Longreach Queensland is the largest town in central Queensland. As such it’s an important rural service centre for one of the state’s most prosperous wool and beef areas. Located on the Tropic of Capricorn it services an ever-growing tourism industry.
As you roll into Longreach the unmistakable red and white livery of a Qantas jumbo jet dominates the skyline from kilometres away. Inside the dedicated museum, you’ll uncover many a story linked to the founding of Australia’s national airline.
Across the road, you’ll spot the shimmering curved roof of another Australian icon. Like Hugh Sawrey’s famed artwork A Vision Splendid, the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to the Aussie Stockman. The five themed galleries also celebrate the stories of Indigenous Australians, Pastoralists and Explorers.
Feel the surge of adrenaline as you’re transported in a restored Cobb & Co stagecoach along the original Longreach-Windorah mail route. Follow the winding curve of the Thomson River or capture the glow of an outback sunset with Queensland Helicopters. Snap on a harness and step out on the wing of a Jumbo Jet at Qantas Founders Museum. An experience guaranteed to get the heart pumping!
Heighten your sunset experience with a river cruise and authentic outback entertainment. Choose to glide the waterway in old-world style aboard a paddle wheeler. Afterwards enjoy a traditional campfire dinner and old-time sound & light picture show. Or, relax on the top deck of a fully licensed catamaran as it cruises to Sunset Bend. Top it off with a two-course camp oven dinner and live entertainment on the river stage. But why should you choose when you can experience the best of both worlds and do both!
For a real slice of Aussie history visit our multi-generation cattle and sheep properties. Join the Strathmore Station Smoko Tour to learn about their award-winning water run on a tour of the station. Then tuck into some of Maree’s home-baked delights for morning tea.
Visit with the Walker family on a sunset tour of Camden Park Station, see the historic shearing shed. Afterwards, join Outback Dan for sunset drinks. Visit Nogo Station for an intimate insight into station life by the Kinnon family. The tour includes sheep shearing, morning tea and a station safari in an open-top double-decker.