A lesson in outback lingo

Let's face it, Australians are well known for their “slang”, but in the Outback - they can have their own special and unique way of communicating. There are hundreds of words or expressions that is exclusively used in the Australian Bush and no where else! So if you're planning a trip to this great lands Outback, here's a few tips to get you started and have you speaking like a local in no time!

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Cristy Houghton
The Outback Yacht Club

High-flyer (noun) – according to Urban Dictionary is a person who is or has the potential to be very successful, especially academically or in business.

With this in mind, Camden Park Station would like connect the city with country by putting the onus on the high flyers, corporate and young professionals of Australia (and the world for that matter) to visit and experience The Outback Yacht Club

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Walker Family History

Enter the Walker family - a passionate family who run a generational sheep and cattle property. Their homestead has been opened up to locals and tourists alike to immerse themselves in what can only be described as truly unique and memorable experience.

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Top 5 Places to Eat in Longreach

As the evening meal prayer goes in some households – “two, four, six, eight – first in helps his mate”!  Longreach isn’t short on choice and has plenty to offer! From Steakhouses, Curry Houses, Chinese, pubs, pizza, bakeries – whatever your preference, you won’t miss out on any meal of the day. 

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Coach Tours

All kinds of folks come to the Outback. Joining a tour group is a popular way to experience the rugged beauty... in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus and with a packed program of interesting sights and engaging activities so you do not miss the best of what may be your once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list trip! 

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Swaggie's Grave

According to Urban Dictionary, a Swaggie is an is an old Australian and New Zealand term describing an underclass of transient temporary workers, who travelled by foot from farm to farm carrying the traditional swag (bedroll). Also characteristic of swagman attire was a hat strung with corks to ward off flies.

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Top 10 Family things to do in Longreach

There’s plenty to do and see at Longreach – a perfect mix history and modern conveniences!  Take one of the countless tours (land, air or water), take the kids to the skate park, aquatic centre, stroll around one of the museums, take in a show or two or if nature is where your interests lie you’ll be spoilt for choice with the national parks to explore either on foot, using pedal power or for the more adventurous four wheel driving.  Camp, fish, bird watch to your hearts content.   

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The Queen's Visit

Anniversaries are always a wonderful time for reflection and reminiscing and this year, marks the 45th anniversary of when Sir James Walker requested the attendance of Queen Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh (or Prince Phillip as we like to call him) to visit Camden Park Station and meet with lady dignitaries whilst in the Country for the opening of the Sydney Opera House.

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Travel Tips for Outback Queensland

First and foremost, when travelling in Outback Queensland you are asked to please acknowledge and respect the values and beliefs of Indigenous Australians as they have a long standing view that the landscape is the very core of all spirituality!

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2016, that's a wrap!

As the sun sets on another year, at Camden Park Station, we're so proud to look back at all that was achieved in 2016! With the launch of the Outback Yacht Club, over 2000 visitors and the awesome achievement of receiving a 5 star rating on both Trip Advisor and Facebook.

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Outback Dan, Outback Mates and Stockman’s Hall of Fame are coming to the Gold coast…!!

Outback Dan will be leaving his country life in Longreach, Outback Queensland for a week and travelling to the bright lights of the Gold Coast from November 3rd – 10th to promote Outback Mates and our honorary Outback Mates deals with the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame Outback Stockman’s Show.

Outback Dan is a living, breathing, tour-leading, fifth generation farmer with red dust in his blood.

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Cristy Houghton