Longreach

About Longreach


Population: 3000

Visitors to Longreach can easily imagine what life was like for Australia’s pioneers thanks to the range of authentic experiences on offer. Visitors can ride in a galloping Cobb & Co stagecoach, gently cruise along our river and look up in awe at a canopy of stars; surrounded by the timeless landscape that inspired Australia’s iconic bush poets. They can enhance their understanding further at the world-class museums, Qantas Founders Museum and Australian Stockmen’s Hall of Fame, dedicated to the stories that forged the region’s place in Australia’s history.

Limitless horizons. Clear skies. No traffic. No crowds. True peace and quiet. A place where you can spend time in small, welcoming communities; where people look out for one another and are always ready to share a laugh or a good story.

 

 

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Experiences

Thomson River, Longreach

The Thompson River is located approximately four and a half kilometres north west of Longreach along the Landsborough Highway heading to Winton. While offering perfect camping spots along its banks, walking tracks and a ‘beach’, the river is also home to a number of species of fish, turtles…

Qantas Founders Museum

Qantas Founders Museum is an independent not-for-profit community organisation, operating since 1996, to commemorate the ethos and preserve the material heritage of the founders and early operations of Qantas Airways Ltd. Today, they are a world-class museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of the founding of…

Longreach Cemetery History Tours

The Longreach Cemetery was established in 1893. 75 minute guided tours run April to October each year. Cemeteries are fascinating places to discover the history of a town. Longreach cemetery is the resting place of hundreds of people, pioneers and characters who made their mark on the past….

Longreach Historic Railway Station

Longreach railway station is the terminus station of the Central Western line, serving the town of Longreach. It was built from 1887 to 1916. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 12 December 2005. Today the station is served by the Spirit of the Outback train…

Longreach Powerhouse Museum

The Longreach Powerhouse Museum is the largest preserved rural generating facility in Australia. Displays in this building explain how electricity was generated, maintained and distributed throughout the Shire, and the distribution network maintained. Other exhibits in the museum grounds include: social history building with displays of early Longreach…

Longreach School of Distance Education

?’Imagine a classroom more than twice the size of Victoria, where the playground is as vast as the outback and the partnership between home and school is legendary’. They invite you to join them in touring one of the largest classrooms in the world! Observe their school in…

Longreach Skate Park

The Longreach Skate Park is located on Eagle Street heading towards Jundah. It is undercover and situated at a grassy area with parking available. The Skate Park is popular with locals and teenagers and is a great place to let your children get some exercise. You can ride…

Outback Stockman’s Show

This live Outback Stockman’s show tells the story of real life stockmen and women who work on the land. It encompasses the modern-day aspects of being a stockman, as well as telling the tales of what it used to be like in the past. All be it with…

Iningai Nature Reserve

Iningai Nature Reserve is named after the Inangai, the traditional owners who lived along the Thomson River prior to European settlement. It is currently a reserve and the town common. You’ll find bushwalking tracks leading from just south of town where car parking is available. The many different…

Camden Park Station – Longreach

Live Australia’s outback story on a tour of Camden Park Station, where you’ll meet Outback Dan and the Walker family and visit their 18,000 acre working sheep and cattle station. Walk through the historical homestead gardens, shearing shed and cattle yards then tour the farm after a scrumptious…

Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre

The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame is a spectacular tribute to the people of outback Australia. It tells the story of the rural areas from the arrival of the Aborigines more than 40,000 years ago, settled by the British, exploration, the establishment of grazing, agriculture, mining, forestry and…

Outback Aussie Day Tours

Outback Aussie Tours is a family-owned local operator with 30 years experience. Let Outback Aussie Day Tours show you Outback Queensland. Join Smithy and the team to discover Queensland’s heartland, their pioneering legends, Outback stations and the majestic Thomson River. Cruise the Thomson River on their multi-award winning…

Outback Pioneers

Outback Pioneers award-winning outback experiences and holidays, in Longreach, invite you to unleash your own pioneering spirit. You’ll be thrilled when take your seat on Australia’s only Cobb and Co stagecoach gallop along part of an old mail route. Or absorb the changing colours on the original Thomson…

Outback Aussie Tours

Explore Outback Queensland and beyond with Outback Aussie Tours, a multi-award winning touring company and Savannah Guides accredited operator. They will take you on a journey to discover the natural and cultural heritage to favoured Outback places like Longreach, Winton, Birdsville, Corner Country, Gulf Savannah, Cape York and…

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