Exploring Central West Queensland

Exploring Central West Queensland

Journey across endless horizons to embrace the stories of local characters who have helped shape and transform the Australian outback. Discover unique land formations, feel a touch of gold fever and witness the blazing outback sky’s as the sun sets each night

7 Days

18 – 24 August 2021

From $3022*

7 days
Share/Double $3022.00 pp
Single $3470.00
Deposit $200.00

Plus Airfare – Brisbane > Cairns


DAY 1: (D) BRISBANE TO CAIRNS - Wed, 18 Aug 2021

Set off with anticipation to discover industrious towns and welcoming locals! Arriving at Cairns Airport we meet our coach captain and head to our hotel where we settle in. We’ll re-join later to get to know each other better over dinner before a good night’s rest.

1 night | Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Dinner at hote

DAY 2: (BLD) CAIRNS TO UNDARA - Thu, 19 Aug 2021

Today we begin our adventure as we inland to Undara National Park. Arriving at the Lava Lodge, set in pristine tropical Savannah woodlands, we enjoy lunch and time to settle in before our afternoon tour. Out on a personal Archway Explorer Tour, your Savannah Guide draws your attention to interesting environmental,
geological and historical features before reaching the Lava Tubes. Formed over a million years ago, they are the oldest standing and best-preserved system found anywhere in the world. We then return for dinner and retire for the evening.

1 night | Undara Lava Lodge
Breakfast and dinner at motel | lunch at Undara Lava Lodge


This morning we farewell this beautiful part of the world and begin watching the endless horizon stream by, we head to the gold struck town of Charters Towers. We’ll enjoy lunch at the Stock Exchange Arcade Café before experiencing a personalised city tour. Uncover many significant sites and facts about the glittering town’s history. At the Venus Gold Battery, our guide offers an insight into the amazing gold rush era! Then with a touch of gold fever, we arrive at our hotel for the night.

1 night | Cattleman’s Rest Motor Inn
Breakfast and dinner at motel | lunch at Stock Exchange Arcade Cafe


Our journey today takes us south – through the Blackwood National Park where we can stop for our picnic lunches. Our afternoon break is in Clermont, an early gold rush site and one of the oldest inland settlements in tropical Queensland. Our final stop is Emerald for the night.

1 night | Emerald Central Hotel
Breakfast and dinner at motel | picnic lunch included

DAY 5: (BLD) EMERALD TO BILOELA - Sun, 22 Aug 2021

Heading out early we travel via Lake Maraboon to Springsure. Here we learn about our pioneering history and see first-hand how the early settlers opened up the area with a visit to the “Old Rainworth Fort” Moving on, we stop in Rolleston for a lunch break .. before travelling through Moura to Biloela for the night. With plenty of great photo opportunities and a lovely picnic lunch, it will be a remarkable day.

1 night | Biloela Palms Motel
Breakfast and dinner at motel | picnic lunch included

DAY 6: (BLD) BILOELA TO DALBY - Mon, 23 Aug 2021

Starting our day with a hearty breakfast we take a look around Biloela before heading south on the Burnett Highway and visit Cania Gorge for a short stop and morning tea. Moving on we travel through Monto, Eidsvold & Mundubbera to arrive at Boondooma Homestead … settled in 1846, it was the center of a 1000 sq miles holding. We now head to Dalby for the evening. With lunch and refreshment along the way, it will be another fabulous day out.

1 night | Dalby Manor Motor Inn
Breakfast and dinner at motel | Lunch

DAY 7: (BL) HOMEWARD BOUND - Tue, 24 Aug 2021

We make the most of our last day on tour. Travelling via the Warrego Highway , we stop in at the Jondaryan Woolshed. With time for lunch and self-exploration, the oldest (and largest) operating woolshed will be an eye-opening visit. It has been celebrating the rich, cultural and pastoral history of the Darling Downs region since the mid-1800s. Continuing on our way through Toowoomba we get closer to Brisbane and home.

Breakfast at motel | lunch at Jondaryan Woolshed

All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times or days of some attractions. We cannot be held responsible for any changes due to closures or inclement weather.


  • Cairns | Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
  • Mount Surprise | Undara Lava Lodge
  • Charters Towers | Cattleman’s Rest Motor Inn
  • Emerald | Emerald Central Hotel
  • Bileola| Bileola Palms Motel
  • Dalby | Dalby Manor Inn

Tour Inclusions

  • 6 night’s motel accommodation
  • 6 cooked breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
  • 6 included lunches
    • Undara Lava Lodge light lunch and Archway Explorer
    • Stock Exchange Arcade Café lunch
    • Charters Towers Visitor Information Centre town tour and Venus Gold Battery
    • Cattleman’s Rest Motor Inn packed lunch
    • Picnic Lunch – Rolleston
    • The Woolshed at Jondaryan lunch

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