Things to do
Hall of Fame
The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is Australia’s premier outback heritage institution. Wander the five themed galleries and learn the stories of our pioneering men, women and children. See the entertaining Outback Stockman’s Show - lunch and dinner shows are scheduled in the tourist season. Chat to our friendly reception staff about this attraction and Longreach attraction passes.
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. Join the 90 minute Jet Tour that takes you behind the scenes on our two jet aircraft, the Boeing 747 and 707. Ask our friendly reception team for attraction information and attraction pass options.
Australian Age of Dinosaurs Ltd (AAOD) is a not for profit organisation located in Winton, Queensland. The organisation’s activities include the operation of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History which holds annual dinosaur digs in the Winton Formation of western Queensland and oversees the year-round operation of Australia’s most productive dinosaur fossil preparation laboratory.
All aboard the Drover‘s Sunset Cruise. 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 onboard nibbles before taking your seat at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show on the banks of the river, for table-service dining under the stars and live entertainment.
Dinner & Show
Settle back and enjoy an evening to remember dining under the stars on the Thomson River. Begin with sunset nibbles followed by a two-course table service dinner, featuring camp oven themed modern cuisine. A good selection of wine and cold beer is available for purchase from their licensed cash bar. Enjoy the live entertainment on the River Stage with performers regaling you with their songs and stories.
Cobb & Co
Enjoy a stagecoach ride through Longreach town and then a gallop through the bush along a stretch of the old mail route between Longreach and Windorah. Cobb & Co pioneered stagecoach travel in Australia and this award-winning ride gives a realistic glimpse of what the pioneers experienced. Hear the pounding hooves of the magnificent horses on the outback dirt road. More information at our tour desk.
Board the only paddle wheeler west of the Great Divide or the historic Thomson Princess Riverboat and enjoy a gentle cruise down the majestic Thomson. 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 – capturing the adventures of notorious cattle thief, ‘Captain Starlight’.
Camden Park Station
Enjoy a personalised tour of Camden Park Station. Explore the historic homestead where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited for morning tea. Take in the expansive view from the 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.
The live Outback Stockman’s Show is a tribute to the skills of past and present stockmen – a true depiction of the unique quintessential Australian character. The daytime shows run Saturday - Thursday from 11am and the evening shows run Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday nights with bar opening at 5:30pm and show from 6.00pm. Enjoy an outback spit roast dinner, with full bar facilities. For more information, ask our information desk.
Scenic Flight with
Come aboard and view the spectacular scenery that the Outback has to offer. You will be truly amazed by the flat vastness and beauty of the country. Queensland Helicopters offers you a fantastic 10 minute scenic flight around Longreach and over the Thomson River. You will see the famous Stockman’s Hall of Fame and of course the Qantas Museum and static aircraft display Boeing 737 and 707 at the Longreach airport.
Meet Maree at Strathmore Station who will share her passion for station life on a personalised tour. 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 wander the tranquil gardens and enjoy some warm Outback hospitality with a home-baked morning tea.
Experience the best that Longreach has to offer with an Outback Aussie Tours’ Longreach Legends Pass featuring all of the top Longreach attractions, station tours and the Drover's Sunset Cruise. Choose either Bronze, Silver or Gold multi-day passes that will suit your time and budget. Not only will you get a great value package, you will also benefit from 30+ years Outback Queensland touring experience.
Longreach School of
Imagine a classroom more than twice the size of Victoria, where the playground is as vast as the outback and the partnership between home and school is legendary. Join a one hour guided tour of the Longreach School of Distance Education where you’ll watch a ‘live’ on-air lesson with their students and teachers and gain an insight into distance education in the bush.
Step back in time with a visit to Australia’s largest rural generating station. Electricity was first generated from this site in 1921. The first engines were Ruston & Hornsby charcoal gas units powering DC generators via a belt drive and the gas was produced on site using locally made charcoal. Also see the Social History Hall housing a small collection of Longreach social history.
Harry’s Restaurant and Bar is named after local Legend, Harry Redford, also known as Captain Starlight. Catering to a range of palates we offer a contemporary Australian menu. Our fine food dishes are created using fresh, seasonal produce and can be expertly matched with wine from Harry’s Bar. The restaurant is located at Longreach Motor Inn. Bookings can be made through Reception.