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7 Day Spirit of the Outback Experience from Brisbane to Longreach

Brisbane - Longreach

Journey on the Spirit of The Outback First Class Sleeper

One-way flight included from Longreach back to Brisbane

Fully escorted touring daily 

2020 departure dates available now

From $3,399 Typically $3,780 pp twin share

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Venture into the heart of Queensland's outback on this fully escorted outback experience. Your journey begins in Brisbane when you board the Spirit of The Outback for your overnight rail to Longreach. 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 the Thomson River cruise, experience schooling in a whole new way at the Longreach School of Long Distance Education and follow the dinosaur trail at Winton. 


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

Day 1

Spirit of the Outback (boarding in Brisbane)

Please make your own way to Brisbane’s Roma Street Railway Station. The tour guide will be available from 12.30 pm with check-in available for the Spirit of the Outback train from 12.55 pm*.  

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 Brisbane and Longreach on this fantastic journey. 

*Check-in for the Spirit of the Outback closes 30 minutes prior to departure, which is scheduled at 1.55 pm.

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

Meals included: dinner

Day 2

Spirit of the Outback (Longreach)

This morning the train passes through the open landscapes of Outback Queensland. Arrive in Longreach for the start of your Outback Queensland adventure. You will be met at the Longreach Railway Station and transferred to your accommodation. Meet fellow travellers for a tour briefing and Welcome Barbeque. 

Accommodation: Longreach Motor Inn or similar, Longreach

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3

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 4

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 5

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 6

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 7

Longreach sightseeing

Your Longreach adventure comes to an end with a transfer to Longreach airport for your flight back to Brisbane. Tour concludes at Brisbane Airport at approximately 1.05 pm (on Qantas Link flight QF2531).

Meals included: breakfast

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • One-way travel on the Spirit of the Outback from Brisbane to Longreach First Class Sleeper, 1 night
  • One-way flight from Longreach to Brisbane on Qantas Link
  • Transfer from Longreach train station to the hotel
  • Transfer to Longreach airport
  • 5 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis with private bathroom facilities
  • All coach transfers in Longreach (Excluding Brisbane arrival & departure transfers)
  • Meals as indicated: 6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 5 Dinners, including a Welcome BBQ
  • 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 - Longreach Motor Inn or similar


Group size

Maximum of 32 people 


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


Child Policy

Please enquire with or 1300 350 263 if you would like to travel with a child or infant. 


Single Supplement

Travelling solo? Call us on 1300 350 263 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

The Traveldream 14-day refund guarantee does NOT apply to this booking. 100% cancellation fees apply after confirmation of the train cabin. The fare is non-transferable and non-refundable. No amendments allowed.


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.


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Departure Dates

MAY 2020
16 th
Saturday 16 May 2020  ‐  Friday 22 May 2020
JUN 2020
06 th
Saturday 06 Jun 2020  ‐  Friday 12 Jun 2020
JUL 2020
18 th
Saturday 18 Jul 2020  ‐  Friday 24 Jul 2020
SEP 2020
19 th
Saturday 19 Sep 2020  ‐  Friday 25 Sep 2020
OCT 2020
10 th
Saturday 10 Oct 2020  ‐  Friday 16 Oct 2020

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