fbpx

6 Day Tour – Mackay to Longreach

Itinerary

We will pick up at Mackay airport or train station.

We head up the Pioneer Valley to Eungella passing the small sugar cane towns, stopping at the Pinnacle Pub for a refreshment break and one of their famous Pinnacle Pies.

Leaving there we head up the Great Dividing Range to Eungella Chalet for spectacular scenery. That afternoon we go to Broken River Mountain Resort nestled in Australia largest rain forest. There are rainforest walks beside the resort, which has the best viewing of Platypus in the world.  After dinner we go spot lighting nocturnal animals in the rainforest with an experienced guide with wonderful knowledge of living in the bush and all that goes with it.

Overnight at Broken River Mountain retreat.

Welcome Lunch & Dinner.

Meals included – Lunch and dinner

We travel form Eungella through the Gemfields to fossick for treasures and arrive in Barcaldine,

On our way to Barcaldine, we will stop over at Hoods Lagoon in Clermont, where we will see the flood markers from the 1916 historic floods form a cyclone in the Whitsundays.

As we continue on we travel through the largest coal deposit region in Australia and view the massive drag lines as we pass a multitude of mines and coal trains as long as the eye can see.

We then arrive in the heart of the Gemfields, Rubyvale and try our hand at fossicking for sapphires.

We then venture through to the country town of Barcaldine home to the Tree of Knowledge, the reputed birthplace of the labour movement in Australia and the location of the first Australian Shearer strike.

Here we join the Desert Dreaming Centre for an aboriginal experience with dinner, Corroboree and a tour of the Tree of Knowledge. This tree grew outside the Railway Station for about 180 years until 2006 when sadly, it was poisoned by an unknown culprit.  The famous tree has been preserved and placed under an award winning structure that gives the illusion of a canopy over the Tree.  The best view of the Tree and the memorial is at night when it is beautifully lit by special lighting.

A visit at night will be a highlight of your trip.

Overnight at Landsborough Lodge or similar.

Meals included – Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Live the past with all your senses as you ride the old Longreach-Windorah mail route. Hear the pounding hooves of the magnificent horses on the outback dirt road. Hear the rattle and creak of the coach. Hold on to your hat for the only stagecoach gallop in Australia!

Harry Redford comedy show with a bill can lunch – A comedy with real outback humour.

Thompson River Sunset cruise with a campfire dinner on the paddle wheeler – Board the only paddle wheeler west of the Great Divide and enjoy an adventure to the heart of outback tradition and legend. Ashore we enjoy a traditional stockman’s camp-fire dinner. This is the real outback experience with inspiring and humorous traditional entertainment featuring the barefoot bush poet.

Meals included – Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton

– Outback Queensland tells the story of Waltzing Matilda, a song that lives in the hearts of all Australians as our unofficial anthem and the first museum in the world dedicated to a song.

The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum

– Is home to the largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils in the world. Experience a world class tour with passionate museum tour guides. The tour includes preparation laboratories where a team of staff and volunteers bring these fossils back to life. We then go to the collection room where you are shown the best exhibits which are brought to life. A tour of dinosaur canyon which is a world class attraction set amongst white gums and cycads.

Now we are on our way back to Longreach.

Meals included – Breakfast and dinner

This is where Qantas was born. The museum tells the story of Australia’s national airline, from its early days in Outback Queensland to present day. Characters of the early Qantas days, their pioneering spirit and the impact the airline had for all Australians, is brought to life through life size exhibits, historical artefacts and interactive displays including the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar.

The Australians Stockman’s Hall of Fame live show – Wonder through the themed galleries, each one depicting an important aspect of our pioneering history. Then bring the experience to life with a Stockman’s life live show. Highlighting sheep mustering, whip cracking and outback humour with a musical touch of outback song to bring the atmosphere alive.

Overnight at Longreach Motor Inn or similar.

Meals included – Breakfast and dinner

A time to have a look around Longreach and its outback shops before we put you on the train or plane.

Meals included – Breakfast

Map

Photos

Prices and Bookings

Book with Confidence, Guests requesting a cancelation due to Covid will be issued a full refund for any tours booked with Reef N Beyond.

6 Day / 5 Night Tour

$2695 per person twin share, $600 single supplement

13 meals

Tour departure dates are

To be advised shortly – 2023 dates

Experienced Driver Guide & Airport Transfers

Tour commences in Mackay

Tour concludes In Longreach

Tour inclusions

Return airport or train transfers

Tour exclusions

Snacks and beverages are not included.

Optional gratitude’s / tipping

Personal expenses

Travel Insurance

Itinerary changes

On some occasions it may be necessary to change the itinerary due to availability or other circumstances beyond our control. Alternate destinations or swapping of days may occur if all other options have been exhausted

On some occasions it may be necessary to change the accommodation place due to availability or other circumstances beyond our control. Alternate accommodation will be booked.

Protected: 8 day tour – Gulf Savannah Explorer

Other Tours You Might Like....

Menu