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Become an outback pioneer as you explore outback Queensland and live this truly iconic part of Australia’s story. Unleash your pioneering spirit!

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Unique outback experiences

Heritage-themed accommodation

Traditional hospitality

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PIONEERING SPIRIT IT’S NOT JUST A HOLIDAY. IT’S AN OUTBACK LIFE EXPERIENCE! Outback Pioneers invites you to come to Longreach and be inspired by a place where beauty is nature’s backdrop, where Australian legends loom large and where humour defies the challenges of bush life. Every Outback Pioneers experience is a doorway to a different time and place. Here, your days and your dreams are infused with the magic of outback dust and stories told around generations of camp-fires. Larger-thanlife landscapes and characters, native wildlife and woolly yarns, domestic traditions and distant horizons… These timeless adventures draw you into a forgotten world of simple pleasures and brave heritage. Our experiences have won multiple cultural tourism awards and inspired our guests to award us the 2019 Outback Queensland Visitors’ Choice Award – Best Experience.

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At the heart of it all is the Kinnon family, local graziers who started their outback tourism business in 2006. What was initially a way to survive tough times of drought, quickly became a passion for sharing and preserving the outback way of life and its history. This is an opportunity to live the outback with people who still tend the horses, muster the sheep, fix the fences and love their station lifestyle and heritage. Jump in with both feet and spend a few days being part of our outback pioneering world. It’s inspiring. It’s insightful. It’s frequently dusty. It’s often hilarious. It’s always uniquely outback Australia!


WHEN TO COME

Our experiences run from April to October. The peak season is June to August when people escape the southern winter. We recommend April, May, September or October, if you prefer things a little less busy. Whenever you come, you can expect warm sunny days. In the mid-winter months, the mornings are crisp and the evenings can get quite cold. Check out our experience days and itineraries before you lock in your arrival date.

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable clothes and shoes are the order of the day. It can be dusty, especially on the stagecoach, so bring things that can take it tough! Pack a warm jacket for winter evenings, and sunglasses and a hat for our sunny days. Layers of clothes are good in winter when temperatures range from single digits overnight to the high-20s later in the day.

GETTING HERE

Unlike the early settlers who battled treacherous journeys of many weeks to reach the region, today’s visitors can get here in a few hours flight from Brisbane, by leisurely train journey or on a fascinating road-trip in a family car. Outback Pioneers is based in Longreach, which is 1,175km north west of Brisbane and 650km west of Rockhampton. Here are some options for getting here: RAIL: Queensland Rail’s Spirit of the Outback train makes the journey from Brisbane via Rockhampton twice a week. It’s a 25-hour journey with the outback slowly unfolding outside your window. See page 9 for details of our two special inclusive holiday departures with return first-class rail travel. AIR: Those with less time to spare can fly in on daily Qantas flights from Brisbane, which take 2-3 hours, or Rex Air flights from Townsville via Winton twice a week. ROAD: You don’t need a 4WD vehicle and a leisurely drive is a great way to see and support our outback towns. Routes include via Roma on the Warrego Highway from Brisbane, or via Rockhampton and the Capricorn Highway. Allow plenty of time, fill up with fuel when you’re in towns and enjoy the adventure! BUS: Greyhound Australia has a bus route from Rockhampton with connections from other towns along the east coast. Bus Queensland takes the inland route from Brisbane through to Longreach and beyond. COACH TOUR OPERATORS: A number of holiday operators include us on their tours. Please ask us for any options from your area.

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Barcaldine Emerald

Charleville

Roma Toowoomba

We have our own 3-star and 4-star, heritage-inspired accommodation rich with pioneering touches. See page 14. Longreach also has caravan parks if you need a space to hitch up the van.

Make sure you allow enough time to settle into outback pace and immerse yourself in the full experience – you have to live it to appreciate it!

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OUTBACK PIONEERS

Experiences YOU NEED TO ALLOW AT LEAST FIVE DAYS IN LONGREACH TO EXPERIENCE ALL THE ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES IN THIS HISTORIC OUTBACK TOWN.

OUTBACK PIONEERS EXPERIENCES ARE A CHANCE TO LIVE AND BREATHE THE EXPERIENCES OF PIONEERS AND PRESENT-DAY GRAZIERS, WITH ALL THE SIGHTS, SOUNDS, SMELLS AND TASTES THAT DEFINE OUR REGION. They are something you can only experience here and you need to do them all! Each draws you deeper into just what it means to be a pioneer and how the wide-open, remote country shapes our Australian story. You’ll discover a different reality, have good old-fashioned fun and take away memories that will change you forever.

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Get a genuine taste of the pioneering past and our present outback life at a real working station.

NOGO STATION EXPERIENCE Outback history and working station come together at Nogo Station, once part of the famous Bowen Downs Station. Join your Kinnon family host to live the pioneering spirit as you experience an insider’s view of station life. It’s entertaining, educational and full of outback yarns! Meet the merinos and hear the merino story in the historic wool-sheds. Go on station safari by open-top, double-decker overlander bus, which takes you across vast sunlit plains where wedge-tailed eagles fly and local wildlife mingles with iconic cattle breeds and stock-horses. Keep cameras handy for outback desert camels, kangaroos, emus, wild donkeys and more. See the ruins of Captain Starlight’s stockyards and learn about his fantastic journey that started right here. Then share a saddle-bag lunch under the gum trees in true outback style. Your 4-hour experience includes: Short tour of Longreach heritage sites Station visit brought to life by your Kinnon family host The merino story in historic wool-sheds Station ‘water run’ tour including Captain Starlight sites Station safari animal-spotting Saddle-bag lunch under the gum trees Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation.

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DEPARTURES Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.45am April to October

Save 10% when you buy a LIVE-IT Saver Pass (see page 6). Book online or call

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Adult $125 | Concession $120 | Child 5–14 $95 | Child 0–4 Free | Family (2A+2C) $396 3


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RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL. PLEASE CALL 07 4658 1776, BOOK ONLINE OR VISIT OUTBACK PIONEERS BOOKING OFFICE 128 EAGLE STREET, LONGREACH. (included in the Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience)

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Adult $25 | Concession $24 | Child 5–14 $15 | Infant 0–4 Free


This is the only place in Australia where you can live pioneer reality with a gallop in a Cobb & Co stagecoach.

COBB & CO STAGECOACH EXPERIENCE When your Cobb & Co stagecoach sets off on the original mail route to Windorah along bush tracks, you’ll be seeing through pioneers’ eyes and experiencing something very close to what they would have experienced. Then hold onto your hat for the gallop through the bush as the coach creaks, the harnesses jangle and we leave clouds of dust in our wake! Back in the Cobb & Co courtyard yard, you’ll watch the hilarious Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show – a tribute to the old travelling shows with slapstick, mayhem and animal antics – enjoy a traditional ‘smoko’ and catch a classic bush movie. Your 4-hour experience includes: 45-minute stagecoach ride (Longreach town tour and gallop) Smoko (morning tea) Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show* (1-hour) Billy-can Lunch – optional extra Australian classic bush movie. * May be purchased separately

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DEPARTURES Monday–Friday from 8.30am April to October

Save 10% when you buy a LIVE-IT Saver Pass (see page 6). Book online or call

07 4658 1776 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Adult $125 | Concession $120 | Child 5–14 $95 | Child 0–4 Free | Family (2A+2C) $396 5


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Step into pioneers’ shoes in Longreach and enjoy all three of the award-winning Outback Pioneers signature experiences with the LIVE-IT SAVER PASS. SAVE 10% by booking all three! Buy your pass now – choose your experience dates later but book early to be sure of a place on your preferred day.

Marvel at the merino wool story in our historic shearing shed Take a station safari to spot the animals Enjoy a saddle-bag lunch at Captain Starlight’s bush camp Be inspired by the Kinnon family’s own outback stories.

Cruise the Thomson River at sunset on a historic riverboat Tuck into a hearty stockman’s camp fire dinner with bush storytellers Wonder at the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show on the riverbank.

Gallop on the old Longreach mail route in a Cobb & Co stagecoach Relish a real country smoko (morning tea) at The Welcome Home Hotel Rediscover a classic bush movie Laugh at the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show.

Adult $337.50 | Concession $324 | Child 5-14 $256.50 | Infant 0-4 FREE

Ask us about adding your entry to the other iconic Longreach experiences Qantas Founders Museum and Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame.

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Cruise the Thomson River, enjoy a stockman’s campfire dinner under the stars and meet local legends.

STARLIGHT’S CRUISE EXPERIENCE Board the paddlewheeler or the historic Thomson Princess Riverboat for Longreach’s original sunset Thomson River cruise – a must-do for every visitor to Longreach. Enjoy a fascinating commentary and endless photo opportunities before we go ashore for a stockman’s camp-fire dinner, entertainment and bush poetry. Then, watch the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show – an exclusive big-screen presentation featuring the adventures of cattle thief ‘Captain Starlight’. Finally, enjoy billy tea and damper under the stars. Your 4-hour experience includes: Cruise on our historic paddlewheeler or riverboat (nibbles included, BYO alcohol, brewed soft drinks available to purchase) Traditional stockman’s campfire dinner (2 courses) with live entertainment and bush poetry Billy tea and damper Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show Transfers to and from your accommodation.

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DEPARTURES Monday–Saturday from 4.30pm April to October

Save 10% when you buy a LIVE-IT Saver Pass (see page 6). Book online or call

07 4658 1776 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Adult $125 | Concession $120 | Child 5–14 $95 | Child 0–4 Free | Family (2A+2C) $396 7


Travel deeper into outback history where dinosaurs roamed and Waltzing Matilda was born.

WINTON DISCOVERY DAY TOUR It’s an early start for a full-day tour to Winton, one of the outback’s most fascinating destinations. Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum for a guided tour including the new Dinosaur Canyon. The new Waltzing Matilda Centre promises to be a highlight. Enjoy lunch in the historic North Gregory Hotel where ‘Waltzing Matilda’ was first performed. Catch some of the other sights in town before heading back to Longreach. Your full-day experience includes: Air-conditioned coach travel Entry to Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum including the Dinosaur Canyon Entry to Waltzing Matilda Centre Lunch at the legendary North Gregory Hotel Visit Winton Opal Gems Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation.

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DEPARTURES Saturdays from 6.45am April to October

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WINTON DISCOVERY DAY TOUR Adult $245 | Concession $240 | Child 5–14 $145 | Infant 0–4 Free | Family (2A+2C) $702 8


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HOLIDAYS OUR OUTBACK PIONEERS HOLIDAYS FEATURE INSPIRING ITINERARIES AND OUR HERITAGE-THEMED OUTBACK ACCOMMODATION. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET HERE! Whether you want a short break or a longer stay with everything, including a Winton day tour, we’ve put together itineraries that include all our award-winning experiences and make sure you get a full dose of outback joy and inspiration while you’re here. The holidays are escorted by the Kinnon family and crew who welcome you with warm and relaxed outback hospitality. We promise you a heartfelt and humorous perspective on outback life, legends, heritage and heroes. Discover your inner pioneer as you live, breathe and taste the real outback.

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Join us for an inspirational itinerary with all our experiences and other local attractions included.

THE ULTIMATE WAY TO ‘unleash longreach’ Delve deep into the outback and its history with six days of pioneering adventures. With all the Outback Pioneers experiences and our heritage-themed accommodation included, you’ll share the life, share the laughter and embrace the never-ending landscape.

6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS

5 nights in our 3.5-star or 4-star heritage-inspired accommodation (see page 14) Nogo Station Experience with your Kinnon family guide Starlight’s Cruise Experience with campfire dinner and Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience INCLUDING Winton Discovery Day Tour with Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum, Dinosaur Canyon and Waltzing Matilda Centre The Station Store shopping emporium The Stonegrill® Dining Experience (including pre-dinner tasting plate) Entry to Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame Voted Outback Queensland Visitors’ Entry to Qantas Founders Museum and Airpark Tour Choice for BEST EXPERIENCE! All breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 smoko, 3 lunches VIP gift and Welcome Pack (value $100) Fully escorted by Outback Pioneers.

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Come to outback Queensland to live Australia’s pioneering spirit from daybreak to starlight!

‘LONGREACH STORYTELLING’ HOLIDAY The stories of Longreach are stories of pioneers and poets, of larrikins and immense landscapes, of wool and wildlife. Become part of the story for a few unforgettable days as you leave your city self at the heritage accommodation door. 2 nights in our 3.5-star or 4-star heritage-inspired accommodation (see page 14) Nogo Station Experience with your Kinnon family guide Starlight’s Cruise Experience with campfire dinner and Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience including a back-stage pass The Station Store shopping emporium The Stonegrill Dining Experience (including pre-dinner tasting plate) Entry to Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum Eagle Street stroll with Scotty the barefoot poet 2 full breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 1 smoko.

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past and present

LONGREACH WHERE 1001 STORIES MEET

Image courtesy of the State Library of Queensland

When you roll into town you’ll know you’re really in the outback. Wide streets, heritage buildings and folks who have time for a chat – slow down, change gear and get ready to explore a different world.

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GET TO KNOW THE REGION

Our region was originally home to the Iningai, Malintji and Kunngkari people. It was settled by early pioneers from Europe in the 1860s. In the mid-20th century, Longreach was long-known as ‘The Wool Capital of Australia’. Wool is still an important local industry for the surrounding stations, along with cattle when the rainy season fulfills its promise and the Mitchell grass grows (something we haven’t seen for quite a while). The town is also famous as the home of national airline Qantas, started by pioneering aviators McGinness and Fysh. It’s Banjo Paterson country and is the haunt of infamous cattle-duffer Harry Redford (aka Captain Starlight) who operated from Bowen Downs Station. Today, Longreach and Winton have embraced tourism and are attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year with inventive and memorable experiences.

DON’T MISS A THING As well as the Outback Pioneers experiences, there are other fascinating attractions in town. The Qantas Founders Museum celebrates the pioneers of flight with its interactive exhibits and the opportunity to step inside restored planes from the different eras of flight. The new ‘Luminescent Longreach’ light and sound experience is a must-do. The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame is a famous local landmark and has five museum galleries, plus daytime and evening shows. Taking a walk in the early morning or late afternoon you’ll experience Longreach at its photogenic best, in golden light – look out for flocks of corellas, wandering kangaroos or emus and a wealth of old Queenslander homes. The Botanic Walk between town and Qantas Founders Museum is a delightful 2.5km kilometre stroll and is illuminated at night. The Powerhouse Museum and School of Distance Education both reveal other interesting aspects of our pioneering outback life.

YOUR OUTPOST WITH EVERYTHING We have all the shops and services you need including caravan parks, supermarkets, clothes shops, gift shops, pharmacy, newsagent, restaurants, pubs and cafés. There are petrol stations and mechanical services for drivers, plus medical and dental facilities, if you need them. Longreach has a small hospital and is serviced by the Royal Flying Doctor. Please support local outback businesses on your journey and in town – they’re doing it tough through the ongoing drought. To discover everything there is to do in Longreach visit Outback Pioneers’ booking office at 128 Eagle Street. Relax and enjoy a coffee with free Wi-Fi.

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Heritage-themed accommodation is situated in the heritage heart of Eagle Street!

Relax and dream pioneer dreams TO REALLY LIVE THE OUTBACK PIONEERING STORY, YOU NEED TO SET THE SCENE WITH THE STAGING POST ACCOMMODATION. WE OFFER A CHOICE OF TWO ROOM STYLES. All are creatively themed with distinctive outback touches. While they look to the pioneer past for inspiration, they guarantee you stylish present-day comfort and everything you need as the perfect base for your outback pioneering experiences. Each room features its own small journey of discovery with outback artwork, vintage finds and nods to pioneer life.

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THE COACH INN

This 4-star accommodation is inspired by stable-hands’ accommodation where they slept alongside the horses and saddlery. The Stables surround a courtyard garden with landscaping and outback baths to cool off in. There is vehicle access for loading and unloading and free street parking.

Across the road from the other accommodation, alongside the stagecoach yard, these 3.5-star rooms are a contemporary reinvention of a stagecoach inn!

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Stay where the pioneer influence is everywhere. Outback-inspired accommodation with unique style.

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You can enjoy Longreach’s best big country-buffet breakfast at The Welcome Home, Monday to Saturday during the April to October season. If you are an inclusive holiday guest, you will have the buffet breakfast Monday to Friday and have a continental breakfast basket delivered to your room on Saturday and Sunday – all included in your holiday price. If you are an independent guest, we invite you to enjoy our impressive buffet breakfast as an optional extra. 15


This historic building has made people welcome for almost 100 years.

say g’day AT the welcome home WHETHER YOU’RE DROPPING INTO OUR BOOKING OFFICE OR GETTING A HEARTY OUTBACK FEED, THIS IS THE HUB OF OUR OUTBACK PIONEERING WORLD. If you haven’t booked your Outback Pioneers experiences before arriving in Longreach, don’t be shy, pop on by. We’ll tell you all the best things to see and do in the region and arrange your tickets for our unique experiences. You can put your feet up in ‘The Parlour’ and delve into our range of books and information on the area. Shrug off the dust of your journey and come down to the far end of Eagle Street where you can stay in our heritage accommodation, shop at the amazing The Station Store and get all the Longreach information you need from our booking office and accommodation reception at The Welcome Home. Beautifully restored, The Welcome Home also dishes up some of the best outback food you’ll come across in your travels.

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You’ll never go hungry with our wonderful array of outback food.

From breakfast to bedtime, our atmospheric eatery in heritage surroundings serves great outback fare inspired by the big appetites of station hands, shearers and hungry visitors!

COUNTRY BUFFET BREAKFAST 6.30am-9.00am Monday-Saturday

THE WELCOME HOME TEAROOMS 9.00am-3.00pm Monday-Friday

Our huge country buffet breakfast has something for everyone. Take your pick from hot porridge for winter mornings, hearty eggs and bacon, chunky toast with home-made preserves, fruits, home-made muesli and more.

This is your go-to spot for a ploughman’s lunch, coffee, tea, soft-drinks, scrumptious cakes and huge scones to keep you going. Meet your friends and family, use the free Wi-Fi, make plans and soak in the atmosphere.

Adult: $25 | Child $20

Lunch from $15.00

COUNTRY CLASSICS DINING

6.00pm-9.00pm Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

STONEGRILL DINING EXPERIENCE

6.00pm-9.00pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

The Kinnon family all grew up in station homesteads where dinner was a feast to satisfy those who’d worked hard all day. Our menu takes inspiration from homestead kitchens and Country Women’s Association favourites. Enjoy a delicious main course and dessert for an inclusive price! BYO alcohol, non-alcoholic drinks available. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

Hot stones have moved from the campfire to the dining table. Choose your hot-stone meat or vegetarian option, load your plate with sides, follow with the all-you-can-eat homestead dessert bar and take your time to enjoy an outback evening a stockman would trade his horse for! BYO alcohol, non-alcoholic drinks available. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

Adult: $49 | Child $29

Adult: $69 | Child $39

Vegetarian and gluten-free options are always available. From April – October we are open Monday – Saturday, 6.30am – 9.00pm. The Welcome Home Restaurant and tearoom is closed November – March.

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Discover how pioneers shopped and take home outback treasures.

experience our shopping emporium NOT JUST AN INCREDIBLE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE BUT AN OUTBACK PIONEER LIFE EXPERIENCE! You’ve probably never been in a shop quite like this! Stepping through the door of the heritage 1920s building, you are stepping back in time to when outback stores sold everything and were the focus of much excitement for families taking a trip into town from far-flung stations.

Visit us at 126 Eagle Street Open Monday – Friday, 8.30am– 5.00pm. Saturday 9.00am –1.00pm. Shop online store.kinnonandco.com.au

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Buy local and share the outback spirit with our amazing range of gifts.

Enter another world where we’ve re-created the atmosphere of a traditional outback store. Discover the stories of outback wares and our pioneer past.

WHAT WILL YOU CHOOSE? You’ll need plenty of time to explore the rooms piled high with outback clothing, stockman’s supplies, robust leatherware, hats and boots, merino wool garments, country homewares, haberdashery, toys, books, souvenirs and local crafts. And don’t miss the largest collection of domestic irons in the southern hemisphere!

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PLAN YOUR LONGREACH ADVENTURE

See at a glance what your options are – the prices, the ‘Live-it’ pass, the inclusive holidays, the extras – and the day-planner to make sure you’re here long enough to enjoy it all!

You can discover more about our experiences and holidays at outbackpioneers.com.au Alternatively, give us a call for friendly advice on getting the most from your stay in Longreach and for help with designing an itinerary to suit you. Please book early to be sure of your dates – our experiences fill up fast on certain days and at peak times.

Your options at a glance HALF-DAY EXPERIENCES See pages 3–7

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$396

$337.50

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THE STABLES DELUXE ROOM Sleeps 3, tea and coffee (no self-catering)

$249

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THE STABLES DELUXE FAMILY ROOM Sleeps 5, tea and coffee (no self-catering)

$279

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THE COACH INN QUEEN ROOM Sleeps 2, self-catering with kitchenette

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DINING Vegetarian and gluten-free options available. See page 17

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STONEGRILL® DINING EXPERIENCE at The Welcome Home Restaurant Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings (6.00pm – 9.00pm)

$69

$39

COUNTRY CLASSICS DINING at The Welcome Home Restaurant Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings (6.00pm – 9.00pm)

$49

$29

COUNTRY GOURMET BREAKFAST at The Welcome Home Restaurant Monday – Saturday (6.30am – 9.00am)

$25

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BILLY-CAN LUNCH A hearty bush sandwich, home-baked biscuit, brewed soft drink and piece of fresh fruit – all served in a traditional billy-can.

$15

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UNLEASH LONGREACH Holiday (includes Winton). See page 10

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$3599

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COBB & CO STAGECOACH EXPERIENCE From 8.30am NOGO STATION EXPERIENCE From 7.45am STARLIGHT’S CRUISE EXPERIENCE From 4.30pm

SAVER PASS – SAVE 10% See page 6 LIVE-IT SAVER PASS includes all three signature experiences (see above)

FULL-DAY EXPERIENCES See page 8 WINTON DISCOVERY DAY TOUR From 6.45am (Longreach-Winton-Longreach)

ACTIVITIES See page 4 HARRY REDFORD OLD TIME TENT SHOW 12 noon – 1.00pm weekdays

THE STAGING POST ACCOMMODATION See pages 14–15

6-DAYS/5-NIGHTS ground itinerary 8-DAYS/7-NIGHTS with rail travel. Includes 2 nights first-class sleeper rail travel ex Brisbane. Departure dates – please enquire. # Australian Seniors Card 10% discount applies to adult rail fare only.

LONGREACH STORYTELLING Holiday. See page 11 3-DAYS/2-NIGHTS ground itinerary

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Pricing varies. Please enquire. Adult

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BOOK ONLINE OUTBACKPIONEERS.COM.AU

Bookings are essential for our all experiences, activities and holidays.

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COUNTRY GOURMET BREAKFAST 6.30am – 9.00am. (Mon-Sat)

“I was blown away by it all, we were lucky to have Richard take us to Winton our first adventure and found out so much from him. I loved the whole family and believe there is no better organisation to go through than them being from the land. Thank you so much, I have wonderful lasting memories.”

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We loved our tour to Nogo Station, laughing lots about Richard’s stories but also hearing about the outback life in the harsh drought conditions. Jeremy explained the shearing process in the shearing shed – he should be on TV that fella! Sitting around the campfire near the lagoon for smoko was marvellous too... with more entertaining stories from Richard.

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BILLY-CAN LUNCH 12.00 noon (Mon-Fri). Enjoy at the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show

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THE STATION STORE (Shopping) 8.30am – 5.00pm (Mon-Fri) 9.00am – 1.00pm (Sat)

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THE WELCOME HOME BOOKING OFFICE 8.00am – 6.00pm. Peak season (Mon-Sun)

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9.00am – 5.00pm. Off-peak (Mon-Sun)

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Bookings are essential for our experiences, activities and holidays. Some tours are subject to minimum numbers. If a tour is cancelled due to lack of numbers or adverse weather, we will offer you an alternative day or a credit. For full booking conditions, please visit our website.

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Traditions shared. Life relished.

Traditional outback treats made by Abigail (née Kinnon)

Fresh, wholesome ingredients

Recipes handed down and shared

Inspired by homestead garden produce

Take home a taste of the outback with food and home-goods that celebrate the traditional homestead and outback life. Abigail’s recipes are handed down from both her grandmothers and have been perfected in the Kinnon family kitchen, sometimes with a little reinvention, always with a lot of love. See Abigail’s Outback Kitchen range at The Station Store, Longreach or shop online:

store.kinnonandco.com.au

GENERAL BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES CALL 07 4658 1776 reservations@outbackpioneers.com.au GROUP BOOKINGS CALL 1300 819 968 gday@outbackpioneers.com.au OUTBACK PIONEERS EXPERIENCES 128 Eagle Street Longreach Queensland 4730

outbackpioneers.com.au

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Outback Pioneers is a registered brand of Unleashing Australia Fund Pty Ltd


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