnie Wade
Windsong Travel Inverell,
45 Byron Street
Inverell NSW 2360
Tel: 0267 223 011
1800 244 780
Fax: 0267 222 402
Email: inverell@windsongtravel.com.au
Travel Agents licence No. 2TA4962

Windsong Travel
58 Hyde Street
Bellingen NSW 2360
Tel: 0266 550855
1800 244 780
Fax: 0266 550955
Email: bellingen@windsongtravel.com.au