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ARRIVE via Spirit of the Outback at
Barcaldine 3.40pm, transfer to motel. Casual town history tour before dinner.
 
  Package includes all accommodation, meals, transfers, entries and tours excluding rail fare.
This unique Holiday package runs March, April, September and October.

Cost of Best of the Outback holiday - Package 2
Sole Use $1,795.00
D/T Share $1,675.00
Child $1,300.00
Minimum of 8 people
Maximum of 15 people
Valid - 01/04/07 to 31/03/13
Does not include rail fare.

Phone or Fax us for package dates
The Spirit of the Outback arrives Wednesdays and departs Mondays







Art Cave
Thursday:  Travel west to Longreach. Morning tea and tour of Qantas Founders Museum. Travel the vast Mitchell Grass Country to the legendary town of Winton. Visit the famous Waltzing Matilda Centre, the Dinosaur Diorama and the Opal Walk, plus a lot more on the town tour.
Overnight at the Matilda Motel Winton.
Friday:  A great country alfresco breakfast. Today is our Longreach experience- a tour through the 747, a unique insight into this great aircraft, then onto the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Rusty's Stockmans Show and learn the history of our early pioneers. After lunch a town lookabout tour, time to freshen up and shower, then travel back over 100 years - "Fair Dinkum" it's Clancy's Campout, a pioneering Experience unequalled. A Cobb & Co. Coach ride through the bush to the mighty Thomson River, close behind is the wagonette loaded with comfy Swags. Camp on the River bank, maybe catch a yellowbelly and enjoy the legendary three course camp oven dinner. Followed by bush poetry, campfire sing-along and yarns you will never forget. Your swags are waiting, drift off any time you like and enjoy the wondrous glory of the everlasting stars, and see the vision splendid.
Saturday:  Wake up to the best campfire breakfast you will ever have. Harness up the horses, return reluctantly to Longreach saying goodbye to Kinnon and Co. "Thanks mate!" Back to Barcaldine via Ilfacombe. See the machinery collection that is second to none and drink at the famous Wellshot Hotel. Lunch at Barcaldine then visit the Australian Workers Heritage Centre, town tour and walk through the best rose garden in the west. Back to Motel 5.30pm.
Sunday: Aramac & Gracevale Tour
This tour also operates as a full day tour on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. $145.00. Concessions apply. 7.30am to 6.pm travelling 260kms.
The best tour in the outback, as seen on TV. Exclusive to Artesian Country tours putting us above the rest. Learn the real history of Aboriginal and European contact around the first town on the wild frontier. Travel through ancient lava flows to one of Australia's oldest Dreamtime carving sites, over 10,000 years old. Visit lava blow holes, gorges, caves, the first pioneers' cutting into the outback, old grey rock, Settlers and Cobb & Co. campsite. Back to Motel at 6pm.
Monday:  Depart 7.45am visiting Jericho, Alpha, great little towns. Cross the Great Dividing Range to the gemfields of Rubyvale and tour through the Miner's Heritage Mine - great deals on sapphires. Lunch at Rubyvale Hotel. Tour through Rubyvale and Anakie before boarding the Spirit of the Outback at Anakie Station, 2.55pm for Rockhampton, Brisbane.
Grey Rock

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