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Experiences

  • BOOK BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

    PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS SOME TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME OR REQUIRE YOU TO BOOK AHEAD BEFORE ARRIVAL. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE OF EACH TOUR AND ATTRACTION OR CALL THE LONGREACH VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE BEFORE YOU TRAVEL.

    Phone: 0746584150

    email: [email protected]

  • CAMDEN PARK STATION SUNSET TOUR

    DEPARTS: APRIL TO OCTOBER – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

    OUTBACK AUSSIE TOURS

    We will take you on a personalised tour of the famous Camden Park Station. Explore the historic homestead where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited for morning tea. Enjoy the expansive view from their verandah and capture the experience of outback life. Visit a circa 1920 shearing shed and gain an insight into the history of grazing in the Outback on this extensive station tour. Enjoy nibbles at sunset, under the stunning outback sky – an unforgettable experience!

    Phone: 1300 78 78 90

    email: [email protected]

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  • Cobb & Co Experience

    DEPARTS: APRIL TO OCTOBER - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

    OUTBACK PIONEERS

    Cobb & Co were the pioneers of stagecoach travel and mail services throughout Australia. On a Outback Pioneers’ Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience you’ll travel in a restored stagecoach on a multi-award winning tour – first at a leisurely pace through town and then full-tilt along a stretch of the original Longreach-Windorah mail route.

    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.

    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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  • 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

    NOTE: Due to the covid-19 risks, the LSODE P&C have decided to temporarily close the tourism room to visitors and will advise when we are back in operation. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    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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  • 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 SUNSET CRUISE

    DEPARTS: NOVEMBER TO MARCH, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY (BLOCK OUT PERIODS APPLY)

    OUTBACK AUSSIE TOURS

    Board the Longreach Explorer for a relaxing afternoon cruise along the majestic Thomson River. Take your seat on the top deck ready to capture 360-degree sweeping river and floodplain views. Our Captain will entertain you with captivating stories about the river, its wildlife and Indigenous heritage. Purchase nibbles or an icy cold drink from our licensed bar whilst you enjoy the serenity of the outback.

    Phone: 1300 78 78 90

    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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  • 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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  • STRATHMORE STATION SMOKO TOUR

    DEPARTS: APRIL TO OCTOBER - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

    OUTBACK AUSSIE TOURS

    Meet Maree at Strathmore Station who will share her passion for station life on a personalised tour. As we tour the station, learn about Santa Gertrudis cattle and Merino wool production. Hear how these third-generation graziers made water run uphill with their award-winning water system. Back at the homestead you’ll have time to wander the tranquil gardens and enjoy some warm Outback hospitality including the delicious home-baked morning tea.

    Phone: 1300 78 78 90

    email: [email protected]

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