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9 Day Tour – The Outback Loop

Itinerary

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.

– 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!

– Billy can lunch at harry Redfords Comedy show.

Thompson River Sunset cruise.
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.

– Breakfast, lunch 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.

We go down to the Thompson River for drinks, nibbles and Sunset.

– Breakfast

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.

Overnight at Cloncurry

– Breakfast and dinner

We will travel to Normanton have a beer at the Purple pub and a photo with ‘Kyrs’ a spectacular 8.63m crocodile.

Overnight at Normanton.

– Breakfast and dinner

This interactive and state of the art Interpretive Centre provides the history, stories, lifecycle and habits of these sought-after fish. Discover the wetlands and mangroves and learn about the incredible birdlife and stunning southern Gulf flora.

The Ferryman River Cruises.

Karumba’s number one in River and Gulf Cruises Explore the mangrove lined waterway of the Norman River with the Ferryman.

The wildlife adventures include Bird watching, Croc spotting and unforgettable Sunsets over the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Enjoy an evening of sunset drinks and nibbles as the sunsets over the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Overnight again in Kurumba.

– Breakfast and dinner

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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.

9 Day / 8 Night Tour

$4290 NETT per person twin share, $900 NETT single supplement

16 meals

Tour departure dates are

– TBC

– TBC

Experienced Driver Guide & Airport Transfers

Tour commences in Mackay

Tour concludes In Cairns

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.

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