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CELEBRAT 100 YEARISNG OF QANTA S COME

AN THE LONG D EXPERIENCE REACH RE GION


Explore the Outback

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Moreton Telegraph Station

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Coen TOURING ROUTES Lakefield NP

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GREAT SAVINGS ON TOP ATTRACTIONS Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame

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Drover’s Sunset Cruise Package

Book in early for this award-winning cruise, dinner and show package. Relax on the top deck of the fully licensed Longreach Explorer. Tuck into tasty onboard nibbles platters as you cruise to Sunset Bend for an awesome outback sunset. Then, take your seat at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show for a night to remember. Savour a two-course camp oven dinner under the stars as you watch our talented entertainer perform live on the river stage. Finish off the night with fresh damper and billy tea.

SMITHY’S ARVO CRUISE

OUTBACK STATION TOURS

Board the Longreach Explorer at Smithy’s camp for a leisurely two hour afternoon cruise on the mighty Thomson River. Relax on the top deck while your Skipper regales you with stories of the river and native wildlife. Purchase drinks and refreshments onboard. EFTPOS available.

Meet local graziers on Camden Park and Strathmore stations. Tour their properties and hear stories about life on the land. Choose from a selection of morning ‘smoko’ and sunset station tours. Tours include either a delicious home-baked smoko or sunset nibbles. View our website for full tour details.

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Call 1300 78 78 90 Email info@oat.net.au or visit www.outbackaussietours.com.au Longreach Historic Railway Station, Landsborough Hwy ABN: 31 010 813 313 | ACN: 010 813 313


GETTING AROUND DRIVING TIPS

In Central Western Queensland and remote areas, it is common to come across single lane bitumen roads. When coming across road trains and heavy vehicles on single lane roads, slow right down and move off the road to the left. If it is safe to do so move off the road entirely and stop to avoid any obstacles on the verge. In wet conditions edges tend to be soft and/or slippery, so you should always keep your right wheels on the bitumen and keep moving slowly to avoid getting bogged. Care should be taken when passing and overtaking road trains and heavy vehicles, including caravans. Ensure you have a clear line of sight, allow plenty of room and be prepared for vehicles to move a little from side to side as you overtake. If a road train is approaching to overtake you, move as far to the left as possible and stop if necessary to allow it to overtake safely. BACKUPS

On major highways, fuel stops are rarely more than 200km apart so it should

not be necessary to carry spare fuel. However, where you do see ‘No Fuel’ signs, it means exactly that. Ensure your vehicle is mechanically sound and carry a first aid kit, plenty of water and spares such as tyres, radiator hoses and fanbelts, together with a good tool kit. Ensure your spare tyre is at the correct pressure. If you’re travelling in a remote area, it is wise to have a UHF or satellite phone in case of an emergency, as mobile coverage is only available up to 20km outside of towns. External car aerials can increase mobile coverage dramatically.

coverage in the far south-west corner of the region, west of Quilpie. Public phones are recommended for extended travel in this area. WILDLIFE AND STOCK

If you see stock or wild animals near the road, slow down; do not swerve or your vehicle may roll. Be patient with stock and wary of kangaroos and emus. It pays to be vigilant when driving in the Outback, especially either side of sunrise or sunset when kangaroos tend to be at their most active and the light makes seeing them more difficult.

MOBILE COVERAGE

Longreach, Mount Isa, Charleville, Bedourie and Birdsville have coverage from Telstra only. Outside of these towns only Telstra Next G Network is available, usually within a 20km radius of towns. There is limited mobile phone

CONTENTS Getting Around....................................................................................02 Regional Map........................................................................................03 Longreach..............................................................................................04 7 Leisurely Days in Longreach Region..........................................06 Events Calendar...................................................................................08 The Dirty Dozen...................................................................................16 Longreach Town Map.........................................................................18 Ilfracombe.............................................................................................26 Isisford....................................................................................................28 Emmet.....................................................................................................30 Yaraka.....................................................................................................31 Business Directory..............................................................................32

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO COUNTRY Longreach Regional Council acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which our Council operates; the Iningai, Malintji and Kuunkari peoples. We pay respect to Elders past, present and future and value the traditions, cultures and aspirations of the First Australians of this land. We acknowledge and hold in great significance the valuable contribution that Traditional Owners have made and continue to make within the Longreach Region communities.

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If you are serious about discovering our town, then one night is quite simply not enough. We’ve plenty of reasons to linger longer in Longreach; Aussie heritage, adventure, authentic outback shows, live entertainment, river cruises and great dining. Let’s see if we can tempt you with a few ideas...

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FEEL THE PRIDE OF AUSTRALIA

IENCE R E P X E ART OF THE HEUTBACK THE O

As you roll into Longreach ‘Heart of Outback Queensland’, don’t be surprised if you feel just a tinge of ‘Aussie’ pride. The unmistakable red and white livery of a Qantas Jumbo Jet dominates the skyline from kilometres away. Inside the dedicated museum, you’ll uncover many a story linked to the founding of Australia’s national airline that just so happened to grow up in Longreach. And, what better year to visit than 2020 when Qantas turns 100. Across the road, you’ll spot the shimmering curved roof of another Australian icon. Just like Hugh Sawrey’s famed artwork A Vision Splendid, the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to the Aussie Stockman. His dream was shared by other famous Australians including RM Williams, a bushman and entrepreneur. The five themed galleries also celebrate the stories of Indigenous Australians, Pastoralists and Explorers. It’s the place of Aussie legends! SUPERCHARGE YOUR OUTBACK EXPERIENCE Feel the surge of adrenaline as you’re transported full-tilt in a restored Cobb & Co stagecoach along the original LongreachWindorah mail route. Do you know that it’s the only stagecoach gallop in Australia? Supersize your experience with an exhilarating scenic helicopter flight. Follow the winding curve of the Thomson River or capture the golden glow of a perfect outback sunset from the air with Queensland Helicopters. Snap on a harness and step out on the wing of a Jumbo Jet at Qantas Founders Museum – guaranteed to get the heart pumping! LEAP INTO THE THOMSON RIVER ENTERTAINMENT Heighten your sunset experience with a river cruise and authentic outback entertainment. Choose to glide the waterway in old world

OTHER FA VOURITE T SEE AND HINGS TO DO IN LON GREACH See the Ou tback Stock man’s Sho Australia w at the n Stockm an’s Hall o f Fame Join a guid ed Jets To ur at the Qantas Fo unders M u se um Tour the L ongreach School o f Cruise the the Air Th o m s o n River then dinner and enjoy entertainm ent on the b a nk s Get some outback st yle retail therapy in Eagle Stre et Visit the L ongreach Powerhou se M u se u m

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style aboard a paddle wheeler before a traditional campfire dinner and old-time sound and light picture show. Or, relax on the top deck of a fully licensed catamaran as it cruises to Sunset Bend. Top it off with a two-course camp oven dinner and live entertainment on the river stage. But why should you choose? Experience the best of both worlds and do them all! TREASURE OUR COUNTRY LIFESTYLE For a real slice of Aussie history visit our multi-generation cattle and sheep properties. Join the Strathmore Station Smoko Tour to meet local graziers Bevan and Maree. Learn about their award-winning water run on a tour of the station and tuck into some of Maree’s home-baked delights for morning tea. Find out why the Queen and Prince Philip shared a cuppa with the Walker family on a sunset tour of Camden Park Station. See their historic shearing shed before joining Outback Dan for sunset drinks at One Tree Hill. Visit Nogo Station for an intimate insight into station life by the Kinnon family. The tour includes sheep shearing, homestead morning tea and a station safari in an open-top double-decker. Now there’s something you don’t do every day! DISCOVER WHAT’S ON THE DINNER MENU Saunter into downtown Longreach for a smorgasbord of dining options. Harry’s Restaurant and Bar is named after local legend, Harry Redford. It’s also legendary with the locals for top notch chef-prepared dishes created with fresh, seasonal produce. The Welcome Home Stonegrill brings traditional campfire methods of cooking inside for hearty outback dinners. Cook your choice of meat or fish the way you like it on the hot stone at your table. If great value pub dining is the order of the day then head to the RSL or Birdcage Hotel. The smorgasbord continues with Woody’s Pizza, Happy Valley Chinese and Little Star Indian Restaurant.


7 LEISURELY DAYS IN LONGREACH REGION Whether you arrive by train, plane or automobile, use this daily activity guide to help you plan your visit.

DAY 1: MONDAY

DAY 2: TUESDAY

Monday morning sure looks fine with a morning walk downtown or along the Botanical Walkway. If you’re an early morning coffee person, you can get your fix at a variety of cafes or eateries. After a relaxed brekky, head to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame to wander the five themed galleries then catch the 11.00am Outback Stockman’s Show. This afternoon, take a 20 minute drive to Ilfracombe where you can walk the Machinery Mile then tuck into refreshments, lunch or dinner at the historic Wellshot Hotel.

Get the heart pumping with a 45 minute morning stagecoach ride in a restored Cobb & Co Stagecoach. It begins with a relaxed pace through town then races full-tilt along a stretch of the original LongreachWindorah mail route. Follow this up with some traditional bush theatre at The Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show. Head up the road to the Qantas Founders Museum for lunch and a wander through the museum and original hangar. You can also join a 707/747 Jet tour, Wing Walk or have a go at a Flight Simulator. 6 • EX PER I E N C ELON G R E AC H.COM. AU


DAY 4: THURSDAY Meet local graziers on a morning station tour today. Depending on your time, you can choose the 2.5 hour tour of thirdgeneration Strathmore Station or the 4 hour Nogo Station Experience. At Strathmore you’ll learn about Santa Gertrudis cattle and Merino wool production then enjoy a delicious home-baked morning tea back at the homestead. On Nogo you’ll experience the Merino story in their historic shearing sheds, go on a station safari and tuck into a traditional smoko under the gum trees. This afternoon, meet the Walker family at Camden Park Station for a tour of their property and sunset nibbles at One Tree Hill.

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DAY 5: FRIDAY Today’s the day to explore more of the region. Drive around 1.5 hours south-east from Longreach and you’ll arrive in Isisford on the Outer Barcoo. See a life-sized replica of ‘Isisfordia Duncani’ at the the Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre; it predates the first recorded appearance of true crocodiles by over 30 million years! Learn how Isisford came to be with a visit to Whitman’s Museum. Keep an eye out for the Outback’s biggest Yellowbelly sculpture. Spend a few hours on the water at nearby Oma Waterhole, one of the many permanent waterholes fed by the Barcoo River. Overnight Isisford.

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DAY 6: SATURDAY Drive another half hour from Isisford and you’ll reach Emmet, a historic railway siding with just two permanent residents. Emmet is the western gateway to Idalia National Park, home to the yellow-footed rock-wallaby. If you are keen to explore, then test out one of the walking trails. They are graded from Easy to Difficult. From Emmet, it’s just a 50 minute drive to Yaraka and the End of the Line Museum. Call into the Yaraka Hotel for refreshments, accommodation and a chat with the friendly publicans. Meet some locals and stock up at the general store. Join the daily sunset tour to Mount Slowcombe for awesome 360 degree views of the beautiful mesa hills. Overnight Yaraka

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY The Longreach Cemetery Tour might also be the ticket if you’re keen for more stories on local legends. For a fascinating insight into distance education in the bush, visit the Longreach School of Distance Education (formally Longreach School of the Air). The one hour guided tour includes a live on-air lesson with students and teachers. Visit the Powerhouse Museum where you can walk through giant engines and see how electricity was generated before the age of computers. Late afternoon is perfect for a sunset cruise, dinner and entertainment on the Thomson River.

DAY 7: SUNDAY About an hour south-west of Yaraka is the turn-off to the ruins of Magee’s Shanty, said to be where Banjo Paterson wrote ‘A Bush Christening’. You can join a tour run by the Yaraka Hotel or drive yourself. Also in the area are the ruins of a Cobb & Co pub and the lonely grave of goldminer Richard Magoffin. Return to Longreach this afternoon or continue your outback adventure to one of our neighbouring regions. Speak to our Visitor Information Centre staff for assistance. 7 • EX P ERI E N C ELON G R E AC H.COM . AU


Events Calendar MARCH

MAY

20th | Catherine Britt Bush Pub Tour – Wellshot Hotel, Ilfracombe

2nd | Local Community Airpark Launch – Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach

21st | Beach Party Theme Races

3rd | Sunday Markets – Wellshot Hotel, Ilfracombe

22nd | Cupid’s Undie Run – Wellshot Hotel, Ilfracombe

9th | CWA Markets – Qantas Park, Longreach 9th | Qantas Centenary Race Day – Longreach

APRIL

15-16th | Annual Show – Longreach

4th | Autumn Race Day – Longreach

23rd | Sheep and Wool Show – Isisford

5th | Sunday Markets – Wellshot Hotel, Ilfracombe 11th | CWA Markets – Qantas Park, Longreach 11th | Speed Shears – Wellshot Hotel, Ilfracombe

JULY 4-5th | Yaraka Horse & Bike Gymkhana & Team Penning 4th | Clay Target 2 Day – Ilfracombe 5th | Sunday Markets – Wellshot Hotel, Ilfracombe 11th | CWA Markets – Qantas Park, Longreach TBA | Races – Ilfracombe 24-26th | Outback Queensland Masters – Longreach Golf Club TBA | Races – Longreach 24-26th | Isisford Fishing Competition – Oma Waterhole, Isisford

25th | Anzac Day Commemorations 25th | Diggers Cup Race Day – Longreach 26th | Beccy Cole “Wilder Tart” Concert Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Longreach

JUNE 7th | Sunday Markets – Wellshot Hotel, Ilfracombe 13th | XXXX Gold Cup Races – Longreach 13th | CWA Markets – Qantas Park, Longreach 20th | Red and White Gala – Qantas Founders Museum

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AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

2nd | Sunday Markets – Wellshot Hotel, Ilfracombe

4th-6th | Head of the Outback – Masters Rowing 6th | Sunday Markets – Wellshot Hotel, Ilfracombe 11-12th | Outback Food, Wine & Music Festival – Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame 12th | CWA Markets – Qantas Park, Longreach 19th | Outback Paddle Regatta – Thomson River, Longreach TBC | Golf Open – Ilfracombe TBC | Races – Longreach 25-27th | “Back to Isisford” Reunion – Isisford

8th | CWA Markets – Qantas Park, Longreach 14-16th | Celebration of Qantas Fly-In – Qantas Founders Museum TBA | Races – Longreach 28-30th | Yellowbelly Fishing Competition – Thomson River, Longreach 29-30th | Yaraka “End of the Line Draft” – Yaraka

OCTOBER 2-4th | October Qantas Centenary Gala Weekend – Qantas Founders Museum 24th | Isisford Ross Cup Races – Isisford

NOVEMBER 3rd | Melbourne Cup Races – Longreach 16-22nd | Qantas Centenary Birthday Week – Qantas Founders Museum TBA | Fire Brigade Trials – Longreach

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OUTBACK PIONEERS Want an authentic and entertaining outback experience? Outback Pioneers in Longreach has award-winning experiences that get you up close to the heritage and lifestyle. Pop into their booking office at 128 Eagle Street in the historic The Welcome Home building for helpful advice on what to do. You can book their Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience, Nogo Station Experience, Starlight’s Cruise Experience and Winton Discovery Day Tour. The Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience is the only opportunity in Australia to gallop in a stagecoach on an old mail route. The full experience also includes the hilarious Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show, morning tea and a bush movie.

OUTBACK EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY Take the opportunity to visit one of the world’s largest classrooms, where students are spread throughout Western Queensland, Australia and internationally. At Longreach School of Distance Education (School of the Air), students and their teachers sit hundreds of kilometres apart for their daily lessons. Using an online web conferencing platform and teleconference calls, students and teachers can laugh with each other, see and hear each other, share their work instantly; all in the name of learning. How vastly different today’s distance education is to the old days of crackly on-air lessons over a shared two-way UHF channel. At 9.00am and 10.30am, on any school day from February to December you can get an insight into how modern distance education is delivered. It is an eye opener to observe an on-air lesson via the glass-walled studio and there is the chance for visitors to go beyond the ‘tourism room’ and experience a school of distance education and work and play. The guided tour takes visitors to the library, quarters, playgrounds, classrooms, friendship pathway and grounds. A highlight is the amazing array of students’ work and creative projects on display.

The Nogo Station Experience takes you to the heart of station life. Be immersed in the Merino wool story, experience a station safari across the sun-drenched plains to photograph wildlife and outback animals, then enjoy smoko (morning tea) under the gum trees at Captain Starlight’s camp. On the Starlight’s Cruise Experience, you’ll enjoy a leisurely river cruise through the outback sunset on the paddlewheeler or the historic Thomson Princess riverboat before a campfire dinner, traditional entertainment featuring the barefoot bush poet, and the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show. Back in the heritage heart of Longreach, next door to The Welcome Home, don’t miss The Station Store – retail therapy outback style in a traditional emporium with leatherware, hats, stockman’s supplies, homewares, haberdashery, local crafts and gifts galore. In the beautifully-restored 1920s The Welcome Home itself you can enjoy a coffee, cakes or lunch in the café and tearoom. Or stop by for a Stonegrill® dining experience on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday evenings (BYO alcohol). Outback Pioneers Experiences run during the winter season only (April – October).

LSODE students only see their class mates a few times a year at the LSODE campus, but they make the most of those rare social opportunities at the swim carnival, athletics carnival, mini-school, cluster days and school camps. You’ll be amazed at what we can achieve when effort conquers distance. On the 1st & 2nd December 2020, we will showcase our 5th whole-school musical production, including our instrumental musicians. Please support our creative learning initiatives by visiting our school. We gratefully accept donations for specific activities and projects. Come on tour with us and see the LSODE kids prove that isolation cannot hold back talent and creativity. Experience and enjoy our outback hospitality for yourself. We provide a colourful range of souvenirs in our tourism room so you can take home a memento of your visit with us (also available online). A few of our visitor favourites include the beautiful hardcover cookbook, Savour the Outback, students’ hand drawn notecards and the wine and stubby coolers. For more information or to book a tour phone 07 4658 4232 or visit www.longreachsde.qld.edu.au. Like us on www.facebook.com/LSODETOURS and Tripadvisor. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

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POWERHOUSE MUSEUM The Powerhouse and Historical Museum houses an electrical industry collection of National significance. It is an initiative of the Longreach Regional Council, preserving the history of electricity production in the central west and a growing collection of local history. The complex building is now listed on the Queensland Heritage Register and the site is on the Register of the National Estate. THE MUSEUM HAS THREE MAIN SECTIONS n The former Longreach Power House Generating Complex; n A local history collection including the 1921 swimming baths and Nogo Cottage; n Displays of agricultural and road maintenance machinery used in the development of the central west. LONGREACH POWERHOUSE GENERATING COMPLEX The Generating Complex comprises a series of large interconnected galvanised iron sheds housing 10 massive engines installed between 1948 and 1971 and a unique gas production system that was a first for Australia and later incorporated elsewhere in the Australian electrical industry. The delivery of power to the town and eventually the outlaying areas

was a local initiative of the Shire Council and run under the Longreach Electric Authority. Power was first generated from this site in 1921. The operation was taken over in 1966 by the Central West Regional Electricity Board. The station ceased to operate in September 1985 when this area was linked to the State-wide grid. LOCAL HISTORY, SWIMMING BATHS AND NOGO COTTAGE A growing collection of local history is housed in the former Office of the Central West Regional Electricity Board built in 1966. The collection contains memorabilia from the early settlement of the region and the remains of the School of Arts Museum, a collection of office equipment from local business houses and a memorable stroll back to early school days. Outside you will find the original swimming baths of the town installed in 1921 and filled at first with water from the adjacent bore (sunk in 1897). They operated until 1964 and were then used as cooling ponds for the power station. To the back of the complex is Nogo Cottage. The cottage is part of the original homestead of Nogo Station built in 1918. A portion was relocated to the eastern boundary of the property with the intention of using it as a boundary riders cottage. A downturn in the rural economy meant the cottage was never used. Today it depicts family living conditions in Western Queensland circa 1938-1950.

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OUTBACK AUSSIE TOURS After 30+ years showing visitors our special part of the world, it’s fair to say that Outback Aussie Tours know a thing or two about tourism in Outback Queensland. Passionate owner operators ‘Smithy’ and Sue love what they do and it shows. Their tours attract visitors from all over the world, eager to take advantage of OAT’s valuable local connections, exclusive outback experiences and down to earth hospitality. Based at the Longreach Historic Railway Station, the Outback Aussie Tours booking office is within an easy stroll of Longreach town centre. The friendly reservation team offer a full booking service for Longreach station tours, the award-winning Drover’s Sunset Cruise and their great value Longreach Legend attraction passes. They are true pioneers of Outback Queensland tourism, attracting visitors from all over the world with a suite of day tours, river cruises and multi-day tours across Outback Queensland. While most of their tours either begin or end in Longreach, they also offer a selection of tours from Brisbane

and Cairns. These fully inclusive tours explore bucket-list destinations such as Birdsville, Corner Country, Gulf Savannah and Cape York. Guests travel in customised vehicles designed for maximum comfort in the Outback and stay in private en suite accommodation. As a Savannah Guide Master Operator, the Outback Aussie touring team works closely with researchers, national parks and communities in the development of expert tour commentaries, often described by customers as a tour highlight. According to ‘Smithy’, once visitors have had a taste of Outback Queensland, they usually come back for more. Over the years, many of their repeat customers have become life-long family friends. It’s probably no surprise that ‘Smithy’ and the team think they have the best job in the world. They are passionate about Outback Queensland and love sharing the Outback Queensland story.

QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM On 16 November 1920 a small airline was established. Its name was Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service or QANTAS. The early founders and staff of this company had a vision for the airline to service and connect the remote and isolated parts of Outback Queensland and the Northern Territory. Little did they know how the airline would grow. Qantas held its first Board Meeting in Winton in 1921 and the base was then shifted to Longreach where the now National Heritage-listed Qantas Hangar was completed in August 1922, just in time for the first scheduled passenger flight in November 1922. Qantas Founders Museum is a not for profit organisation, dedicated to telling the story of Qantas, from its early days in Outback Queensland to present day.

the aeroplane enclosure to an arena for the spectacular sound and light night show, telling the story of Qantas through incredible projections on the fuselages of the aircraft. Tours of the Qantas aircraft including the Boeing 747 and 707 are scheduled each day and provide an inside glimpse to the many secrets and stories of these great aircraft. Specific tours will also offer you the chance to sit in the cockpit and if you are up for a bit of excitement, strap on a harness and walk out on the wing of our Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. These tours are often in demand so be sure to book ahead. In the main museum and galleries, follow the history of Qantas through modern

Driving into Longreach from the east you are welcomed by the Museum’s Boeing 747, towering over the other aircraft in the Museum’s collection including the Boeing 707 (the first Qantas jet), the DC-3 and the beautiful Super Constellation. Dominating over these aircraft is the new Airpark Roof enclosure, protecting the Museum’s aircraft and visitors from the Longreach sun while at night it changes

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interactive displays, aircraft exhibits and documentary films. The 1922 National Heritage-listed Qantas Hangar allows you to step back in time to the early days of Qantas, where the airline had to overcome many trials and the tyranny of distance. Learn about the history and significance of the Qantas Hangar through the Museum’s daily guided tours. The Museum’s aviation themed McGinness’ Restaurant is open daily and offers a wide selection of delicious meals, drinks and coffee during your visit. Before leaving make sure you visit our Founders Store with a great choice of distinctive souvenirs, clothing, jewellery, books and Qantas memorabilia.


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The Central West Regional Pest Management Partnership Group are working together to fight the spread of Pest Weeds and Animals within the RAPAD Region: Be part of this fight by simply contacting the Rural Lands Officer in one of the Seven RAPAD Councils if you see one of our ‘Dirty Dozen’ or a plant of suspicion:

01.  Cactus - Coral, Snake, Tiger Pear, Jumping Cholla, Tree Pear & Harrisia 02. Parthenium 03. Sticky Florestina 04. Prickly Acacia 05. Parkinsonia 06. Mesquite 07. Bellyache Bush 08. Rubber Vine 09. Wild Dogs 10. Foxes 11. Feral Pigs 12. Wild Cats

REGIONAL COUNCIL CONTACTS: Longreach Regional Council 07 4658 4111 Parthenium

Barcaldine Regional Council 07 4651 5600 Barcoo Shire Council 07 4658 6900 Winton Shire Council 07 4657 2666 Diamantina Shire Council 07 4746 1202 Blackall-Tambo Regional Council 07 4621 6600

Sticky Florestina

Boulia Shire Council 07 4746 3188 Have you seen one of the Dirty Dozen? Contact the local authority with the following: Location (GPS) Photo Contact details

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THE AUSTRALIAN STOCKMAN’S HALL OF FAME The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is Australia’s premier outback heritage institution. Since its opening in 1988, the Hall of Fame has played host to over one million interstate and international visitors – providing each one with a spectacular outback experience. The museum, stunningly constructed from timber, stone and corrugated iron, is truly reminiscent of the Outback. With its unique design, the Hall of Fame stands comfortably amongst the rugged yet vibrant rural landscape. Inside the Centre’s five themed galleries they proudly display the history behind some of Australia’s greatest and bravest explorers, stock workers, pastoralists and Aborigines. The exhibits comprising an eclectic mix of objects, images, touch screens, audio-visual presentations and open displays, allow visitors to interpret the outback story in their own unique way. The Hall of Fame grounds are also home to other amazing sights. The grounds that once held flourishing rose gardens are now a beautiful walk with amazing poetry telling stories of outback life. The Pioneer’s Hut also holds special value, the hut being built by hand by R.M. Williams himself.

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The ‘Hugh Sawrey’ art gallery was named for the man who envisioned this goliath project in 1974 and is full of stunning one of a kind artworks that depict rural life. The Hall offers a wide range of refreshments and snacks at the Wool Bale Café to cater for even the most famished of travellers. The Stockman’s Show is also a must-see, with local stockmen sharing their skills and local knowledge in a show you won’t forget.

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A decadent degustation of good food, wine & music

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AIR CENTRAL WEST Scenic flights and tours for a true Outback Experience. Air Central West has a reputation as the leader in small group charter flights as well as flights to spectacular destinations such as Lake Eyre and the Channel Country. Local area scenic flights are available to Lark Quarry Dinosaur Tracks, Winton, Windorah, Innamincka, Burke and Wills Dig Tree and Birdsville. P 0427 589 253 E plowens2@bigpond.com www.aircentralwest.com.au

CAMDEN PARK STATION

Rodd and Liane invite you to stay at the Abajaz. We pride ourselves in our personalised service to ensure your Longreach experience is the best.

Camden Park Station is home of the newly famous Outback Yacht Club – tour the homestead where the Queen visited in 1970! Award Winning Outback Dan and the Walker family will love to host you for a hands on touch feel unique experience. Live Australia’s story!

❚ 19 Ground floor rooms, undercover parking, Foxtel, reverse cycle airconditioning, microwave, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities ❚ Free Wireless Internet direct to all rooms, pool, BBQ, guest laundry ❚ Cooked or Continental Breakfasts available every day ❚ Cot, hairdryer, toaster, fax and photocopying – ask at office ❚ TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Winner 2013; TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Member – recognised for five (5) consecutive years as Certificate of Excellence Award Winners ❚ Call us Direct and mention this ad for Special/Promotional Rates 11 Wonga Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P 1800 081 288 E info@abajazmotorinn.com.au www.abajazmotorinn.com.au

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The Annual

Isisford Fishing Competition Held on the last weekend in July

Adult & Junior categories

Bar & entertainment till late

Cash & prizes to be won!

Free camping

Novelty events

Sunday presentations with major draws

Displays, stalls & food available All proceeds raised from the Competition belong to the Isisford Barcoo Recreational Fishing Assoc Inc.

Contact the Secretary by emailing isisfordfishingcomp@gmail.com

Isisford Fishing Competition

TH E GATE WAY TO C E N TRA L Q U E E N SL A N D Townsville

Longreach Airport largely services the central west region covering Longreach, Winton and Barcaldine townships.

Winton

Longreach Airport offers daily services from Brisbane with QantasLink and twice weekly services from Townsville with Regional Express.

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JOHNLEE MOTORS

SCHOOL OF THE AIR, LONGREACH

4WD, Car Servicing and Repairs ❚ Suppliers of Spare Parts and Suspension ❚ Engine Rebuilding ❚ Flywheel, Head and Manifold Grinding ❚ Polaris & Can-am sales and service Great customer service ... the ‘local’ way

34 Swan Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 1423 E johnlee33@bigpond.com www.johnleemotors.com.au

❚ Experience how isolated children learn through the outback airways ❚ Guided tours 9:00am & 10:30am Monday - Friday (excluding public/ Christmas school holidays) – bookings recommended for large groups. Please check opening hours/tour availability December and January ❚ See how you can contribute to isolated children’s education 10349 Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 4232 E tours1@eq.edu.au www.longreachsde.eq.edu.au (tourist information)

LONGREACH RSL MEMORIAL SERVICES CLUB

LONGREACH ARTS & CRAFTS CENTRE & GALLERY (UPSTAIRS)

Longreach RSL is an award winning venue. The club offers to its members, guests and visitors a place where you can relax and enjoy the excellent friendly service. There is a great display of war photos and memorabilia in the foyer of the club. The Diggers Bistro is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and the menu has a wide variety of delicious food for everyone. The facilities at the Club include UBET/Sky Racing/Fox Sports/Keno/ATM & Eftpos/Free Wi-Fi/ Kids Rooms/Gaming and a well-stocked Bottleshop. Entertainment/ Weekly Raffles and promotions are held regularly.

Admission FREE | Featuring works by local artisans

Cool Place! Great Staff! Excellent Food! Longreach RSL Memorial – Your Community Club.

The upstairs Gallery sells a wonderful array of locally made art and craft – pottery, jewellery, patchwork, leather, paintings, photos and much more. Gallery Open: 1pm – 4pm daily from April to September Open some mornings – check local information. (Up green stairs at the side or use new lift chair on back stairs.) There are regular Art and Craft making days. Check out our Facebook page and local information for days and time. Includes: pottery, wool spinning, fibre art, patchwork, painting, drawing, silver smithing and leather work.

111 Ibis Street, Longreach QLD 4730 E longreachartsandculture@gmail.com Facebook: Longreach Arts and Crafts Centre

34 Duck Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 1092 F (07) 4658 0811 E longrsla@longrsla.com

MERINO BAKERY

LONGREACH MOTORS

$2 MERINO MONEY Present this advertisement to be stamped at the Merino Bakery and receive your gift of $2 off any purchase. ❚ Minimum sale amount $5.00 ❚ One voucher per family per visit ❚ Not redeemable for cash ❚ Not to be used with ANY other offer

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120 Eagle Street, Longreach QLD 4730 Open 7 days; Right in the middle of town P (07) 4658 1715 F (07) 4658 0045

Mechanical Repairs and Servicing Truck Repairs and Servicing Tyres, Wheels and Alignments Exhaust, Brakes and Suspension 4WD Fitouts, Bullbars and Lighting Fridges and Camping Accessories Recovery Equipment and Compressors Batteries and Charging Systems Inspection Certificates Windscreens and Air Conditioning Oils, Lubricants and Light Fabrication

33 Swan Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 1700 F (07) 4658 1857 E longreachmotors@bigpond.com www.longreachmotors.com.au

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Catering Catering to to a a range range of of palates palates we we offer offer a a contemporary contemporary Australian menu. Our fine food dishes Australian menu. Our fine food dishes are are created created using fresh, seasonal produce and can using fresh, seasonal produce and can be be expertly expertly matched matched with with wine wine from from Harry’s Harry’s Bar. Bar.

Discover Discover luxury luxury ensuite ensuite glamping glamping blending blending seamlessly seamlessly with with the the Mitchell Grass landscape. Mitchell Grass landscape.

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OUTWEST CONTAINER EXCHANGE

LONGREACH OUTDOORS CENTRE

❚ Authorised Containers for Change Return Point. ❚ Return eligible beverage containers for a 10c refund. ❚ Help keep Queensland beautiful by recycling. Opening hours: 9am–4pm Monday to Friday 10am–12pm Saturday

1/136 Eagle Street, Longreach QLD 4730 M 0488 016 149 E madjali136@outlook.com www.facebook.com/outwestcontainerexchange

Your local specialists for:

QUEENSLAND HELICOPTERS

❚ Camping – OZtrail, Companion, Campfire, Gasmate, Pop Up, Engel, Eco-billy, Firepits, Camelbak, Led Lenser, Leatherman, Ice-kool ❚ Caravanning – Thetford, Camec, Camco Ventline, Jensen, John Guess, B.E.S.T Water Filters, Alko, Shurflo ❚ Fishing – Abu Garcia, Shakespeare, Berkley, Mustad, Sure Catch, Bassman, Spinnerbait Lures, Zerek, Yabby Nets ❚ Homewares – Weber, Thermos, Avanti, Stanley, Scanpan, Victorinox, Falcon Enamel, Zebra Stainless ❚ Bait – Prawns, Worms, DynaBait ❚ Knife Sharpening – For a Great Edge

Scenic helicopter flights over Longreach and the mighty Thomson River. Fantastic photos! Book a 10 minute, 20 minute or sunset flight from $75 per person (minimum 2 passengers).

3 Snipe Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P 0477 553 360 E info@longreachoutdoors.com.au www.longreachoutdoors.com.au

P 0417 624 422 (Tim & Sandy) E info@queenslandhelicopters.com.au www.queenslandhelicopters.com.au

THE LONGREACH TAVERN

PALMERS BP

Open 7 days – Lunch and Dinner ❚ Largest Celebrations Bottleshop in the West ❚ Dine in & Take away at the Southern Cross Bistro ❚ Latest Dragon & Lightning Pokies

❚ Full Driveway Service and Mechanical Repairs ❚ Spare Parts and Windscreens ❚ Maxxis Tyres and Batteries ❚ Castrol Oils and Lubricants ❚ New Bicycle Sales and Repairs ❚ Car Wash and Dog Wash

❚ Street-side Beer Garden – Dogs Welcome! ❚ Courtesy Bus available Pop in and say gidday to Tim and Kim and the team .. we’ll look after you! 103 Eagle Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 1925 E kimsiga2@bigpond.com www.longreachtavern.com

9 Wonga Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P/F (07) 4658 1136 M 0417 752 337 (John and Sue Palmer) E palmbp@bigpond.net.au

SMITH BROS. MITRE 10 LONGREACH

LONGREACH ACCESSORIES PLUS

Smith Bros. Mitre 10 Longreach is a local family owned hardware store that stocks a wide range of hardware, building and homeware supplies, LPG refills and caravan supplies, as well as great customer service.

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Pet Supplies and Engraved Pet ID Tags Mobile Phone and iPod Accessories Bikes/Scooters and Accessories Car Accessories and Parts Lightforce Distributor Jewellery & Jewellery Cleaning Services Visit our Facebook Page – search for ‘Longreach Accessories Plus’

106a Eagle Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P/F (07) 4658 1607 Melanie Palmer E sales@lchaccplus.com

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SLADE SMASH REPAIRS

MERCURY BUSINESS SUPPLIES

❚ Smash Repair Work (40+ years in business)... All Insurance Companies + Private ❚ Tilt Tray Towing 24 hrs ❚ RACQ Contracted Service Provider for 20+ years ❚ RACQ Batteries ❚ Windscreens + Chip Repairs ❚ Hood Linings ❚ Fibreglass Repairs

❚ Your Local IT Specialists – Everything for the home or mobile office ❚ Sales and repairs of Notebook and Desktop computers, printers and faxes ❚ In-store: stationery, photocopying, laminating, designing and printing, faxing and emailing facilities

174 Eagle Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 1609 M 0428 458 149 E admin@sladesmashrepairs.com.au www.sladesmashrepairs.com.au

2/136 Eagle Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 3544 M 0429 025 302 E mercbiz@tpg.com.au www.mercbiz.com.au

ORLANDO ORCHARDS

THURECHT BROS SADDLERY

Orlando Orchards Longreach are your local Fruit & Vegetable specialists in premium quality produce at very competitive prices. We offer daily & weekly specials on all your kitchen favourites, staying healthy has never been easier. Self Service Freshly Squeezed Juice Machine available in store. We look forward to seeing you, come in and say hello.

Established in 1927 by the Thurecht Brothers, Thurecht Bros Saddlery is one of the few remaining working saddleries in Queensland today. Call in and see Phil, Jayne and Georgia and their great range of outback styled gifts, horse supplies and belts made to order.

41 Duck Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 2002 E orlandoorchards@bigpond.com

130B Eagle Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 1011 M 0407 111 324 F (07) 4658 0030 E hog.hunter@bigpond.com

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ILFRACOMBE

From the moment you arrive in Ilfracombe you’ll feel a strong sense of community and pride. It was founded as a transport hub for the historic Wellshot Station, one of Australia’s greatest sheep and wool producers. Read on to discover why you need to visit...

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REMINISCE AND DISCOVER Walk through the swinging saloon doors of the Wellshot Hotel for a blast from the past. This gem of a pub stands exactly as it was some 120 years ago. Sidle up to the woolpress bar and gaze up at the ceiling covered with money from across the globe. There’s also an impressive display of well-loved Akubras and historic photos lining the walls. Time your visit for a hearty pub lunch or dinner that won’t disappoint.

OTHE ACTIVITIE R FAVOURITE S IN ILFRA COMBE Test your sk ills with a tr aditional coin toss a t the Well s h o t Hotel View the p ioneer film ‘A Rush for at the Well Grass’ shot Centr Explore O e akhampto n Cottage M u se um on the Ma chinery M ile Visit Roma ni Hall ded icated to th Ilfracombe e young w h o we n t to war Follow the nature dri ve loop thro Mitchell G ug h rass plain s

Just outside you’ll spot a mind-blowing line-up of machinery, aka Machinery Mile. Inspect the handywork of our Aussie tradesmen and appreciate the enormous skill required to build these prized machines back in the day. Eyeball the 1917 Ruston Proctor Tractor, one of only three left in the world, and a big Excavator driven by a three-horse powered steam engine. This outdoor museum is definitely one of a kind.

Make sure you show the kids around Langenbaker House circa 1890s. Apart from the fact that barely a stick of the original furniture has been moved, they’ll be very surprised to learn that it housed Mum, Dad and 11 children! Access is by guided tour only. It’s a great story. CAPTURE THE WATER A great example of bush craftsmanship ingenuity can be seen at The Twelve Mile, just 12 miles (20km) south of Ilfracombe. Thousands upon thousands of naturally formed flagstones were carefully sorted and meticulously placed together to form a leakproof reservoir guaranteed to retain precious water. Just imagine the time and patience needed to construct this stone pitched overshot back in the 1890s. It’s believed that Chinese tradesmen may have contributed special skills and worked on this project. The

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site was favoured by the Cobb and Co run as a watering stop for tired horses. SOAK IN THE ARTESIAN It’s not every day that you get to soak in a prehistoric spa. By this we mean water from the Great Artesian Basin, one of the largest underground fresh-water reservoirs in the world. There is strong scientific evidence to prove that these waters are ancient, possibly millions of years old. Imagine the therapeutic benefits of these mineral waters. And, the good news is that you can try it for yourself at Ilfracombe’s Artesian Spa in Memorial Park. Bring the family and enjoy the swimming pool, children’s playground and barbecue facilities. COLLECT SOME CLASSICS Do you have a passion for Victorian glass and Antique Banquet Lamps? The creators of Ilfracombe Antiques and Collectables love and cherish the work of historical artisans. You’ll discover many one-of-a-kind items sure to be a talking point when you return home. Before you visit, it’s recommended that you check opening hours. At the Jackson Collection you’ll discover a collection of treasures by brothers Hilton and Ike Jackson. There’s literally thousands of bottles and other rarities on display. More than 30,000 bottles form Hilton’s collection and more than 120 weapons, flags, uniforms and helmets have been assembled by Ike. While not for sale, these are certainly a classic collection! ENGAGE WITH THE COMMUNITY At the heart of every great town is a tight-knit community and Ilfracombe is no exception. Visitors are invited to join in local activities and events while in the region. Consider testing your skills on the 18-hole golf course or perhaps a round of clay target shooting at the monthly meet. The annual Speed Shears event is held every Easter Saturday taking the lyrics ‘click go the shears’ to a whole new level of speed and agility. If the sport of Kings is more your style, save the date for the Ilfracombe Races held annually in July. It’s a full day’s entertainment with Country Races, Fashions on the Field, an Undie Run (only in the outback) and live music until late.


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ISISFORD

Discover why Isisford on the Outer Barcoo is such a popular destination for long-stay campers. A featured town along the Barcoo Way adventure drive, the town attracts visitors from all over Australia seeking a true outback experience. According to many, the locals are friendly, facilities are great and the food’s top notch. But here’s a few more reasons to visit...

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There’s something about Isisford and the Outer Barcoo. It’s been the inspiration for many an Australian poet including Banjo Paterson. The magnificent two storey Clancy’s Overflow Hotel was said to have been re-named in honour of Banjo’s iconic poem. If you are interested in stories of how places came to be by default, then plan a visit to Whitman’s Museum. Put quite simply, the Whitman brothers broke an axel while attempting to cross the Barcoo. They decided to settle on the banks of the river and proceeded to establish a hotel, butcher’s shop, store and saddlery to service surrounding stations. Many of the original buildings still stand today. It’s easy to picture life in more gentler times as you stroll Isisford’s heritage streetscape.

Oma Waterhole is one of many permanent waterholes fed by the much-celebrated Barcoo River. It’s a favourite recreation spot for lovers of camping, fishing and most things water related. There’s even a boat ramp. Overnight campers appreciate access to the hot showers and toilet facilities. Find it on the Isisford Yaraka River Road, just 16km from Isisford.

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It’s hard to miss the Outback’s biggest Yellowbelly glistening in the sunlight as you arrive into town. It measures 12 metres long and stands a lofty five metres high. Look closely and you’ll discover windmill parts, corrugated iron and thousands of pop rivets gathered from surrounding properties. This impressive metal art sculpture is a celebration of the Yellowbelly Fishing Competition held annually on the last weekend of July. The event is held at Oma Waterhole and it draws masses of keen anglers from across the country.

Back in town, saunter down to the Barcoo Weir, also a popular camping site. It was built back in 1934 to provide greater water security for the community. A pipeline linking Oma Waterhole to the Weir was constructed in 1960. No doubt a much more appealing water source for the locals than in earlier times when water was sourced from rain catchment or by hauling supplies from the local waterholes. TASTE THE COUNTRY FLAVOURS Whether you prefer to self-cater or let someone else do the cooking, you’ve a number of options in town. Restock your supplies at Ando’s Food Mart or enjoy great coffee and lunchtime delights at the Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre Café. Make sure you call in and have a cold one at the Golden West Hotel offering a full bar, beer on tap plus tasty pub meals. Relax in the beer garden or chat to the friendly publicans. There’s a story or two to be told!

OUTER BARCOO INTERPRETATION CENTRE - DISCOVER AN ANCIENT CROCODILE Did you know that the evolutionary ancestor of all crocodilians lived 98-95 million years ago? Visit the Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre to view a life-sized replica of ‘Isisfordia Duncani’; it predates the first recorded appearance of true crocodiles by over 30 million years! The first fossils of Isisfordia were found in the mid-1990s by the former Deputy Mayor of Isisford, Ian Duncan, after whom the species is named. Researchers claim that Isisfordia was only a metre long and would have lived in a swampy river delta that opened into a large inland sea. There’s plenty more to the story along with other fossil discoveries, so be sure to visit the centre when you’re in town. Information Centre and Café - Open April to October, Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm. November to March, Mon to Fri 9am to 3pm. Weekends vary during the season, please check notice board or Facebook.

TRIPLE CROWN CHALLENGE ❚ Windorah Yellowbelly Hunt 2-3 May 2020 ❚ Isisford Fishing Competition 24-26 July 2020 ❚ Longreach Yellowbelly Fishing Classic 28-30 August “Triple Crown” Challenge across all three events in 2020 with a $1300 prize for combined longest length of Yellowbelly. Teams encouraged to participate. Longreach | Windorah | Isisford QLD P 0416 053 739 E longreachfishcomp@gmail.com

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EMMET DOUBLE THE POPULATION Travel with a friend to Emmet and you will instantly double the population. That’s right, there are currently two residents calling Emmet home. It was once a thriving town built around a railway siding with a population of 30. Emmet became the second ‘water stop’ for steam trains travelling west from Blackall. As with many ‘water stops’ along new railways, it grew into a new settlement. Before you leave town (and half the population) read the town’s full ‘boom and bust’ story inside the revamped railway station and old store. JUMP INTO NATURE Drive 70km from Emmet and you’ll enter Idalia National Park, home to the yellow-footed rock-wallaby. The park is one of only seven small pockets of land in Australia where you’re likely to spot this largest of wallabies. It’s also the most

colourful – brown and yellow ringed tail, yellow paws, white underbelly and white stripes on its flanks, hips and cheeks. If you get too close, expect to see the wallaby thump its feet to warn others. Keen twitchers will be excited to learn that a number of rare bird species call Idalia home including plum-headed finches, eastern yellow robins and speckled warblers. WALK AND EXPLORE Pack your day pack and your walking poles if you’re eager to delve deeper into this 144,000-hectare park. Visitors to Idalia can choose from five different walking trails graded from Easy to Difficult. Enjoy wide-sweeping views from Emmet Pocket Lookout, visit an old mustering camp and stockyards or walk to the wave-shaped cliff overhang. Camping is permitted at Monks Tank camping area. 3 0 • EX P ER I E N C ELON G R E AC H.COM . AU

You could be correct in saying that Yaraka ‘grew on the sheep’s back.’ The region began as a large paddock filled with prized Merino sheep belonging to the massive Milo Sheep Station. It came into its own when the State Government split up the Milo leases. The town was officially founded in 1917 with the opening of the rail line from Emmet. The new station was named Yaraka (the Indigenous name for white spear grass) and ultimately became the end of the line. JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE LINE Make sure you pop into the End of the Line Museum housed in the original railway station. While there, you’ll learn about the Great Western Rail project and how it


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Drive around three hours southwest from Longreach and you’ll be rewarded with views of some astonishingly beautiful mesa hills. You’ve entered Yaraka country and what a treat. It’s a popular stop along the Barcoo Way adventure drive too. Here’s more of the story...

impacted Yaraka. If you love stories about trains and the railway, then you won’t want to miss this attraction. Along with the stories, there are some really interesting artefacts from Yaraka’s days as a railway town. Let’s face it, it’s not every day that you travel to the ‘end of the line.’ AMPLIFY THE AWESOMENESS Have you ever witnessed a view that left you absolutely gobsmacked? The 360-degree outlook from Mount Slowcombe will leave you shaking your head in disbelief, wondering why so few people are aware of this gem. Join the daily sunset tour from Yaraka Hotel for the short 8km drive to the lookout. Access is easy via a sealed road winding its way to the top, so drive yourself if you prefer. There’s even an electric barbecue, covered seating

and a ‘loo with a view’! Take your favourite nibbles and drinks for a spectacular sunset. CHILL OUT AND CHAT It’s not unusual for overnight visitors to extend their stay in Yaraka. This probably has a lot to do with the local publicans who also run the accommodation and camping ground. A personal welcome to town is more the norm than not. You’re sure to be introduced to other happy travellers as you enjoy a cool ale in the bar. Stay at the hotel or just a stone’s throw away are powered caravan sites, tennis court and a pristine swimming pool. This standard in-ground swimming pool has a million-dollar view of the beautiful Yang Yang Ranges. What better place to cool off and relax in the Outback. Be sure to fuel up at the general store before you leave.

MUSE WITH THE MASTERS ‘On the Outer Barcoo where the churches are few, And men of religion are scanty, On a road never cross’d ‘cept by folk that are lost, One Michael Magee had a shanty.’ About an hour south-west of Yaraka is a turn-off to the ruins of Magee’s Shanty. According to local folklore, Banjo Paterson wrote the iconic poem ‘A Bush Christening’ at this very site. Nearby are the ruins of a Cobb & Co pub and the lonely grave of goldminer Richard Magoffin who perished in 1885 chasing his fortune. To access the area, you’ll cross a vast clay pan, so be prepared to kick up some dust! Yaraka Hotel operates a tour to the Shanty if you’d prefer not to drive. Check tour details with the publicans on arrival in town.

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LONGREACH SERVICES DIRECTORY ACCOMMODATION Abajaz Motor Inn 11 Wonga Street | 07 4658 1288 Albert Park Motor Inn Corner Ilfracombe Road & Stork Road 07 4658 2411

Shell Service Station (Windscreens & Repairs) 1 Wonga Street | 07 4658 1706

Harry’s Restaurant (Longreach Motor Inn) 84 Galah Street | 07 4658 2322

Slade Smash Repairs (RACQ) 174 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1609

Oasis Restaurant (Albert Park Motor Inn) Cnr Ilfracombe Road & Stork Road 07 4658 2411

BANKING

Southern Cross Bistro (Longreach Tavern) 103 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1925

ANZ (ATM only) 101 Eagle Street Commonwealth Bank Australia 122a Eagle Street | 07 4658 1533

Apex Park Riverside Camp (Bush Camping) Thomson River 4kms from Longreach 07 4658 4150

National Australia Bank 119 Eagle Street | 07 4652 5000

Central Motel (Commercial Hotel) 102 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1677

Suncorp 117 Eagle Street | 07 4536 8622

Coopers on Cassowary (Self contained Cottage) 77 Cassowary Street | 0474 077 298

Westpac Bank 121 Eagle Street | 07 4652 6244

Gibbard’s Guest House (Self contained Cottage) 92 Crane Street | 0422 234 133

CAMPING & FISHING SUPPLIES

Glamping - Mitchell Grass Retreat (opening 01 Apr 2020) 162 Muttaburra Road, Longreach | 0418 758 014 Jumbuck Motel 45 Ilfracombe Road | 07 4658 2411 Longreach Caravan Park (Caravans, Camping & Cabins) | 18 Ibis Street | 07 4658 1770 Longreach Motel 127 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1996 Longreach Motor Inn 84 Galah Street | 07 4658 2322

Longreach Outdoors Centre 3 Snipe Street | 07 4658 3229

CAR HIRE AVIS Longreach Airport | 07 4650 1000 Budget Longreach Airport | 07 4650 1001

CHURCHES

Longreach Outback Adventures (Budget lodging) 18 Stork Road | 07 4658 2411

ACC – Reach Church | Service Time: 9:30am Sunday Kids club 2nd and 4th Friday during school term End of Gull St (Near Racecourse) | 07 4658 3910

Longreach Tourist Park (Caravans, Camping & Cabins) | 12 Thrush Road | 07 4658 1781

Baptist Church | Service Time: Sunday 9.00am Cnr Quail Street & Bower Road | 07 4658 3865

Noonbah Station (Accommodation, Camping & Tours) | 160kms from Longreach with 55km of unsealed road | 07 4658 5953

Catholic Church St Brigid’s Mass Times: 9.00am 1st Sunday of the Month 2nd, 3rd, 4th Sunday is held as a Saturday Vigil 6.00pm 110 Emu Street | 07 4658 3238

Saltbush Retreat (Cabins & Boutique accom) 63-65 Ilfracombe Road | 07 4658 3811 The Staging Post Magpie Lane (reception) 128 Eagle Street 07 4658 1776

AUTO ELECTRICIANS Ben Palmer Auto Electrician 0438 581 752 Longreach Auto Electrician 17 Pelican Street | 07 4658 1803

AUTO EXTRAS Access Electronics 113 Eagle Street | 07 4658 0500 TRACCS Mobile Repairs and Parts (Trailers, Campers and Caravans) | 0408 718 752

AUTO PARTS & REPAIRS Johnlee Motors 34 Swan Street | 07 4658 1423 Longreach Motors (ARB & Tyre Power) 33 Swan Street | 07 4658 1700 Longreach Toyota 17 Swan Street | 07 4658 1800 Longreach Tyre Centre 143 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1207

Longreach Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 150 Galah Street | 07 4658 0723 Salvation Army | Service Time: 4.00pm Sunday 149 Eagle Street | 07 4658 0467 St Andrew’s Anglican Church | Service Times: 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays at 8am. 2nd Saturday at 6pm Fellowship Bring and share Meal. 4th Saturday at 6pm Praise & Worship. (Note – If the 1st Sunday of the month is on the 1st of the month, then the Saturday evening times will be the 1st & 3rd Saturdays). 144 Emu St | 07 4658 2116 Uniting Church | Service Time: 9.00am Sunday 105 Galah Street | 07 4658 1164

The Stone Grill (seasonal) 128 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1776 The Woolshed Restaurant (Longreach Tourist Park) | (Seasonal) | Woompoo Road entrance 07 4658 1934

FOOD AND DINING – COFFEE SHOPS Casey’s Longreach 110 Eagle Street Darcy’s Diner 2/108 Eagle Street | 07 4658 3065 McGinness’ Restaurant QANTAS Founders Museum | 07 4658 3737 Merino Bakery 120 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1715 The Lazy Sheep 120A Eagle Street | 07 4658 0591 The Secret Garden Café 105 Eagle Street | 07 4658 0943 The Welcome Home Café Tearoom 128 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1776 option 4 The Wool Bale Café Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame 07 4658 1168

FOOD AND DINING – FAST FOOD/TAKEAWAY Caltex Roadhouse 37 Ilfracombe Road | 07 4658 1086 Happy Valley Chinese 135 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1311 Little Star Indian Restaurant 119 Eagle Street | 0468 431 491 Woodsy’s Pizza 135 Eagle Street | 07 4658 2338

FOOD STORES B.F. Savage & Co Butchery 118 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1044 Buttco Wholesalers 158 Spoonbill Street | 07 4658 2513 Foodworks 141 Ibis Street | 07 4658 1397 Made with Love Organics (Organic Products) 105 Eagle Street | 0427 581 480

CINEMA

Merino Bakery 120 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1715

Star Cinema 119 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1357

Orlando Orchards (Fruit, Veg & Organic Products) 41 Duck Street | 07 4658 2002

ENGINEERING CCFab Cody’s Custom Fabrication 12 Owl Street | 0459 496 910 Centwest Engineering & Steel Supplies 1 Miner Road | 07 4658 1733 Longreach Engineering 166 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1479

O’Briens Garage & Auto Pro (Mitsubishi) 23 Swan Street | 07 4658 1366

FOOD AND DINING – BISTROS & RESTAURANTS

Palmers BP 9 Wonga Street | 07 4658 1136

Bushrangers Bistro (Birdcage Hotel) 29-31 Duck Street | 07 4658 1230

Protyres (Bridgestone Service Centre) 25 Ilfracombe Road | 07 4658 2659

Diggers Inn Bistro (Longreach RSL Club) 34 Duck Street | 07 4658 1092

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PFD Food Services 24 Lark Street | 07 4658 0444 SUPA IGA Corner Eagle and Swan Street (Westpac Bank carpark) | 07 4658 1260

HAIRDRESSERS Gaby’s Hair Design Studio Exclusive 4/108 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1451 Hair Envy by Ash 39 Eagle Street | 0438 164 752 Rubegg 4 Hair 113 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1918 Sage Hair by Casey 120a Eagle Street | 0419 725 479


HEALTH & FITNESS

PUBLIC FACILITIES

FOOD AND DINING

Complete Body Massage | Traditional & Remedial Massage, Traditional & Modern Cupping, Dry Needling, Reki, Yoga | 0428 658 078

Longreach Library 07 4658 0735 Mon: 1pm to 5pm Tues: 9.30am to 1.20pm & 3pm to 5pm Wed: 12.30pm to 5pm Thurs: 9.30am to 12.30pm & 3pm to 5pm Fri: 12.30pm to 5pm | Sat: 9am to 12pm

Wellshot Hotel 20 Main Avenue | 07 4658 2106

Longreach Swimming Pool 07 4658 1745 Summer Season Hours: 1 October to 7 April Mon to Fri: 6am to 7pm | Sat: 8am to 6pm | Sun & Public Holidays 10am to 6pm Winter Season Hours: 1 April to 30 September Mon to Fri: 6.30am to 6pm Sat & Sun: 10am to 5pm Public Holidays: 10am to 4pm

Ilfracombe Swimming Pool & Spa 07 4658 4111 Open: Mon, Fri, Sat: 3.30pm - 6.30pm Tues, Wed, Thurs: 4pm - 7pm Sun: 9am -12pm & 3.30pm - 6.30pm Public Holidays: 2pm - 6pm

LRE Phoenix Fitness Gym 160 Eagle Street (24hr Toggle system) president@lrephoenixfitness.com Manuka Massage | Relaxation, Deep Tissue & Aroma Touch | 0428 580 258 Sammi Sheehan Massage & Fitness 29 Swan Street | 0409 633 082

HISTORICAL SOCIETY Longreach Archival & Historical Society (Tues & Thurs) | Powerhouse Museum | longreachhistory@gmail.com

MEDIA 4LG | 1098 AM 4TAB | 103.7 FM ABC Western Queensland | 540AM Classic FM | 102.1 FM Radio National | 99.1 FM SBS FM | 101.3 FM Tourist Radio | 88 FM Triple J FM | 106.1 FM

RETAIL Coola Carpets 132 Eagle Street | 07 4658 3135 Heels & Things 110 Eagle Street | 07 4658 0144 Irvines 115 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1666 Longreach Accessories Plus 106 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1607 Longreach Embroidery & Sewing 124A Eagle Street | 07 4658 3518

PUBLIC FACILITIES Ilfracombe Library | 07 4658 2197 Open: Mon to Fri: 9am – 12pm & 2pm – 4.45pm Closed on weekends & Public Holidays

ISISFORD SERVICES DIRECTORY ACCOMMODATION Barcoo Weir (Bush Camping) Just on the edge of Isisford, Isisford Blackall Road 07 4658 8133 Golden West Hotel (Hotel Rooms & Caravan Park) Corner St Mary Street & Saint Helena Street 07 4658 8380 Oma Waterhole (Bush Camping) Isisford Yaraka River Road (approx. 20km from Isisford) 07 4658 8133

AUTO PARTS & REPAIRS

Mercury Business Supplies (Internet & mobile support) | 136 Eagle Street | 07 4658 3544

Barcoo Spares 3 St Francis Street | 07 4658 8299

MEDICAL SERVICES

Prices Plus 107 Eagle Street | 07 4658 2775

Fuel 14 Saint Agnes Street | 24 hour card fuel depot

Fitzpatrick Family Optometrist 1800 008 020

R.M. Williams 106 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1400

FOOD AND DINING

Guardian Pharmacy 1/109 Eagle Street | 07 4658 2445

Shoe B Do 113A Eagle Street | 07 4658 1458

Iningai Health Centre (Bulk Billing Doctors & Specialists) | Iningai Health Arcade Shop 3, 109 Eagle Street | 07 4652 5500

Smith Bros. Mitre Ten Hardware 114 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1200

Golden West Hotel Corner St Mary Street & Saint Helena Street 07 4658 8380

Spinifex Collections 118A Eagle Street | 07 4658 3636

Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre Café 12 Saint Mary Street | 07 4658 8133

T-Bone 109 Eagle Street | 07 4658 0999

PUBLIC FACILITIES

West FM | 104.5 FM

Longreach Family Medical Practice Eagle Arcade Level 1, 109 Eagle Street 07 4658 3866 Longreach Hospital Jabiru Street | 07 4658 4700 Longreach Private Dental 130 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1283 Spiers Pharmacy 112B Eagle Street | 07 4658 1004 Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Eagle Arcade Level 1, Shop 4, 109 Eagle Street 07 4658 1655

NEWSAGENTS Barkers Newsagency 112a Eagle Street | 07 4658 1008

Target Country 111 Eagle Street | 07 4652 6100 The Outback Florrie Florist | 0447 201 885 The Station Store 126 Eagle Street | 07 4658 2006 Thurecht Bros Saddlery 130B Eagle Street | 07 4658 1011 Western Emporium 120 Eagle Street | 0419 649 634

Longreach Leader Magpie Lane | 07 4658 3855

ILFRACOMBE SERVICES DIRECTORY

Myers Newsagency 113 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1324

ACCOMMODATION

PET SERVICES

Ilfracombe Cabins & Caravan Park 10-12 Main Avenue | 07 4658 1510

Longreach Vet | All veterinary services, Dog sitting and grooming | 07 4658 3838

Wellshot Hotel 20 Main Avenue | 07 4658 2106

Scotty’s Care Services | Dog Sitting Call Alison 0428 981 819 or Scotty 0458 537 211

AUTO PARTS & REPAIRS

Self serve Dog Wash | available at BP Service Station Car wash at 9 Wonga Street.

Ilfracombe Motors 1 Devon Street | 0429 033 425

Western Woof Washers | (Mobile Dog Groomers) 0458 548 059

TRACCS Mobile Repairs & Parts (Trailers, Campers & Caravans) | 0408 718 752

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Ando’s Food Barn 15 Saint Mary Street | 07 4658 8405

Isisford Library | 07 4658 8917 Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm | Closed on weekends & Public Holidays Isisford Swimming Pool | 07 4658 8900 Mon to Sun: 10am to 1pm & 3pm to 6pm

YARAKA SERVICES DIRECTORY ACCOMMODATION Yaraka Caravan Park Jarley Street | 07 4657 5526 Yaraka Hotel Jarley Street | 07 4657 5526

AUTO SERVICES Fuel at Yaraka General Store Jarley Street | 07 4657 5555

FOOD AND DINING Yaraka General Store Jarley Street | 07 4657 5555 Yaraka Hotel Jarley Street | 07 4657 5526

PUBLIC FACILITIES Yaraka Swimming Pool Jarley Street | 07 4658 8900


The outback is as prosperous, tough and unforgiving as it ever was. It’s where hard yakka, guts and resilience built our nation’s identity and why the great Australian stockman – the legend of the bush - became our national hero.

THE STOCKMAN’S LIFE LIVE SHOW is your best chance to get down in the dust with us, hear the stories and meet our working dogs, learn about bush skills and get to know more about the stockman’s deep connection to the land and the livestock they care for. (Every day at 11am except Fridays)

The enduring journey of the stockman, the challenges and demands, and the evolution of this epic industry continue to this day. In honour of that stoic outback spirit, 2020 will see the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame introduce a stunning multimilliondollar transformation.

Our brilliant new cinematic experience will transport you through history in a tribute to our pioneers of the outback. All your senses will come alive to the movement and soundscape as you journey alongside the early bush custodians, through the generations to now.

THE STOCKMAN’S NIGHT OUT LIVE – DINNER, SHOW & MUSIC is a must-do event! You’ll be thoroughly entertained while you enjoy a sumptuous two course home cooked Outback BBQ dinner. It’s a bit like being in a country pub when the shearers get paid – unexpected, entertaining and does not always go to script. Relax around the traditional homestead, revisit the art of conversation around our family table and live the life of the stockman and his family. It’s a great night out!

Like nothing you have seen before, our leading-edge technology will awaken you to the hardships, passion, bush comradery and industry changes that have shaped the industry and made our country great.

We don’t stop there. In planning to bring you a state of the art museum, with exceptional galleries, displays and entertainment, The Stockman’s Hall of Fame will bring the stockman’s experience to life with the launch of two new LIVE shows.

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