Queensland Outback to Reef

15 - 28 May 2022

HURRY, SEATS LIMITED Join us on this incredible 14 Day adventure exploring Longreach, Winton, Mt Isa, Cloncurry, Karumba, Cobbold Gorge, Undara, Cairns and more. Includes return flights from Sydney, ensuite accommodation, coach travel, impressive tours, attractions and entertainment, with over 37 meals as well as some truly spectacular scenery.

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$5,990 pp t/s
Single Suppliment $1360 

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EXPLORE LONGREACH, WINTON, MOUNT ISA, CLONCURRY, KARUMBA, COBBOLD GORGE, UNDARA, CAIRNS AND MORE ON KTG TOURS 14 DAY QUEENSLAND OUTBACK TO REEF TOUR

 

Please note that for full enjoyment of this tour, a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Day 1 – Sunday 15 May 2022

(Meals: D)
Your tour starts at Sydney Airport where you meet your KTG Tours Hostess who will accompany you on your 14 day adventure. Our Qantas flight departs Sydney at around 11am, with a short stopover in Brisbane before arriving in Longreach mid afternoon.* On arrival at Longreach Airport, we are met by our Driver who will transfer us to our accommodation where we spend the next 2 nights. Get to know your fellow travellers over a tasty meal tonight in town.
Hotel: Outback Pioneers, LONGREACH

 

Day 2 – Monday 16 May 2022

(Meals: B, L, D)
This morning we visit the impressive Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Explore the Galleries with your virtual guide “Hugh”, take your seat in the undercover stadium for the Live Show – A Stockman’s Life and see the Story of the Australian Stockman in a fully immersive cinema experience. Next, we visit the Qantas Founders Museum where we have lunch followed by some time to explore the Museum at your own pace. We meet our guide who will take us on a behind the scenes tour to see the Boeing 747 and Super Constellation aircraft. Tonight, you are in for a treat, starting with a gentle sunset cruise down the majestic Thomson River followed by a traditional stockman’s camp-fire dinner with inspiring and humorous traditional entertainment. Next, the Aussie bush is illuminated by the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show, a unique big screen presentation on the adventures of the notorious cattle thief known as ‘Captain Starlight’. Our outback experience is capped off with some billy tea and damper.
Hotel: Outback Pioneers, LONGREACH

 

Day 3 – Tuesday 17 May 2022

(Meals: B, L, D)
After breakfast this morning we start our Nogo Station Experience, which begins with a tour of Longreach before heading out to the Kinnons’ historic station. Our Kinnon host will take us on an insiders’ journey of station life, including the merino story in the woolshed, Captain Starlight’s stockyards, and their amazing station safari by open-top, double-decker bus to spot outback animals. Finish with Saddlebag lunch and billy-tea by the gidgee campfire. Next, we depart Longreach and travel to Winton, home of the world-class Waltzing Matilda Centre. The Centre tells the story of Waltzing Matilda, a song that lives in the hearts of all Australians and the first museum in the world dedicated to a song. Explore the centre at your own pace before checking in to our Winton accommodation for the next 2 nights.
Hotel: Boulder Opal Motel, WINTON

 

Day 4 – Wednesday 18 May 2022

(Meals: B, L, D)
Enjoy a relaxing morning with a chance to look around town and see The Musical Fence and Arno’s Wall. Winton, known as the Dinosaur Capital of Australia is also home to The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History. Featuring the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils and a working dinosaur museum with the most productive Fossil Preparation Laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere. After lunch we are taken on an incredible behind the scenes tour of the facility. See and hear about their exciting finds of unique dinosaurs that lived 100 million years ago, including gigantic sauropods and “Banjo”, Australia’s greatest carnivorous dinosaur. In 2017 the Museum introduced Dinosaur Canyon to the world. The new attraction consists of five outdoor galleries featuring life-sized bronze dinosaurs. Board the Noble Express shuttle and prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime! This evening we venture to the Museum terrace where we unwind with a drink and some nibbles to watch the sun go down over the flat country. After the Outback sunset, we settle in for a hearty BBQ feast under the stars while soaking up the amazing Outback lifestyle.
Hotel: Boulder Opal Motel, WINTON

 

Day 5 – Thursday 19 May 2022

(Meals: B, L, D)
Today our journey takes us through McKinlay, where we stop for a bite at Crocodile Dundee’s Walkabout Creek Hotel before arriving in the mining town of Mount Isa.
Hotel: Abacus Motel, MOUNT ISA

 

Day 6 – Friday 20 May 2022

(Meals: B, L, D)
This morning we witness the incredible views over Mount Isa from the City Lookout. Next, we visit the Isa Experience Heritage Display to learn about the region’s fascinating cultural, indigenous, pioneering and mining heritage. Followed by a self-guided look through the Riversleigh Fossil Centre. Alternatively, you may choose to do an optional at own expense tour of the Hard Times Mine where you go underground for a unique mining experience (numbers limited, please confirm at time of booking if you wish to add this tour). After lunch we uncover the fascinating story behind Australia’s first and only Underground Hospital before travelling to Cloncurry where we spend the night.
Hotel: Gidgee Inn, CLONCURRY

 

Day 7 – Saturday 21 May 2022

(Meals: B, L, D)
This morning we visit the John Flynn Place Museum which pays tribute to Reverend John Flynn and his team for their dedication and success in overcoming isolation and bringing communication education, and health to remote Australia. The museum takes you on a journey following in Flynn’s footsteps from conception, birth; and legacy of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, born in Cloncurry in 1928 to improve quality of life for rural Australians. Next, we depart Cloncurry and travel towards the Gulf Coast, pausing along the way for lunch at the Burke and Wills Roadhouse. This afternoon we arrive in the coastal port town of Karumba where we spend the next 2 nights.
Hotel: End of the Road Motel, KARUMBA

 

Day 8 – Sunday 22 May 2022

(Meals: B, L, D)
After breakfast this morning we discover the amazing secrets of the mighty ‘Barra’ at the Les Wilson Barramundi Centre & Hatchery, the only hatchery in the world to breed the Southern Gulf strain of this iconic fish. We take a behind the scenes look of the state-of-the-art Interpretive Centre and get to hand-feed some Barra—if you dare! Enjoy lunch at the Wild Fish Café followed by a free afternoon to relax. This evening we join Croc & Crab Tours for a Sand Island Sunset Dinner Cruise. Witness the Port of Karumba then cruise out to the sand island where we disembark the boat for a tasty dinner on the island including fresh cooked gulf prawns, fish bites, chicken, quiche, salads, fruit and cake platters and drinks.
Hotel: End of the Road Motel, KARUMBA

 

Day 9 – Monday 23 May 2022

(Meals: B, L, D)
Today we travel to Normanton to board the legendary Gulflander train and journey to Critters Camp. Back on the coach we continue on to Georgetown where we have lunch and a look at TerrEstrial, the Ted Elliott Mineral Collection. This afternoon we arrive at Cobbold Gorge where we spend the night in air-conditioned cabins, fully equipped with private bathrooms, immersed in the natural wonders of the Gulf Savannah countryside.
Hotel: Cobbold Gorge, FORSYTH

 

Day 10 – Tuesday 24 May 2022

(Meals: B, L, D)
Witness Cobbold Gorge and the spectacular outback landscape from above on an optional at own expense scenic helicopter flight today. This morning we discover Cobbold Gorge, a breathtaking natural paradise tucked within the rugged sandstone formations. Experience the stunning Gorge from within and above on a fabulous three-hour guided tour with our Savannah Guide. Glide down the gorge on custom-made, electric powered boats in almost eerie silence, keeping an eye out for the resident freshwater crocodiles as we marvel at the majestic 30 metre sheer walls. Explore the gorge on a circular interpretive guided walk up to the escarpment, with an informative insight on the geology, history, flora and fauna, and be rewarded with a magnificent view of the gorge below from the fabulous new glass bridge. After lunch we continue our journey to the spectacular Undara Volcanic National Park, arriving at The Undara Experience where we settle in for the next 2 nights in our ensuited cabins.
Hotel: Undara Experience, MT SURPRISE

 

Day 11 – Wednesday 25 May 2022

(Meals: B, L, D)
Enjoy an Aussie Bush Breakfast surrounded by native flora and fauna. Mid-morning we join our Savannah Guide for an incredible Archway Explorer Tour to see the impressive lava tubes. Formed approximately 190,000 years ago when molten lava drained out under a thick cooler crust, leaving a series of long, hollow tubes, the lava tubes are only accessible by guided tour. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon. This evening there is an optional at own expense Sunset and Wildlife spotting tour (the tour is limited in numbers and must be confirmed at time of booking on a first in basis).
Hotel: Undara Experience, MT SURPRISE

 

Day 12 – Thursday 26 May 2022

(Meals: B, L, D)
This morning we visit Woodleigh Station for a tour of the 1876 homestead. We learn how hard life was for early settlers and discover the journey the cattle take to get from paddock to plate. Next, we stop to admire the magnificent Millaa Millaa Falls. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, the picturesque falls are one of the most photographed in Australia. See the impressive Curtain Fig Tree, which is estimated at over 500 years old. Then, after lunch we continue on to the east coast, arriving in glorious Cairns where we spend the next 2 nights.
Hotel: Novotel Oasis Resort, CAIRNS

 

Day 13 – Friday 27 May 2022

(Meals: B, D)
Today you have a FREE DAY in Cairns where can book on an optional at own expense activity such as a day trip to either Green Island, Kuranda, Paronella Park or Mossman Gorge to name a few. There are also free activities like Cairns famous Lagoon available.
Hotel: Novotel Oasis Resort, CAIRNS

 

Day 14 – Saturday 28 May 2022

(Meals: B)
Today it’s time to farewell Queensland as we are transferred to Cairns Airport for our direct flight home, arriving back in Sydney at around 3:30pm.*

 

* Flight details are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to tour departure. Complementary food and beverages are served on the flights in accordance with each airline. Additional items can also be purchased during the flight.

Tour Inclusions

  • Economy Class seat flying with Qantas from Sydney to Longreach
  • Economy Class seat flying with Qantas from Cairns to Sydney
  • Quality Accommodation as stated
  • Coach Travel and Transfers
  • Meals as stated: B = Breakfast (13), L = Lunch (11), D = Dinner (13)
  • All Tours and Attractions as per this itinerary
  • Escorted from Sydney Airport by experienced KTG Tours Hostess

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary has been put together to take in the best of the region and its attractions. Details are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed due to availability and other circumstances. Any exclusions from the standard itinerary are stated in the brochure. The tour price is based on per person twin share. Single supplement for this tour is $1360. Tour price does not include Travel Insurance [Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all travellers]; personal expenses for drinks, laundry and personal requirements; optional extra touring; meals other than specified; tips or gratuities. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.