Day 1: Sunday – Longreach (D)
Adventure to the legendary outback town that Qantas calls home……for a reunion to remember. Make it even more special by travelling with your original QF department colleagues. On arrival at either Longreach Airport or Longreach Railway Station you will be met and transferred to your preferred accommodation. Check in and relax before a fabulous ‘Tastes of Sunset’ homestead dinner at historic Rosebank Station check-in. Overnight Longreach
Day 2: Monday – Longreach (B,D)
Your visit to the Qantas Founders Museum is sure to be a reunion highlight! The unmistakable red and white livery of a Qantas jumbo jet dominates the skyline from kilometres away. Inside the dedicated museum, you’ll uncover many a story llinked to the founding of our favourite airline. View marvellous interpretive and interactive exhibits then join a guided Airpark Tour for a behind the scenes look at the resident DC-3, Boeing 747, Boeing 707 and Super Constellation. You’ll have exclusive access to view the park from the 4 story viewing platform not usually available to visitors. Supercharge your experience with an optional 747 Wing Walk! (book direct at the Museum). Own arrangements for lunch with some free time to explore downtown Longreach. Late afternoon, you’ll be transferred to the Thomson River for the award-winning Drover’s Sunset Cruise. Take your seat on the top deck ready to capture 360-degree sweeping, river and floodplain views at sunset. We’ll dock at Smithy’s for the entertaining Outback Dinner & Show. Enjoy full table-service as you dine on a delicious camp oven themed dinner under the stars! (You can purchase drinks from the Licenced bar). Overnight Longreach
Day 3: Tuesday – Winton (B,L,D)
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. Our included lunch today will be at the famous Winton Club, where the first ever Qantas board meeting was held. After lunch, learn the story behind Australia’s unofficial national anthem at the Waltzing Matilda Centre which includes the Qantilda Museum. Return to Longreach late afternoon. Dinner tonight will be at a local favourite, The Birdcage Hotel. Overnight Longreach
Day 4: Wednesday – Longreach (B,MT,D)
For yet another slice of Aussie history, we’ll visit Camden Park Station, a 5th generation sheep & cattle station for a station tour and smoko. You’ll be in good company as the Queen visited this family homestead 30 odd years ago when she opened the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, our next stop. See the new Cinematic Experience which pays tribute to the Aussie Stockman and wander the five themed galleries. Own arrangements for lunch at the Museum cafe, but make sure you leave room for our exclusive Farewell dinner tonight in the Qantas Founders Museum. Then get ready for 20 minutes of awesomeness at the Luminescent Longreach Sound & Light Show. The historic aircraft in the Airpark double as the canvas for this amazing show. Featuring high-tech 3D animation and illustrations, you’ll be taken on a fascinating narrative of Australia’s aviation history. Overnight Longreach
Day 5: Thursday – Homeward Bound (B)
Following a relaxed breakfast, we end the tour with a transfer to Longreach Railway Station or Longreach Airport for your return journey to Brisbane
Longreach Motor Inn – 3 ½ Star Rating:
Centrally located Longreach Motor Inn is located just across the road from Longreach Railway Station and 200 metres from downtown. Property facilities include Restaurant & Bar, Outdoor Swimming Pool, BBQ Area & Outdoor Seating, Undercover Parking, Room Service; Free WiFi & Foxtel
• Room type – Run of House as per allocation – mix of upstairs & downstairs standard motel rooms.
Saltbush Retreat – 4 Star Slab Huts & 4.5 Star Homestead Stables
Experience the Outback for real as you step back in time but without losing contemporary comforts. Saltbush Retreat’s rustic but beautiful accommodation reflects the unique textures and tones of Outback Queensland. Saltbush Retreat is within walking distance of Longreach hero attractions, Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. Dust off the day’s adventures with sunset canapés and a relaxing soak at our exclusive outdoor bath terrace*. (*for Homestead Stables & Slab Hut guests only).
• 4 Star Slab Huts are luxurious air-conditioned studio rooms crafted with traditional outback building techniques that recreate an early settler’s home. You’ll love the canopied bed and unique outback touches. All rooms feature ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, fridge, kitchenette, TV, DVD player and a private verandah. Free parking is in a separate park adjoining the Slab Hut complex. Brew some tea, pull up a chair on the rustic front verandah and enjoy this truly unique accommodation experience. Bedding: Queen Bed
• 4.5 Star Homestead Stables are luxurious air-conditioned rooms that recreate the outback stableboy’s accommodation but with deluxe 4.5-star comfort. Inside you’ll discover some wonderful outback touches which help tell the outback story from the old gate bedhead to custom-made trough basins. All rooms have ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, TV/DVD, kitchen facilities including microwave and fridge. Bedding: Queen bed & set of bunk beds
Reverse-cycle Air conditioning; Verandah (some); BBQ facilities; Ensuite; Full kitchen or Kitchenette; Hairdryer; Flat Screen TV; Internet (free Wi-Fi); Iron/Board; Optional pantry packs (additional charge)
Airport Shuttle (free); Laundry facilities; On-site/on-call staff; Parking (free); Coach Parking; Outdoor Pool; Tour desk; Outdoor Bath Terrace for exclusive use by Slab Hut & Homestead Stable guests; Snacks and drinks (including wine & beer) available for purchase at Reception
Mitchell Grass Retreat – 5 Star Ensuite Glamping Tents
The vision of Mitchell Grass Retreat is to bring a new accommodation experience to Longreach that captures the essence of the Outback. Step inside one our luxury ensuite tents, the perfect base for your Outback Queensland adventure. Take in the spacious open plan layout, European appliances, sumptuous King bed (or 2 x Long Single beds) with gorgeous linen and beautiful bath…this is truly 5 star outback Glamping. Settle in, pop the champagne and relax on your private deck gazing out to the surrounding Mitchell Glass Plains. Swim in our saltwater pool and relax around the evening fire pit under a starry night sky. The sense of freedom will be heightened as you gaze out to the surrounding Mitchell Grass Plains.
Saltwater Swimming Pool; Communal Fire Pit; Car park; Longreach Airport Transfers; Tour/Attraction Booking Service; Massage Service on request
In Room Facilities
Kitchenette with Delonghi appliances; Refrigerator; Microwave; Coffee Plunger; King Beds or Long Singles with luxury linen and pillows; Ensuite with huge bath, Dindi Naturals Toiletries & Fluffy Bath Robes; Split system Air-conditioning; Bamboo Remote Control Ceiling Fan; Hair Dryer; Iron/Ironing Board; Private Deck & BBQ; Complimentary WiFi; Gourmet Breakfast Basket delivered daily; Complimentary Port & Chocolates; Pantry Pack; Nibbles Platters & BBQ packs available for purchase.. There’s even an exclusive outdoor bath terrace for Homestead Stables and Slab Hut guests.
• 10 x spacious Luxury Ensuite Tents
• Ideal for solos or couples
• Bedding Configuration: 1 x Luxury King Bed
• Capacity 1-2 guests
• 5 x oversized Luxury Ensuite Tents
• Ideal for twin share or families
Bedding Configuration: 1 x Luxury King Bed or 2 x Long Singles + swags for up to 3 children (adding a real sense of outback adventure for the kids).