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Longreach, QLD

Soak up the history and heritage that surrounds the legendary township of Longreach, home of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Outback Museum and a wealth of entertainment and warm, country hospitality!

Why not meet a few locals and book a room in an old country pub. Camp under the stars and breathe in the fresh night air, or simply enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned motel.

Take a sunset river cruise on the Thomson, see farm animals and horses on a tour of the Longreach Pastoral College or soak up the smells and tastes of an outdoor barbecue. Longreach and district is home to a variety of man made and natural attractions. The award winning tour operators and guides will guarantee an outback experience that will keep you coming back for more!

‘Pioneering country’ best describes Longreach and its environs and it was for this reason that it was chosen as the site for the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, built as a tribute to the pioneers – explorers, stockmen, Aboriginal tribes, poets, writers and artists – all of whom contributed in some way to the history and lifestyle of Outback Australia.

Longreach was settled in the 1870s and is now the largest town in the Central West. Historically, Longreach is also known for its role with Qantas. The hangar at the airport was the first operational base for an airline which began life in Queensland’s Outback and grew into our first international carrier. It was in this hangar that Australia’s first six aircraft were built between 1922 and 1934. The hangar now houses the Qantas Founders Outback Museum.

Nearest Airport: Longreach

Longreach Map

Experiences

  • 18-35's
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Self-Drive

Popular Activities

  • City Sightseeing
  • Cruising
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Golfing
  • Cruising
  • Fishing
  • Outback

About Longreach

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Longreach Postcode: 4730
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Outback Queensland
  • Latitude: -23.44049
  • Longitude: 144.25033
  • Elevation: 193m
  • Population: 2970
  • Median Income: $38844
  • Area (Sq/km): 2017.375
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

Tours In Longreach

Discover some of the tours options around Longreach

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.

Accommodation

Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains