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Spirit of the Outback & Ultimate Longreach and Winton Experience

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Holiday Overview

  • Duration 7 NIGHTS
  • Departure 21 October 2024
  • Holiday type Rail Journeys
  • Holiday code AUS2255

Limited to only 20 guests

Includes Six-Day Fully escorted longreach tour

Prepare for an unforgettable Queensland outback adventure on the Spirit of the Outback with a five-night stay in Longreach.

Your outback tour commences with a rejuvenating hotel stay in Brisbane, before you step aboard Spirit of the Outback for the iconic, 1,300-kilometre rail journey from Brisbane to Longreach. Relish the breathtaking vistas as you journey into the heart of the outback.

During a five-night hotel stay in Longreach, experience an authentic Cobb & Co Stagecoach ride, tracing the historic Windorah mail route. Set sail on a serene Thomson River cruise, basking in the tranquil beauty of the outback landscape as you spot native wildlife and soak in the serene ambiance. Delve deeper into the outback’s cultural tapestry with a visit to Winton, and the iconic Waltzing Matilda Centre, and embrace the legendary stories of Australian stockmen at the revered Stockman’s Hall of Fame.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Rail Journey

1 night rail journey on board Spirit of the Outback from Brisbane to Longreach in a private sleeper cabin with all main meals

Hotel Stays

1 night four-star stay in Brisbane at The Point Brisbane Hotel

5 night four-star hotel stay in Longreach at The Staging Post

All hotel stays include breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience including Old Time Tent Show

Starlight’s Cruise Experience with campfire dinner and Staright’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show

Nogo Station Experience

Qantas Founders Museum

The Stonegrill® Dining Experience

Canyon and Waltzing Matilda Centre

Winton Discovery Day Tour with Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum

Entry to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers*
*Transfers not included from the airport to Brisbane hotel.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Tour

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Brisbane: Hotel Stay

Your experience begins with a one-night stay at The Point Brisbane Hotel. With a welcoming atmosphere, diverse cuisine, and outdoor attractions, Brisbane invites exploration and enjoyment along its vibrant riverfront.

Overnight: The Point Brisbane Hotel

Day 2
Brisbane: Board the Spirit of the Outback

Following breakfast, you’ll board Spirit of the Outback to begin the astonishing journey to Longreach. Marvel at the ever-changing landscape as you glide into the heart of the Queensland Outback, passing through historic towns and vast wilderness landscapes.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Spirit of the Outback

Day 3
Longreach: Alight the Spirit of the Outback & Hotel Stay

Today you’ll disembark in Longreach, a quintessential outback town. Get comfortable in your room at The Staging Post hotel, before joining your Outback Pioneers and fellow travellers for a fresh billy-tea brew and homemade biscuit.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: The Staging Post

Day 4
Longreach: Hotel Stay & Tour

Your day begins with an authentic Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience, reliving the historic Longreach to Windorah mail route. In the afternoon, venture to the picturesque Thomson River for a memorable Starlight’s Cruise Experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: The Staging Post

Day 5
Longreach: Hotel Stay & Tour

Delve into the fascinating story of the pioneering Kinnon family and the history of cattle and sheep grazing in the region. Unwind at your accommodation before indulging in the exquisite Stonegrill Dining Experience at The Welcome Home restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: The Staging Post

Day 6
Longreach: Hotel Stay & Tour

During a tour of Winton, you’ll discover Australia’s prehistoric past at the acclaimed Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum. In the afternoon, discover Winton’s captivating cattle ranching heritage. A hearty Country Classics dinner then awaits at The Welcome Home restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: The Staging Post

Day 7
Longreach: Hotel Stay & Tour

Following a leisurely start, you’ll transfer to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, an architecturally striking homage to the nation’s outback heritage. Then enjoy the afternoon at your leisure before savouring your final dinner in the Outback.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: The Staging Post

Day 8
Longreach: Fly Home

Your week in the Outback is at an end. Following breakfast and check-out at your hotel, you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience
Enjoy a thrilling journey through Australian history on board a classic wooden-wheeled stagecoach pulled by five horses. Leaving from the Cobb & CO Courtyard, you’ll head out into the outback along the old Longreach-Windorah mail route, enjoying a delicious outback smoko (morning tea) and a classic bush movie in the old theatrette.
Starlight’s Cruise Experience
As your captain illuminates the scenic landscape with narratives of the area’s rich history, have your camera ready to catch the tranquil sky as the sun dips into the bush. After dark, tuck into a two-course stockman’s campfire dinner, then enjoy Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show on the riverbank.
Waltzing Matilda Centre
Celebrating the iconic Australian folk ballad, Winton’s Waltzing Matilda Centre serves as a vibrant cultural hub. Visitors can delve into the rich history and significance of the legendary song, exploring interactive exhibits, engaging displays, and multimedia presentations that bring the story of "Waltzing Matilda" to life.
Qantas Founders Museum
Exploring the pioneering history of Australia’s flagship airline, Qantas, and get up close to the museum’s astonishing collection of historical aircraft, interactive exhibits, and captivating displays. The museum chronicles Qantas from its humble beginnings to its current global prominence, while also providing a comprehensive insight into the evolution of aviatio...
Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum
The nations premier destination for paleontological enthusiasts and curious visitors alike, Winton’s Museum of Australia’s prehistoric history sits nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of outback Queensland. Its rich collection boasts dinosaur fossils and interactive exhibits, offering a captivating insight into the prehistoric world of these ancient giants.

Spirit of the Outback

Queensland’s iconic rail journey traverses over 1,300 kilometres of stunning Australian landscapes. Passengers are treated to a quintessential outback experience, relishing the panoramic views of Queensland’s picturesque countryside, rugged terrain, and sprawling plains. The train’s comfortable cabins and onboard amenities ensure a relaxing and enjoyable trip, while the friendly staff provide insights into the region’s rich history and cultural heritage. Spirit of the Outback promises an immersive journey into the heritage of this stunning land in unparalleled comfort and style.

Life on board Spirit of the Outback

Life on board Spirit of the Outback train is a blend of comfort and adventure. Relax in cosy cabins, enjoy panoramic views, savour delicious meals, and engage with knowledgeable staff for an unforgettable journey.


Enjoy inclusive onboard meals in the Tuckerbox restaurant, where the chef highlights the best of Queensland produce. Dinner is served with complimentary wine or beer, while afternoon tea features a Queensland favourite: fresh dampers.


In between meals, passengers can converse in Shearers Rest, a spacious lounge car serving wines, beers, spirits, and snacks. With its inviting ambience, panoramic windows, and plush seating, travellers can enjoy stunning views of the outback landscape.

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Spirit of the Outback’s single and twin sleeper compartments ensure their passengers a blissful night’s sleep on a lie-flat bed that converts to comfortable upright seating with panoramic views during the day. Stay fresh with you own personal wash basin, vanity unit and 240-watt power point.

Twin Sleeper Prices from $4,299pp

The Twin Sleeper carriage on Spirit of the Outback ensures a shared adventure in absolute comfort. With two cosy beds and panoramic windows, passengers enjoy a perfect blend of privacy and scenic beauty. Embrace the camaraderie of the journey, relax in a well-appointed cabin, and wake up to the mesmerising landscapes of Queensland’s countryside. The Twin Sleeper offers a delightful balance of comfort and connection, creating lasting memories as travellers traverse the stunning Australian outback.

  • Consist of two lower single beds for two persons travelling together. A child (under 16 years) can only be booked into Twin Sleeper if the second person in the cabin is an adult over 16 years accompanying them
  • Each sleeper consists of a table, wardrobe, power point (240-volt AC) and a washbasin with vanity mirror
  • Sleepers have a reading light, pillow, top and bottom sheet, blanket and towel
  • Sleepers have forward and backward facing beds
  • Main meals are included in your fare and provided in the Tuckerbox Restaurant
  • An amenity pack produced right here in Queensland is provided including a combination of men’s and women’s products with a focus on organic and sustainable production
Cruise Code: AUS2255
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Single Sleeper Sold Out

In the Single Sleeper, travellers indulge in solitude and comfort. The cozy cabin provides a private sanctuary with panoramic windows offering breathtaking views. Drift into serenity on a comfortable bed and awaken to the ever-changing landscapes of Queensland’s stunning countryside. Immerse in the journey with onboard amenities, relishing the perfect balance of tranquillity and adventure, making the Single Sleeper carriage a haven for those seeking a unique and intimate outback travel experience.

  • ​Consists of a single lower bed for one person. Children (under 16 years) cannot be booked into Single Sleeper
  • Each sleeper contains a wardrobe, power point (240-volt AC) and a washbasin with a vanity mirror
  • Sleepers have a reading light, pillow, top and bottom sheet, blanket and towel
  • Sleepers face both the direction of travel and in reverse
  • Main meals are included in your fare and provided in the Tuckerbox Restaurant
  • An amenity pack produced right here in Queensland is provided including a combination of men’s and women’s products with a focus on organic and sustainable production
Cruise Code: AUS2255
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Your Hotel Stays


Included Hotel

The Point Brisbane Hotel (Or Similar)

The Point Brisbane Hotel stands as a beacon of luxury, earning its prestigious four-star status. Nestled along the scenic Kangaroo Point cliffs in Australia, this architectural gem offers panoramic views of the Brisbane River and city skyline. With 202 well-appointed rooms, contemporary design, and modern amenities, guests indulge in comfort and style. The hotel boasts sophisticated dining options, a rooftop pool, and versatile event spaces. Its prime location provides easy access to cultural attractions and business hubs. The Point Brisbane Hotel seamlessly combines elegance with functionality, ensuring a memorable and refined stay for discerning travellers.


Included Hotel

The Staging Post (Or Similar)

Experience the essence of the Australian outback at this charming Longreach hotel. Its comfortable and spacious rooms provide a relaxing retreat, while the warm hospitality and personalised service create a homely atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the flavours of the region with the hotel’s authentic outback dining experiences, and explore Longreach’s nearby central attractions. While the hotel might provide a look back in time, its amenities are all 21st century, with air-conditioning, comfortable beds, TV and free Wi-Fi.

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