Spirit of the Outback

Queensland’s Outback is breathtaking! The most laidback way to get there is on Queensland Rail’s Spirit of the Outback. It travels to and fro between Brisbane and Longreach a couple of times a week. The service has been running for over sixty years!

A first class sleeper affords you your own private cabin providing a comfortable seat by day that converts into a bed at night. Enjoy all inclusive chef prepared meals and the latest movies on entertainment tablets.

Queensland Rail Travel
1300 660 390

If you’re looking for a good reason to start planning a journey, The Australian Age of Dinosaurs near Winton has just opened Dinosaur Canyon! It’s where visitors will marvel over life-like open air galleries bringing the Outback’s pre-historic past to life.

Australian Age of Dinosaurs
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The Outback also hosts some pretty great festivals and events. Keep an eye out for The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival which is coming up from the 23 June to 1 July. You can view the full program on the festival website.

The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival
4657 1466
23 – 1 July 2017

Winton’s Outback Festival is in the calendar for September. The party comes to town for five day offering everything from an Outback Ironman Comp to the hot favourite, the Australian Dunny Derby! Catch the action from 19 – 23 September.

Winton’s Outback Festival
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19 – 23 September

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