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Explore the Outback

with a Savannah Guides Operator DAY TOURS | CRUISES | HOLIDAY PACKAGES

Horn Island Thursday Island Cape York

Seisia

Bamaga

Jardine River NP

Fruit Bat Falls

Moreton Telegraph Station

Archer River

Iron Range NP

Weipa

Old Telegraph Track

Mungkan Kandju NP

Coen Lakefield NP

Cooktown Lion’s Den Hotel Cape Tribulation

Wujal Wujal

Daintree Port Douglas

Cairns Karumba Normanton

Critters Camp

Lawn Hill Boodjamulla NP

Georgetown

Mount Surprise Undara Lava Tubes Einasleigh

Croydon

Adels Grove

Cobbold Gorge

Townsville

Forsayth

TOURING ROUTES

QUEENSLAND

Cloncurry

Mount Isa

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Winton

Boulia Dinosaur Stampede Strathmore Station Diamantina NP Lochern NP

Stonehenge Jundah

Bedourie Simpson Desert NP

Betoota

Birdsville

Anna William Creek Creek Painted Painted Hills Hills

LONGREACH

Rockhampton

Journey of the Gulf Savannah

Birdsville Desert Escape

Legendary Longreach & Winton

Corner Country Explorer

Gladstone

Camden Park Station Carnarvon Gorge NP

Idalia NP

Bundaberg Maryborough

Windorah

Haddon’s Corner

Innamincka Goyder’s Lagoon Regional Coongie Reserve Lakes Lake Eyre NP

Cape York & Torres Strait

Welford NP

Big Red

Poeppel Corner

Lake Eyre

Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Bladensburg NP

Middleton

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Mackay

Innamincka Strzelecki Regional Reserve Cameron Corner

Mitchell

Charleville

Roma

Bonus Downs Station

Noccundra

Thargomindah

Dig Tree Eulo Sturt NP

Tibooburra

Cunnamulla

NEW SOUTH WALES

St George

BRISBANE Goondiwindi

Gold Coast Stanthorpe


LONGREACH LEGENDS ATTRACTIONS PASS GREAT SAVINGS ON TOP ATTRACTIONS Gold

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Stockman’s Hall of Fame

Qantas Founders Museum

Stockman’s Show & Qantas Jets Tour

Drover’s Sunset Cruise Package

Outback Station Smoko Tour

DROVER’S SUNSET CRUISE PACKAGE

OUTBACK STATION TOURS

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Top deck cruising as you take in the multi coloured sunset and tuck into tasty onboard nibbles platters aboard the fully licensed Longreach Explorer. Then, take your seat at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show. Savour a two-course camp oven dinner under the stars as you enjoy the music and stories on the river stage.

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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.

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


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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR, LONGREACH REGIONAL COUNCIL It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Longreach Region, Heart of Outback Queensland; and an honour to serve as Mayor of this proud region. Although our local government area is about the size of a small European country it is home to only 3,600 people. Our communities may be small, but they are iconic in Australia’s history and culture; and we enjoy the best of the Australian lifestyle. We are where Queensland is at its most authentic, offering untouched wilderness and award-winning cultural and heritage experiences that, unlike a day on the beach, cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world.

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

By coming to see us, you give us a chance to show off the best of our region, and in so doing, you remind us what we love about this place.

significance the valuable contribution

Ours is a characteristically Australian region, with a proud heritage and a storied history. Our region has made, and continues to make, a big contribution to the very fabric of our nation both culturally and economically. We offer the definitive experience of what the world loves about Australia.

continue to make within the Longreach

that Traditional Owners have made and Region communities.

Our region, with its harsh beauty and open skies, helps to shape confident, resilient and resourceful individuals, who can more than match the best in the world; in whatever they do. So while I hope that you enjoy our world-class attractions and our unique landscape, there’s one experience, not found in this guide, which I hope you have more than any other. I hope you get to meet our people. As Mayor, I get to witness their irrepressible dignity and resourcefulness first hand, as the community braves challenging times with boundless grace and good humour. A good place to start would be having a chat with our Visitor Information Centre team, who are here to assist you in making the most of your time in our region. So on behalf of our people; I welcome you to our diverse and resilient region. I hope that during your brief time here, this place leaves an indelible impression on you, so that when you return home, you take with you the heart of Outback Queensland. Cr Ed Warren Mayor, Longreach Regional Council

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Longreach LIKE MANY TOWNS IN THIS GREAT OUTBACK, LONGREACH HAS CHANGED GREATLY FROM ITS EARLY DAYS, THOUGH THE HISTORY IS CLEAR TO SEE FOR ANY WHO LOOK FOR IT. WELCOME TO THE HEART OF OUTBACK QUEENSLAND.

Immediately prior to the coming of the Europeans to the Longreach Region, this was the land of the Iningai people, one of many indigenous groups stretching down the inland river systems towards South Australia.

Mitchell Grass plains, interspersed with broken boree, gidyea scrub and Flinders grassland.

Nomadic, highly ritualistic and spiritual, they lived with the seasons, surviving through boom and bust. Unfortunately history has been harsh on the Iningai and for reasons such as diseases, violence and forced transmigration; there is little trace of individuals or cultural practices.

The first pastoral lease was granted in Longreach in 1863 and called ‘Bowen Downs’; only nine years later this property was to be the site of the most infamous cattle theft in Australia, carried out by Harry Redford, better known as ‘Captain Starlight’. After the theft, the property was decided to be simply ‘too big’ and was broken into two halves, ‘Bowen Downs’ and ‘Mt. Cornish’.

In 1860 explorers William Landsborough and Nat Buchanan came upon this area while searching for new grazing land and saw in it a potential not appreciated by former explorers. The area had been visited some years before by Thomson and Kennedy but had flourished in wet seasons since their departure greeting Landsborough and Buchanan with verdant

Longreach was gazetted and made official in 1887. The name Longreach derives from the ‘long reach’ or waterhole of the Thomson River used by drovers as a place to rest their cattle, and the name was in use at that time by an outstation of Mount Cornish which was located in the area of present day ‘Nogo Station’.

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DID Y KNO OU W?

Longreach’s abundant grasslands made many rich in the days of the ‘golden fleece’ when Australia rode on the sheep’s back. The wealth of the area rose to a peak in the 1950s when wool made a ‘pound per pound’. The landholders drove gleaming Mercedes Benz cars to top-of-the-line Australian/American makes, the Longreach Club was members only, men only and very exclusive both in admittance and dress standards. Longreach’s main thoroughfare, Eagle Street, was lined with hotels by the 1950s and was frequented by hardworking shearers and shed teams as well as stock workers. Wander around Longreach today and tick off some of the older buildings that remain. The site of the national bank was the first to be sold in 1887 when the Queensland National Bank bought the allotment for £107. The building opposite that now houses Carpenter Law was bought on the same day by J.M. Savage for £103; Longreach Motors also operates from one of the oldest

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sites and was one of the biggest employers in town. These buildings give a hint of a Longreach since departed. There were splendidly huge hotels, however many have been burned but the old photographs still tell the story. Today Longreach is very different, this one-time wool producing heartland now rides the broad back of beef cattle although many wool producers still exist. Longreach today is a service town to the Outback and acts as the hub for many government departments: Education, Primary Industries, Health and so forth. The employees attracted to these various agencies bring a youthful modernity to the region and celebrate living in a special place with the younger generations of landholders who are today embracing environmental responsibility in their management strategies. TOP: ‘The Drovers’ by John Underwood, 1988 has been repaired and rehomed on Eagle Street, Longreach.

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LONGREACH SCHOOL OF THE AIR Imagine a classroom more than twice the size of Victoria, where the playground is as vast as the Outback and the partnership between home and school is legendary. As QANTAS was formed out of the need to cover great distances of the Australian Outback; so too, health and education had to rise to meet the same challenges, and today we have the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Schools of the Air. Distance education, like everything, has changed significantly with the new technologies. No pedal radio anymore, or crumpled brown envelopes of correspondence lessons that confused the mothers as much as the children. The same needs exist in the Outback today, but the new technologies are taking over. Kids on remote properties which can be as big as a small European country and remote communities no longer have to use the two-way transceivers. It’s now all completed through the phone and computer. School of the Air guided tours give visitors a chance to watch as a teacher instructs students from a studio at the Longreach School of Distance Education; and their classroom can sometimes be as large as Victoria! As a visitor, you will be able to learn a thing or two at this school. There are daily tours (9am and 10.30am M – F) with audio visual presentations as well as observing lessons in progress through a glass walled studio. Life and Learning is happening before your eyes and this schooling is vital to Outback families.

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 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. The Nogo Station Experience takes you to the heart of station life, including sheep shearing, homestead morning tea and a station safari across the sunlit plains to photograph wildlife and outback animals. 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).

ABOVE: Studying in the Outback. TOP RIGHT: Book your Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience at Outback Pioneers.

Outback Pioneers Experiences run during the winter season only (April – October).

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Live the inspiring pioneering story with our LIVE-IT Saver Pass. Includes the Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience, Starlight’s Cruise Experience and Nogo Station Experience. Book all three together and SAVE 15% on the normal price. 2018

DISCOVER MORE AND BOOK OUR EXPERIENCES ONLINE outbackpioneers.com.au OR PHONE 07 4658 1776

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Every meal is served with chat potatoes and a choice of sides including stir-fry, salad of the day and steamed vegetables. Plus you’ll enjoy our all-you-can-eat dessert bar including grandma’s homestead favourites, ice cream and lolly jars. Dairy-free, nut-free and gluten-free options available. Shop online store.kinnonandco.com.au

Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings 6–9pm

Here in the heritage heart of Longreach, you’ll find an amazing emporium of treasures based on the traditional outback stores that sold everything and were a highlight for station folks coming into town from remote places. This fascinating store is more than just a shopping experience. It’s a window into outback life. 126 Eagle Street Longreach Ph 07 4658 1776 Ext 3

128 Eagle Street Longreach Ph 07 4658 1776 Ext 4

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LONGREACH POWERHOUSE MUSEUM

The Longreach Powerhouse Museum is the largest preserved rural generating facility in Australia. Displays in this building explain how electricity was generated, maintained and distributed throughout the region. Other exhibits in the museum grounds include ❚ Social history building with displays of early Longreach history ❚ 1921 Longreach Swimming Baths ❚ Nogo Cottage (depicting family life in the west from 1935 to 1955) ❚ Various displays of agriculture and road maintenance machinery

LONGREACH ARTS & CRAFTS CENTRE & GALLERY (UPSTAIRS)

Admission free | Regular Exhibitions (Up green stairs at the side or use new lift chair on back stairs) 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 and drawing, silver smithing and leather work. Sale of art, craft, pottery, jewellery, patchwork, leather and much more. Gallery Open: 2pm–5pm daily from April to September. Open some mornings – check local information.

❚ A collection of commercial office equipment circa 1908 – 1950 from local business houses. The museum forms an interesting experience for the whole family. 12 Swan Street, Longreach QLD 4730 | P (07) 4658 4150 Open Monday to Friday: 10:30am – 12:30pm; 1:30pm – 3:30pm APRIL to OCTOBER

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

LONGREACH CEMETERY TOURS

SCHOOL OF THE AIR, LONGREACH ❚ 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 ❚ See how you can contribute to isolated children’s education

Landsborough Highway, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 4232 E tours1@eq.edu.au www.longreacsde.eq.edu.au (tourist information) Cemeteries are fascinating places to discover a town’s history. Longreach Cemetery is the resting place for many pioneers and characters who made their mark on the past.

MERINO BAKERY $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

Some stories are legendary, some infamous, and many forgotten. Hear stories of the Outback – including the Longreach Cinderella, a cemetery outcast and an Aboriginal tracker who tracked Queensland’s last bushranger. History Tours Australia is proud to present the Longreach Cemetery Tour – a great experience for groups, visitors and those who love history… Or, if you’re looking for evening activity, come for the Longreach Cemetery Haunted History Tour – if you dare!

Bookings: Longreach Visitor Information Centre – (07) 4658 4150 Further information: History Tours Australia – 0401 666 441 www.longreachcemeterytours.com.au

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

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POWERHOUSE MUSEUM Quietly nestled in the back streets of Longreach is one of the town’s best kept secrets – the Powerhouse Museum. This was once the energy heart of Longreach and the central-west before electricity came through long distance transmission lines. In the museum, you can walk through giant engines and generators unchanged since they last ran in 1985. The Powerhouse Museum is heritage-listed and is the largest preserved rural generating facility in Australia. You can see how electricity was generated before the age of computers when it depended on the skills and knowledge of the engineers who walked among these iron monoliths.

PHOTOGRAPHER: DAVID SEETO

Additions to the museum include the Social History building housing the memories and history of past generations in the region as well as Nogo Cottage, a boundary riders hut from the nearby station that was built a century ago.

R.M.WILLIAMS R.M.Williams was instrumental in getting the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre built during Australia’s Bicentennial year of 1988. RM made his fame and fortune making his distinctive elastic-sided, one-piece-ofleather boots. In the early days, stockmen and women from all over Australia looked forward to the year’s R.M.Williams catalogue with the latest in boot styles and men’s and women’s clothing. All the shopping back then was done by mail order unless you were lucky enough to be taking a holiday in Adelaide and went to what was probably the most famous address in Australia for stockmen – 5 Percy Street, Prospect. This address was on the finger strap of every boot made by R.M.Williams. Things sure have changed: these days the R.M.Williams tradition is being carried on through stores and stockists across the nation and internationally. What started out as work wear, now meets the needs of high fashion. The R.M.Williams outlets sell a full range of clothing and footwear, including the gear that made the name – Australianmade boots.

ABOVE LEFT: Australian Icon, R.M.Williams. TOP AND ABOVE RIGHT: Powerhouse Museum.

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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.

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.

They are true pioneers of Outback Queensland tourism, attracting visitors from all over the world with a suite of

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 OUTBACK MUSEUM The Outback is unforgiving, sparse and lowly populated. Pioneers faced the challenges of somehow tying a community together where distance is the tyrant, where people lived hundreds and thousands of miles apart. Largely these challenges were the driving force that saw Australia’s national airline – QANTAS – formed in the Outback, in Longreach and Winton. Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service held its first Board Meeting in Winton in 1921 and the base was then shifted to Longreach where Australia’s first purpose-built runways and the first QANTAS hangar were built. To this day, even as QantasLink lands only metres away, you can walk through the heritagelisted hangar; history and modern day don’t get much closer than this. Driving into Longreach from the eastern side you are not going to miss the QANTAS Founders Museum. The great red tail of a decommissioned Boeing

747 – a jumbo jet – can be seen flanking the iconic water tower from kilometres away. Tucked below it is Australia’s first international jetliner, a Boeing 707. Tours of the QANTAS jetliners are scheduled at different times each day and provide an inside glimpse at the many secrets of these great aircraft. The tours also offer the chance to sit in the cockpit and if you’re up for a bit of excitement, strap on a safety harness and take a wing walk. 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 interactive displays, aircraft exhibits and documentary films. McGinness’ Restaurant is open daily and offers a wide selection of meals, drinks and coffee during your visit. At the museum you will also find a great choice of distinctive souvenirs, clothing, jewellery, books and QANTAS memorabilia.

DID YO KNOW U ?

QANTA S SECON IS THE D OLDE OPERA TING A ST IRLINE IN THE WORLD

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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.

DID YO KNOW U ?

THE HA LL WAS O OF FAME PENED QUEEN B ELIZAB Y ETH II ON 29 APRIL 1988

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.

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.

The Hall of Fame grounds are also home to other amazing sights. The grounds that once held flourishing rose gardens are

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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LONGREACH VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE The Visitor Information Centre is housed in a replica of the first QANTAS booking office in QANTAS Park opposite the caravan day carpark, near the big roundabout at the entrance to the main street, Eagle Street. The Visitor Information Centre is the perfect spot to stop and let one of the friendly customer service staff help you plan your time in the Longreach Region. With a wealth of knowledge, local experience and Outback attitude, the customer service staff of the Information Centre are vital to ensuring you have the best possible trip to the heart of Outback Queensland. All the details of our local tours, attractions, experiences and places to see in the stunning Outback are available at the Visitor Information Centre; up-to-date road condition reports are also available here. There are also some beautiful and unique gifts, local crafts and souvenirs available for purchase.

CONTACT US:

OPENING HOURS:

Phone: 07 4658 4150 Email: visitinf@longreach.qld.gov.au 99a Eagle Street, Longreach Qld 4730 VISIT LONG R E AC H REG I O N . C O M . AU @VisitLongreachRegion #VisitLongreachRegion

November to February Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm | Saturday/Sunday Closed March Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday 9.00am – 1.00pm April to October Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday 9.00am – 3.00pm

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Burke & Wills Junction

From Cunnamulla to Karumba, the Matilda Way will most definitely lead to ADVENTURE! The fully sealed highway makes this route accessible to anyone. This road trip is filled with unique and iconic attractions, unspoiled natural sites and quaint outback towns with characters larger than life.

Cloncurry McKinlay Kynuna Winton Longreach Barcaldine Blackall Tambo Augathella Charleville

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Getting Around AIR: QantasLink has daily return flights from Brisbane to Longreach. Phone: 13 13 13

Travelling Tips 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

Rex Airlines flies twice weekly from Townsville to Longreach via Winton. Phone: 13 17 13

RAIL: 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 on board 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.

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 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.

Spirit of the Outback is an overnight rail journey travelling twice weekly return Brisbane to Longreach. Phone: 1300 783 553

COACH: Bus Queensland have a daily service from Brisbane to Mount Isa. Phone: 1300 287 537 Greyhound Coaches have a twice weekly service from Rockhampton to Longreach. Phone: 13 14 99

ROAD: Brisbane is approximately 1200km via Roma and Charleville along the Warrego and Landsborough Highway (A2). Rockhampton is approximately 700km along the Capricorn Highway. Mount Isa is approximately 700km along the Landsborough Highway (A2). Townsville is approximately 700km along the Flinders Highway via Hughenden and Winton. Melbourne and Sydney are easily accessible along the Kidman Way through Western NSW. All roads listed are fully sealed.

TOP: Starlight’s Lookout

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Ilfracombe Monthly Markets Longreach Annual Show Isisford Sheep & Wool Show Longreach Races Ilfracombe Caravan Park Olympics CWA Markets

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Ilfracombe Monthly Markets Longreach Races Longreach Yellowbelly Fishing Classic

Ilfracombe Monthly Markets Longreach Races The Outback Food, Wine & Music Festival Annual Ilfracombe Golf Open

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Mulga Rats & Gidgee Brats Bachelor & Spinsters Ball Longreach Races / Melbourne Cup Day

Xmas Street Party

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Itinerary Day 1

Day 2

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LONGREACH SCHOOL OF DISTANCE EDUCATION

GUIDED HISTORY TOURS OF THE CEMETERY

COBB & CO. STAGECOACH EXPERIENCE

• Guided Tour • Experience an on-air lesson • Largest classroom in the world

• 75 minute guided walking tour

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QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM

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Experience the Qantas story 707/747 Jet Tour and Wing Walk Museum and Original Hangar Flight Simulators

AUSTRALIAN STOCKMAN’S HALL OF FAME Legends & Pioneers tribute Live stockman’s show Cattleman’s Bar & Grill Dr Bruce Yeates Memorial Cottage & Gardens

THOMSON RIVER CRUISE

DOWN TOWN

• Cruise along the Thomson River while the sun is setting • Enjoy a meal on the banks of the Thomson with entertainment

• Lunch and/or coffee at your choice of great cafés

45 minute stagecoach ride Outback hospitality with Smoko Old Australian Movie Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show

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Pioneer stories Machinery and Heritage Centre Wellshot Information Centre Artesian Spa Pool Marine Dinosaur evidence

Day 5

POWERHOUSE MUSEUM • Local social history • Nogo Boundary Riders Cottage • Historical generating complex

Day 4

Explore the Outer Region (MIN 1 – 2 NIGHTS)

ISISFORD CAPTAIN STARLIGHT’S LOOKOUT (HALF/FULL DAY)

CHOOSE YOUR SPECIAL INTERESTS:

Follow the drover’s stock route. 4WD recommended, please check road conditions prior to travel. • Lily Lagoon • Starlight’s Lookout (no facilities) • Flood plains and wildlife • 100km return from Longreach

• Botanical walkway, Iningai Park and River Walk • Tropic of Capricorn and Tree Carving • Pamela’s Dolls • Helicopter scenic flight

STATION TOUR (HALF DAY/EVENING)

• Tribute to Captain Starlight • Poetic stories and Aussie humour

Explore an outback station and let the Family guide you on a tour

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Oma Waterhole & Explorer Mitchell’s cairn Outer Barcoo Interpretive Centre 100 million year old crocodile discoveries 450km circuit from Longreach

EMMET • Visit the Railway Musum • Emmet Store Display

YARAKA HARRY REDFORD OLD TIME TENT SHOW

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Yaraka’s Scenic Mount Slowcombe Geological fossicking Magee’s Shanty Tagalong Tours Idalia National Park


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Caravan Day Parking

KITE STREET CARAVAN DAY PARK

SNIPE STREET CARAVAN DAY PARK

Situated just off the Landsborough Highway into Kite Street (opposite the Caltex fuel station). The day parking area allows for travellers to park their cars with attached vehicles. There is a dump point and potable water taps. The Kite Street day parking area is just a quick stroll from the Longreach Visitor Information Centre and the main shopping district.

This caravan day park is beside the Rotary Park that has a picnic area with gas BBQs and is a 5 minute walk into Longreach’s main shopping district.

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2 Longreach Powerhouse Museum

7 Helicopter Flights

3 Longreach School of Distance Education

8 Longreach Arts & Crafts Centre

4 Qantas Founders Museum

9 Railway Station

5 Outback Pioneers

10 Outback Aussie Tours

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Iningai Nature Reserve There are three nature walks - one is the Coolibah Loop which is 3.7km long and is an easy 1 and a half hour walk.

12 The Cemetery Ask about the self-guided brochure

produced by the Longreach Archival & Historical Group.

13 Linear Botanical Gardens Walk This walk features a

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14 Thomson River Flood Plain Walk from Town to the

Old Bridge. This four and a half kilometre one way track features a diverse range of plants and animals, best viewed in the early morning or late evening.

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ACCOMMODATION 15 The Longreach Tourist Park

22 Longreach Motor Inn

Ambulance

Police Station

16 Longreach Caravan Park

23 Commercial Hotel/Motel

Boat Ramp

Post Office

17 Abajaz Motor Inn

24 The Staging Post

18 Albert Park Motor Inn

25 Longreach Outback Adventure

Clubs: RSL Club Bowls Club

QPWS: Queensland Parks & Wildlife Services

19 Saltbush Retreat

26 Apex Park Riverside Camp

Doctors Surgery

27 Pat’s Place

Fuel

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Golf Course

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20 Jumbuck Motel 21 Longreach Motel

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Hospital

RACQ Supermarkets Foodworks / IGA Toilets Visitor Information Centre Water Point

Mobile Home Waste Dump Point

TOWN MAP DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this map is indicative only. Please enquire at Visitor Information Centres for further details.

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ABAJAZ MOTOR INN

PALMERS BP ❚ 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

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

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. ❚ 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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SLADE SMASH REPAIRS

JOHNLEE MOTORS

❚ 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

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

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

34 Swan Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 1423 F (07) 4658 2647 E johnlee33@bigpond.com www.johnleemotors.com.au

SMITH BROS. MITRE 10 LONGREACH

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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.

114 Eagle Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 1200 F (07) 4658 2298 E orders@smithbroshardware.com.au www.smithbroshardware.com.au

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

QUEENSLAND HELICOPTERS

THURECHT BROS SADDLERY

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).

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.

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

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

MERCURY BUSINESS SUPPLIES

LONGREACH ACCESSORIES PLUS

❚ 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

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

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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Find us on

(07) 4658 3737

info@qfom.com.au

www.qfom.com.au Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Longreach, Queensland, Australia

OPENING HOURS: The Museum is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm (except Christmas and Boxing Day). Special opening hours are available to groups and charters by prior arrangement. Tours operate daily and bookings are essential. Combination tour packages are also available.

Follow in the footsteps of pioneers with our PATHFINDER Saver Pass. Includes the Starlight’s Cruise Experience and Nogo Station Experience. Book both at the same time and SAVE 10% on the normal price.

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LONGREACH RSL MEMORIAL SERVICES CLUB

CAMDEN PARK STATION 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!

M 0407 139 640 E camdenparkstation@gmail.com www.camdenparkstation.com.au Longreach RSL is an award winning venue. The club has won Small RSL/Services Club in Queensland for the last 5 years. 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 & Keno Racing/ATM & Eftpos/Free Wi-Fi/Kids Rooms/ Gaming and a well-stocked Bottleshop. Entertainment and promotions are held regularly.

ORLANDO ORCHARDS 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.

Cool Place! Great Staff! Excellent Food! 34 Duck Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 1092 F (07) 4658 0811 E longrsla@longrsla.com

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

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Friendly outback hospitality Clean, comfortable & affordable Easy walk to major attractions Local tour booking agent Native wildlife at your door FREE Wi-Fi Gardens, BBQ area, gazebo & pool

45 Ilfracombe Road, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 1799 E reception@jumbuckmotel.com.au www.jumbuckmotel.com.au

THE LONGREACH TAVERN Open 7 days – Your hosts are Tim and Kim Trad ❚ Dine in at the Southern Cross Bistro, Pokies, TAB and Keno ❚ Cold Beer & Best Pub Grub in Town ❚ Celebrations Bottle Shop at the rear Drop in and say hello. We’ll look after you at The Longreach Tavern.

103 Eagle Street, Longreach QLD 4730 P (07) 4658 1925 E kimsiga2@bigpond.com www.longreachtavern.com

Regional Express, best known as Rex, is Australia’s largest independent regional airline. Rex is proud to offer flights to regional and remote communities throughout our network of 60 destinations across Australia. In the Sunshine State of Queensland, Rex proudly connects 25 destinations, including the legendary outback town of Longreach. Rex offers flights to Longreach from Townsville, via Winton, which is the home of Waltzing Matilda and world class dinosaur attractions. Instead of long hours on the road, we invite passengers to sit back, relax, and enjoy the spectacular views to Longreach!

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Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe (pronounced; Ill - fra - comb) is located 28 kilometres due east of Longreach on the Landsborough Highway and was named after a small Devonshire town in England. Ilfracombe was founded in 1891 as a transport hub for Wellshot Station, which at the time held the largest number of sheep on any station in the world. The shire also claimed the record of the largest mob of sheep ever moved as a single flock in 1886. 43,000 sheep were moved through the area by a droving team of 27 horsemen, not including the cooks, blacksmiths and hands needed to accompany the drovers. Long before the railway reached its way to Ilfracombe, wool transport consisted of giant wool-laden wagons drawn by up to 30 horses, taking three months to carry the load of wool over the 650 kilometres to the nearest port, which then was Rockhampton.

The town had three hotels with plenty of accommodation, each with its own dance hall, two general stores, a billiard saloon, a coach builder, a soft drink maker, a couple of butchers, a baker, dressmaker, three commission agents, and a saddler. Today there are just over 268 people living in Ilfracombe. Experience the sense of freedom and adventure as you spend time exploring the charms of Ilfracombe, you can’t miss ‘the Great Machinery Mile’, an amazing line-up of historic machinery stretching over one mile. The collection of machines leads you to the Folk Museum, a replica of an early station residence. Also situated within the museum complex is Oakhampton Cottage which offers a tangible glimpse into early outback households and Romani Hall, a memorial to the young men of the district who answered ‘the call to arms’ and is dedicated to Australia’s Light Horsemen. Visit the Wellshot Centre and learn about the story of Wellshot Station, one of Australia’s greatest sheep and wool producers. Call into Wellshot Hotel, an exceptional and historic outback pub, standing exactly as it was established over 128 years ago... it is well worth a wander through, and to finish off your day you can just relax in the artesian spa.

ABOVE: The Great Machinery Mile. LEFT: The Wellshot Hotel was established in Ilfracombe in 1890.

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Places of Interest ILFRACOMBE MACHINERY & HERITAGE MUSEUM The ‘Great Machinery Mile’ is a graphic timeline of the evolution of the pastoral and transport industries.

THE JACKSON COLLECTION & HILTON’S CORNER

FOLK MUSEUM

The lifetime collections of brothers Hilton and Ike Jackson – 30,000 bottles and memorabilia gathered from the World Wars.

Showcases the role of men, women and children of the world.

MEMORIAL PARK & ARTESIAN SPA

LANGENBAKER HOUSE Heritage-listed, over 100 years old and in its original condition.

Swimming pool, artesian spa, children’s playground and barbeque.

THE 12 MILE

WELLSHOT CENTRE

Magnificent 19th century bush ingenuity. Naturally formed flagstones form a leak-proof reservoir. Map available at the Wellshot Centre.

Tells the story of Wellshot Station, one of Australia’s great sheep and wool producers. Also the Ilfracombe Visitor Information Centre.

ROMANI HALL

WELLSHOT HOTEL

A tribute to the young men of the district who answered ‘the call to arms’, and dedicated to Australia’s Light Horsemen.

Stands in proud testament to the good times and the hard times.

LYNN CAMERON MACHINERY MILE AND HERITAGE DISPLAY

WELLSHOT CENTRE Telling the story of one of Australia’s largest sheep stations

Along the Lynn Cameron Machinery Mile and Heritage Display you will be able to trace the history of pastoral and community development from early walking beam drilling rigs, to early graders and fireploughs, tractors, pumps – just about every bit of heavy metal needed to establish a sheep station, make a town and keep the roads passable.

Main Avenue, Ilfracombe QLD 4727 www.ilfracombe.com.au/Ilfracombe-Machinery-Mile.html www.visitlongreachregion.com.au

Wellshot Centre, housed in a building in the centre of town where you can take in a 20-minute film ‘A Rush for Grass’ which graphically displays the challenges faced by early pioneers and their fortitude in adapting to the realities of a boom/bust climate.

McMaster Drive, Ilfracombe QLD 4727 P (07) 4658 4150 E visitinf@longreach.qld.gov.au

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Isisford

DID YOU KNOW?

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This museum features the ‘Isisfordia Duncani’, a life size replica model of a crocodile ancestor that lived over 100 million years ago. There are displays of local fauna, flora, reptiles, birds and fossils that have lived in this region, as well as the formation of the Great Artesian Basin and general history of the Isisford area. Insidethe60seattheatrette,anaudio-visual presentation portrays life in the Isisford area since settlement – a film depicting Isisford as being ‘the middle of everywhere’.

A MUSEUM DEPICTING THE EVOLUTION OF NATURE FROM MORE THAN 100 MILLION YEARS AGO

The Outer Barcoo Centre Café has all your needs covered from cold drinks to tea, coffee, cakes and lunch. Sit back and relax while eating indoors or enjoy our outdoor dining area.

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ISISFORD

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Discover Isisford on the Outer Barcoo, where the locals personify true outback spirit. The misfortune of two early traders led to the development of the Isisford Township, when two travelling hawkers, brothers William and James Whitman broke an axle attempting to cross the Barcoo River, and decided that rather than press on, they would settle on the banks of the river. A village soon developed and the siblings erected a hotel, butcher’s shop, store and saddlery among other businesses. Originally named ‘Whittown’ by the Whitmans in self-testament to their founding enterprise, the name was changed to ‘Isisford’ in 1878 when a town was surveyed, based on the presence of a river ford and the settlement’s proximity to Isis Downs station which lay 20 kilometres to the east.

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Nature Walks and Trails

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Golf Club

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Big Yellowbelly Sculpture

Primarily dependent on the wool industry, Isisford was hard hit by drought in 1965 and the bust in the wool price in 1970 – this halved the town population but left Isisford with a rich history tied to the land and stories of days gone by. The town continues to rely on the wool and beef industry and also on its regional tourism. Today Isisford is home to the Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre which showcases world class fossils of the oldest modern crocodile and bulldog fish. Many of the original buildings constructed by the Whitmans still stand and house fascinating little museums – the old bakery, Café Arcadia and Whitman’s Memorial Museum are a must-see. The Golden West Hotel also still stands in the main street of Isisford, formerly the ‘Westward Hotel’ it is the only one of the four hotels in existence in 1904 to remain open to this day.

TOP: Isisford Main CBD, St Mary Street

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Emmet

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Just down the road from Isisford on the way to Yaraka lies the township of Emmet, surveyed in 1910 as a town in preparation for the Great Western Railway from Jericho to Windorah. Emmet is a historic railway siding with a rich history. Situated on the railway line running from Blackall to Yaraka, Emmet was once a bustling depot where people from the local properties came to pick up their stores and mail. Emmet was the second water take west of Blackall in the early days of the steam train and is the western gateway to the Idalia National Park where the dry mulga scrub and rocky escarpments are home to the yellow-footed rock wallaby. Emmet, in Queensland’s Outback, was once a thriving railway siding with a population of 30 people. Today, with only two residents, the town has a picnic shelter and an interesting historical display in the revamped railway station. Visit the Emmet Store, where the stories of the area begin. Nearby is ‘Emmet Downs’, the scene of a ghost story; stay for a while and learn more about the area and its history.

TOP: The historic railway station. ABOVE RIGHT: Inside the Emmet Store. RIGHT: Wild Budgies flying over the grasslands.

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Take the drive

Tambo · Blackall · Isisford · Yaraka · Windorah Camping · Fishing · Boating · 4WD

Follow the river road skirting the tranquil billabongs of the mighty Barcoo. These backroads take you through prime sheep and cattle land to the corrugated red dunes of Windorah.

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Barcoo Way


Yaraka

Yaraka is truly the hidden gem of Outback Queensland with a fascinating history, breathtaking landscape and locals that will make you feel like you’ve found home all over again. The history of Yaraka dates back to the early settlers and pioneers in 1860 though the town was officially founded in 1917 when the rail line opened from Emmet. The railway station was called Yaraka after the indigenous name for the white spear grass which grows in the district. The early days of Yaraka were prosperous and allowed wool producers to move their bales much faster than ever before, going from a four month trip for a horse team to only a three day journey by rail.

levels. The site of Magee’s Shanty is not far from Yaraka and is the historic site of the shanty immortalised in Banjo Paterson’s ‘Bush Christening’. Close by are the ruins of the Cobb and Co pub and the grave of the lonely goldminer Richard Magoffin who perished in 1885 chasing his fortune. The township of Yaraka is a place where memories of the past are strong. The Yaraka Hotel is the town’s central meeting place, enjoy a cold beverage with the locals, and discover the views of Mount Slowcombe, the gem of Yaraka. With a tar sealed road winding its way to the top, enjoy the stunning outback sunset or the glorious colours of a sunrise.

The Yaraka area was once part of the giant Milo sheep station located on the southern side of the Yang Yang Ranges. Yaraka was one of their huge paddocks where vast numbers of Merino sheep grazed and produced much sought after low micron wool. The State Government split up the Milo leases, thus allowing the only settlers to become ‘Kings and Queens’ of their own properties. The Yaraka district still produces fine micron wool but has faced increasing wild dog populations which have devastated sheep grazing to the point where many graziers have had to abandon their sheep and switch to cattle. Yaraka also has a history of gem and goldmining, the Yaraka opal fields are available for fossicking tours and are famous for top pattern and various types of opal in as many as eight 3 2 • VISIT LON G R E AC HR EG I ON .COM. AU

DID YOU KNOW? THE TOWN OF YARAKA HAS A PERMANENT POPULATION OF 12 RESIDENTS


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MAGEE’S SHANTY This is a historic site of the shanty immortalised in Banjo Paterson’s Poem A Bush Christmas. Ruins of the Cobb & Co pub and goldmining history lay here.

MOUNT SLOWCOMBE The gem that Yaraka can offer is Mount Slowcombe, with a tar sealed road winding its way to the top making it easily accessible, even for cars. This is an ideal place to enjoy the stunning outback sunset or the glorious colours of a sunrise. Electric BBQ, covered seating and toilet facilities available.

YARAKA HOTEL Come on down to the hotel and enjoy a cold beverage with the locals, discover the views Yaraka can offer, take a tour to Mount Slowcombe or fossick for opals in this spectacular area.

TOP: Sunset from Mount Slowcombe. LEFT: The historic Yaraka railway station opened in 1917. FAR LEFT: 360° views from the summit of Mount Slowcombe.

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Drive Routes Overlander’s Way

Matilda Way

3,096 km

1,081 km

MELBOURNE TO KARUMBA

TOWNSVILLE TO TENNANT CREEK

This route leads from Victoria to the Gulf of Carpentaria along the backbone of the Queensland Outback. A remarkable journey from Melbourne, traversing three states and ending in the savannah country of Karumba.

A pioneering journey linking the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef with the Outback, across the breadth of Queensland. From the dazzling reef to the ochre tinged Outback, this Way leads you past incredible sights both modern and ancient, natural and manmade.

Adventure Way

Warrego Way

2,410 km

1,578 km

BRISBANE TO ADELAIDE

BRISBANE TO BIRDSVILLE

Retrace the tracks of Cobb & Co, the first people movers of the Outback from Brisbane to Outback Queensland before the South Australian border to Innamincka and following the Strzelecki track through the Flinders Ranges.

Travel west to a world of adventure and mystery. This Way leads to the Sunshine state’s capital, Brisbane through the fertile Lockyer Valley over the Great Dividing Range, across the Darling Downs and onto the outback metropolises of Charleville and Birdsville.

Savannah Way

Capricorn Way

580 km

3,925 km

ROCKHAMPTON TO BARCALDINE

CAIRNS TO BROOME

Travel along the Capricorn Way for a journey of discovery from the Reef to the Outback through the heart of Queensland.

Linking Cairns in Tropical North Queensland with the historic pearling town of Broome in Western Australia, via the natural wonders of Katherine in the Northern Territory; the drive takes in five World Heritage areas on a journey through the top end of Australia.

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Bamaga

Great Queensland Drives

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LEGEND Adventure Way Australia’s Country Way

Cooktown

Capricorn Way

Lakeland

Great Inland Way

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LONGREACH SERVICES DIRECTORY

CAR HIRE

MEDIA

AVIS Longreach Airport | (07) 4650 1000

ABC Western Queensland | 540AM

BANKING

Budget Longreach Airport | (07) 4650 1001

Commonwealth Bank Australia 122a Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1533 National Australia Bank 119 Eagle Street Suncorp 117 Eagle Street Westpac Bank 121 Eagle Street | (07) 4652 6244 ANZ (ATM only) 101 Eagle Street

FOOD STORES SUPA IGA Corner Eagle and Swan Street (Westpac Bank carpark) | (07) 4658 1260 Foodworks 141 Ibis Street | (07) 4658 1397 Orlando Orchards (Fruit, Veg & Organic Products) 41 Duck Street | (07) 4658 2002 B.F. Savage & Co Butchery 118 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1044 Merino Bakery 120 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1715 Made with Love Organics (Organic Products) 105 Eagle Street | 0427 581 480

CHURCHES Anglican Church | Service Time: Sunday 8.00am 144 Emu Street | (07) 4658 2116

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 Longreach Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 150 Galah Street | (07) 4658 0723

Longreach Tyre Centre 143 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1207 O’Briens Garage & Auto Pro (Mitsubishi) 23 Swan Street | (07) 4658 1366 Palmers BP 9 Wonga Street | (07) 4658 1136 Protyres (Bridgestone Service Centre) 25 Ilfracombe Road | (07) 4658 2659 Shell Service Station (Windscreens & Repairs) 1 Wonga Street | (07) 4658 1706 Slade Smash Repairs (RACQ) 174 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1609

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

Longreach Outdoors Centre 3 Snipe Street | (07) 4658 3229

Guardian Pharmacy 1/109 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 2445 Spiers Pharmacy 112B Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1004 Iningai Health Centre (Bulk Billing Doctors & Specialists) | Iningai Health Arcade Shop 3, 109 Eagle Street | (07) 4652 5500

Salvation Army | Service Time: 4.00pm Sunday 149 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 0467

Longreach Hospital Jabiru Street | (07) 4658 4700

CINEMA

Longreach Private Dental 130 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1283

Star Cinema 119 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1357

CCFab Cody’s Custom Fabrication 12 Owl Street | 0459 496 910

HAIRDRESSERS Gaby’s Hair Design Studio Exclusive 4/108 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1451 Rubegg 4 Hair 113 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1918 Hair Envy by Ash 39 Eagle Street | 0438 164 752 Sage Hair by Casey 121 Magpie Lane | 0419 725 479

HEALTH & FITNESS Armoury Fitness Corner Eagle & Bustard Street | 0433 450 987 Complete Body Massage | Traditional & Remedial Massage, Traditional & Modern Cupping, Dry Needling, Reki, Yoga | 0428 658 078 LRE Phoenix Fitness Gym 160 Eagle Street (24hr Toggle system) | president@lrephoenixfitness.com Manuka Massage | Relaxation, Deep Tissue & Aroma Touch | Solley’s Arcade, 110 Eagle Street | 0428 580 258 Western Wellness | Family Wellness & Chiropractic | 101a Eagle Street | (07) 4658 3535 Sammi Sheehan Massage & Fitness 29 Swan Street | 0409 633 082

HISTORICAL SOCIETY CAMPING & FISHING SUPPLIES

Triple J FM | 106.1 FM

Longreach Family Medical Practice Eagle Arcade Level 1, 109 Eagle Street (07) 4658 3866

Longreach Engineering 166 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1479

Longreach Motors (ARB & Tyre Power) 33 Swan Street | (07) 4658 1700

West FM | 104.5 FM

Uniting Church | Service Time: 9.00am Sunday 105 Galah Street | (07) 4658 1164

AUTO ELECTRICIANS

Johnlee Motors 34 Swan Street | (07) 4658 1423

Classic FM | 102.1 FM

MEDICAL SERVICES

Centwest Engineering & Steel Supplies 1 Miner Road | (07) 4658 1733

Longreach Toyota 17 Swan Street | (07) 4658 1800

SBS FM | 101.3 FM

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

PFD Food Services 24 Lark Street | (07) 4658 0444

AUTO PARTS & REPAIRS

Radio National | 99.1 FM

4TAB | 103.7 FM

ENGINEERING

Ben Palmer Auto Electrician 0438 581 752

Tourist Radio | 88 FM

ACC – Christian Reach | Service Time: 9.30am Sunday Kids Club 2nd & 4th Friday of the month Intersection of Gull & Teal Street | (07) 4658 3910

Buttco Wholesalers 158 Spoonbill Street | (07) 4658 2513

Longreach Auto Electrician 17 Pelican Street | (07) 4658 1803

4LG | 1098 AM

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

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Fitzpatrick Family Optometrist 1800 008 020 Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Eagle Arcade Level 1, Shop 4, 109 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1655

NEWSAGENTS Barkers Newsagency 112a Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1008 Myers Newsagency 113 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1324 Longreach Leader Magpie Lane | (07) 4658 3855

RETAIL Heels & Things 110 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 0144 Irvines 115 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1666 Target Country 111 Eagle Street | (07) 4652 6100 T-Bone 109 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 0999 R.M. Williams 106 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1400 Shoe B Do 113A Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1458 Spinifex Collections 118A Eagle Street | (07) 4658 3636 Western Emporium 120 Eagle Street | 0419 649 634 Longreach Embroidery & Sewing 124A Eagle Street | (07) 4658 3518 The Station Store 126 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 2006 Valeries Flowers & Arts (Flowers, Coffee & Juices) | 100B Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1630 Smith Bros. Mitre Ten Hardware 114 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1200 Longreach Accessories Plus 106 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1607


Leading Appliances 106 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1774

The Historic Railway Café Landsborough Highway | (07) 4658 3749

Prices Plus 107 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 2775

The Secret Garden Café 105 Eagle Street | 0427 581 480

Thurecht Bros Saddlery 130B Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1011 Coola Carpets 132 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 3135 Mercury Business Supplies (Internet & mobile support) | 136 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 3544

PUBLIC FACILITIES 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 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

MOTEL/MOTOR INNS Abajaz Motor Inn 11 Wonga Street | (07) 4658 1288

PUBLIC FACILITIES

The Welcome Home Café Tearoom 128 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1776 option 4

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

The Wool Bale Café Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame (07) 4658 1168

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

The Lazy Sheep 120A Eagle Street | (07) 4658 0591 Darcy’s Diner 2/108 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 3065

FOOD AND DINING – FAST FOOD/TAKEAWAY Caltex Roadhouse 37 Ilfracombe Road | (07) 4658 1086 Eagle Street Pizza 135 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1935 Happy Valley Chinese 135 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1311

FOOD AND DINING – BISTROS & RESTAURANTS Bushrangers Bistro (Birdcage Hotel) 29-31 Duck Street | (07) 4658 1230

ISISFORD SERVICES DIRECTORY AUTO PARTS & REPAIRS Barcoo Spares 3 St Francis Street | (07) 4658 8299 Fuel 14 Saint Agnes Street | 24 hour card fuel depot

ACCOMMODATION Golden West Hotel (Hotel Rooms & Caravan Park) Corner St Mary Street & Saint Helena Street (07) 4658 8380 Barcoo Weir (Bush Camping) Just on the edge of Isisford, Isisford Blackall Road (07) 4658 8133

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

Oma Waterhole (Bush Camping) Isisford Yaraka River Road (approx. 20km from Isisford) | (07) 4658 8133

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

FOOD AND DINING

CCD Restaurant & Bar 117 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 2798

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

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

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

Saltbush Retreat (Cabins & Boutique accom) 63-65 Ilfracombe Road | (07) 4658 3811

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

Hart’s Family Grocery Store 15 Saint Mary Street | (07) 4658 8384

The Staging Post Magpie Lane (reception 128 Eagle Street (07) 4658 1776

Longreach Outback Restaurant (Jumbuck Motel) 45 Ilfracombe Road | (07) 4658 1799

PUBLIC FACILITIES

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

The Woolshed Restaurant (Longreach Tourist Park) | (Seasonal) | Woompoo Road entrance (07) 4658 1934

Albert Park Motor Inn Corner Ilfracombe Road & Stork Road (07) 4658 2411 Jumbuck Motel 45 Ilfracombe Road | (07) 4658 1799 Longreach Motel 127 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1996 Longreach Motor Inn 84 Galah Street | (07) 4658 2322

Longreach Outback Adventures (Budget lodging) 18 Stork Road | (07) 4658 2411 Longreach Tourist Park (Caravans, Camping & Cabins) | 12 Thrush Road | (07) 4658 1781 Longreach Caravan Park (Caravans, Camping & Cabins) | 18 Ibis Street | (07) 4658 1770 Coopers on Cassowary (Self contained Cottage) 77 Cassowary Street | 0474 077 298 Gibbard’s Guest House (Self contained Cottage) 92 Crane Street | 0422 234 133 Pat’s Place (Self contained Cottage) 58 Wompoo Road | 0428 581 388 Apex Park Riverside Camp (Bush Camping) Thomson River 4kms from Longreach (07) 4658 4150 Noonbah Station (Accommodation, Camping & Tours) | 160kms from Longreach with 55km of unsealed road | (07) 4658 5953

The Stone Grill (seasonal) 128 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1776

ILFRACOMBE SERVICES DIRECTORY

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

YARAKA SERVICES DIRECTORY AUTO SERVICES

AUTO PARTS & REPAIRS Ilfracombe Motors 1 Devon Street | 0429 033 425 TRACCS Mobile Repairs & Parts (Trailers, Campers & Caravans) | 0408 718 752

ACCOMMODATION

Fuel at Yaraka General Store Jarley Street | (07) 4657 5555

ACCOMMODATION Yaraka Hotel Jarley Street | (07) 4657 5526 Yaraka Caravan Park Jarley Street | (07) 4657 5526

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

FOOD AND DINING

FOOD AND DINING – COFFEE SHOPS

Wellshot Hotel 20 Main Avenue | (07) 4658 2106

Yaraka Hotel Jarley Street | (07) 4657 5526

McGinness’ Restaurant QANTAS Founders Museum | (07) 46583737

FOOD AND DINING

Yaraka General Store Jarley Street | (07) 4657 5555

Merino Bakery 120 Eagle Street | (07) 4658 1715

Wellshot Hotel 20 Main Avenue | (07) 4658 2106

Yaraka Swimming Pool Jarley Street | (07) 4658 8900

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Longreach Visitor Guide 2019  

Longreach | Ilfracombe | Isisford | Emmet | Yaraka 'The Heart of Outback Queensland'

Longreach Visitor Guide 2019  

Longreach | Ilfracombe | Isisford | Emmet | Yaraka 'The Heart of Outback Queensland'