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Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730

The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is Australia's premier outback heritage institution. In Queensland's central western town of Longreach, the centre provides visitors with a spectacular outback experience.

Facilities include:

• Family dining Restaurant
• Live entertainment

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Longreach Powerhouse Museum

12 Swan Street, Longreach QLD 4730

The Longreach Powerhouse Museum is the largest preserved rural generating facility in Australia. Displays in this building explain how electricity was generated, maintained and distributed throughout the Shire, and the distribution network maintained. Other exhibits in the museum grounds include: social history building with displays of early Longreach history; Longreach Swimming Baths; Nogo Cottage (depicting family life in the west from 1935 to 1955); various displays of agriculture and road maintenance machinery; and a collection of commercial office equipment circa 1908 - 1950 from local business houses. The Museum forms an interesting experience for the whole family.

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Qantas Founders Museum

Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Longreach Airport, Longreach QLD 4730

In 1988 the Western Queensland community established the Qantas Founders Museum in recognition of the service Qantas had given to the people of the outback. The Qantas Founders Museum celebrates the airline's growth from its inception to the influence Qantas has had on the outback and the world. Modern and interesting multi-media exhibits enhance the experience. The museum houses historic photographs, memorabilia and multi-media interactive displays which eloquently tell the inspirational stories. A unique feature of the Qantas Founders Museum is the opportunity to tour a fully-fitted Boeing 747 'Jumbo' jet and a Boeing 707. Guided tours of these amazing aircraft operate daily and with some wall and floor panels removed the Boeing 747 tour gives a unique insight into the secrets of these magnificent aircraft. A specialised 'WingWalk' tour of the Boeing 747 explores the computer systems, flight controls, cockpit, cargo holds and the opportunity to get out onto the wing and experience the full majesty of this aircraft. Longreach is the only place in the world where visitors can enjoy this experience.

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Thomson River

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730

The Thompson River is located approximately four and a half kilometres north west of Longreach along the Landsborough Highway (follow the signs to Winton). Look for a blue rest area sign and turn right. Water access is available and there is camping alongside the river and a picnic area with toilets within Apex Park. There is a variety of recreational and water sports available with activities such as fishing, water skiing and camping just to name a few. A boat ramp is available and a pedestrian bridge.

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Longreach Cemetery

Lark Street, Longreach QLD 4730

The Longreach Cemetery was established in 1893. With the Longreach Cemetery tour you can view interesting headstones and to the resting place of some of the early pioneers of Longreach. Feel free to wander, observe the symbols that adorn the memorials and read the epitaphs - the stories in stone still convey a message today.

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Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730

The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame is a spectacular tribute to the people of outback Australia. It tells the story of the rural areas from the arrival of the Aborigines more than 40,000 years ago, settled by the British, exploration, the establishment of grazing, agriculture, mining, forestry and other industries in country Australia. It follows the story through to the present day where technologies of many kinds are playing the role in farming, business and communications. Themes also include development of the outback properties, living in the outback and the stock worker. Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame was officially opened in 1988 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Over one million people have visited this premier tribute to the men and women of the outback. Be sure not to miss the "Wool Bale" cafe where you can enjoy a snack or relaxing cuppa. The Cattlemen's Bar and Grill offers a unique and family friendly dining experience with great steaks, deep dish pies plus more. Open for lunch and dinner and is fully licensed. The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame is truly an iconic Queensland Outback experience.

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Forest Den National Park

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730

Mitchell grass plains and gidgee woodlands are protected in this remote park in the Torrens Creek catchment in central-western Queensland. Forest Den National Park's semi-permanent waterholes along Torrens and Paradise Creeks provide a refuge for travellers and wildlife alike. This 5890 hectare park conserves a wide diversity of plants, some unique to this reserve within the region. Although used as grazing land for more than 100 years, little remains of this era apart from a few pastoral relics - fences, gateways and a derelict round timber bridge over Torrens Creek. Enjoy birdwatching in the cooler hours of dusk and dawn. Whistling kites, brown falcons, and waterbirds including white ibis, royal spoonbills, darters, Pacific herons, egrets and rufus-throated honeyeaters nest by the waterholes. Picnic on the banks of Torrens Creek or camp at Four Mile Waterhole. No facilities are provided. Camping fees apply.

Longreach War Memorial

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730
Volunteer enlistment in WWI was enthusiastic across Australia as was the grief as word made it back home of lost lives, some 60,000 mostly young men during the five year conflict. Land was allocated for Anzac Memorial Park in 1924 with trees and grass planted. Built by Rockhampton stonemason Mr F Allen at a cost £1702, the tall granite needle-like column was delivered in three pieces. Its installation through a series of ropes and pulleys provided quite a spectacle for the residents. Financed through a combined venture of the neighbouring Longreach and Ilfracombe shires, it bears 90 names listed under four headings: Remembrance, Freedom, Unity and Sacrifice. Longreach War Memorial was unveiled by the shire chairman RLH Petersen on ANZAC Day 1927. Set in a park, a set of steps leading up from the highway through town, this memorial remains the focus for ANZAC remembrance ceremonies....

Outback Stockman's Show

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730
This live Outback Stockman's show tells the story of real life stockmen and women who work on the land. It encompasses the modern-day aspects of being a stockman, as well as telling the tales of what it used to be like in the past. All be it with working dogs, horses, sheep, bull and their larakin Stockman Lachie Cossor. The show is a must do on everyone's itinerary is absolutely sure to entertain. Shows run between April and October, daily from 11am from Tuesday to Sunday. Their all new live dinner shows will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. Bookings are essential. ...
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Outback Aussie Day Tours

LOT 1 Wonga Street, Longreach QLD 4730
Outback Aussie Tours is a family-owned local operator with 27 years experience. Let Outback Aussie Day Tours show you Outback Queensland. Join Smithy and the team to discover Queensland's heartland, their pioneering legends, Outback stations and the majestic Thomson River. Cruise the Thomson River on their multi-award winning Drover's Sunset Cruise which includes Smithy's Outback Dinner and Live Show. Enjoy onboard nibbles at sunset and a two-course table service dinner under the stars while being entertained by quality performers on the river stage. A night to remember! Visit local stations and meet the graziers for a personalised tour of their property. Take a full day tour to Winton featuring the Australian Age of Dinosaurs and the Qantilda Precinct (part of the Waltzing Matilda Centre) or join one of the fascinating cattle Station tours. Make the most of your stay in Longreach with their multi-day Longreach Legends Passes. There are three pass options which include a mix of attractions to suit your time and budget. Attractions featured in these passes are Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum, Station visits and the Drover's Sunset Cruise. They really are good value if you're planning on spending a few days in Longreach....