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CONTENTS 02 Getting Around 04 Longreach 06 7 Leisurely Days in Longreach 08 Events Calendar 18 Longreach Town Map 25 The Dirty Dozen 26 Ilfracombe 28 Isisford 30 Emmet

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO COUNTRY

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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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LONGREACH VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE P 07 4658 4141 & 07 4658 4142 E experience@longreach.qld.gov.au 99a Eagle Street, Longreach Qld 4730 experiencelongreach.com.au @ExperienceLongreach #ExperienceLongreach OPENING HOURS November to February Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturday & Sunday Closed March Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturday & Sunday 9.00am – 12.00pm April to October Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturday & Sunday 9.00am – 3.00pm


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getting around Every journey through our region is an exciting adventure. However you choose to get around, here’s some handy advice to help you get where you’re going and back again safely.

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.

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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.

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Longreach 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...

FEEL THE PRIDE OF AUSTRALIA 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.

SUPERCHARGE YOUR OUTBACK EXPERIENCE Feel the surge of adrenaline as you’re transported full-tilt in a restored Cobb & Co stagecoach along the original Longreach-Windorah 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!

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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 themed galleries also celebrate the stories of Indigenous Australians, Pastoralists and Explorers. It’s the place of Aussie legends!


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, Longreach Tavern or Birdcage Hotel. The smorgasbord continues with Woodsy’s Pizza, Happy Valley Chinese and Little Star Indian Restaurant.

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See a show at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame the Join a guided Airpark Tour at m seu Mu rs nde Fou tas Qan

of the Air Tour the Longreach School then enjoy dinner Cruise the Thomson River ks and entertainment on the ban rapy the il reta Get some outback style eet Str in Eagle Visit the Longreach Powerhouse Museum

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!

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 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!

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7 L e i s u r e ly d ay s i n Longreach Whether you arrive by train, plane or automobile, use this daily activity guide to help you plan your visit.

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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 museum galleries, watch ‘A Stockman’s Tale’ cinematic experience and enjoy the 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 Longreach-Windorah 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.

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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 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.

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 A self guided 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.

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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Events Calendar MARCH 19th | Red & White Gala – Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach, Qld 20th | Races – Longreach, Qld 27th | Easter In Edkins – Edkins Park, Longreach, Qld

APRIL 3rd - 5th | Back to Isisford Weekend – Isisford, Qld 10th | Races – Longreach, Qld TBA | Ilfracombe Markets – Ilfracombe, Qld TBA | CWA Markets – Qantas Park, Longreach, Qld 24th | Diggers Cup Race Day – Longreach, Qld 25th | Anzac Day Commemorations

JUNE TBC | Ilfracombe Markets – Ilfracombe, Qld 12th | Races – Longreach, Qld TBA | CWA Markets – Qantas Park, Longreach, Qld

JULY TBC | Ilfracombe Markets – Ilfracombe, Qld TBC | CWA Markets – Qantas Park, Longreach, Qld 3rd - 4th | Yaraka Horse & Bike Gymkhana & Team Penning 10th | Picnic Races – Ilfracombe, Qld 23rd - 25th | Outback Queensland Masters (Golf) – Longreach, Qld. Explore Outback Queensland June + July 2021. Play with the locals and golf from Biloela to Longreach. $1M HOLE-IN-ONE up for grabs. TBA | Races – Longreach, Qld

MAY TBA | Ilfracombe Markets – Ilfracombe, Qld TBA | CWA Markets – Qantas Park, Longreach, Qld 8th | Races – Longreach, Qld 15th | Annual Show – Longreach, Qld 22nd | Sheep and Wool Show – Isisford, Qld

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23rd - 25th | Isisford Fishing Competition – Isisford, Qld


AUGUST TBA | Ilfracombe Markets – Ilfracombe, Qld TBA | CWA Markets – Qantas Park, Longreach, Qld 13th | Roaring 1920’s Evening – Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach, Qld 14th | Powerhouse and Swimming Baths Centenary Landmark – Longreach, Qld 14th - 15th | Head of the Outback – Masters Rowing Event – Thomson River, Longreach, Qld TBA | Races – Longreach, Qld

SEPTEMBER TBA | Ilfracombe Markets – Ilfracombe, Qld TBA | CWA Markets – Qantas Park, Longreach, Qld 11th | Outback Food, Wine & Music Festival – Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Longreach, Qld 18th | Outback Paddle Regatta Festival – Thomson River, Longreach, Qld 18th - 19th | Yaraka “End of the Line Draft” – Yaraka, Qld TBA | Longreach Cup Races – Longreach, Qld

OCTOBER 23rd | Isisford Ross Cup Races – Isisford, Qld NOVEMBER 3rd | Melbourne Cup Races – Longreach, Qld 16th | 101st Qantas Birthday Celebrations – Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach, Qld TBA | Fire Brigade Trials – Longreach, Qld

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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.

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 Welcome Home building for advice on what to do and where to stay. 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 place 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 where the Kinnon family host you for the merino wool story, a station safari across the sunlit plains to photograph outback animals and a home-baked packed lunch. 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 huge country buffet breakfast, ploughman’s lunch, coffee and cakes during the day. Or stop by for a Stonegrill Dining Experience on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings or a Country Classics dinner on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings. (BYO alcohol). See outbackpioneers.com.au for details and opening hours. Outback Pioneers Experiences run during the winter season only (April – October). General Enquiries 07 4658 1776. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Bookings can be made at the Longreach Visitor Information Centre 07 4658 4141 or 07 4658 4142 or online at www.outbackpioneers.com.au.

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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. 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 please visit www.lsodetours.com.au from late February 2021. 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.

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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.

April to Oct ober Monday to Fr iday 10.30am to 12 .30pm & 1.30pm to 3. 30pm November to March Guided Tour Only Tuesday & Th ursday 10.15am Booking Requ ired

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.

The former Longreach Power House Generating Complex; A local history collection including the 1921 swimming baths and Nogo Cottage; Displays of agricultural and road maintenance machinery used in the development of the central west.

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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Join us at Longreach’s #1 rated restaurant & bar. 5-star contemporary menu Local produce Extensive wine & cocktail list Open for breakfast & dinner Tuesday to Saturday ❚ Open to the public ❚ Bookings essential ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ 57 modern rooms ranging from Budget to Executive Kings ❚ 2-Bedroom Family Rooms ❚ Spa Rooms ❚ FREE Wifi, Foxtel & undercover parking ❚ Large saltwater pool, sauna & BBQ area ❚ Onsite licensed dining Harry’s Restaurant & Bar – Longreach’s #1 rated restaurant ❚ We cater for travellers, tourists, corporates, families, coaches, large groups & long stays ❚ Short walk to Railway Station & CBD

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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.

Both the Stonegrill and Country Classics dinners offer vegetarian and gluten-free options. BYO alcohol.

126 Eagle Street Longreach Ph 07 4658 1776 Ext 3

The Welcome Home 128 Eagle Street Longreach Ph 07 4658 1776 Ext 4

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings 6–9pm

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qantas founders museum On 16 November 1920 a small airline was established named 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 imagine how the airline would grow. Qantas held its first Board Meeting in Winton in 1921 and the base was then shifted to Longreach. 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. 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 visit Luminescent Longreach, it changes the aeroplane enclosure to an arena for the spectacular sound and light night show,

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.

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 daily 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 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. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Bookings can be made at the Longreach Visitor Information Centre 07 4658 4141 or 07 4658 4142 or online at www.qfom.com.au.

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.

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www.qfom.com.au Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Longreach, Queensland, Australia OPENING HOURS: The Museum is open daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm (except Christmas and Boxing Day). Special opening hours are available to groups and charters by prior arrangement. Tours operate daily and combination tour packages are also available.

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the australian stockman’s hall of fame The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre (ASHOF) is the leading Outback Museum & Heritage Centre in Longreach, Queensland where your memorable journey to the Outback begins. Established in 1988 The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre (ASHOF) recognises the contribution that the people of the bush have made to Australia. Thirty-two years on, this iconic museum reflects, educates and has entertained over one million interstate and international visitors – providing each one with a spectacular outback experience. It divulges the story of Australia’s pioneering history, at the same time pushing the boundaries of innovative storytelling and immersive design, and staying true to the founding spirit of the centre. At the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, the story of our nation is retold through interactive exhibits and displays. Bring your stockman’s experience to life at the Stockman’s Life LIVE Show (every day except Fridays). See the true grit and skills

that define what it means to be a stockman. Understand their connection to the land and the livestock they care for. You step into the action of a live muster and witness the bond between man and animal working together. Hear songs from the outback that express the story of a day in the life of a stockman. Your visit includes: The Beginning of the Journey, Hugh Sawrey’s Art Studio and the Vision Splendid, Unsung Heroes, Song lines and Stock routes, Outback Cinema, A Pub with Some Beer. Connect the past to the present, from the indigenous stockmen and cattle barons, to the Royal Flying Doctors and men and women of rodeo. Recognise our country’s history, etched in the faces of the people who built a nation. So much to see, so much to enjoy! Open 7 days a week we offer a fully licensed café and an inspiring Buy from the Bush retail shop with Australian made gifts, souvenirs and a great range of Akubra hats. General enquiries 07 4568 2166. Bookings can be made at the Longreach Visitor Information Centre 07 4658 4141 or 07 4658 4142 or online at www.stockmanshalloffame.com.au.

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The new Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame invites you to take a special journey with us. Stockman, artist and Hall of Fame founder, Hugh Sawrey, will be your personalised guide as you wander through the Long Paddock and across the great travelling stock routes of Australia. Here you’ll encounter our unsung heroes of the outback and discover their unforgettable tales, triumphs and tribulations. Families are catered for better than ever with an exciting new interactive experience just for kids and a fast-paced treasure hunt game to keep them occupied while mum and dad enjoy the rest of the show at their own pace. From the indigenous peoples, to the cattle barons and flying doctors, and the rodeo men, men hardened by the sun, who taught a nation to get back up after being knocked down.

See your country’s history, etched in the faces of the men and women of the Australian bush, captured forever, at The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Bring your stockman’s experience to life at the Stockman’s Life LIVE Show. See the stories and skills that define what it means to be a stockman. Understand their connection to the land and the livestock they care for. Experience the action of a live muster and witness the bond between man and animal working together. Hear songs from the outback that tell the story of a day in the life of a stockman (every day except Fridays).

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL Book online at stockmanshalloffame.com.au

THE AUSTRALIAN STOCKMAN’S HALL OF FAME...

The Story of a Sunburnt Country Open 7 Days a week 8am-4pm • Fully Licensed Café @stockmanshalloffame • P: 07 4658 2166 • museum@stockmanshalloffame.com.au


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ABAJAZ MOTOR INN

AIR CENTRAL WEST SCENIC FLIGHTS & TOURS � True outback experience � Lake Eyre & Channel Country Tours � Local area scenic flights � Lark Quarry Dinosaur Tracks � Winton, Windorah, Innamincka � Burke & Wills Dig Tree, Birdsville � William Creek � Muttaburra � Reputation for flights to spectacular destinations P 0427 589 253 E plowens2@bigpond.com aircentralwest.com.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, reverse cycle airconditioning, microwave, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities � Free Wireless Internet direct to all rooms, pool, BBQ, guest laundry � Cot, hairdryer, toaster, fax and photocopying – ask at office � TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Winner 2013, 2020; 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 � Late Check Out/Half Day Use subject to availability and extra charges may apply 11 Wonga Street, Longreach P 1800 081 288 E info@abajazmotorinn.com.au abajazmotorinn.com.au

JOHNLEE MOTORS

LONGREACH REGION

Longreach’s top food and entertainment venue! A family friendly hotel offering a fantastic selection of food, drink and gaming – with a modern bar, steakhouse and gaming room, there truly is something for everyone. Courtesy bus available on request from 5pm till late 7 days a week. Opening Hours: 10am – 12am 7 days (Lunch: 11.30am – 2pm 7 days & Dinner: 5.30pm – 8.30pm 7 days) 31 Duck Street, Longreach P 07 4658 1230 E birdcagehotel@hotmail.com facebook.com/thebirdcagehotel

LONGREACH MOTORS

� 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

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34 Swan Street, Longreach P 07 4658 1423 E johnlee33@bigpond.com johnleemotors.com.au

33 Swan Street, Longreach P 07 4658 1700 | F 07 4658 1857 E longreachmotors@bigpond.com longreachmotors.com.au

MERCURY BUSINESS SUPPLIES

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THE BIRDCAGE HOTEL

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

MERINO BAKERY

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

$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

2/136 Eagle Street, Longreach P 07 4658 3544 | M 0429 025 302 E mercbiz@tpg.com.au mercbiz.com.au

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


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

UNLO CK T HE GREAT CENT RA L W EST Longreach Airport is the gateway to Central Queensland with daily flights from Brisbane with QantasLink, and two services a week from Townsville with REX.

Townsville Winton

Enjoy an iconic outback adventure and explore some of the country’s most remote, and stunning, locations.

LONGREACH AIRPORT Blackall *Flight schedule subject to change.

Brisbane

Visit longreachairport.com.au

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LONGREACH ARTS & CRAFTS CENTRE & GALLERY (UPSTAIRS)

Admission FREE | Featuring works by local artisans 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 E longreachartsandculture@gmail.com facebook.com/longreachartsandcraftscentre

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Step inside one of our air-conditioned luxury ensuite tents, the perfect base for your Outback Queensland adventure. Take in the spacious open plan layout, European appliances, sumptuous King bed with gorgeous linen and beautiful bath…this is truly 5 star outback Glamping. Settle in, pop the champagne and relax on your private deck gazing out to the surrounding Mitchell Grass Plains. Our Gidyea tents are perfect for one or two guests while our larger Mulga tents are great for twin share or families. The kids get to sleep in our Adventure Swags! We also offer fully accredited accessible tents with King or Twin bedding. Make the most of your visit with one of our exclusive Mitchell Grass Retreat couples and family packages. View on our website. 162 Muttaburra Road, Longreach P 0418 758 014 E reception@mitchellgrassretreat.com.au mitchellgrassretreat.com.au

OUTWEST CONTAINER EXCHANGE

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

� 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

106a Eagle Street, Longreach P/F 07 4658 1607 (Melanie Palmer) E lrchaccplus@gmail.com

1/136 Eagle Street, Longreach M 0488 016 149 E madjali136@outlook.com FB: outwestcontainerexchange

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Longreach Fruit Barn, where you will find quality produce at competitive prices. We offer daily & weekly specials on all your kitchen favourites, staying healthy has never been easier. Freshly squeezed orange juice also available in store. We look forward to seeing you, come in and say hello. Just down the road from Longreach RSL. Phone orders welcome.

� 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

41 Duck Street, Longreach P 07 4658 2002 E admin@lrefruitbarn.com.au facebook.com/lrefruitbarn

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


SHELL SERVICE STATION LONGREACH

Good old fashioned service with a country smile. Friendly staff and well priced fuel. Services & Amenities include: � Vehicle servicing � Shop � RWC inspections � Pies and drinks � O’Brien Glass dealer – large � Party and block ice range of windscreens � Fishing bait � Century batteries � Eftpos facilities � Swap and Go Gas Open 6:00am to 8:00pm – 7 days per week.

1 Wonga Street, Longreach P 07 4658 1706 E kinsey@bigpond.net.au FB: Shell Longreach Service Centre

QUEENSLAND HELICOPTERS 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).

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

SCHOOL OF THE AIR, LONGREACH

SALTBUSH RETREAT

Saltbush Retreat’s rustic but beautiful accommodation reflects the unique textures and tones of Outback Queensland. The perfect base for your Outback holiday, our property is within walking distance of Longreach hero attractions, Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. Our beautifully appointed Homestead Stables recreate an outback stable-boy’s accommodation but with deluxe 4.5-star comfort. Crafted with traditional outback building techniques, you’ll love our 4-star Slab Huts. Dust off the day’s adventures with sunset canapes and a relaxing soak at our exclusive outdoor bath terrace. Our optional Pamper Packs for the baths work a treat! Head to our website to view a full list of Saltbush Retreat’s facilities and packages that include local attractions and tours. 63-65 Ilfracombe Road, Longreach P 07 4658 3811 E info@saltbushretreat.com.au saltbushretreat.com.au

SMITH BROS. MITRE 10 LONGREACH 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 P 07 4658 1200 E orders@smithbroshardware.com.au smithbroshardware.com.au

SLADE SMASH REPAIRS

� Join us in touring one of the world’s biggest classrooms � Experience and explore learning through the eyes of our students � Guided tours 9am & 10.30am weekdays March to October (excluding public and Christmas holidays) � Online bookings essential – visit our website for more information and bookings

� 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

10349 Landsborough Hway, Longreach P 07 4658 4232 E tours1@eq.edu.au lsodetours.com.au

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

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THE LONGREACH TAVERN 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 � 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!

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.

Barcoo Way

103 Eagle Street, Longreach P 07 4658 1925 E kimsiga2@bigpond.com longreachtavern.com

THURECHT BROS SADDLERY 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 P 07 4658 1011 | M 0407 111 324 F 07 4658 0030 E hog.hunter@bigpond.com

Karumba

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love a good road trip

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.

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The Dirty Dozen The Central West Regional Pest Management Partnership Group are working together to fight the spread of Pest Weeds and Animals within the RAPAD Region.

01. C  actus - Coral, Snake, Tiger Pear, Jumping Cholla, Tree Pear & Harrisia

03. Sticky Florestina

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:

04. Prickly Acacia

REGIONAL COUNCIL CONTACTS:

05. Parkinsonia

Longreach Regional Council 07 4658 4111

02. Parthenium

06. Mesquite 07. Bellyache Bush 08. Rubber Vine 09. Wild Dogs 10. Foxes 11. Feral Pigs 12. Wild Cats

Wash- Down Bay facilities are located throughout Central Western p Queensland, make sure to dro ed we t pes any ove in and rem seeds that might be lurking under your car

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 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

STICKY FLORESTINA

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PARKINSONIA

PARTHENIUM

CORAL CACTUS

RUBBER VINE

WOULD YOU LIKE MORE INFORMATION? www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/biosecurity/invasive-plants-animals Visitor Information Centres within the seven RAPAD Council areas Desert Channels Queensland, Longreach

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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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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 wool-press 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 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!

‘Wow - what an amazing pub. We had a delicious lunch. Fantastic food, great value for money & the service was second to none’

Rebecca

 Amazing family atmosphere with accommodation available  Breakfast every Saturday & Sunday from 8am–11am  Our beer is the coldest in the West, our service is friendly and our beer garden is pet friendly (come meet Wellshot’s own pets)  Live entertainment most weeks

20 Main Avenue Ilfracombe P 07 4658 2106 E thewellshothotel@gmail.com

wellshothotel.com.au Pub & Restaurant open daily 10am-12am Lunch & dinner available every day from our menu alongside regular specials

Coffee Hatch

(counter to the highway)

6am-12pm Mon-Sat 8am-12pm Sun

(after midday we still make great coffee from inside the Wellshot)

Located 27km East of Longreach on the Landsborough Highway

 We have our own blend of speciality coffee  Ask about the cash thrown up on the ceiling (for charity) or our ‘famous’ hat collection  Our stools will make you look like a real cowboy, a horse or a cheeky bummed chick  Courtesy bus (available up to 50km for bookings of 10)  Keno, Fox Sports, ATM, Eftpos & Free Wi-Fi with Jag the Joker 5-7pm Friday night  Take a step back in time & be enthralled by the collection of memorabilia

‘More than just a Pub’

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ure drive Explore the Barcoo Way advent .au ww w.barcooway.com coo River Catch a Yellowbelly in the Bar gh Pond Picnic by the tranquil Yurani Waterhole Float your boat on the Oma Easter weekend Celebrate Back to Isisford, Join in the fun at Isisford Ross Cup Races

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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EAVESDROP ON SOME AUSSIE HISTORY

SNAG A YELLOWBELLY

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 axle 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.

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.

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DELVE INTO THE BARCOO 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. 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!

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� Windorah Yellowbelly Hunt 1-2 May 2021 � Isisford Fishing Competition 23-25 July 2021 � Longreach Yellowbelly Fishing Classic 27-29 August 2021 “Triple Crown” Challenge across all three events in 2021 with a $1300 prize for combined longest length of Yellowbelly. Teams encouraged to participate.

Longreach | Windorah | Isisford QLD E longreachfishcomp@gmail.com

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.

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emmet did yo u kn ow Emmet is the western gateway to Idalia National Park

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. 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.

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.

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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.

PINPOINT THE BEGINNING 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.


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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.

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.

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 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.’

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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

FOOD AND DINING – BISTROS & RESTAURANTS

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

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

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

BANKING ANZ (ATM only) 101 Eagle Street

BB’s Bistro (Longreach RSL) 34 Duck Street | 07 4658 2428 Harry’s Restaurant (Longreach Motor Inn) 84 Galah Street | 07 4658 2322 Southern Cross Bistro (Longreach Tavern) 103 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1925

Apex Park Riverside Camp (Bush Camping) Thomson River 4kms from Longreach 07 4658 4141 or 07 4658 4142

Commonwealth Bank Australia 122a Eagle Street | 07 4658 1533

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

Camden Park Station Bush Camp 0407 139 640

National Australia Bank 119 Eagle Street | 07 4652 5000

FOOD AND DINING – COFFEE SHOPS

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

Suncorp 117 Eagle Street | 07 4536 8622

Casey’s Longreach 110 Eagle Street

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

Westpac Bank 121 Eagle Street | 07 4652 6244

Darcy’s Diner 2/108 Eagle Street | 07 4658 3065

Glamping - Mitchell Grass Retreat (opening 01 Apr 2020) 162 Muttaburra Road, Longreach | 0418 758 014

CAMPING & FISHING SUPPLIES

Garraway Cafe Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame 07 4658 2166

Jumbuck Motel 45 Ilfracombe Road | 07 4658 2411 Kinnon & Co’s Accommodation 128 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1776 Longreach Caravan Park (Caravans, Camping & Cabins) | 18 Ibis Street | 07 4658 1770 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 Noonbah Station (Accommodation, Camping & Tours) | 160kms from Longreach with 55km of unsealed road | 07 4658 5953 Pat’s Place Longreach 58 Wompoo Road | 0428 581 388 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 O’Briens Garage & Auto Pro (Mitsubishi) 23 Swan Street | 07 4658 1366 Palmers BP 9 Wonga Street | 07 4658 1136

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

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Longreach Outdoors Centre 3 Snipe Street | 07 4658 3229

CAR HIRE AVIS Longreach Airport | 07 4650 1000

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

Budget Longreach Airport | 07 4650 1001

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

CHURCHES

FOOD AND DINING – FAST FOOD/TAKEAWAY

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

Happy Valley Chinese 135 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1311

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

Little Star Indian Restaurant 119 Eagle Street | 0468 431 491

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

Woodsy’s Pizza 135 Eagle Street | 07 4658 2338

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

B.F. Savage & Co Butchery 118 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1044

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

FOOD STORES

Buttco Wholesalers 158 Spoonbill Street | 07 4658 2513 Foodworks 141 Ibis Street | 07 4658 1397 Longreach Fruit Barn (Fruit, Veg & Organic Products) 41 Duck Street | 07 4658 2002 Merino Bakery 120 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1715

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

PFD Food Services 24 Lark Street | 07 4658 0444

CINEMA

SUPA IGA Corner Eagle and Swan Street (Westpac Bank carpark) | 07 4658 1260

Star Cinema 119 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1357

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

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, Reiki, 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 Dusty Blooms Florist | 0447 201 885 Heels & Things 110 Eagle Street | 07 4658 0144 Irvines 115 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1666 Longreach Accessories Plus 106 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1607

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

Longreach Embroidery & Sewing 124A Eagle Street | 07 4658 3518

Barcoo Spares 3 St Francis Street | 07 4658 8299

MEDICAL SERVICES

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

Fuel 14 Saint Agnes Street | 24 hour card fuel depot

Fitzpatrick Family Optometrist 1800 008 020

Prices Plus 107 Eagle Street | 07 4658 2775

FOOD AND DINING

Guardian Pharmacy 1/109 Eagle Street | 07 4658 2445

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

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

Shoe B Do 113A Eagle Street | 07 4658 1458

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

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

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

Spinifex Collections 118A Eagle Street | 07 4658 3636

PUBLIC FACILITIES

West FM | 104.5 FM

Longreach Hospital Jabiru Street | 07 4658 4700 Longreach Private Dental 130 Eagle Street | 07 4658 1283 Spiers Pharmacy 112B Eagle Street | 07 4658 1004

T-Bone 109 Eagle Street | 07 4658 0999

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Eagle Arcade Level 1, Shop 4, 109 Eagle Street 07 4658 1655

Target Country 111 Eagle Street | 07 4652 6100

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

PET SERVICES Longreach Vet | All veterinary services, Dog sitting and grooming | 07 4658 3838 Self serve Dog Wash | available at BP Service Station Car wash at 9 Wonga Street.

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

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

ILFRACOMBE SERVICES DIRECTORY

Yaraka Hotel Jarley Street | 07 4657 5526

ACCOMMODATION

FOOD AND DINING

Ilfracombe Cabins & Caravan Park 10-12 Main Avenue | 07 4658 1510 Wellshot Hotel 20 Main Avenue | 07 4658 2106

AUTO PARTS & REPAIRS Ilfracombe Motors 1 Devon Street | 0429 033 425

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

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

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For all your booking needs please contact the Longreach Visitor Information Centre LONGREACH REGION VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 99a Eagle Street, Longreach Q 4730 E: experience@longreach.qld.gov.au P: (07) 4658 4141 and (07) 4658 4142

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