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Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730

The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is Australia's premier outback heritage institution. In Queensland's central western town of Longreach, the centre provides visitors with a spectacular outback experience.

Facilities include:

• Family dining Restaurant
• Live entertainment

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Longreach Powerhouse Museum

12 Swan Street, Longreach QLD 4730

The Longreach Powerhouse Museum is the largest preserved rural generating facility in Australia. Displays in this building explain how electricity was generated, maintained and distributed throughout the Shire, and the distribution network maintained. Other exhibits in the museum grounds include: social history building with displays of early Longreach history; Longreach Swimming Baths; Nogo Cottage (depicting family life in the west from 1935 to 1955); various displays of agriculture and road maintenance machinery; and a collection of commercial office equipment circa 1908 - 1950 from local business houses. The Museum forms an interesting experience for the whole family.

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Qantas Founders Museum

Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Longreach Airport, Longreach QLD 4730

In 1988 the Western Queensland community established the Qantas Founders Museum in recognition of the service Qantas had given to the people of the outback. The Qantas Founders Museum celebrates the airline's growth from its inception to the influence Qantas has had on the outback and the world. Modern and interesting multi-media exhibits enhance the experience. The museum houses historic photographs, memorabilia and multi-media interactive displays which eloquently tell the inspirational stories. A unique feature of the Qantas Founders Museum is the opportunity to tour a fully-fitted Boeing 747 'Jumbo' jet and a Boeing 707. Guided tours of these amazing aircraft operate daily and with some wall and floor panels removed the Boeing 747 tour gives a unique insight into the secrets of these magnificent aircraft. A specialised 'WingWalk' tour of the Boeing 747 explores the computer systems, flight controls, cockpit, cargo holds and the opportunity to get out onto the wing and experience the full majesty of this aircraft. Longreach is the only place in the world where visitors can enjoy this experience.

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Thomson River

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730

The Thompson River is located approximately four and a half kilometres north west of Longreach along the Landsborough Highway (follow the signs to Winton). Look for a blue rest area sign and turn right. Water access is available and there is camping alongside the river and a picnic area with toilets within Apex Park. There is a variety of recreational and water sports available with activities such as fishing, water skiing and camping just to name a few. A boat ramp is available and a pedestrian bridge.

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Longreach Cemetery

Lark Street, Longreach QLD 4730

The Longreach Cemetery was established in 1893. With the Longreach Cemetery tour you can view interesting headstones and to the resting place of some of the early pioneers of Longreach. Feel free to wander, observe the symbols that adorn the memorials and read the epitaphs - the stories in stone still convey a message today.

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Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730

The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame is a spectacular tribute to the people of outback Australia. It tells the story of the rural areas from the arrival of the Aborigines more than 40,000 years ago, settled by the British, exploration, the establishment of grazing, agriculture, mining, forestry and other industries in country Australia. It follows the story through to the present day where technologies of many kinds are playing the role in farming, business and communications. Themes also include development of the outback properties, living in the outback and the stock worker. Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame was officially opened in 1988 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Over one million people have visited this premier tribute to the men and women of the outback. Be sure not to miss the "Wool Bale" cafe where you can enjoy a snack or relaxing cuppa. The Cattlemen's Bar and Grill offers a unique and family friendly dining experience with great steaks, deep dish pies plus more. Open for lunch and dinner and is fully licensed. The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame is truly an iconic Queensland Outback experience.

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Forest Den National Park

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730

Mitchell grass plains and gidgee woodlands are protected in this remote park in the Torrens Creek catchment in central-western Queensland. Forest Den National Park's semi-permanent waterholes along Torrens and Paradise Creeks provide a refuge for travellers and wildlife alike. This 5890 hectare park conserves a wide diversity of plants, some unique to this reserve within the region. Although used as grazing land for more than 100 years, little remains of this era apart from a few pastoral relics - fences, gateways and a derelict round timber bridge over Torrens Creek. Enjoy birdwatching in the cooler hours of dusk and dawn. Whistling kites, brown falcons, and waterbirds including white ibis, royal spoonbills, darters, Pacific herons, egrets and rufus-throated honeyeaters nest by the waterholes. Picnic on the banks of Torrens Creek or camp at Four Mile Waterhole. No facilities are provided. Camping fees apply.

Longreach War Memorial

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730
Volunteer enlistment in WWI was enthusiastic across Australia as was the grief as word made it back home of lost lives, some 60,000 mostly young men during the five year conflict. Land was allocated for Anzac Memorial Park in 1924 with trees and grass planted. Built by Rockhampton stonemason Mr F Allen at a cost £1702, the tall granite needle-like column was delivered in three pieces. Its installation through a series of ropes and pulleys provided quite a spectacle for the residents. Financed through a combined venture of the neighbouring Longreach and Ilfracombe shires, it bears 90 names listed under four headings: Remembrance, Freedom, Unity and Sacrifice. Longreach War Memorial was unveiled by the shire chairman RLH Petersen on ANZAC Day 1927. Set in a park, a set of steps leading up from the highway through town, this memorial remains the focus for ANZAC remembrance ceremonies....

Outback Stockman's Show

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730
This live Outback Stockman's show tells the story of real life stockmen and women who work on the land. It encompasses the modern-day aspects of being a stockman, as well as telling the tales of what it used to be like in the past. All be it with working dogs, horses, sheep, bull and their larakin Stockman Lachie Cossor. The show is a must do on everyone's itinerary is absolutely sure to entertain. Shows run between April and October, daily from 11am from Tuesday to Sunday. Their all new live dinner shows will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. Bookings are essential. ...
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Outback Aussie Day Tours

LOT 1 Wonga Street, Longreach QLD 4730
Outback Aussie Tours is a family-owned local operator with 27 years experience. Let Outback Aussie Day Tours show you Outback Queensland. Join Smithy and the team to discover Queensland's heartland, their pioneering legends, Outback stations and the majestic Thomson River. Cruise the Thomson River on their multi-award winning Drover's Sunset Cruise which includes Smithy's Outback Dinner and Live Show. Enjoy onboard nibbles at sunset and a two-course table service dinner under the stars while being entertained by quality performers on the river stage. A night to remember! Visit local stations and meet the graziers for a personalised tour of their property. Take a full day tour to Winton featuring the Australian Age of Dinosaurs and the Qantilda Precinct (part of the Waltzing Matilda Centre) or join one of the fascinating cattle Station tours. Make the most of your stay in Longreach with their multi-day Longreach Legends Passes. There are three pass options which include a mix of attractions to suit your time and budget. Attractions featured in these passes are Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum, Station visits and the Drover's Sunset Cruise. They really are good value if you're planning on spending a few days in Longreach....
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Brisbane to Birdsville 4WD Adventure Drive

38689 - Longreach QLD 4730
You've got the four-wheel-drive and you've got the spirit of adventure; let that lead you on the outback trip of a lifetime through southern Queensland to some of Australia's most remote and iconic outback townships. Getting away early is easy when you're eager to explore new destinations, so there's no doubt that Brisbane will be in your rearview mirror before you can say "let's go on a road trip". However, a cautious traveller is a safe traveller, so it pays to check RACQ's updated road conditions before you leave for very remote areas like Birdsville and Innamincka. Also, ensure you pack enough food and water to last you a few days in case you get stranded outback; and an extra spare tyre won't hurt, either. Tell a few loved ones where you're going and when to expect you to arrive (don't forget to call them and let them know you got there safe and sound) so they can raise the alarm if necessary - just in case!...
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38723 - Longreach QLD 4730
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. Just 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 full-tilt in a restored Cobb & Co stagecoach along the original Longreach-Windorah mail route. Follow the winding curve of the Thomson River or capture the golden glow of a perfect outback sunset from the air with Queensland Helicopters. Snap on a harness and step out on the wing of a Jumbo Jet at Qantas Founders Museum – 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 before 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 if off with a two-course camp oven dinner and live entertainment on the river stage. But why should you choose? 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 and tuck into some of Maree’s home-baked delights for morning teaVisit with the Walker family on a sunset tour of Camden Park Station, see the historic shearing shed before joining 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....
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Longreach Skate Park

Eagle Street, Longreach QLD 4730
The Longreach Skate Park is located on Eagle Street heading towards Jundah. It is undercover and situated at a grassy area with parking available. The Skate Park is popular with locals and teenagers and is a great place to let your children get some exercise. You can ride your skate board, BMX Bike or Roller Blades if you have them. ...
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Far West Adventure Drive

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730
The Far West Adventure is a self drive tour which begins in the Central West heartland town of Longreach, passes through the Far West shires of Barcoo, Diamantina and Boulia, and finally finishes in the North West town of Mount Isa. Allow at least one week for this 1394 kilometre adventure loop where you'll discover historic and remote outback towns, meet local characters and hear their stories. Experience the magnificent Welford National Park with its red river gum and coolabah lined waters. Visit the ghost town of Betoota and explore Aboriginal cultural attractions. Take in an amazing sunset atop Big Red sand hill on the edge of the Simpson Desert, learn about Boulia's mysterious Min Min Light then drive through ever-changing landscapes to Mount Isa. ...
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Warrego Way

Government Building, Longreach QLD 4730
'Travel west young man' was an adage used in the past to entice folks into the outback - a world full of adventure and mystery. Today, travel west and your journey will still be filled with adventure but luckily, you don't have to take the rutted bush tracks of the past. Mostly sealed bitumen roads lead to you to new and exciting places, where the people are friendly and appreciative you've made the journey into their part of Australia, and the views different each step of the way. The Warrego Way starts at the Sunshine State's capital, Brisbane, and finishes in the iconic and remote Birdsville. Along the way, you can see ancient trees from the dinosaur age, endangered mammals, unwind in the soothing waters from the sub artesian basin, delight in yarns told over country bars, or just relax and enjoy the brilliant sunsets and starry nights....
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Matilda Way

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730
The Matilda Way is one road that most definitely leads to adventure, and a different one each day. The fully sealed 1812 kilometre highway stretches from the New South Wales border all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria, from Cunnamulla to Karumba. Traversing the 'real outback' the route is filled with friendly local characters, unique attractions and unspoiled natural sites. Four days is a comfortable drive, depending on how long you spend discovering the unique charms of each township. Along the Matilda Way you will discover little known secrets, experience the raw history of the region and natural wonders of the vast and ancient landscapes. As you're travelling, check the byways along the route; there are plenty of side-trips that add to the overall outback experience. Just remember you are sharing the road with huge road trains, livestock and native animals, take care and give way, you'll protect your vehicle and the truckies will thank you for it. Come and enjoy experiencing the Outback along the Matilda Way....
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Thomson River, Longreach

Lot 206, Longreach QLD 4730
Camping at Apex Riverside Park is closed due to COVID-19 Council restrictions. The Thompson River is located approximately four and a half kilometres north west of Longreach along the Landsborough Highway heading to Winton. While offering perfect camping spots along its banks, walking tracks and a 'beach', the river is also home to a number of species of fish, turtles and yabbies. For those with boats, an easy-to-access boat ramp is available next to the designated caravan grounds for a perfect day of water-skiing, swimming and fishing. Ensure to call into the Visitor Information to enquire about the Thomson River Cruises that include nibbles, drinks, dinners and entertainment....
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Smithy's Outback Dinner and Show

LOT 1 Wonga Street, Longreach QLD 4730
A night out at Outback Aussie Tours' award-winning Smithy's is a 'must do' when in Longreach. It's sure to be a highlight of your Outback holiday! Settle back and enjoy an evening to remember at Smithy's Outback Dinner and Show. From the moment you arrive you'll be well looked after by their friendly Smithy's crew. Enjoy a drink from their fully licensed bar and wander down to the banks of the river to watch the amazing colour changes as the sun disappears from the horizon. Then take your seat ready for the show where you'll be treated to full table-service under the stars. Savour the outback flavours of our two-course camp oven themed dinner while watching their talented musician and story-teller on the river stage. Feel free to join in the songs or jump up for a dance if the mood strikes you. Finish off the evening with a traditional billy tea and some delicious campfire damper drizzled with golden syrup. Book early to experience this multi-award winning Longreach experience with Outback Aussie Tours!...
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Back Roads to Winton Drive

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730
Begin your journey in Longreach in Queensland's heartland then follow the scenic back roads to Winton via Lochern National Park, Stonehenge and Jundah. Follow the Lochern Habitat Drive and explore the 20 kilometres of Thomson River frontage. Take a Four Wheel Drive adventure on the John Egan Pioneer Drive and discover magnificent landscapes sculptured by nature over millions of years. Breathe in the expansive views from Swanvale Lookout on the majestic Johnston Range. In Jundah, follow the Settlers Nature Drive along the Thomson River, a great spot to boil the billy, have a picnic or throw in a line. Discover the world's only recorded Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park where you can view up to 3300 footprints left over 95 million years ago by a herd of over 300 dinosaurs. This drive includes a mix of sealed and unsealed roads and therefore a Four Wheel Drive vehicle is recommended....
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Camden Park Station - Longreach

1 Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730
Live Australia’s outback story on a tour of Camden Park Station, where you'll meet Outback Dan and the Walker family and visit their 18,000 acre working sheep and cattle station. Walk through the historical homestead gardens, shearing shed and cattle yards then tour the farm after a scrumptious smoko. Take the path of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip on their 1970 visit and marvel at the oldest private ballroom in the outback, built in 1927 of Jarrah wood and featuring an exquisite chandelier. Bask in the picturesque artesian spring and bore, and take in the 360 degree views from Longreach’s highest lookout without a man-made structure in sight. Visit the historic 'dry bottom' Chinaman's well that was built following the gold rush, and the unknown swagman's grave of a young man who set out for Camden Park Station looking to make his own opportunities but unfortunately never made it. Book a tour of Camden Park Station at the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame or via Outback Aussie Tours....
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Starlights Lookout

- Muttaburra River Road, Longreach QLD 4730
Starlight's Lookout overlooks Longreach and offers great views of the surrounding area. It is located roughly 55 kilometres north-west of Longreach along the Muttaburra / Cramsie Road. It is said that the lookout itself was once used by the notorious cattle thief Harry Redford. The road is unsealed and not passable in wet weather....
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Iningai Nature Reserve

- Jundah Road, Longreach QLD 4730
Iningai Nature Reserve is named after the Inangai, the traditional owners who lived along the Thomson River prior to European settlement. It is currently a reserve and the town common. You'll find bushwalking tracks leading from just south of town where car parking is available. The many different walks and loops make an enjoyable expedition and showcase much of the local flora and fauna....
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Lochern National Park

Tonkoro Road, Longreach QLD 4730
This is Queensland’s channel country, where flooding rains and devastating droughts are part of western Queensland life. Lochern has 20 kilometres of Thomson River frontage, fringed with huge old coolibahs. All four species of Mitchell grass grow here. A newly described subspecies of turtle, Emmott’s short-necked turtle, lives in the park’s waterholes. Remnants of European history reflect the innovative nature of early farming life. Take binoculars to see Major Mitchell cockatoos, red-tailed black-cockatoos and Bourke parrots. Observe wildlife around waterholes and along the 40 kilometre Habitat Drive. Go fishing (size and bag limits apply). Camp at Broadwater Waterhole, camping fees apply, and relax in the shade of the coolibah trees. See the shepherds’ yards....
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Outback Stockman's Show

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730
This live Outback Stockman's show tells the story of real life stockmen and women who work on the land. It encompasses the modern-day aspects of being a stockman, as well as telling the tales of what it used to be like in the past. All be it with working dogs, horses, sheep, bull and their larakin Stockman Lachie Cossor. The show is a must do on everyone's itinerary is absolutely sure to entertain. Shows run between April and October, daily from 11am from Tuesday to Sunday. Their all new live dinner shows will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. Bookings are essential. ...
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Longreach Historic Railway Station

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730
Longreach railway station is the terminus station of the Central Western line, serving the town of Longreach. It was built from 1887 to 1916. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 12 December 2005. Today the station is served by the Spirit of the Outback train which runs from Brisbane to Longreach twice a week. ...
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Overlander's Way

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730
From the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and pristine beaches of north Queensland to the rugged rocky outcrops and red sand of north-west Queensland and into the Northern Territory, the Overlander's Way will take you through architecturally rich historic towns, dinosaur centres and to the home of some of the world's most quirky events; without even leaving the bitumen! Follow in the footsteps of Australia's droving heroes, who drove mobs of thousands of cattle from the Northern Territory across Queensland's vast interior to the coastal markets and discover the unspoilt beauty of Outback Queensland....
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Drovers and Pioneers Trail

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730
The Drovers and Pioneers Trail includes a mix of sealed and unsealed roads therefore a Four Wheel Drive vehicle is recommended. Begin your journey in Mount Isa city in Queensland's vast North West Outback then follow the Diamantina Development Road through spectacular outback scenery en route to Boulia, capital of the Channel Country. Turn right onto the unsealed Urandangie North Road and follow the 'unusual' signs to the remote township of Urangangie, once an important centre for travellers and drovers on the Georgina and other stock routes. Take time to explore nearby waterholes on the Georgina, ideal for fishing and bird watching before following the unsealed South Road loop to Boulia with its rich grazing heritage, pioneering stories and the mysterious Min Min Light....
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Discovery Drive

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730
The Discovery Drive will take you on a journey packed to the brim with outback legends, ancient discoveries, and bucket-list adventures. The drive links the Overlander’s Way and Australia’s Dinosaur Trail with the fascinating Channel Country. Expect to witness vast everchanging landscapes; meet eccentric outback characters; see amazing prehistoric discoveries; and connect with Australia’s pioneering communities....
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Starlights Cruise Experience

47895 - Longreach QLD 4730

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the outback as the sun sets over the horizon on this evening riverboat adventure. Cruise down the mighty Thomson River on a unique paddlewheeler or the Thomson Princess Riverboat, both designed for small tour groups – no massive ferry crowds. Disembark at a campground in the heart of the local bush and continue your outback experience with intimate performances and a two-course stockman’s dinner around the campfire.

  • See the story of Captain Starlight: after-dark movie in outdoor riverbank theater
  • Enjoy a traditional outback treat of tea and damper under the moon and stars
  • Snacks as you roll down the river: food provided, BYO alcohol at no extra charge
  • Handy round-trip transfers provided from Longreach motels and campgrounds
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    Nogo Station Experience

    48077 - Longreach QLD 4730

    Get your hands dirty on a real Aussie farm on this 5-day outback adventure from Brisbane. Enjoy a scenic cruise down the Warrego River, visit the Artesian Time Tunnel and sample delicious Aussie-style ‘tucker’. That’s not all: tour an outback farm, try your hand at whip cracking and learn to make traditional ‘Billy Tea’. This small-group tour includes accommodation at the Club Boutique Hotel, meals and round-trip flights from Brisbane.

    • 5-day outback farm adventure in Cunnamulla from Brisbane
    • Discover traditional Aussie life in a real outback town
    • Visit an outback farm, cruise down the Warrego River and spot wild wallabies
    • Excellent value tour includes accommodation at the Club Boutique Hotel, meals and round-trip flights from Brisbane
    • Great choice for families!
    • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
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      Winton Discovery Day Tour

      48173 - Longreach QLD 4730

      For a town of less than a thousand people, Winton has played an outsized role in Australian life - it’s where ‘Waltzing Matilda’ was first performed, and it was the birthplace of the country’s flag carrier airline. Discover some of that legacy on this full-day tour. Although you can organize your own Winton tour, this tour cuts out the hassle of outback car rental and finding your way on dusty desert roads.

      • No need to find a spot to eat: lunch is included with this tour
      • Don’t risk getting a flat tire or running out of petrol in the outback
      • Discover the heritage - and enduring legacy - of the song ‘Waltzing Matilda’
      • See Winton without having to check out of your Longreach hotel or motel
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        Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience

        48191 - Longreach QLD 4730

        Follow the trail of Australia’s outback pioneers on this unique tour down the Longreach-Windorah mail route. Gallop through the bush and down the dusty roads on a classically-designed stagecoach, just like the ones settlers used in the 19th century. This family-friendly outback throwback includes an outdoor cinema screening and the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show, an energetic old-school vaudeville show in the style of the traditional traveling shows of the Australian frontier.

        • Relax like they did in the 19th century: stop for a smoko of tea and scones
        • Remember your family adventure with a commemorative Victorian-style photo
        • Family-friendly prices: discounted tickets available for kids aged 14 and under
        • No crowding into a cramped stagecoach on this easygoing small group tour