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.
The Cinematic Experience.
A journey for all your senses featuring the birth of a nation through the eyes of the Australian stockman. A fully immersive 20 minute cinematic experience showcasing virtual and real footage across a 16m screen, get in touch with the essence of the Australian Stockman. And the daily life.
Stockman’s Live Show.
Bring your stockman’s experience to life at the Stockman’s Life LIVE Show. See the stories and skills that define what it means to be a stockman. Understand their connection to the land and the livestock they care for.
The Outback Stockman’s Show is only available as part of a package and cannot be purchased individually.
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.
The original hangar still stands today and is an integral part of the QANTAS Founders Outback Museum at the Longreach Airport. It features displays and other information about its original use and demonstrated the technology used by the aircraft industry during that era.
Visitors enjoy informative guided tours of the Boeing 707, Boeing 747, Super Constellation and DC-3 in the Museum’s new Airpark Enclosure. Our Museum also has a restaurant for guests to enjoy a meal or refreshment and a Founders Store to buy a souvenir for themselves or a loved one.
In the evening our guests can enjoy our new Luminescent Longreach light and sound experience designed to delight, entertain, inform and move.
Monday to Friday
10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 3.30pm
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. Electricity was first generated from this site for the town of Longreach in December 1921.
The History Hall Building was the Longreach Office of the Regional Electricity Board from 1965 -1991. It now holds a collection of objects and memorabilia that gives a snapshot of the history of Longreach including; a 1948 era classroom assembled in 1993 for the Longreach Primary School Centenary; the old Airport Control Centre; a collection of commercial office equipment, circa 1908 – 1950 from local business houses.
Out Door exhibits:
Includes the Nogo Cottage a boundary rider’s cottage reflecting general station life and the lifestyle of workers in a bygone era. Farm machinery and first Swimming Baths.
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.
OUTER BARCOO INTERPRETATION CENTRE – ISISFORD QLD
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.
Monday To Wednesday 8.30am to 5.00pm
Thursday & Friday 8.30am to 8.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 8.30am to 2.00pm
A fully guided tour through the historic Memorial Hospital and then enjoy morning tea. Then we will take you on a drive around Isisford where you will see various sites including the Big Yellowbelly, the Waterworks and the Weir.
Friday 10am $20/person minimum 4 people.
MEET AT THE ISISFORD COUNCIL OFFICEFOR PICK UP.
Bookings can be made at the Longreach Explore Centre (Visitor Information) and the Isisford Council Office.
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, Bakery and Wases store. Also within walking distance is the Whitman’s Memorial Museum and Park and the Isisford District Hospital Museum & Multipurpose Centre.