Visitor Info

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

 

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This was an included activity in a recent tour we done conducted by Aussie Outback Tours. If you are planning your own trip make sure you book this afternoon and night out for a sunset dinner. The venue was brilliant, the meal was superb and on our tour it even included drinks. The tour is conducted by family members and their knowledge of the area is outstanding. If this family are typical of the outback then we will be returning and also recommending a visit to all our friends.
— trmartin123
Enjoyable few hours spent here and now have a much better understanding of life over a long period on an outback property, thanks to owner Lyn. The highlight was the walk to the top of the tower for fabulous 360 degree views.
— Denise R
On this tour we were given the opportunity to step inside the old homestead and hear of its history. It was a fabulous experience. The sunset dinner under the stars was delicious. The sticky date pudding dessert was the best we have ever had. This was the highlight of our outback tour to Longreach.
— Christina/Lesla... Z
If you only do one thing in Longreach then a visit with the Walker’s of Camden Park Station should be it. This family venture includes visiting the homestead, family history by Dan and views & sunset by Mother nature. Seated around the artesian waterhole and watching the sunset was magic. Add to this great outback hospitality and bbq - a perfect night. Pre-dinner drinks & nibbles were lovely for socialising and you can climb the lookout tower for 360 views. Keen to go back for a daytime visit.
— lesleychr