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Queensland Explore Centre - Longreach

Longreach Visitor Information Centre

If your serious about discovering our region, then one night is simply not enough. Extend your stay to experience the true outback; lets see if we can tempt you with a few ideas contact or call into the Longreach Visitor Information Centre and the friendly tourism team will help with your enquiry.

Please note: The Queensland Explore Centre - Longreach will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day

Opening Hours:

April to October | Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 4.45 pm | Saturday and Sunday 9.00am to 3.00pm
November to February | Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.45 pm
March | Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 4.45 pm | Saturday and Sunday 9.00am to 12.00 pm


Emerald Explore Centre, Photo credit Jesse Lindeman Photo credit: Jesse Lindeman

What We Offer:

  • Travel Information
  • Brochures and Maps
  • Itinerary Building
  • Tours/Ticket Bookings for:
                                               Outback Aussie Tours;
                                               Outback Pioneers:
                                               Qantas Founders Museum;
                                               Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame;
                                               Longreach School of Distance Education Tours;
                                               Powerhouse Museum;
                                               Age of Dinosaurs Winton;
                                               Lark Quarry Winton;
                                               Red Dirt Tours Winton.

Top 10 things to do around the region:


1. Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame displays the history behind some of Australia’s greatest and bravest explorers, stock workers, pastoralist, and Aborigines. The exhibits comprising an eclectic mix of objects, images, touch screens, audio visual presentations and open displays, allowing visitors to interpret the outback story in their own unique way.
2. Qantas Founders Museum telling the story of the founding of Qantas through interpretive displays, interactive exhibits, replica aircraft and an impressive collection of genuine artefacts.
3. Thomson River Cruises. Take a sunset cruise along the Thomson river followed by dinner and entertainment on the banks.
4. Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience you’ll travel in a restored stagecoach on a multi-award winning tour – first at a leisurely pace through town and then full-tilt along a stretch of the original Longreach-Windorah mail route.
5. Powerhouse & Historical Museum is Australia’s largest preserved rural generating station operating from 1921 and closing in the early 1980’s when Longreach joined the Queensland Electricity Board. The complex also houses a local history collection including 1921 swimming baths, the historic Nogo Cottage with various displays of agricultural and road maintenance machinery used in the development of the central west.
6. Station Tours enjoy a tour of working sheep and cattle stations, see the animals and be shown around their station and top that off with a delicious morning tea.
7. Longreach School of Distance Educations Tour shows you how teacher interact with students who may be over 100kms one of the largest classrooms in the world! Observe our school in action and learn how education is delivered using technology ‘in the bush’.
8. Lynn Cameron Machinery Mile Ilfracombe hosts a range of equipment from standing engines to earthmoving machinery. The display is a graphic timeline of the evolution of the pastoral and transport industries.
9. Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre Isisford steps back in time to over 100 millions years of the prehistoric history, featuring the world class fossil exhibits including one of the oldest modern day crocodiles, ‘Isisfordia Duncani’ and the ancient Isisford Bulldog fish.
10. Mt Slowcombe Yaraka 360-degree views from the top of this Mesa hill leave every visitor shaking their heads in disbelief that so few people have discovered this spectacular Outback gem which has been compared to being Queensland’s equivalent of the Northern Territory’s Kakadu.

Contact us:

Phone: 0746 58 4141 or 0746 58 4142
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