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On the road with CMCA

Outback to Ocean

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Length 18 DAYS 

Date     15 MAY – 1 June 2020  

Cost      Couple $2,200 Solo $1,850 

Join us on adventure through Queensland’s outback down to New South Wales, ending on the beautiful Clarence River in Iluka. Start this safari off the right way with a relaxing cruise along the Thompson River in Longreach and then travel through the Queensland outback where you’ll get to enjoy farm stays as an accommodation option. This trip has several fun activities planned which include a cotton farm and winery tour, a stay at Nindigully Pub, fossicking for opals at Lightning Ridge, soaking in a warm bore bath at Moree, staying on the beautiful Mann River and much more!


• Greeting dinner cruise and show in Longreach  

• Tour at Quilpie  • Tour at Homestead 

 • Tour of Cotton Farm and Winery 

 • Tour at Lightning Ridge- opal mining 

 • Iconic Nindigully Pub  

• Bore baths  • 

2 x historic homestead farm stays 

 • 2 x lunches  

• 5 x dinners 

• Experienced guides 

 • All accommodation 

Draft Itinerary

15 May Meet up at Longreach Tourist Park at 3pm – A coach will pick the group up at 4:30 pm for the cruise on the Thomson River at sunset. Enjoy a 2-course dinner around the campfire and live entertainment by a barefoot bush poet as the group gets to know each other (power, toilet, shower) (show and dinner included, drinks not included) 

16 May Depart for Windorah, staying at a free camp at Coopers Creek (weather permitting) 

17 May Depart for Quilpie staying at the tourist park. Enjoy a dip in the artesian spas and sit around the fire (power, toilets, shower) 

18 May Hop on a bus for a 2.5-hour tour taking in the sights and history of Quilpie, enjoy a light lunch (tour and lunch included, drinks not included)

19 May Depart for Morven, staying at the historic Maryvale Homestead Farm Stay and enjoy a tour of the farm’s history and a dinner together that night (dinner and tour included, drinks not included) 

20 May Depart for Charleville where we will stay for a night at a tourist park and enjoy the camp fire and night star gazing (star tour included) (power, toilet, shower) 

21 May Depart for Charlotte Plains Farm Stay where we will stay 2 nights and experience all that it has to offer (unpowered, toilet, shower) 

22 May Enjoy a history tour of Charlotte Plains and relax for the rest of the day enjoying nature 

23 May Depart for St George where we will stay in a caravan park, free time to stock up (power, toilets, shower) 

24 May The group will be collected by coach for a tour of a cotton farm and winery which includes a 3-course lunch (tour and lunch included, drinks not included) 

25 May Depart for Nindigully Pub where we will free camp on the river and enjoy a dinner at the pub (dinner included, drinks not included) (no facilities) 

26 May Depart for Lightning Ridge, famous for black opal mining, where we will stay for 2 nights in the Lightning Ridge Tourist Park (power, showers, toilet). A 2-course meal for dinner together at Confusion Restaurant in town this evening (dinner included, drinks not included) 

27 May Free time in the morning, then collected by coach in the afternoon for a tour of Lightning Ridge which will include fossicking, visiting miner camps, Lunatic Hill Open Cut, Amigo’s Castle, walk-in mine, afternoon tea (all included)

28 May Depart for Moree where we will stay for a night and soak in a thermal pool at the end of a day of driving (power, toilet, shower) 

29 May Depart for Cranky Rock Reserve, staying for one night, go for a walk down to the billabong, see the wildlife and relax around a campfire (some power, toilet, shower) 

30 May Depart for Cangai where we will free camp on the beautiful Mann River 

31 May Depart for the beautiful seaside village of Iluka on the mouth of the Clarence River where we will spend our final night together, a short stroll to the local hotel overlooking the river where we will have a farewell dinner (dinner included, drinks not included) (power, toilets, shower) 

1 June We farewell our new friends and depart on our individual travels. 

Please note:

- 1500km distance travelled

- 25 vehicles max

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