Plan Your Adventure
We recommend a 3 to 4 night stay combined with tour 1 & 2 (note the days of the week these tours depart). If you are feeling more adventurous – add on a helicopter or light aircraft tour or mix and match our road based and air-based tours for an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime outback experience. As all our tours book out early, please make sure you book your preferred tours at the time of booking your accommodation. To enjoy and make the most out of all activities we recommend guests have a reasonable level of physical fitness and mobility. Please note there are uneven and rough surfaces on many tours, steps and other obstacles that come with the natural landscape. Please consider this seriously when making your booking.
Check-in 3pm, Check-out 10am
Flying to Longreach is the easiest way to get to Rangelands. QantasLink operates a DAILY service from Brisbane to Longreach & Longreach to Brisbane. Every TUESDAY & THURSDAY Rex (Regional Express) operate connecting flights from Longreach to Winton & Winton to Longreach making for convenient travel. (We operate a complimentary pickup service to & from Winton Airport).
If you’re driving your own vehicle to Winton – guest vehicles need to be parked in the township and a Rangelands vehicle will meet you and transfer you to the camp. The camp is on a working cattle station so no private vehicles are allowed and no dogs.
During your stay at Rangelands Outback Camp we will transfer you into town to collect your vehicle or to the tour meeting points between 8 and 9 returning to the camp between 3.30 to 4.30 each day.
If you have more time, you could extend your stay with us to incorporate a day excursion to Longreach to take in “The Stockman’s Hall of Fame” + “Qantas Founders Museum”. Ask us for more details. Please make sure you let us know how you are arriving so we can arrange your transport to Rangelands Outback Camp.
Flights, tours, travel insurance (highly recommended), personal expenses, optional activities/tours and tips.
Rangelands Outback Camp is a strictly “adults only” resort.
IMPORTANT Dietary Notes: Due to our Camp being off-grid and situated in a remote area with restricted kitchen space, Rangelands Outback Camp has had to implement a responsible policy regarding dietary allergies. We can accommodate limited dietary requirements eg GF, Lactose Free etc., that do not challenge our kitchen and food supply limitations. However, if you suffer from any allergies, it is important that you speak with our team prior to making any reservations, to avoid any disappointment of your booking being unable to be accepted. This policy is necessary to ensure the health and well-being of all guests enjoying our remote location.
The remote nature of Rangelands Outback Camp makes it an ideal outback holiday experience. However due to the accessibility of the property and the adventures it offers, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance prior to travelling. Please take time to review your insurance policy to ensure you are covered in the unlikely event your travel plans are disrupted due to extreme weather conditions, by acts of God or Covid regulations.
From April to October the climate at Rangeland Outback Camp offers dry, warm to hot days and cooler mornings & evenings. During this time of the year the rain pattern used to average only 1 – 2 days per month but the 2022 year proved that heavy rain and floods could appear at random in this rare time of the year. The winter months of June to August temperatures during the day are usually between 21 – 28 degrees Celsius and overnight lows averaging around 8 -10 degrees Celsius. As we are in the desert region, temperatures can on occasions drop to near 0 degrees Celsius however this is relatively rare, but it is not uncommon for morning temperatures to be around 5 degrees celsius. From April to May and from September to October guests can expect warmer temps hovering around 29 – 38 degrees Celsius during the day and 13-17 degrees Celsius overnight. The camp has seasonal closure during the hotter months October to April.
What to Bring
Whilst the Camp and surrounds are designed to provide a taste of outback luxury, the day-to-day activities are designed to offer an authentic and busy outback experience. Guests are encouraged to bring relaxed, casual wear for the day.
Light, loose clothing including slacks/jeans, lightweight collared long sleeve shirts, wide-brimmed hat, sturdy closed-in shoes, and light hiking boots are recommended if you intend to participate in walks and other outdoor activities. Relaxed smart casual wear for dinner at the Camp is also encouraged. During the winter months you will need suitable warm to very warm clothes and multiple layering for night-time and early mornings. We encourage all guest to pack using soft bags rather than hard suitcases where possible. If you intend on using our helicopter or light aircraft transfers, we ask that you limit baggage to no
more that 15Kg per person.
There is limited access to mobile phone reception at Rangelands Outback Camp. There is ONLY a Telstra 3G/4G service available in most locations within the Camp. We do however have a Camp phone that you can borrow at any time.
If you happen to forget something including prescription medication, there is a
pharmacy and general stores located in Winton only 15 minutes away by road from the Camp. Medical services including an Hospital and Ambulance are in Winton. If you have any food allergies or medical conditions that we should be aware of please let us know in advance.
Please Note if you are bringing your own toiletries, we are in an environment that we care very much about and strongly encourage the use of fully natural and biodegradable products which we do supply. Please feel free to leave your shampoos, conditioners, and body wash at home. We have a limited supply
of water and we ask you to be water-wise and aware of the way we treat our land in our remote location
VERY IMPORTANT NOTES – WAIVER FORM
As we are located on top of a jump-up we ask that all guests remain on the marked tracks and under no circumstances leave these tracks unless accompanied by a staff member. Last year all insurers reassessed their at-risk policies so we have not been able to find an insurance company that will take on Rangelands Outback Camp due to its remoteness and location on a jump-up with rock formations that are classified as a “risk” factor.
As our “Rangelands Rifts” tour includes navigating terrain and rocks that are a natural occurrence of nature and therefore we cannot interfere with the heritage of these ancient rocks to add steps or handrails etc without destroying the absolute uniqueness of this historic natural setting. Therefore, we would ask you to sign the waiver form at the same time you fill in your guest registration so that you will be indemnifying Rangelands and allow you to participate in exploring these magnificent rock formations. If you are unsure of your ability capabilities, please don’t hesitate to ask us for more clarification.
All accommodation tents are off-grid and powered by a solar-battery system. Although there is household 240V power available in each tent we do ask our guests to be mindful that the supply is limited by battery storage.
Itinerary Amendments & Changes
Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to your arrival to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our group operators & weather warnings. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the schedule. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time. As you will appreciate – we are “way out west”.
Pricing & GST
All pricing shown in our packages, rates and tours are in AUD$ and include GST.