Outback Aussie Tours

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Explore Outback Queensland and beyond with Outback Aussie Tours, a multi-award winning touring company and Savannah Guides accredited operator. They will take you on a journey to discover the natural and cultural heritage to favoured Outback places like Longreach, Winton, Birdsville, Corner Country, Gulf Savannah, Cape York and Torres Strait. Come and experience the unique brand of hospitality, local knowledge and absolute connection with this land - their home - and its people.

The legends of Australia's Outback are brought alive by their guides' storytelling and interpretation. Engage and share the stories of unforgettable characters; meet the families on sheep and cattle stations; enjoy exclusive dining experiences; travel on private bush tracks through stunning country.

Guests stay in comfortable motels throughout and travel in fully air-conditioned, custom-built vehicles designed to meet Outback conditions. All tours conveniently connect with rail or air transfers and their team will be there to greet you when you arrive. With over 30 years experience operating in the region, Outback Aussie Tours must be your first choice for Outback touring and charters. Come and experience the Outback with a local specialist and turn their stories into your next adventure.

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Off Road Driving
  • Swimming

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

2018 Outback Getaway

The ideal short break in Outback Queensland, this five day package features four nights in Longreach, a day tour to Winton and all of the top Longreach attractions. Our tour begins with a dinner at the historic Wellshot Hotel in Ilfracombe. Visit the Longreach School of Distance Education and discover a classroom more than twice the size of Victoria! Step inside the 747 and 707 jets at Qantas Founders Museum on a guided interpretive tour. Unwind on the Thomson River with the award-winning Drover’s Sunset Cruise followed by live entertainment on the River Stage at Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show. See amazing dinosaur discoveries at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs on a tour of their Laboratory, Collections Room and the new Dinosaur Canyon! Join the Strathmore Station Smoko Tour. Explore the five themed galleries at the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and see the Outback Stockman's Show. Enjoy an exclusive lunch at Dr Bruce Yeates Memorial Cottage. Meet local graziers on the Camden Park Station Sunset Tour, including an unforgettable barbeque dinner under the spectacular outback night sky. Tour the historic town of Winton, Australian Age of Dinosaurs and visit the re-built Waltzing Matilda Centre (reopening mid April 2018).

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$1499 $1949
2018 Corner Country Explorer

Journey to the spectacular Channel Country and discover fascinating and remote Outback communities. Enjoy Stanthorpe Food and Wine experiences, Roma Big Rig Night Show, Bonus Downs Station Tour and Homestead Lunch, Cosmos Centre Night Telescope Observation Session, Meet the Bilby Experience, Cunnamulla Fella Centre, the quaint Eulo township and mud springs, and Thargomindah's Australia-first hydro-electric street lighting story.

Cross the Dingo Barrier Fence into Outback New South Wales and the Sturt National Park en route to Tibooburra. Travel to Cameron Corner where the boundary lines of the states of Queensland, South Australia, and New South Wales meet. Explore the restored Australian Inland Mission building then enjoy a peaceful Cooper Creek cruise in Innamincka. Visit the site of Burke and Wills Depot Camp and see the iconic Dig Tree, a reminder of Australia's pioneering spirit.

Enjoy a breathtaking scenic flight Innamincka to Birdsville via William Creek over Lake Eyre. In Birdsville, toast the magnificent Outback sunset from Big Red sand dune on the edge of the Simpson Desert. Visit Deon's Lookout, with amazing views of the Diamantina Shire, and Betoota Ghost Town. Follow the Thomson River floodplain via Jundah and Stonehenge to Longreach, where we visit the attractions of Longreach .

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$8999 $10189
2018 Birdsville Desert Escape

The picturesque Far West Outback region is a fusion of stunning red sand hills, abundant wildlife and magnificent flora and fauna. Take in the pioneering history at Stockman's Hall of Fame, be entertained at the Outback Stockman's Dinner & Show, visit the Qantas Founders Museum, & enjoy morning tea at historic Rosebank Station. Relax on the Thomson River aboard the Drover's Sunset Cruise followed by Smithy's Outback Dinner & Live Show. Explore the Cooper Creek catchment and follow the Thomson River floodplain to Windorah with its majestic red sand dune landscapes. See the ghost town of Betoota and the JC Hotel Ruins then on to Birdsville to see the Birdsville Hotel, Wirrarri Centre, Inland Hospital Ruins and Birdsville Racetrack before toasting the sunset atop the stunning red dunes of Big Red on the edge of the Simpson Desert. Appreciate it from above on a fabulous 30 minute Scenic Flight over Big Red & the Simpson Desert. Pass famous Waddi Trees and see the Carcory Ruins en route to Boulia to learn about the mysterious Min Min Light. Next is Winton's re-built Waltzing Matilda Centre (reopening mid April 2018), and Australian Age of Dinosaurs tour, dinosaur canyon and picturesque sunset barbeque.

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$3869 $4399
2018 Legendary Longreach and Winton

Experience the very best of Outback Queensland's heartland on the top-selling tour to Longreach and Winton. The five night package includes three nights in Longreach and two nights in Winton. In Longreach, experience the Strathmore Station tour and lunch; Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Stockman's Show; Camden Park Station Sunset Tour and Dinner; Qantas Founders Museum Jets Tour; and the Rosebank Station Homestead and Lunch. A highlight will be the Drover's Sunset Cruise on the Thomson River followed by Smithy's Outback Dinner and Show. The two nights in Winton includes a Winton Town Tour; Waltzing Matilda Centre (re-opening mid April 2018); the exceptional 95 million year old Dinosaur Stampede National Monument at Lark Quarry Conservation Park; a guided interpretive tour of the laboratory, collection room and new Dinosaur Canyon at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, home to the world's largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils; and beautiful private Carisbrooke Station. This tour package is fully inclusive of all meals, touring and entry fees plus some exclusive dinners in spectacular locations. Add return rail fares from Brisbane on the Spirit of the Outback. Please ask our friendly reservation team to book rail sectors on your behalf.

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$2299 $2649
2018 Cape York and Torres Strait

A truly special adventure to Cape York and Torres Strait Islands on a dedicated small group tour. Travel north along one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives towards the World Heritage-Listed Daintree National Park, then follow the famous Bloomfield Track on an amazing journey hugging the scenic Daintree Coast to Cooktown. Join a magical, award-winning Aboriginal rock art tour and take a spectacular scenic flight to Lockhardt River and Weipa overlooking the picturesque Princess Charlotte Bay and pristine sections of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a guided tour of the Weipa Bauxite Mine and cruise the mouth of the Gulf of Carpentaria on a Sunset Eco Tour. Drive on some of the original sections of the Old Telegraph Track and take a cool swim in the lush Fruitbat Falls with its crystal clear water (croc free). Stand at the very tip of the continent, the most northerly point of Australia. Cruise the turquoise waters to Thursday Island and join a unique tour of Kazu Pearl Farm on Friday Island. Enjoy a guided tour of Horn Island World War II sites and hear about the Kaurareg People, traditional owners of Horn Island. Return on a QantasLink flight to Cairns.

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$8899 $10249
2018 Outback Overlander

Explore some of Queensland's best kept secrets as we journey from Cairns to Longreach via the majestic Gulf Savannah region. From Cairns, we tour Atherton Tableland's lush farming lands and the cattle country of the Tropical Savannahs, before we explore the amazing Undara Lava Tubes. Visit picturesque Porcupine Gorge National Park before arriving into Hughenden for an overnight stop and to meet "Hughie", a Muttaburrasaurus replica. In Longreach for two nights we'll enjoy 2 homestead lunches at historic Stations; learn the stockman's story at the Outback Stockman's Dinner & Show; visit the Qantas Founders Museum; wander the five themed galleries of the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame; and take the picturesque Drover's Sunset Cruise followed by the entertaining Smithy's Outback Dinner and Show on the banks of the scenic Thomson River. We cross the Great Dividing Range to Lake Maraboon for a picnic lunch before arriving into Carnarvon Gorge to explore this spectacular National Park over two nights, including a stunning sunset tour. Travelling through some historic towns and fascinating Outback landscape, we arrive into Toowoomba for an overnight stop to explore the beautiful garden city before returning to Brisbane via the Valley of the Lakes.

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$4259 $5139
2018 Journey of the Gulf Savannah

Journey from Longreach to Cairns exploring majestic Gulf landscapes and scenic rail journeys. Begin with Longreach attractions and a welcome aboard the Drover's Sunset Cruise on the majestic Thomson River followed by Smithy's Outback Dinner and Show. Visit Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, and discover fossils at Hughenden's Flinders Discovery Centre and Richmond's Kronosaurus Korner. Meet the endangered Julia Creek Dunnart and learn how the Royal Flying Doctor Service began. Explore Mount Isa's Outback at Isa and Riversleigh Fossil Centre. Visit Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park & cruise the spectacular Lawn Hill Gorge. Take an amazing scenic flight via Sweers Island to Karumba and join a magnificent Sand Island Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Gulf of Carpentaria. Board the Gulflander and take a scenic rail journey through the Gulf Savannah Bushland. Arrive at the hidden Outback oasis, Cobbold Gorge for a relaxing three-night stay including tours of Cobbold Gorge and Robin Hood Station. Visit Mount Surprise and explore the fascinating Undara Lava Tubes. Travel the iconic Savannahlander rail for a one-hour scenic rail journey. Gain a close-up view of one of the most amazing rainforest eco-systems in the world as you cruise Lake Barrine before arriving into Cairns.

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$9499 $10889
2017/18 Outback Summer Escape

Take in the best of Longreach and Winton on the Outback Summer Escape. Experience the excitement of the Outback Stockman's Dinner and Show at the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame. Visit a classroom twice the size of Victoria at the Longreach School of Distance Education (or be intrigued at the Longreach Powerhouse Museum during school holidays). Wander the Qantas Founders Museum and step inside the 747 and 707 jets. Board the MV Explorer for the Drover's Sunset Cruise on the Thomson River and enjoy the entertaining Smithy's Outback Dinner and Show. Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs in Winton for an interpretive tour of the laboratory and collection room. Take a town tour of Winton and the Waltzing Matilda Centre's Qantilda precinct. Enjoy a special dinner at the Historic Wellshot Hotel in Ilfracombe. Explore downtown Longreach before roaming the five themed galleries at the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and enjoying the special lunch at the Bruce Yates Memorial Cottage. Late afternoon, experience the warm hospitality of local graziers on our Camden Park Station Sunset Dinner Tour including an entertaining station and Homestead tour followed by an unforgettable sunset barbeque under the stars.

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$1299 $1569
2018 Outback Short Break

Recharge your sense of adventure with a real outback experience in Australia's pioneering heartland. We take a Longreach town orientation tour and visit the award-winning Qantas Founders Museum, eloquently telling the story of Qantas through world-class interactive displays, then join a guided Jets tour of the resident 747 & 707 jets. Experience the warm hospitality of local graziers on our Camden Park Station Sunset Tour including an unforgettable barbeque dinner under the spectacular outback night sky. Take an optional stroll along the Botanical Walkway, a 2.5km interpretive flora walk. Wander the five themed galleries of the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame to learn about our outback pioneers, early explorers, stockmen and Indigenous Australians, then enjoy the entertaining Outback Stockman's Show. Late afternoon relax with nibbles and drinks aboard the Drover's Sunset Cruise along the Thomson River, followed by a two-course camp oven themed dinner at Smithy's Outback Dinner and Show under the stars. Relish a lazy breakfast on the third day followed by a nostalgic morning tea at the historic Longreach Railway Cafe before saying farewell to Longreach. Includes 2 nights Longreach Motor Inn - King Executive Room, transfers and most meals.

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$899 $1159

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Bush Tucker Garden

Richmond, Richmond Area
Free Entry
Wander through the Bush Tucker Garden and be educated on the regions native plants and their traditional purposes. Situated on the banks of Lake Fred Tritton, the garden offers a quiet retreat for bird watching.

Betoota

Diamantina Area
Betoota stands alone on a vast gibber plain, 170 kilometres east of Birdsville. While Betoota is mainly a ghost town, it comes alive twice a year for the annual Horse and Motorbike Gymkhana and the Betoota Races.

Undara Experience

Mount Surprise, Etheridge Area
From AU$58 - 60
Only three and a half hours from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland's Gulf Savannah lies a land so different in contrasts - the Undara Volcanic National Park. Undara is a pristine wilderness possessing one of the oldest and best preserved lava tube systems anywhere on Earth.

Einasleigh

Einasleigh, Etheridge Area
Einasleigh in the 21st century is only a small community - there are no shops however there is a hotel where you can purchase food. You can also top up fuel here or get food from the roadside caravan takeway, under a massive tamarind tree thought to be more than a century old.

Forsayth

Forsayth, Etheridge Area
Sometimes history is more bizarre than fiction. Forsayth was once paved in gold - in a manner of speaking. Part of the Etheridge Goldfield, this area was known as 'Poor Man's Goldfield' as a prospector did not need expensive equipment to search for gold.

Lake Fred Tritton

Richmond, Richmond Area
Free Entry
Lake Fred Tritton has a relaxed, yet energetic vibe and is bursting with activities to excite the whole family. It is perfect for swimming, skiing, canoeing and the fantastic playground's and water park will keep the kids entertained for hours.

Richmond

Richmond, Mackay Area
Imagine being in a place so diverse, so vast, you feel an indescribable sense of freedom. From the plains of the downs country to the silvery shimmer of the sun shining on the gidgee trees in the forest country, Richmond is often referred to as an oasis in the Outback.

Kynuna

Kynuna, McKinlay Area
Kynuna was established in the 1860s and in its early days boasted three hotels. It was a staging post for Cobb and Co Coaches. Today Kynuna has just one hotel, the famous Blue Heeler Hotel which was built in 1889.

Richmond Fossil Hunting Sites

Richmond, Richmond Area
Free Entry
Unlock your inner-palaeontologist and explore Australia’s ancient marine past at Richmond’s Free Fossil Hunting Sites. The ancient treasures of the Free Fossil Hunting Sites were deposited around 100 million years ago when Richmond was covered by a shallow inland sea.

Croydon

Croydon, Croydon Area
Croydon, situated in the heart of the Gulf Savannah country (Savannah Way), is a small town with a big history that started with the discovery of gold in 1885. Start at Croydon's True Blue Visitor Information Centre which houses significant collections of heritage items, information displays, an audio visual in its theatre and an internet service.
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