Experiences

  • STARLIGHT’S CRUISE EXPERIENCE

    DEPARTS: APRIL TO OCTOBER - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

    OUTBACK PIONEERS

    Board the only paddle wheeler west of the Great Divide or on the historic Thomson Princess Riverboat and enjoy an adventure to the heart of Outback tradition and legend.

    After a gentle cruise down the majestic Thomson, where birds flock to roost on the riverbanks, 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 – a unique big-screen presentation featuring the Kinnon & Co family and locals in the amazing adventures of the notorious cattle thief known as ‘Captain Starlight’.

    Finally, in the atmospheric surroundings of the bush at night, enjoy the timeless favourite – billy tea and damper.

    Phone: 07 4658 1776

    email: [email protected]

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  • DROVER’S SUNSET CRUISE INCLUDING SMITHY'S OUTBACK DINNER & SHOW

    DEPARTS: APRIL TO OCTOBER - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

    OUTBACK AUSSIE TOURS

    All aboard the Longreach Explorer! Relax on the top deck with 360 degree views of the majestic Thomson River. Your captain will captivate you with stories about the river, its wildlife and indigenous links. Purchase a drink from our licensed bar and enjoy complimentary nibbles.

    We stop at Sunset Bend to toast the sunset and take in the stunning colours of the outback sky. As the colours fade into starlight, we dock at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show

    Relax under the stars with table-service dining featuring camp-oven themed modern cuisine. Live on stage, our quality guest artists will entertain you with their songs and stories.

    Phone: 1300 78 78 90

    email: [email protected]

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  • CAMDEN PARK STATION SMOKO TOUR

    DEPARTS: APRIL TO OCTOBER – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

    OUTBACK AUSSIE TOURS

    Join us on a tour of Camden Park Station, an 18,000-acre property just a short drive from town. This historic property has been in the Walker family for 5 generations. See the ‘Dry Bottom’ Chinaman’s Well built in the 1920s, visit Swaggies Grave and see the huge solar farm, just one of the recent diversifications undertaken by the family. Enjoy a delicious morning tea in the Shearing Shed while listening to stories of when royalty came to visit.

    Phone: 1300 78 78 90

    email: [email protected]

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  • COBB & CO STAGECOACH EXPERIENCE

    DEPARTS: APRIL TO OCTOBER - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

    OUTBACK PIONEERS

    Hear the pounding hooves of the magnificent horses on the outback dirt road. Hear the rattle and creak of the coach. Hold on to your hat for the only stagecoach gallop in Australia! It’s exhilarating. It’s entertaining. And it’s the closest you can get to feeling what it would have been like in the pioneer past.

    After the 45 minute stagecoach ride and photos, slow down with a traditional smoko (the original Aussie tea break), a classic Australian movie in retro cinema seats and our Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show, which has fun for all the family in a tribute to the old travelling shows.

    The 4-hour experience starts from Kinnon & Co’s The Station Store in town.

    Monday to Friday from 8.30am.

     

    Phone: 07 4658 1776

    email: [email protected]

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  • NOGO STATION EXPERIENCE

    DEPARTS: APRIL TO OCTOBER - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

    OUTBACK PIONEERS

    In the historic shearing sheds, you’ll meet the merinos and marvel as the wool story unfolds. Then experience a station safari by open-top double-decker with a spectacular view of the vast plains where wedge-tailed eagles fly and local wildlife mingles with iconic cattle breeds, stock-horses and feral animals like desert camels, wild donkeys, pigs and more. 

    You’ll visit a recreation of Captain’s Starlight’s camp and the ruins of his stockyards, which have been here at Nogo Station for over a century. This is where his incredible story came to life. Relax with smoko under the gum trees (with billy tea of course) while the Kinnons tell you more.

    Phone: 07 4658 1776

    email: [email protected]

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  • SMITHY'S OUTBACK DINNER & SHOW

    DEPARTS: APRIL TO OCTOBER - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

    OUTBACK AUSSIE TOURS

    Tonight, settle back and enjoy an evening to remember dining under the stars beside the Coolibah lined river. Begin with sunset nibbles followed by a two-course table service dinner, featuring our camp oven themed modern cuisine. A good selection of wine and cold beer is available for purchase from our licensed cash bar.

    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.

    Phone: 1300 78 78 90

    email: [email protected]

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  • HARRY REDFORD OLD TIME TENT SHOW

    DEPARTS: APRIL TO OCTOBER - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

    OUTBACK PIONEERS

    Days: Monday to Friday
    Time: 12 noon
    Duration: 1 Hour

    This is Aussie outback humour and ingenuity at its best! It’s a hilarious hour of entertainment featuring animals, stockmen and improvised live theatre with a laugh a minute. Kids love it and so do adults.

    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.

    Phone: 07 4658 1776

    email: [email protected]

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  • LONGREACH SCHOOL OF DISTANCE EDUCATION

    BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

    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’.

    The ‘Longreach School of Distance Education’ (formerly known as Longreach School of the Air) is a unique experience and is one of sixteen distance education schools in the country; and one of seven in QLD.

    Tours are run for 1hr twice daily at 9:00 am and 10:30 am, Monday to Friday;
    LSODE Tours are closed on all Public Holidays & during the Christmas school holidays.

    Phone: (07) 4658 4232

    email: [email protected]

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  • WINTON DAY TOUR - OUTBACK PIONEERS

    DEPARTS: APRIL TO OCTOBER - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

    Winton Discovery Experience

    Heritage tour of Winton
    Entry to Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum
    Entry to Corfield and Fitzmaurice mini museum
    Lunch at the legendary North Gregory Hotel
    Entry to Diamantina Heritage Truck and Machinery Museum
    Sunset Opal Factory
    Willie Mar’s Chinese garden
    Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation

    Phone: (07) 4658 1776

    email: [email protected]

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