Thomson River, Longreach, Outback, QLD

Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Longreach (LRE)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. We will do our best to get you where you want to be on time, but we don’t guarantee flight times or schedules and they aren’t part of our contract with you.

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Melbourne (MEL) to Longreach (LRE)

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Visiting Longreach

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Longreach travel information

Longreach is the heart of Outback Queensland and is home to attractions including the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. Visit to enjoy the ultimate outback experience - with events, friendly locals, iconic attractions and a fascinating history to discover. It’s one of the largest centres in Western Queensland, this town is a tribute to Australia and life on the land. It’s an important rural service centre for one of the state's most prosperous wool and beef areas.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Longreach

The best time of year to visit Longreach for hot-weather activities is from early November to late March. The summers are long, hot, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, cool, dry, and mostly clear. Most people like to visit between April and October when the weather is not as hot as the summer months. Over the year, the temperature varies from 8°C to 37°C and is rarely below 3°C or above 41°C.

Arriving in Longreach

The friendly staff at Longreach AirportOpens external site in a new window will be ready to greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags, there are several transport options available to get you into town.

Getting into Longreach from Longreach Airport

Longreach Airport is located on the Landsborough Highway, approximately 2km from the centre of Longreach. The most convenient way to get into Longreach from the airport is taxi or car rental which are available at the airport. Longreach Airport also has terminal carpark facilities that are available for all overnight and short-term parking requirements. 

Getting around Longreach

A rental car is the best way to get around Longreach to explore the outback region and beyond. Charter transport and tours are available, or you may like to order a taxi through Longreach Taxi services. If flying from Brisbane, QantasLink flights between Brisbane and Longreach are operated in partnership with the Queensland Government.

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The benefits of flying Qantas

When you fly to Longreach, we would like to ensure you enjoy every moment of your journey, so you arrive feeling refreshed and ready to discover the outback town.

Seamless check-in

With a number of check-in options designed to suit your needs, it’s easy to get your trip to Longreach off to the right start. Visit a kiosk to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Baggage is included on your flight to Longreach. Visit our baggage calculator to find out more.

Can I cancel my flight booking to Longreach due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.