This museum is unique in that it houses an electrical industry collection second to none and of National significance. The Power Station building is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register and the site on the Register of the National Estate. The Historical Museum holds a collection of objects and memorabilia that gives a snapshot of the history of Longreach.
The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Outback Heritage Centre, bringing to life the rugged landscape of the outback, our galleries reveal the incredible and often unknown stories of the everyday people who are at the heart of the outback—our unsung heroes. A journey for all your senses featuring the birth of a nation through the eyes of the Australian stockman.
A world-class, award winning museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas through interpretive displays, interactive exhibits, replica aircraft and an impressive collection of genuine artefacts. Visitors enjoy informative guided tours of the Boeing 707, Boeing 747, Super Constellation and DC-3 in the Museum’s new Airpark Enclosure.
Let Outback Pioneers take you on a gentle cruise down the majestic Thomson to watch the sunset and birds flock to roost on the riverbanks. Then we go ashore for a traditional stockman’s camp-fire dinner, followed by bush poetry with a local outback storyteller. Next, the bush is illuminated by the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show. Finally, in the atmospheric surroundings of the bush at night, enjoy the timeless favourite – billy tea and damper.
Outback Aussie Tours invites you aboard the Longreach Explorer! Your captain will captivate you with stories about the river, its wildlife and indigenous links. We stop at Sunset Bend to toast the sunset and take in the stunning colours of the outback sky. Relax under the stars with table-service dining featuring camp-oven themed modern cuisine at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & guest artists will entertain you with their songs and stories.
Tonight, settle back and enjoy an evening to remember dining under the stars beside the Coolibah lined river. A two-course table service dinner, featuring our camp oven themed modern cuisine. Live on stage our quality guest performers will entertain you with their songs and stories. A night out at the award-winning Smithy’s is a ‘must do’ when in Longreach – an experience that is bound to be a highlight of your Outback holiday.
‘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’. We invite you to join us in touring one of the largest classrooms in the world! Observe our school in action and learn how education is delivered using technology ‘in the bush’.
It’s a hilarious hour of entertainment featuring animals, stockmen and improvised live theatre with a laugh a minute. Based on the traditional outback travelling shows, it’s hard not to be charmed by the simple delights of bush theatre. The Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show tells a fictional story set in the time of Harry Redford (Captain Starlight) and refers to his infamous adventures.
Experience the sense of freedom and adventure as you spend time exploring the charms of Ilfracombe, you can’t miss ‘the Great Machinery Mile’ an amazing line-up of historic machinery stretching over 1km. The collection of machines leads you to the Folk Museum, a replica of an early station residence, also situated within the museum complex is Oakhampton Cottage which offers a tangible glimpse into early outback households and Romani Hall, a memorial to the young men of the district who answered ‘the call to arms’ and is dedicated to Australia’s Light Horseman. Visit the Wellshot Centre learn about the story of Wellshot Station one of Australia’s greatest sheep and wool producers.
Isisford has plenty to offer when it comes to history with the Main Street housing many of the older buildings like the Hooper & Brunkhorst Store, Butcher and Bakery. Also within walking distance is the Whitman’s Memorial Museum and Park and the Isisford District Hospital Museum & Multipurpose Centre. Step back in time over 100 millions years of the prehistoric history is contained in this little town. The Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre features the world class fossil exhibits including one of the oldest modern day crocodiles,’Isisfordia Duncani’ and the ancient Isisford Bulldog fish, which belongs to a group of fishes known as ichthyodectiform.
The small township of Yaraka is nestled between Mesa Hills with the backdrop being the Yang Yang Ranges that offer unique and spectacular picture postcard scenery – a photographer’s delight with their craggy escarpments that are a cacophony of hues and colours at sunrises and sunsets. The township offers powered caravan sites for a small fee, a swimming pool and amenities next to a beautifully maintained and cared for park with BBQ and ample covered seating with a tennis court and children’s playground.
At The Staging Post in the heritage heart of Longreach, you’ll be living and dreaming the outback story. This boutique accommodation would have impressed the ladies and gentleman arriving on the Cobb & Co coach but also has everything for today’s travellers rolling into town in dusty cars or stepping off a plane. All rooms have ensuites, very comfortable beds, air-conditioning, TV and free Wi-Fi – plus clever pioneer-inspired features and lovingly-crafted quirks that create an unforgettable sense of place.
Longreach Motor Inn offers free Wi-Fi & Foxtel, pool & dining at Harry’s Restaurant. Centrally located; across the road from the Longreach Rail Station and a short walk to the shops and cafes, perfect motel for both corporate guests & visitors alike. You’re assured of a warm Outback welcome. You will have a convenient base for exploring Longreach. Relax in air-conditioned quality Longreach accommodation with 5 star beds and dine on chef prepared meals in the award-winning Harry’s Restaurant.
An outdoor pool and laundry facilities are available at this motel. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and tour/ticket assistance. All 36 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Hair dryers, showers, and ironing boards are among the other amenities that guests will find. Limited housekeeping is available.
The Albert Park Motor Inn is Longreach’s newest motel. Set in an idyllic bush setting and in close proximity to Longreach’s iconic attractions. All our units are ground level for your convenience and comfort as well as undercover parking for all 56 units. Reverse-cycle Air-conditioning in each room. 3 guest laundries on site. Located close to Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Outback Museum and Longreach Airport.
Step inside one of our luxury ensuite tents, the perfect base for your Outback Queensland adventure. Take in the spacious open plan layout, European appliances, sumptuous King bed with gorgeous linen and beautiful bath…this is truly 5 star outback Glamping. Settle in, pop the champagne and relax on your private deck gazing out to the surrounding Mitchell Grass Plains.
Outback Cabins – These air-conditioned cabins feature a patio with garden views. All includes a well-equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, a microwave, a stovetop and an electric kettle. There is also a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, a seating area and ironing facilities. The private bathroom has a shower and a hairdryer. Select from One Bedroom, Two Bedroom and Family Lodges. Ideal for families.
Welcome to Longreach’s premier tourist accommodation and caravan park with everything you need for a comfortable and leisurely stay in our fascinating town. Fully self-contained accommodation we have the perfect place for you. Here at Longreach Tourist Park we have a swimming pool, three large amenities blocks, three laundries, many free BBQ areas and a fully-equipped camp kitchens.