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“A unique day out in Winton”

Outback Aussie Tours
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Longreach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Let Outback Aussie Tours show you Outback Queensland. We offer Thomson River cruises and a selection of day tours including Station visits, Dinosaur attractions, Iconic Stockman's Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. Don't miss our fully licensed Drover's Sunset Cruise featuring Smithy's Outback Dinner & Show. Watch the live entertainment on the River Stage while you enjoy a 2 course table camp oven themed dinner under the stars, with table service. For a fantastic station experience, join the Station Sunset Dinner Tour or one of two station smoko tours. Other tours taking in more of our Outback Queensland region include the Legendary Longreach and Winton Tour, Birdsville Desert Escape, Gulf Savannah Tour, Cape York & Torres Strait and the Corner Country Highlights tour. Travel in comfort aboard our custom designed vehicles and be treated to our well known Outback hospitality. We can't wait to meet you!
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27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“A unique day out in Winton”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

I did the Winton Dinosaur Matilda day trip, was a great day out, very much enjoyed the Australian Age of Dinosaurs. Our driver Dave was knowedgeable, friendly and helpful, the coach was cool and comfortable and the lunch provided in Winton was ready and waiting, tasty and perfectly adequate. A good overall condensed introducton to the area. Good value for the money. Also did the Camden Station sunset tour with Outback Aussie and this was excellent also, they are a good company to deal with.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank kez205
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“The setting is fantastic”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

The dinner and entertainment in the beautiful setting was picture perfect, the meal served was delicious and the entertainment just added perfectly to the whole experience... a great night for families, singles, couples and groups!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Marcelleaquaed
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“An Outstanding Experience”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We have just returned from a 7 day Legendary Longreach and Winton tour and would have to say this is the perfect way to enjoy a real taste of the West, journeying out and back by rail on the Spirit of the Outback. We felt privileged to be part of some amazing experiences which are exclusive to Outback Aussie Tours. Our coach driver, Brad, was fantastic - nothing was too much trouble and his quirky sense of humour kept us all amused. Our 'journey of a lifetime' took in everything the west had to offer, including 3 cattle/sheep station tours, the Longreach School of the Air (very interesting), the Waltzing Matilda Centre, Australian Age of Dinosaurs and the Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways, the Qantas Founders Museum, the Stockman's Hall of Fame and the Drover's Sunset Dinner Cruise followed by a lovely dinner around the camp fire under the stars on the banks of the Thomson River. The entertainment provided by Grant and Michael (Heartland Theatre Larrikins and Legends Show) was a fitting way to end a perfect holiday! The incredible sunsets and the brilliance of the stars at night are something the west does to perfection!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Robyn P
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Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“outback experience”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

A big thankyou to outback Aussie tours. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed The driver,s sunset tour. Specially the entertainment from Grant and Michael.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank leanne m
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“A great evening out in Longreach”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We didn't know what to expect when we boarded the M.V. Explorer for our Drovers Sunset Cruise, run by Outback Aussie Tours, in Longreach recently. A local had suggested that the cruise was very "touristy" and the alternative paddle steamer cruise was the better option.

She couldn't have been more wrong! The cruise, with expert commentary with a very local flavour and accent from Captain Kim, was excellent. We cruised the Thomson River for over an hour while the sun set and although it wasn't the most spectacular sunset we have experienced it was certainly memorable and enjoyable. Drinks were available on board and nearing the end of the cruise Kim brought out nibbles for us to enjoy prior to disembarking for a dinner on the riverbank.

The Drovers Dinner Camp, the setting for dinner, was a open area and a large camp fire was there to warm us as we entered. Tables were set for dinner and there was a stage area, centred on an old hut at the front of the area.

Again, not knowing what to expect for dinner, we were pleasantly surprised as to the quality of the food, which was served on the traditional "men/women", alternating basis. The courses that night were a steak hot pot and a barramundi fillet, both of which were tasty and excellently prepared and served. Drinks were not available on-shore but could be purchased on the boat prior to disembarking. BYO is also an option.

Dessert was similarly an alternate course arrangement and was of similar standard to the mains.

Entertainment was provided by Michael and Grant, also known as Heartland Theatre. They performed through dinner and most of the numbers were their own compositions. Again we were pleasantly surprised - maybe we had set our expectations too low! - but the boys did a great job in contributing to the enjoyment and atmosphere of the whole evening.

The Drovers Sunset Tour starts early, with pick-up from Longreach accommodation at around 4:30pm, returning about four hours later. Overall it was extremely well organised, was most enjoyable and is highly recommended.

We did pass the paddle steamer tour a couple of times while on the river and decided that we had indeed made the right choice with the Drovers Sunset Cruise.

This was a unique and different way to spend an evening in Longreach, where the dining options are somewhat limited, as you would expect.

Visited August 2013
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