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Outback to Ocean Safari 2024

About the Tour

18 day tourStarts 16 May 24

Cost: $3,050.00

Solo Cost: $2,400.00

Follow us while we take you through the outback of Queensland and New South Wales ending on the beautiful coast at Red Rock.  Start with a cruise on the Thompson River at Longreach, tour of the School of Air and then travel through the outback staying at farmstays, enjoy a cotton and wine farm tour, experience the history of the outback, stay at Hebel Pub, fossick for Opals at Lightning Ridge, soak in a warm bore bath at Lightning Ridge and Goodooga, stay at award winning Charlottes Plains, star gazing at Charleville and more

DAY 1               Meet up at Longreach Tourist Park at 3:00pm for a meet and greet happy hour and sausage sizzle

DAY 2              Today we will have a tour at the the Longreach School of Air in the morning and a sunset cruise and dinner at Smithys later in the afternoon,

DAY 3              Depart for Stonehenge, staying in free camp on the jump up just outside of Stonehenge, enjoy spectacular sunset around the camp fire (if fire permitted)

DAY 4              Depart for Eromanga staying in free camp, stopping at Cooper Creek for lunch on the way

DAY 5              Enjoy a tour of the Eromanga Natural History Museum in the  morning including lunch.  Travel to Quilpie after lunch, a short day of travel, staying at Channel Country Tourist Park, Quilpie enjoying a soak in the hot artesian spa. (power, water, showers, toilets)

DAY 6              Depart for Charleville where we will stay at the Evening Star Caravan Park for 2 nights (power, water, toilets and showers).  Enjoy star gazing show in the evening.

DAY 7              Free day to explore Charleville

Day 8               Depart for award wining Charlottes Plains farm stay where we will stay 2 (unpowered, toilet, shower).  Camp fire at night, why not have a soak in one of the many baths and enjoy the night sky

DAY 9              Optional tour - history tour of Charlottes Plain and relax for the rest of the day soaking in nature  and a hot soak in one of the many baths  (cost of tour not included) Join in a camp oven cookup at night, bring your camp oven

DAY  10            Depart for St George where we will stay at Pelican’s Rest Caravan Park, free time in the afternoon to stock up (power, toilets, shower)

DAY 11            Collected by coach and do a tour of a vineyard and cotton farm including a lunch (tour and lunch included, drinks not included)

DAY 12            Depart for Hebel Pub  staying the night and enjoy a dinner at the pub that night (dinner included, drinks not included) (toilet and showers)

DAY 13            Depart for Lightning Ridge, famous for Black Opal where we will stay for 2 nights in the Big 4 Opal Caravan park  (power, showers, toilet)  Enjoy local entertainment at night at the Park or walk across the road and have a soak in the hot tub.

DAY 14            Full day tour to Pubs in the Scrub, hear stories and history about the area, enjoyt a Devonshire morning tea and lunch.  View mining machiner, camps, mullock heaps, opal mining claims and gain an inside view to an opal miner’s day, try your hand at fossicking.  Visit a unique war memorial and musem.

DAY 15            Free day at Lightning Ridge. Optional tours can be organized (cost not included in safari) –to  see the sights of Lightning Ridge. Chambers of the Black Hand and underground mine.    Or simply relax and walk around this quirkly little town.

DAY 16            Depart for Burren Junction bore baths staying one night, enjoy a soak in the hot bore baths (toilets, no facilities)

DAY 17            Depart for Cranky Rock Reserve, staying for one night, go for a walk down to the billabong, see the wildlife, relax around a campfire (some power, toilet, shower)

DAY 18            Depart for Jackadgery and camp on the Mann River for one night.

DAY 19            Last day of travel we go to Red Rock, a small village on the coast and Corindi River.  Enjoy our last happy hour together and share stories of the trip, BBQ dinner at night (all included. Drinks not included)

DAY 20            We farewell our new friends and depart on our individual travels.



**pet friendly (note pets are not permitted on tours)

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Days 18
Dates 16 May 24 to 03 June 24
Location Queensland
Start Longreach
End Red rock
Suitable for Motorhomes, caravans. campervans
Cost $3,050.00
Solo Cost $2,400.00
Max Vehicles 15



  • Greeting dinner cruise and show at Longreach
  • Tour School of Air
  • Eromanga Natural History Museum guided tour
  • Tour of Cotton Farm and Winery and wine tasting
  • Tour at Pubs in the Scrub, Lightning Ridge
  • Star gazing tour at Charleville
  • Iconic Hebel Pub
  • Bore baths
  • Historic homestead farmstays
  • Camp oven cookups
  • Experienced guides
  • Fun, laughs, happy hours and camp fires

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We have never done a tag-a-long tour before so we were a little nervous of how the dynamics of a big group would work. However, the cheerful and positive attitude of all the group was wonderful. Andrew and Renee were so organised, professional and fun to be with. It was terrific to see Tasmania with fresh eyes.
Robyn & Bevan

Well organised, flexible to group requests, fantastic scenery, fun and laughter, new friends for life
Vicki & Alex - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2021

The patience and understanding that Renee & Andrew showed to us in our older years was so kind and helpful. We will always have fond memories of them both for all 3 tours we have had with them.
Rita & Les - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2021

Excellent way to visit new places, lots of fun along the way. Exceptional value for money lead by the very experienced Andrew & Renee
Allan & Marg - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2021

We have had Tasmania on our bucket list for a long time. The opportunity to join the Great Tasmania Adventure Tour was keenly accepted. From the day we paid our deposit we were fully informed of progress as covid border closures played a big part. Renee & Andrew then escorted us in a professional and friendly tour. Nothing was too much trouble. Thanks sincerely for this.
Mary & Alec - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2021

A safe way to travel, enjoy an adventure seeing new places with a wonderful comeraderie amongst the group.
Joe & Fiona - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Another great time as usual, looking forward to the next adventure
Dick & Helen - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Our third tagalong trip and looking forward to 2 trips with Renee & Andrew in 2021. Ideal way of seeing things in towns and centres you did not know existed.
Harry & Merle - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Well organised safaris run by Renee & Andrew - loads of fun and laughs along the way
Allan & Margaret - Qld Outback Wandering

Renee & Andrew's attention to detail is excellent, seeing that everything and everyone is look after. The happy hour with its laughter and banter that comes with it. The slow travelling to enjoy the scenery, plenty of free time for self exploring.
Bruce & Thelma - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

We recommend Xpedition Tagalongs, great time was had by our group, will certainly be going again. Andrew & Renee are great leaders and fun to be with, we were in safe hands at all times. This is our 3rd tagalong, they just get bigger and better
Allan & Lesley - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Everyone was made to feel welcome and included.
Ron & Alys - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Andrew & Renee ran the safari in a professional manner, showing consideration to all participants. Andrew went above and beyond to help with any vehicle problems. The campsites and planned events were organised in advance and therefore access was seamless. It was a stress free, fun and friendly event which, as a solo traveller, I enjoyed immensely
Jenny H - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Couldn't want for better tour guides than Andrew & Renee. Well planned, organised and lots of fun. Highly recommend Xpedition Tagalong Tours for an interesting safari.
Chris & Wendy - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Wow! What a wonderful way to see Tasmania. Andrew & Renee have included so any "not to be missed" places to visit while travelling, with safety, in a group. We are now looking forward to our next tagalong trip. Book your next adventure now!
Brian & Liz - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

A big thank you again to our hosts and leaders Andrew & Renee, they just make our journeys so much fun and enjoyable. Would never have been able to do this safari on our own even if we had all the maps money could buy. Lots of research and effort goes into all safaris and again "thank you". Hopefully we have made a few friends along the way.
Max and Gerda

This was our sixth safari, hopefully many more. The enjoyment of camping in places and travelling on routes, one may not pick if on their own. Happy hour with people who become friends with common interests. Guided by a dedicated couple, who compliment each other with vasts depth of relevant knowledge
Lauri & Mary

Andrew and Renee are the perfect Tagalong tour group leaders. Their relaxed, inclusive, friendly manner belies the constant attention to detail, competence and experience that lies beneath. Uluru and Beyond met all my expectations and then some. I can now say that I have done the Red Centre.
Viveinne Page - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018

We spent 30 days with Andrew and Renee covering thousands of kilometres, beautiful scenery. Exceptional stopovers we would have never seen. They were always available to help and this helped bring everyone together.
Trevor and Vicki Picket - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018

As first time safari participants, we weren't sure what to expect, but we were very impressed with how organised our expedition leaders, Andrew and Renee, Led from the front. enjoyed travelling in a convoy for the first time.
Alan and Kathy - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018