10 day Southwest Outback Explorer

​10 day Southwest Outback Explorer

Take a rail adventure to Queensland’s southwest on this guided tour of Charleville, Quilpie, Thargomindah, Eromanga and Roma. 


  • Return travel on the Westlander from Brisbane to Charleville, in an Economy seat
  • 8 day guided tour from Charleville to Roma with breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • 7 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Savannah Guides Master Operator driver and host


Day 1: Brisbane to Charleville

Travel aboard the Westlander to Charleville.

Day 2: Charleville

Arrive in Charleville and join a Top-secret WWII tour. Overnight at the Corones Hotel, Charleville.

Day 3: Charleville to Quilpie

Travel to Quilpie and take a tour of the town. Visit Lake Station, a 2500-acre sheep and cattle property for sunset drinks. Overnight at the Quilpie Brick Hotel. 

Day 4: Quilpie to Thargomindah

Travel to Yowah and try your luck at opal fossicking. Overnight at Thargomindah Oasis Motel

Day 5: Thargomindah to Eromanga

Visit the attractions of Thargomindah including the Leahy House, the old Thargomindah Hospital and the Hydro Power Plant. Overnight at Coopers Country Lodge, Eromanga.

Day 6: Eromanga to Quilpie

Explore the Eromanga Natural History Museum, which showcases the incredible diversity of the Outback’s natural history – from the tiniest fossils to the mightiest dinosaurs Australia has ever seen. Overnight at Quilpie Motor Inn.

Day 7: Quilpie to Charleville

Travel to Charleville and meet Australia’s iconic bilbies. View the outback wonders of the night sky at the Big Sky Observatory. Overnight at Mulga Country Motor Inn, Charleville.

Day 8:  Charleville to Roma

Travel to Roma with a stop at the Mitchell Great Artesian Spa. Overnight at Roma Central Motel.

Day 9: Roma to Brisbane

Visit Roma’s key landmarks including Lake Neverfill, The Overflow and Roma Saleyards. In the evening, take in the Big Rig night show and enjoy a farewell dinner before transferring to Roma railway station for the return journey onboard the Westlander.

Day 10: Brisbane

Arrive in Brisbane this morning. 

Departs from Brisbane

22 September 2022


Adult from $4899*^ per person twin share

Senior from $4875*^ per person twin share

Prices from other departure points available, please ask our consultants for details.

How to book

Enquire by phone or email (Contact us) or visit your local Travel Centre.


^ Price is per person twin share and is valid for travel 23 June 2022.  Sole use prices also available. *Prices are a guide only, subject to change and availability and are in Australian Dollars. From prices for rail packages are per person per package twin share, unless otherwise specified and based on the lowest room category for travel in low season.

For full terms and conditions refer the Queensland Rail Holiday 2022/23 brochure booking conditions.

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