Outback Aussie Tours

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

Explore Outback Queensland and beyond with Outback Aussie Tours, a multi-award winning touring company and Savannah Guides accredited operator. They will take you on a journey to discover the natural and cultural heritage to favoured Outback places like Longreach, Winton, Birdsville, Corner Country, Gulf Savannah, Cape York and Torres Strait. Come and experience the unique brand of hospitality, local knowledge and absolute connection with this land – their home – and its people.

The legends of Australia’s Outback are brought alive by their guides’ storytelling and interpretation. Engage and share the stories of unforgettable characters; meet the families on sheep and cattle stations; enjoy exclusive dining experiences; travel on private bush tracks through stunning country.

Guests stay in comfortable motels throughout and travel in fully air-conditioned, custom-built vehicles designed to meet Outback conditions. All tours conveniently connect with rail or air transfers and their team will be there to greet you when you arrive. With over 30 years experience operating in the region, Outback Aussie Tours must be your first choice for Outback touring and charters. Come and experience the Outback with a local specialist and turn their stories into your next adventure.

Facilities

Service Types

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Cultural and Theme Tours Food and Wine Tours Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours

Activities

Birdwatching Boating Four Wheel Driving Swimming Walks

Fitness

Basic Moderate

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Membership

Australian Tourism Export Council Queensland Tourism Industry Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

Accreditation

Australian Tourism Accreditation COVID Clean Practicing Business COVID Safe ECO Certified (Nature Tourism) by Ecotourism Australia Savannah Guides

Services

From $7049 to $8389

Journey from Longreach to Cairns exploring majestic Gulf landscapes and scenic rail journeys. Begin with the top Longreach attractions and a welcome aboard the Drover’s Sunset Cruise on the majestic Thomson River followed by Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show. Meet Outback characters at Crocodile Dundee’s Walkabout Creek Hotel and learn how the Royal Flying Doctor Service began. Stay 2 nights at Adels Grove, cruise the spectacular Lawn Hill Gorge, take a guided interpretive tour through Boodjamulla National Park. Travel through Normanton to Karumba to join a nature cruise, tour the Barramundi Discovery Centre and take a special cruise to a special sand island to toast the sunset in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Board the Gulflander and take a scenic rail journey through the Gulf Savannah Bushland. Arrive at the hidden Outback oasis, Cobbold Gorge for a relaxing two-night stay including a tour and cruise of Cobbold Gorge. Travel the iconic Savannahlander rail for a scenic rail journey. Visit Mount Surprise and explore the fascinating Undara Lava Tubes. Gain a close-up view of one of the most amazing rainforest eco-systems in the world as you cruise the enchanting Lake Barrine before arriving into Cairns.

Disabled Access

Carpark

From $7249 to $8449

Journey to the spectacular Channel Country and discover fascinating and remote Outback communities. Visit Roma’s Big Rig, tour Mount Hope Station and enjoy a camp oven dinner. See Roma Saleyards, Australia’s largest, and meet Charleville’s endangered Bilby. Discover Cosmos Centre’s night sky wonders. Visit historic Noccundra Hotel, quaint Eulo township and mud springs, and enjoy an exclusive Thargomindah Sunset Drinks and Dinner under the stars.

Cross the Dingo Barrier Fence into Outback New South Wales and the Sturt National Park en route to Tibooburra. Travel to Cameron Corner where the boundary lines of the states of Queensland, South Australia, and New South Wales meet. Explore the restored Australian Inland Mission building then enjoy Innamincka’s peaceful Cooper Creek cruise. Visit the site of Burke and Wills Depot Camp and see the iconic Dig Tree, a reminder of Australia’s pioneering spirit.

Follow the Strzelecki Desert to Birdsville. Toast the magnificent Outback sunset from Big Red sand dune on the edge of the Simpson Desert and meet the Birdsville Hotel locals. Visit Deon’s Lookout, with amazing views of the Diamantina Shire, and Betoota Ghost Town. Follow the Thomson River floodplain via Jundah and Stonehenge to Longreach, where we visit Longreach’s top attractions.

Disabled Access

Carpark

From $7199 to $8449

A truly special adventure to Cape York and Torres Strait Islands on a dedicated small group tour. Travel north along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives towards the World Heritage-Listed Daintree National Park, then follow the famous Bloomfield Track on an amazing journey hugging the scenic Daintree Coast to Cooktown. Visit the James Cook Museum and take a guided tour of some magical, award-winning Aboriginal rock art. Take a fascinating tour of the world’s largest bauxite mine in Weipa. Cruise the mouth of the Gulf of Carpentaria on an Eco Tour and witness a stunning sunset over the ocean to the west. Drive on some of the original sections of the Old Telegraph Track and take a cool swim in the lush Fruit Bat Falls with its crystal clear water (croc free). Stand at the very tip of the continent, the most northerly point of Australia. Cruise the turquoise waters to Thursday Island and join a unique tour of Kazu Pearl Farm on Friday Island. Enjoy a guided tour of Horn Island World War II sites and hear about the Kaurareg People, traditional owners of Horn Island. Return on a QantasLink flight to Cairns.

Disabled Access

Carpark

From $4249 to $4989

The picturesque Far West Outback region is a fusion of stunning red sand hills, abundant wildlife and magnificent flora and fauna. Visit the Qantas Founders Museum, and ake in the pioneering history at Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Relax on the Thomson River aboard the Drover’s Sunset Cruise followed by Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Live Show. Explore the Cooper Creek catchment and follow the Thomson River floodplain to Windorah with its majestic red sand dune landscapes. See the ghost town of Betoota and the JC Hotel Ruins then on to Birdsville to see the famous Birdsville Hotel, Inland Hospital Ruins and renowned Birdsville Racetrack before toasting the sunset atop the stunning red dunes of Big Red on the edge of the Simpson Desert. Pass famous Waddi Trees and see the Carcory Ruins, a remnant of European settlement, and the historic Royal Hotel. Visit Boulia’s Min Min Encounter, a tribute to the famed Min Min Light phenomenon, and explore the Boulia Heritage Complex. In Winton discover the Waltzing Matilda Centre, and Australian Age of Dinosaur’s tour, dinosaur canyon and picturesque sunset barbecue overlooking the plains where dinosaurs once roamed.

Disabled Access

Carpark

From $2799 to $3449

Experience the very best of Outback Queensland’s heartland on this top-selling tour to Longreach and Winton. The five night package includes three nights in Longreach and two nights in Winton. In Longreach, experience the Strathmore Station tour; Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Stockman’s Show; Camden Park Station Sunset Tour; Longreach School of Distance Education; Rosebank Station Homestead morning tea; and Qantas Founders Museum and guided Airpark Tour. A highlight will be the Drover’s Sunset Cruise on the Thomson River followed by Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show. The two nights in Winton includes a Winton Town Tour; Waltzing Matilda Centre; the exceptional 95 million year old Dinosaur Stampede National Monument at Lark Quarry Conservation Park; a guided interpretive tour of the laboratory, collection room and Dinosaur Canyon at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, home to the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils; and exclusive access to spectacular private Carisbrooke Station. This tour package is fully inclusive of all meals, touring and entry fees plus some exclusive dinners in incredible locations. Add return rail fares from Brisbane on the Spirit of the Outback. Please ask their friendly reservation team to book rail sectors on your behalf.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $1569 to $1999

Discover the heartland of Outback Queensland on this easy-paced short break package with all of the top Longreach attractions. Take a tour of Longreach, home of legends, larrikins and our pioneering giants. Unwind on the Thomson River with the award-winning Drover’s Sunset Cruise followed by a two-course table service dinner under the stars as you watch the entertaining Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show live on the River Stage. Enjoy a traditional billy-tea at Lily Lagoon then tour the nearby Longreach cattle saleyards. Step inside the 747 and 707 jets at Qantas Founders Museum on a guided interpretive Airpark tour. Meet local graziers at Camden Park Station for a personalised tour of the property capped off with sunset drinks under the vivid Outback night sky. Explore the five themed galleries at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to the Aussie Stockman and heroes of the Outback. Take a short drive to Ilfracombe and enjoy a memorable authentic pub dinner at the historic Wellshot Hotel.
* Guests have the option to extend the tour an extra night to experience an additional Winton Full Day Tour, including Australian Age of Dinosaurs and Waltzing Matilda Centre.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $2380 to $2999

Experience the best of Longreach on this fabulous five-night package, including a day tour to Winton. Stay five nights in a deluxe cabin at Longreach Tourist Park. Meet the Smith family at Rosebank Station for an exclusive tour and relaxed homestead morning tea. Wander the Qantas Founders Museum and join a guided tour of the Airpark. See the Luminescent Longreach Sound & Light Show, bringing the 100-year story of Qantas to life. In Winton, take a guided interpretive tour of the laboratory, collection room and Dinosaur Canyon at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, and visit Waltzing Matilda Centre. Explore the themed galleries at Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and enjoy the Stockman’s Life LIVE Show, all paying tribute to the Aussie Stockman and heroes of the Outback. Meet local graziers at Camden Park Station for a personalised property tour, sunset drinks and dinner in the historic woolshed. Take a short drive to Ilfracombe and enjoy a memorable authentic pub lunch at historic Wellshot Hotel. Unwind on the Thomson River with the award-winning Drover’s Sunset Cruise followed by a two-course table service dinner under the stars and enjoy the entertaining Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show live on the River Stage.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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