Longreach outback hall of fame riding a cow

Longreach Tourist Park – Queensland

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Longreach is home to quite a few tourist attractions. The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame is one of them, this is next to the outback Heritage Centre. Then you have the famous Qantas Founders Museum.

Find this place of many wonders between Winton and Barcaldine in the central west.

I had been here before with my best mate Sarah whilst on a camping road trip, many moons ago. Larry had not, so we decided to stop for the night.

Longreach Tourist Park

This is a huge and I mean huge park. Closely located to the Qantas Museum, which is a 2 minute drive or about 20 minute walk away.

Checking in you will see they have a tour desk and gifts. They are great at giving you all the information you need while in town. The “Woolshed” restaurant is on site although it's seasonal and not open when we visited.

With the park being so large you have a choice of 3 amenity blocks and 4 laundry's. There is a large camp kitchen by one of the two pools and electric BBQ site's around the park.

They cater for swags as well as large Rv's and busses. You can chose from a basic site to an on-suite site.

Huge birds strolled around the park. I had never seen anything like them. I have been told they are "Brolgas" by our readers 😀 

Three of them walked around our van, I was gob smacked. To me, they were like something out of a David Attenborough documentary. They got very close looking for food.

Local Attractions

1. Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame

You could walk here from the park in about 20 minutes. We headed here for coffee and cake and a look around. While heading in we had another David Attenborough moment. A man on a BFG (Big Friendly Beast) was at the doors. Yes apparently you can ride a cow!

Open times are 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week. Excluding Christmas day & Boxing day. Anzac day it opens at 12pm.

Check them out here at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame 

2. Qantas Founders Museum

The museum is almost opposite the Hall of Fame. This museum shows you Qantas from it's early days in Outback Queensland to present day.

You can walk around original and replica planes. Or you can wing walk on a 747, while on the ground that is. Maybe be a pilot yourself with the F35 flight simulator.

We also visited their gift shop and restaurant, the “McGinness” for morning tea. A nice little stop even if your not paying to go in to the museum.

Visit there page here: Qantas Founders Museum 

3. Outback Pioneers, Cobb & C0

Longreach Pioneer cobb & co

Outback Pioneers old time car

Experience the Thomson River cruises, Cobb & Co stagecoach rides. Working station experiences and an old time tent show.

See there website here: Outback Pioneers 

 

 

4. Longreach Botanic Walkway

A 2.5 km interpretive native flora walk between the town centre and the Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Iningai Nature Park, located on the Longreach Town common. includes sections of floodplains and waterholes.

More activities are in town and around the area, these are just a few.

A nice park and a town full of interesting history. You could spend big $ here but have a look around first to check out your options.

You can see Longreach Tourist Park website here. 

Additional Information

  • Location : Longreach
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  • State: Queensland
  • Pets: Yes - Also the local vet has doggie day care
  • Camp type : Caravan Park
  • Price : From $28 un-powerd and From $37 powerd
  • Water ? : Yes
  • Power ? : Yes
  • Will suit: All sized vehicles
  • Is it on Wikicamps ?: Yes
  • Drive time to nearby shops: 2 minutes to town
  • WIFI (tested with boost): yes
  • Amenities : 3 Amenity Blocks
  • Other: Laundry, BBQ's, Camp Kitchen, 2  Pools, Wifi, Close to major tourist attractions, Dump point, Restaurant, Big Birds 😀

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