Camden Park Station Historic Homestead & Artesian Pools, Longreach

Meet the Walker family and visit their property that hosted the Queen and Prince Phillip as you experience a working sheep and cattle station very close to town.  Walk through the historical Homestead Gardens Shearing Shed and Cattle Yards then tour the farm after a scrumptious smoko.

The Swagman's Grave

It is said a young man set out looking to make his own opportunities and was heading in the direction of the Camden Park Homestead to offer his services in exchange for food and lodging... but unfortunately, he never made it.

The Historic 'Dry Bottom' Chinaman's Well

This 30 metre deep well was built in the 1920's after the gold rush by a group of Chinese families that were living on Camden Park Station, growing fresh fruit and vegetables to sell at the local garden markets.

Our Incredible Artesian Spring & Bore

Built on Australia's Great Artesian Basin which underlies parts of Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory, Camden Park Station's spring and bore is used to water cattle and sheep, as a backdrop for a picturesque afternoon tea, and also as a swimming pool for the kids.

Longreach's Highest Lookout

360 degree views without any man-made infrastructure in sight, enjoy fantastic views and spectacular sunsets. Look out over Longreach and Ilfracombe and see the towns as they light up at night.

The 'Queen's Path' Where Elizabeth II Walked

On April 15, 1970, the Queen arrived at Camden Park Station in her Rolls Royce, and people came from as far as Roma, Rockhampton and Mt Isa to attend a luncheon hosted by the Matron of the local hospital. 

The Oldest Private Ballroom in the Outback

In 1927 an impressive Outback ballroom was built at Camden Park Station of Jarrah wood from Western Australia and featuring an exquisite chandelier. The ballroom has hosted many dignitaries over the years including the Queen.

The Walker’s were both very informative, charming, and taught us about their operation. The sunset from their “oasis” in the outback is one not to be missed! The meal was superb and the company was great. Overall a good experience
— Rachel M
Camden Park Station is about 10 K’s out of Longreach and at the moment is looks nice and green because of all the rain. The furniture in the homestead is well worth seeing and getting the history behind it.
— John G