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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Outback Pioneers

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 landscapes meet big hearts as the Kinnon family share their outback lifestyle and insights into iconic Australian culture. Guests can unleash their own pioneering

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 of 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 a two-course table service dinner, featuring

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 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

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

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. Take the path of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip on their 1970 visit and marvel at the

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

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Instagram post 17959283509812018 No place else we’d rather be than Outback Queensland!

The Barcoo Shire lays claim to the most exceptionally unique place in Australia and the world. It is the only place where two prominent and significate inland rivers, the Thomson and Barcoo meet to form a creek the Cooper Creek.

Rich in history, the Barcoo Shire has an outback experience to offer everyone. Along with unique rustic landscapes, distinctive flora and fauna, spectacular wildlife, freshwater fishing, golf, bird watching and stunning sunsets.

The welcoming three outback towns of Windorah, Jundah and Stonehenge can all be easily accessed via sealed roads and are located within a leisurely drive to the major towns of Longreach or Quilpie.

Beautiful reel via @visit_barcoo 

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Instagram post 17943554687177790 Whether you’re camping, caravanning or want fully self-contained accommodation @longreachtouristpark has an option for everyone.

From air-conditioned two bedroom cabins, self-contained studio style cabins, drive-through sites, powered sites (lots with ensuites), slabs, extra large sites for RV's and camping area for tents. 

They have all the amenities you could ask for plus their own onsite restaurant, The Woolshed Bar and Grill. 

They are minutes from the centre of town and very close to major attractions, making it a perfect location to explore all Longreach has to offer.

For more information and to book please go to https://longreachtouristpark.com.au/

Great photo by @queensland_helicopters BTW how amazing does Longreach look at the moment!

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Instagram post 18045196126352047 On the road again!

At the end of this month the @longdrivefordrought crew and over 50 participants are back on the road in their 40 Series Landcruisers rainsing funds for Queensland farmers in need, donated through their charity partner, @droughtangels 

From 26th August to 3rd September they will be travelling through Outback Queensland towns of Muttaburra, Winton, Boulia, Cloncurry, Kynuna and finishing in Longreach.

This years target is $100 000 with 100% of funds raised going to support farmers. You can help by donating to https://longdrivefordrought.com.au/

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