Longreach is the heart of the Queensland Outback and is famous for is characters, history, heritage and community.
Located approximately 700 kilometres from the coast, west of Rockhampton, the town is named after the "long reach" of the Thomson River on which it is situated. The town was gazetted in 1887, and the railway reached the town in 1892, causing the population to grow. The town is on the Tropic of Capricorn, and has a population of 3,137. The main industries of the area are cattle, sheep, and, more recently, tourism.
Iconic attractions set amidst a wonderful natural landscape welcome you into this unique and friendly outback town. Immerse yourself in history at the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Stockman's Show, plus the QANTAS Founders Museum. Discover the beauty of the natural landscapes cruising the Thomson River taking in a breathtaking outback sunset on the river or atop Starlight’s Lookout. Gallop through the Scrub on an Outback Pioneers' Cobb & Co. Stagecoach Experience. Enjoy top class outback entertainment at evening shows. Refresh at the outdoor and heated indoor pools.
Take in the whole region with Outback Aussie Tours' Legendary Longreach Tour.
Longreach is not just a town but a way of life and a bustling hub in winter with locals and visitors!
For further information including local accommodation, places to eat and things to see and do, head to www.longreachtourism.com.au