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Longreach

Home of the Stockman's Hall of Fame, Longreach might have a population of only 4000. But toss in 20,000 head of beef cattle, 750,000 sheep and the tens of thousands of visitors who flock into the town to pay homage to both the giants and the villains of the bush, and you get some idea of the economic importance of this Thomson River town to the western district and the state.

Local dignitaries never let you forget that while the founding directors of Queensland and Northern Territory Air Services might have held their first board meeting in the rival town of Winton, they very quickly moved the operation to Longreach - all of which, and much more, is documented and recorded in the superbly presented Qantas Founders Outback Museum.

An imaginative and colourful tribute is paid to the hardy men, women and assorted ratbags who opened up the Australian bush in the Stockman"s Hall of Fame, while the Powerhouse Museum reflects on the social history of the bush.

You can absorb more of the bush ambience on a Billabong Cruise of the Thomson River which dinkum bushies reckon is the dividing line between "town and Outback".

Longreach: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Longreach Historic Railway Station


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.




Landsborough Highway
Longreach, QLD, 4730

Located 0.4K from Longreach

Longreach Powerhouse Museum


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.




12 Swan Street
Longreach, QLD, 4730

Located 0.5K from Longreach

Longreach Skate Park


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.




Eagle Street
Longreach, QLD, 4730

Located 0.8K from Longreach

Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre


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 live 'Outback Stockman's Show' tells the story of real life stockmen and women who work on the land. The show features trick horses, a bull, dogs, sheep and so much more. A must do on everyone's itinerary.

The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame is truly an iconic Queensland Outback experience.




Landsborough Highway
Longreach, QLD, 4730

Located 0.9K from Longreach

Iningai Nature Reserve


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.




Longreach - Jundah Road
Longreach, QLD, 4730

Located 1.3K from Longreach

Longreach Cemetery History Tours


The Longreach Cemetery was established in 1893.

75 minute guided tours run April to October each year. Cemeteries are fascinating places to discover the history of a town. Longreach cemetery is the resting place of hundreds of people, pioneers and characters who made their mark on the past. From aboriginal trackers to confederate soldiers, lost graves, victims of crime and heroes this burial place is now home to them all. Some of their stories are legendary, some infamous, and many forgotten. The Longreach Cemetery History Tour will reveal secrets of the Outback and amaze visitors and locals alike. Suitable for all ages. A great experience for groups, visitors and those who love history. Please contact the Longreach Visitor Information Centre for bookings.

A Self Guided Longreach Cemetery tour can be accessed all year round. Wander around at your own pace and 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.




Raven Road
Longreach, QLD, 4730

Located 1.5K from Longreach

Qantas Founders Museum


Qantas Founders Museum is an independent not-for-profit community organisation, operating since 1996, to commemorate the ethos and preserve the material heritage of the founders and early operations of Qantas Airways Ltd.

Today, they are a world-class 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 collection incorporates four of the world's most significant airliners - the Consolidated PBY Catalina Flying Boat, Douglas DC3, Boeing 707 and the legendary Boeing 747. In addition, they have full scale replicas of some of the most important aircraft in the early Qantas fleet - De Haviland DH-61 Giant Moth, De Haviland DH-50, and Avro 504k Dyak; Qantas' first aircraft.

Aircraft tours are available at an additional cost including the Jet Tour of Boeing 747 and Boeing 707, a Wing Walk of the 747 (minimum age 12yrs) or a once in a lifetime experience of the Platinum tour which includes a tour of the 747 and 707, 747 and 707 Wing Walk , complimentary 6x9 photo and meal voucher. There is also F35 flight simulator experiences available. Bookings are essential for all tours and experiences.




Sir Hudson Fysh Drive
Longreach, QLD, 4730

Located 2.1K from Longreach

Outback Stockman's Show


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.




Landsborough Highway
Longreach, QLD, 4730

Located 2.5K from Longreach

Longreach: Events

Longreach Cup


Longreach Jockey Clubs premier event, the Longreach Cup boasts a six race program, tote, bookies, bar, catering and entertainment well into the evening. Come and join the party and see 'Country Racing at its best!'


Event Dates
2018
      22nd Sep


Gull Street
Longreach, QLD, 4730

Located 1.4K from Longreach

Longreach: Travel Tips

Longreach Region Visitor Information Centre


The Longreach Visitor Information Centre provides a diverse range of information and assistance to tourist travelling through the area. The centre sells souvenirs and provides free WIFI internet access.

Contact the helpful staff at the Longreach Visitor Information Centre, or at the branch offices in Ilfracombe and Isisford, and they will help you in planning an unforgettable trip.

Stockmen, shearers and spectacular sunsets are part and parcel of the Outback and you will find it all in the Longreach Region. From aviation and outback pioneers to prehistoric crocodiles the thriving Longreach region in the heart of Queensland has something for every traveller.

Soak up a stunning sunset on the Thomson River, or trace Major Mitchell's footsteps along the Outer Barcoo. Hear the stories of Australia's stockman and pioneers and learn how Qantas was born in the Outback. Take a tour of a working cattle station or step back in time in a Cobb and Co Coach, walk the 'Ilfracombe Machinery Mile' or discover Australia's first crocodile at Isisford. Quiet retreat or action-packed outback adventure, the Longreach region experience is what you want it to be.




99 Eagle Street
Longreach, QLD, 4730

Located 0.1K from Longreach

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