join us on a Holiday Seniors Coach tour and experience the Queensland Outback and Longreach

Tour Highlights:
Roxy Theatre, Bingara, Moree, The Unique Egg, St George, Cobb & Co Changing Station Museum, Charleville, Steiger Guns, Tambo Teddies, Barcoo Hotel, Blackall Woolscour, Barcaldine, Tree of Knowledge, QANTAS Founders Museum, Outback Pioneers Station Store, Old Time Tent Show, Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Outback Stockman’s Dinner Show, Nogo Station, Sunset Cruise, Thomson River, Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show, The Australian Age of Dinosaurs, North Gregory Hotel, Spirit of the Outback Train, Caboolture, Yatala Pies, and more

10 days / 9 nights … with Mary and Brian

Tour Departs: Thursday 2-Saturday 11 September 2021

Longreach holiday-coach-tour … click here to download brochure

Day 1  Thursday 2 September 2021:   Home – Tamworth Lunch & Dinner

We pick you up from home this morning  make our way north to Kurri Kurri where we stop for lunch at the Kurri Kurri Bowling Club. This afternoon our journey takes us through Muswellbrook and Scone, to arrive in Tamworth and chich into our motel before dinner.

Tamworth Motor Inn 02 6765 4633

 

Day 2  Friday 3 September 2021:   Tamworth to St George Breakfast, M/tea, Lunch & Dinner

We farewell our hosts and depart Tamworth. We take a step back in time with a stop at the Roxy Theatre in the small town of Bingara.  Here we have morning tea and a tour of the art deco architecture and contains the original fixtures and fittings, including the ornate stucco plaster, paintwork and coloured lights from 1936. Next we head to Moree for lunch at the Amaroo Tavern. We cross the border and travel to St. George where on arrival we visit The Unique Egg.  This is a genuinely impressive and interesting collection of hand-carved emu eggs, illuminated from within. Created by Steve Margaritis over a period of more than 40 years, they have been displayed at World Expos but are on permanent display in a sports store in St. George. Next, we check into our motel for the night and have some free time before dinner in the restaurant.

Merino Motor Inn, St George:   07 4625 3333

Day 3  Saturday 4 September 2021  St George to Charleville Breakfast , M/tea, Lunch & Dinner

Our touring this morning takes us north to the small town of Surat and we stop at the Cobb & Co Changing Station Museum. The Museum is built on the original site of the Cobb Co Store – and the drop off point for coach passengers and goods. We have morning tea and a self-guided tour through the museum before we head into Roma for a self-guided tour and lunch at the Big Rig Museum. The outdoor museum tells the story of the formation of gas in coal reserves and the first oil discovery in Roma. This afternoon we arrive in Charleville and take a driving guided tour around town with a local guide. We look at the Steiger Guns, a bizarre piece of Western Queensland history.  It is one of ten guns used by the Queensland Government in 1902 to try and induce a rain deluge and thus break the drought, which had been going on since 1896.  The guns had been designed to send blasts of air into the atmosphere filled with gunpowder and unfortunately like many good ideas this just never worked and the rains never eventuated.

Waltzing Matilda Motel, Charleville:   07 4654 1720