Take in the spectacular landscapes, iconic landmarks and fascinating historical sites where you will tour the picturesque Far West Outback region, a a fusion of stunning red sand hills,abundant wildlife and magnificent flora and fauna !
Day 1: Auckland/Brisbane
Tuesday 07 May
This morning we are picked up from our home addresses anywhere in the greater Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch areas and we join our short flight to Brisbane. On arrival we are transferred to our hotel for our overnight stay.
Day 2: Brisbane/Longreach (D)
Wednesday 08 May
This morning we will be transferred to Brisbane Airport for our short flight to Longreach.
On arrival we will be met and transferred to our accommodation. Late afternoon join your tour group for a short drive to Ilfracombe and the historic Wellshot Hotel for a welcome dinner.
2 nights Jumbuck Motel, Longreach – www.jumbuckmotel.com.au
Day 3: Longreach (BLD)
Thursday 09 May
Visit the world-class Qantas Founders Museum, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas through interpretive displays, interactive exhibits, and an impressive collection of genuine artefacts. Meet the Smith Family at historic Rosebank Station for great hospitality and a relaxed homestead morning tea. Discover the inspiring stories of our pioneering heroes at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame as you wander the five themed galleries. Late afternoon unwind on the Drover’s Sunset Cruise with tasty on-board nibbles platters, before taking your seat at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show. Relax under the stars and savour a mouth-watering two-course camp oven themed dinner, as the talented musical artists perform on the River Stage.
Day 4: Longreach—Windorah (BLD)
Friday 10 May
Follow the mighty Thomson River floodplain to Windorah, said to be the only place in the world where two rivers form a creek! See magnificently contrasting colours in Welford National Park; golden green spinifex, white-barked ghost gums and stunning red sand dunes. Take in the serenity with a picnic lunch in the National Park beside one of the many Coolibah-lined waterholes. Late afternoon in Windorah, we’ll take a short trip out of town to toast the sunset from beautiful wind-swept red sand hills. Have your camera’s ready!
Overnight Cooper Cabins or Western Star Hotel, Windorah – www.westernstarhotel.com.au
Day 5: Windorah—Birdsville (BLD)
Saturday 11 May
Heading west today, see the JC Hotel Ruins, once part of the township site of Canterbury, before reaching Betoota – population zero! Established in 1885 to collect cattle tolls and later a Cobb & Co change station, the last resident died in 2004, making Betoota a ghost town. Take in spectacular views from Deon’s Lookout and see the Dreamtime Serpent Indigenous artwork, an impressive hillside installation created with gravel and gibbers. At the end of the famous Birdsville Track we arrive in the frontier town of Birdsville.
2 nights Birdsville Hotel, Birdsville – www.birdsvillehotel.com.au
Day 6: BIRDSVILLE (BLD)
Sunday 12 May
Stroll down to the banks of the tranquil Birdsville Billabong and see the well-known Birdsville Racetrack. Visit the Wirrarri Visitor Information Centre to view local artists’ work in their extensive gallery and explore the Inland Hospital ruins. Tonight we toast the glorious outback sunset from atop Big Red, a 40 metre high sand dune marking the symbolic eastern edge of the Simpson Desert.
Day 7: BIRDSVILLE—BOUILA (BLD)
Monday 13 May
Take a close-up look at the rare and ancient Waddi Trees. See the Carcoory Ruins, a remnant of European settlement, and the nearby flowing Artesian Bore. Explore the remote town of Bedourie, located on a sand dune, overlooking the Eyre Creek floodplain. See the historic Royal Hotel, built in the 1880s with adobe bricks and still very much in its original condition. Witness spectacular 360-degree views from the Vaughan Johnson Lookout before arriving in Boulia early afternoon.
Overnight Australian Hotel or Desert Sands Motel, Boulia – ww.desertsandsmotel.com.au
Day 8: Bouila—Winton (BLD)
Tuesday 14 May
Visit Boulia’s Min Min Encounter, a tribute to the famed Min Min Light phenomenon. Explore the Stonehouse Museum, one of the first homes built in Western Queensland, located at the Boulia Heritage Complex, which is also home to an impressive Marine Reptile Fossil exhibit. Travel a scenic drive to Winton stopping at Cawnpore Lookout to take in the stark flat-topped beauty of the surrounding Lillyvale Hills.
Call into the historic Middleton Hotel, originally a coach staging post, for entertaining yarns and a casual pub lunch. Enjoy some free time in Winton to relax or wander the Opal Walk. 2 nights Boulder Opal Motel, Winton – www.boulderopalmotorinn.com.au
Day 9: WINTON (BLD)
Wednesday 15 May
Visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre, the only museum dedicated to a song. Hear wonderful stories surrounding Winton’s links to Australia’s unofficial national anthem and explore the interactive and fascinating displays. Mid-afternoon visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs laboratory, for a guided interpretive tour of the laboratory, collection room and Dinosaur Canyon. Relax with new found friends at our exclusive sunset barbeque overlooking the plains where dinosaurs once roamed!
Day 10: WINTON/LONGREACH/BRISBANE/AUCKLAND (B)
Thursday 16 May
Depart Winton for an early transfer back to Longreach to join your connecting transfers home.
LOOK WHATS INCLUDED !
= Return economy airfares from Auckland to Brisbane return (please ask for prices from other regions)
= 1 nights accommodation in Brisbane based on share twin—room only
= Domestic airfare from Brisbane to Longreach
= Travel by quality touring coach in conjunction with Outback Aussie Tours
= Touring with our Savannah Guides Master Operator driver and host
= All Meals from Longreach (8 buffet breakfasts; 7 lunches; 8 dinners)
= All entries/activities as per itinerary
= 8 nights motel/hotel accommodation based on share twin from Longreach
Passengers travelling from Wellington or Christchurch may have different departure times to the Auckland arrival and departure times. Please check when booking.
Please note that we require a minimum of 15 passengers to ensure this tour departs.
A non refundable deposit of $600 per person would be payable in order to confirm a place on the tour.
Final payment would be due no later than 60 days prior to departure.
Due to limited room allocations at some of the properties, all single supplements will be on a request basis only at the time of booking. A supplement of $895.00 will be payable for a guaranteed single room.
If you prefer to book on a twin share price we would room you with another passenger of the same gender. Please note we accept no responsibility for the compatibility of passengers roomed together on this basis.
If you are not compatible with the person you have been paired with any additional costs involved in changing the room type would be at your expense.
We are pleased to offer a loyalty discount of $80.00 per person to those clients who have travelled with us previously.
We suggest you take out insurance in case of cancellation due to illness, medical whilst you are away, and loss of baggage. We are happy to provide you with a quote with Cover-More Insurance—please contact the office for further details.
The deposit of $700 is non-refundable.
The following cancellation charges will apply.
Final payment: Cancellations received prior to 60 days to departure $700 cancellation fee
Cancellations received less than 60 days prior to departure—no refund.
Terri started her career in travel after leaving school and opened up Supreme.
Tours and Travel in 1994. She is passionate about providing personal service to her clients and offering travel advise so you get the most from your holiday. Terri has travelled widely throughout Europe, Asia, USA and the Pacific and is always happy to share her experience in these areas.
Vikki has enjoyed working within the Travel Industry for many years.
She brings a wealth of experience having travelled throughout Europe, USA, Australia and the Pacific.
Vikki Escorts a lot of the tours and makes sure all her passengers enjoy a memorable tour with lots of fun and surprises throughout. You are never bored when you travel with Vikki.
Maggie is an experienced tour guide having spent seven years guiding throughout Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, Egypt and Morocco when she was ‘younger’! Maggie then came back to NZ and has worked in the travel industry here for over 25 years and has escorted numerous travel agent and media trips to places such as China, Las Vegas, Bangkok, Norfolk Island, India, Ireland and the UK, USA and Asia (to name just a few ) in her roles within the travel Industry. She was the Manager of the British Tourist Authority in Auckland for nine years and then with worked with Marriott International Hotels for a further nine years. Maggie loves travel, and loves to show people wonderful places. She has a great sense of humour and likes to ensure that people not only experience all the wonderful sights, but that they have a fun time as well.
Visitors to our office will always get the “once over” from Charlie who is our Head of Security.
Charlie is a Bichon Frise and loves coming to work with Terri each day. When he is not on guard he can be found sleeping under Terri’s desk.
Charlie is probably the most popular member of staff!!
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