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7 Day Spirit of the Outback Experience from Longreach to Brisbane or VV

Brisbane - Longreach

Journey on the Spirit of The Outback First Class Sleeper

One-way flight included from Brisbane to Longreach

Fully escorted touring daily 

2022 departure dates available now

From $3,949 Typically $4,299 pp twin share

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Venture into the heart of the Queensland outback on this fully escorted experience. Your journey begins in Longreach when you board the 'Spirit of The Outback' for your overnight rail to Brisbane. Marvel at the changing scenery and rugged landscapes of our beautiful outback.

Explore Australia's rich heritage and gain wonderful insights into the lives of our early pioneers as well as the current local characters that call this region home. Visit the popular Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame, the Qantas Founders Museum, witness a beautiful sunset on a Thomson River cruise, experience school life in a whole new way at the Longreach School of Long Distance Education and follow the incredible dinosaur trail at Winton, plus much more. 

*Sale ends 31st May. Not available on all deals or products. 


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7

Day 1

Brisbane Longreach or VV

Fly Brisbane to Longreach. You will be met at the Longreach Railway Station and transferred to your accommodation. 

Accommodation: Longreach Motor Inn or similar, Longreach

Meals included: None

Day 2

Longreach sightseeing

Witness a totally different way of schooling on a tour of the Longreach School of Distance Education. Visit the world-class Qantas Founders Museum, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas. View marvellous interpretive and interactive exhibits then join a guided Jets Tour. Late afternoon, unwind on the Drover’s Sunset Cruise with tasty on-board nibbles platters followed by a two-course table service dinner under the stars at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show. 

Accommodation: Longreach Motor Inn or similar, Longreach

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 3

Longreach sightseeing

Join our Strathmore Station Tour for an insider’s view into life on the land followed by a delicious home-baked morning tea. Explore the five themed galleries of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame then take your seat for the entertaining Outback Stockman’s Show with lunch. Late afternoon experience the warm hospitality of local graziers with a visit to Camden Park Station. Enjoy a personalised tour of the property and family homestead followed by sunset drinks and dinner.

Accommodation: Longreach Motor Inn or similar, Longreach

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4

Winton sightseeing

Travel from the Mitchell grass plains of Longreach towards the dramatic mesa country of Winton on our full-day tour. We visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs perched high on a magnificent mesa overlooking the plains where dinosaurs once roamed! Onsite dinosaur enthusiasts treat us to a top-class interpretive tour of the laboratory, collection room, and Dinosaur Canyon. In Winton see the quirky Arno’s Wall, the Musical Fence and learn the story behind Australia’s unofficial national anthem at the Waltzing Matilda Centre.

Accommodation: Longreach Motor Inn or similar, Longreach

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

Day 5

Longreach sightseeing

This morning we take a tour to nearby Ilfracombe founded in 1891 as a transport hub for Wellshot Station, which at the time held the largest number of sheep on any station in the world. See the Great Machinery Mile, an amazing line-up of historic machinery stretching over one kilometre. Enjoy a traditional pub lunch at the historic 100+-year-old Wellshot Hotel. You’ll have some free time in downtown Longreach after lunch, then tonight, meet the Smith family for an exclusive dinner at historic Rosebank Station.

Accommodation: Longreach Motor Inn or similar, Longreach

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6

Longreach sightseeing Brisbane 

Depart Longeach. Get to know your tour leader and fellow travellers as you venture into the heart of the Queensland Outback. You’ll be captivated by the vast landscapes between  Longreach to Brisbane on this fantastic journey. 

Accommodation: The Spirit of the Outback in a First Class Sleeper

Meals included: breakfast & dinner

Day 7

Arrive Brisbane

On arrival into Brisbane you are under your own arrangements. 

Meals included: breakfast

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • One-way travel on the Spirit of the Outback from  Longreach to Brisbane  or VV First Class Sleeper, 1 night
  • One-way flight from Brisbane to Longreach on Qantas Link or VV
  • Transfer from Longreach hotel to Train Station
  • 5 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis with private bathroom facilities
  • All coach transfers in Longreach (Excluding Longreach arrival & departure transfers)
  • Meals as indicated: 6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 4 Dinners
  • Tour guide for the 7 days
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees included
    • Longreach School of Distance Education
    • Qantas Founders Museum & Guided Jets Tour
    • Drover’s Sunset Cruise including Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show
    • Strathmore Smoko Tour Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
    • Outback Stockman’s Show and Lunch
    • Camden Park Station Sunset Tour & Dinner
    • Australian Age of Dinosaurs Tour including Dinosaur Canyon
    • Waltzing Matilda Centre
    • Winton Town Tour
    • Ilfracombe Town Tour and Wellshot Hotel lunch
    • Rosebank Station Exclusive Dinner



The Spirit of the Outback in a first-class sleeper

Longreach - The Staging Post or similar


Group size

Maximum of 15 people 


  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Anything not listed in the itinerary
  • Flights to or from Brisbane 


Child Policy

Please enquire with or 1300 893 404  if you would like to travel with a child or infant. 


Single Supplement

Travelling solo? Call us on 1300 893 404 or email at for a quote on the single supplement.


Extra Services

Looking to book your flights, arrive early or stay late post-tour? Call on 1300 350 263 or email us at to inquire. 


Fine Print

A 50% deposit payment is required at the time of booking to secure your accommodations due to the high level of discount applied. We have a 14 day cooling off period which you are entitled to a full refund for change of mind, outside of this if any Covid border issues or lockdowns were to interfere with your holiday we would place your arrangements into a credit for deferral to a later date when safe to travel again. We strongly recommend taking out a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy should any personal reasons arise which result in the need to cancel your trip. 


Fitness level required

 To undertake most off-train experiences, a good level of fitness is required, including the ability to walk and balance on uneven ground. Sensible walking shoes are required. A health and fitness form will be required.

Departure Dates