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Outback Aussie Day Tours

Multiple Locations

Outback Aussie Tours is a family-owned local operator with 27 years experience.

Let Outback Aussie Day Tours show you Outback Queensland. Join Smithy and the team to discover Queensland's heartland, their pioneering legends, Outback stations and the majestic Thomson River.

Cruise the Thomson River on their multi-award winning Drover's Sunset Cruise which includes Smithy's Outback Dinner and Live Show. Enjoy onboard nibbles at sunset and a two-course table service dinner under the stars while being entertained by quality performers on the river stage. A night to remember!

Visit local stations and meet the graziers for a personalised tour of their property. Take a full day tour to Winton featuring the Australian Age of Dinosaurs and the Qantilda Precinct (part of the Waltzing Matilda Centre) or join one of the fascinating cattle Station tours.

Make the most of your stay in Longreach with their multi-day Longreach Legends Passes. There are three pass options which include a mix of attractions to suit your time and budget. Attractions featured in these passes are Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum, Station visits and the Drover's Sunset Cruise. They really are good value if you're planning on spending a few days in Longreach.

Facilities

  • Car park

Our Tours

Drover's Sunset Cruise

All aboard the M.V. Longreach Explorer!

Relax on the top deck with 360 degree views of the majestic Thomson River. Your Captain will captivate you with stories about the river, its wildlife and Indigenous links. Purchase a drink from the licensed bar and enjoy complimentary nibbles. Stop at Sunset Bend to toast the sunset and take in the stunning colours of the Outback sky.

As the colours fade into starlight, dock at Smithy's Outback Dinner and Live Show. Relax under the stars with table-service dining featuring camp-oven themed modern cuisine. Live on stage, quality guest artists will entertain you with their songs and stories.

Book early to experience this multi-award winning Longreach tour.

** The Drover's Sunset Cruise runs during Winter only. If you are travelling during Summer, please see our "Summer Sunset Nibbles Cruise" **

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$95 $99
Winton Day Tour

Get ready for a day rich in Australian culture and heritage. Your Savannah Guide is an expert in interpreting our historic region's stories. As we travel through dramatic and changing landscapes to Winton, passing huge Outback stations, keep an eye out for emus, eagles and kangaroos.

Enjoy a guided tour of the Qantilda Museum (part of the original Waltzing Matilda Centre), visit the Musical Fence, Arnos Wall and the Truck Museum on a town tour of Winton.

High up on a mesa overlooking endless Outback plains, we're given an entertaining interpretive tour of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs - home to the world's largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils. The state-of-the-art Collection Room and 3D Theatre brings to life dinosaurs Banjo and Matilda with amazing animated recreations.

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$195 $199
Camden Park Station Sunset Tour and Dinner

Visit the Walker family for a guided person tour of the famous Camden Park Station. Explore the historical homestead where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited for morning tea. Enjoy the expansive view from their verandah and capture the experience of outback life at the 360 degree artesian pools lookout. Visit a circa 1920 shearing shed and gain an insight into the history of grazing in the Outback as you enjoy an extensive station tour. Enjoy nibbles and drinks at sunset, followed by a scrumptious two course dinner.

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$115 $119
Strathmore Station Smoko Tour

Meet Maree at Strathmore Station who will share her passion for station life on a personalised tour. As you tour the station, learn about Santa Gertrudis cattle and Merino wool production. Hear how these third-generation graziers made water run uphill with their award-winning water system. Back at the homestead you'll have time to wander the tranquil gardens and enjoy some warm Outback hospitality.

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$89 $89
Smithy's Outback Dinner and Live Show

Settle back and enjoy an evening to remember dining under the stars beside the Coolibah lined river. Begin with sunset nibbles followed by a two-course table service dinner, featuring a camp oven themed modern cuisine. A good selection of wine and cold beer is available for purchase from the licensed cash bar.

Live on stage the quality guest performers will entertain you with their songs and stories. A night out at the award-winning Smithy's is a 'must do' when in Longreach - an experience that is bound to be a highlight of your Outback holiday.

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$75 $79
Longreach Legends Pass (Multi-Day)

Make the most out of your Longreach visit with an Outback Aussie Tours Longreach Legends Pass. Choose from either Bronze, Silver or Gold - whichever suits your time and budget. Not only do you get a great value package, you also benefit from 25 plus years Outback touring experience. Passes may include Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum, Station tours, Drover's Sunset Cruise and Smithy's Outback Dinner and Live Show.

2016-2017 (Valid from 01 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017)
Summer Bronze Pass includes Stockman's Hall of Fame; Qantas Founders Museum; Summer Sunset Nibbles Cruise.

2017 (Valid from 01 Apr - 31 Oct 2017)
Bronze Pass includes Stockman's Hall of Fame; Qantas Founders Museum; Drover's Sunset Cruise; Smithy's Outback Dinner and Live Show.

Silver Pass includes Drover's Sunset Cruise; Smithy's Outback Dinner and Live Show; Sheep and Cattle Station Tour.

Gold Pass includes Stockman's Hall of Fame; Qantas Founders Museum; Stockman's Show and Qantas Jets Tour; Drover's Sunset Cruise; Smithy's Outback Dinner and Live Show; Sheep and Cattle Station Tour. **Valid from 06 Apr - 24 Oct 2017 (Subject to Outback Stockman's Show).

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$139 $259
Camden Park Country Station Tour

Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the Cattleman's Bar and Grill, located at the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame, before visiting the Walker family for a guided personalised tour of the famous Camden Park Station. Meet Outback Dan, fifth generation farmer, who will guide us through his family's historical homestead, cattle yards, shearing shed and take us for a walk down the "Queen's Path", in honour of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's 1970 visit. Enjoy the expansive view from 'Longreach's Highest Lookout' and capture the experience of Outback life at the 360 degree artesian pools lookout where Camden Park's delicious afternoon tea will be served. Outback Dan's fascinating yarn telling will give you an insight into the history of grazing in the Outback on this extensive station tour.

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$85 $89
Summer Sunset Nibbles Cruise

All aboard the M.V. Longreach Explorer!

Relax on the top deck with 360 degree views of the majestic Thomson River. Your Captain will captivate you with stories about the river, its wildlife and Indigenous links. Purchase a drink from the licensed bar and enjoy complimentary nibbles. Stop at Sunset Bend to toast the sunset and take in the stunning colours of the Outback sky.

* The Summer Sunset Nibbles Cruise is the Summer version of their award-winning "Drover's Sunset Cruise". If you are travelling during Winter, please see their popular Drover's Sunset Cruise.

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$69 $75

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