Giddyup at Longreach
The perfect long weekend for adventurous and passionate line dancers to pack their dancing shoes and boots, and head to Outback Queensland.
iButton Events has created a unique package around an idea suggested by Jenny Moynahan, which will combine amazing attractions with fantastic line dancing opportunities.
4 Day Tour
Thursday 17 August -
Monday 21 August 2023
5 Day Tour
Thursday 17 August -
Tuesday 22 August 2023
2 Legendary line dancing instructors - Stephen Paterson and Tim Gauci
3 huge sessions of line dancing workshops and 3 mystery line dancing locations
All entry fees
All bus transfers
Outback Dan as your personal host
4 nights accommodation, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 1 lunch (4 day tour)
5 nights accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners, 1 lunch (5 day tour)
Flights to Longreach
Meals not listed above
THURSDAY 17 AUGUST
Arrive Longreach, be greeted to start the tour & check into your motel
Meet Outback Dan your personal host
Tour of 'Camden Park Station' and dinner in the Woolshed
Qantas Luminescent Light Show
FRIDAY 18 AUGUST
Tour at Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame including the Stockman's Show or
Qantas Founders Outback Museum and plane tour
An afternoon and evening of line dancing and workshops
SATURDAY 19 AUGUST
Tour Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame or Qantas Museum (the alternate to Friday)
An afternoon of more dancing with Tim & Stephen
Smithy's Drovers Sunset Cruise on the Thomson River & Dinner
SUNDAY 20 AUGUST
A mystery morning of line dancing in 3 unique locations
Country pub experience at the historic Wellshot Hotel
Final afternoon and evening of scuffing, shimmying and scooting
MONDAY 21 AUGUST
For those departing today, there is free time to explore the remainder of Longreach before departing the tour.
For those staying for the optional day:-
Visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre
Go back in time at the Australian Age of Dinosaur Museum
Appreciate the atmosphere, BBQ and stunning views
TUESDAY 22 AUGUST
(OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY)
Free time to explore the remainder of Longreach
THURSDAY 17 AUGUST 2023
If you’re flying in you will touch down on the tarmac at Longreach just after 2pm. “Outback Dan” will be your personal host for of the tour and he will greet you and show you some of Longreach’s iconic landmarks. You will then check into your accommodation at either Longreach Motor Inn, Saltbush Retreat Outback Cabins or Longreach Tourist Park.
We will then be welcomed to Camden Park Station where you will tour the working property and share an amazing dinner in the Camden Park shearing shed. After this we will attend the Luminescent Light Show at the Qantas Founders Outback Museum. This spectacular night time light and sound experience is designed to delight, entertain, inform and move.
FRIDAY 18 AUGUST 2023
After breakfast at your motel, we will split into two groups and will go to either the Qantas Founders Museum or the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame.
The Qantas Outback Founders Museum tells the story of Australia’s national airline, from its birth in Outback Queensland to present day. The tour includes The 747 Experience & Super Constellation Tour as well as museum entry.
At the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, you’ll get to enjoy the Outback Stockman’s Live Show, the museum and the cinematic experience. Be immersed in the pioneering stories and experience the history of the area through the voices of the many unsung heroes of the Australian bush.
After these tours the group will come back together and enjoy lunch. We will conduct a workshop for local school kids and they can learn to line dance. It is then time to do what we do best – line dance! We will head to the Longreach Civic Centre and scoot into the evening!
SATURDAY 19 AUGUST 2023
If you went to the Qantas Museum yesterday, it is time to go to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame today, or vice versa!
We will gather together again at the Longreach Civic Centre and for an afternoon line dancing workshop.
At 4pm we will be transferred to Thomson River. The colours of the outback come alive at sunset as you glide down the Thomson River aboard the Longreach Explorer for Smithy’s Drovers Sunset Cruise. Take in and capture the sweeping 360-degree views of the river and floodplain. As the vibrant sunset colours fade into starlight, we’ll dock at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show for an evening of fun and laughs.
SUNDAY 20 AUGUST 2023
Today is a day of mystery and intrigue! We are off to three different and highly unique locations to line dance. We are assure you, they are not the normal line dancing locations! Open your imagination and be ready for the unusual!
After this we will have a true country pub lunch at the historic Wellshot Hotel in Ilfracombe. There will be time to wander down the Machinery Mile for those interested and then we will head back to Longreach for our final afternoon and evening of line dancing at the Longreach Civic Centre.
The fresh air and amazing locations will have everyone invigorated and ready to celebrate the conclusion of a fabulous few days in Western Queensland.
MONDAY 21 AUGUST 2023
For those departing this morning, we will give everyone some free time to do something that they would enjoy – whether it is a spot of retail therapy by participating in true ‘buy from the bush’ experiences, or exploring some other amazing attractions you have not yet had the chance to see. The options are plentiful. It is then time for the 4 day tour guests to pack their bags and bid farewell.
For those choosing to do the 5 day tour, we have something else entirely in store! After breakfast, head northwest from Longreach to check out Winton, home of Waltzing Matilda and birthplace of QANTAS.
Explore the Waltzing Matilda Centre, the first museum in the world to be dedicated to a song. Go back in time at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History, housing the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils, including Banjo and Matilda.
As the sun sets at the end of another Western Queensland day, appreciate the atmosphere and stunning views on the escarpment. Cool down with a cold drink, enjoy nibblies, relax and get comfortable for a hearty Outback BBQ under the stars.
TUESDAY 22 AUGUST 2023
For those who do the 5 day tour this will be your last day.
We will give everyone some free time to do something that they would enjoy – whether it is a spot of retail therapy by participating in true ‘buy from the bush’ experiences, or exploring some other amazing attractions you have not yet had the chance to see. The options are plentiful.
It is then time for the last of our guests to pack their bags and bid farewell.