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.



Where To Stay


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

Starlights Lookout

Starlight’s Lookout overlooks Longreach and offers great views of the surrounding area. It is located roughly 55 kilometres north-west of Longreach along the Muttaburra / Cramsie Road. It is said that the lookout itself was once used by the notorious cattle thief Harry Redford. The road is unsealed

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

Qantas Founders Museum

Qantas Founders Museum (QFM) 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. QFM is a world-class museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of the founding of

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 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

Lily Lagoon

Lily Lagoon is a temporary waterhole fed by the Thomson system usually after good floods. The lilies are from the Hymphea genus of water lilies and are unique to the Thomson River system, being found only around Longreach. The lagoon is an important refuge and habitat for many

Lochern National Park

This is Queensland’s channel country, where flooding rains and devastating droughts are part of western Queensland life. Lochern has 20 kilometres of Thomson River frontage, fringed with huge old coolibahs. All four species of Mitchell grass grow here. A newly described subspecies of turtle, Emmott’s short-necked turtle, lives

Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum

The Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum house local history, stories and artifacts as well as being 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

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 iconic Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, Longreach reopened its doors on April 1 2021 with a swag of new visitors enjoying immersive and interactive experiences. The people of the bush are an honest, jovial and hard-working tribe that have supported the Hall over

Outback Pioneers

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact Outback Pioneers for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services. Outback Pioneers brings outback pioneering spirit to life with ingenious and much-loved experiences and holidays in Longreach, Queensland. Here heritage meets quirky humour, big

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

Outback Aussie Day Tours

Outback Aussie Tours is a family-owned local operator with over 34 years’ experience and unrivalled local Outback Queensland knowledge, passion and connections. Discover Queensland’s heartland, their pioneering legends, Outback stations and the majestic Thomson River. Smithy’s Outback Dinner and Show: Enjoy an evening to remember dining under the

Air Central West

Air Central West is a family operated tourist and air charter company based in Longreach, Queensland run by Phillip and Lyndel Owens. In operation since 1995, Air Central West specialises in one and two day Lake Eyre and Channel Country tours, as well as private tours and specialised

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