Mustering cattle in Longreach


Longreach offers the ultimate outback experience - with events, friendly locals, iconic attractions and a fascinating history for you to discover. One of the largest centres in Western Queensland, this town is a tribute to Australia and life on the land. 

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Places to stay

For a central base, opt for a downtown hotel within easy walking distance to the Longreach Railway Station, shops and cafes. You'll have a convenient base for exploring Longreach and its hero attractions including the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. Groups or travellers passing through on a self-drive holiday may wish to rest at one of the holiday parks or campgrounds in town. Friendly and knowledgeable locals will be delighted to provide helpful local tourism information.

Things to do

The Longreach region is a history buff’s dream. Explore museums and hear stories from Australia’s pioneering past or hit the road and experience the remote wonders of Outback Queensland.

Step back in time at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and learn about the history of some of the country's greatest explorers, Indigenous Australians and stock-workers. Don’t miss the live Outback Stockman’s Show, which tells the story of stockmen and women working on the land.

Continue your walk back in time with Outback Pioneers - gallop on a Cobb & Co stagecoach, watch an old-time movie in the station store's cinema and be sure to catch the famous Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show.

If you have more time up your sleeve, a drive west will take you to Lily Lagoon - a lily-filled waterhole on the Thomson River system perfect for bird-watching or a relaxing walk. The lake emerges temporarily, and usually after flooding, so check with the Visitor Information Centre in town  before making the four-hour drive.


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Disclaimer: ^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 value unless otherwise specified, for hotel stays booked through, except Classic Hotel Rewards and Airbnb bookings. Points Club members will earn 25% more Qantas Points, and Points Club Plus members will earn 50% more Qantas Points. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable).  

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer:  Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times.

Disclaimer: + The number of destinations is correct as at 25 January 2024 but is subject to change.

Disclaimer: #You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.