Come to Australia’s pioneer heartland and discover Longreach’s best experiences
Outback Pioneers, based in Longreach, is all about holidays and experiences that bring the pioneer past to life and take you to the heart of what it means to live large in this iconic outback region.
Here in outback Queensland you feel like a pioneer venturing light-years from the city. Suddenly the past does not seem so distant and the pioneering spirit shows its face around every corner.
The way of life here is uniquely Australian and is an iconic part of Australia’s story. It’s inspiring. It’s entertaining. It’s adventurous. It’s quirky. And it’s something you’ll always remember.
You can enjoy award-winning Thomson River cruises, Cobb & Co stagecoach rides, working station experiences, an old time tent show and much more.
Outback Pioneers won the Queensland Tourism Gold Award for Cultural Tourism in 2016 and 2017, and was a finalist in the Australian Tourism Awards.
Discover unique tours and experiences
From galloping in a Cobb & Co stagecoach to bush poetry around the campfire, there’s nothing tame about pioneer life.
Do more for less with The Big 3 Pass
Enjoy two Outback Pioneers experiences, the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum on one pass.
Meet the Kinnon family
Outback Pioneers is owned and operated by a family of outback graziers who love sharing their outback life with visitors.
Explore our historic outback station
The outback station is at the heart of traditional outback life – meet the people, discover the history, get up close to station life and legends.
Get here quickly or get here slowly but get here soon.
You can fly to Longreach from Brisbane or Townsville, take a bus – or a train from Brisbane (via Rockhampton).
If you prefer to get a real sense of space and take your time with your own pioneering adventure, you can drive here on good roads (you don’t need a 4WD).
Check out our Do-It-All Discovery holiday or create your own itinerary with our experiences and other local attractions.
DO-IT-ALL DISCOVERY HOLIDAY
The best and simplest way to experience it all is with our premium 6-day holiday.
OUTBACK PIONEER EXPERIENCES
Get on board for unique experiences that take you to the heart of the pioneering outback.
KINNON & CO's THE STATION STORE
Shop in a traditional outback emporium with everything from leatherware to local crafts.
Start in the heritage heart of town
The Outback Pioneers booking office is in the beautifully restored Welcome Home building at 128 Eagle Street. You can enjoy coffee or lunch in The Welcome Home Café & Tearoom while you make your plans (open in the season only). Next door is The Station Store – an amazing outback shopping emporium you won’t want to miss.
The Welcome Home also has spacious meeting rooms and dining spaces for tour groups, schools or community functions. We can cater for breakfasts, morning teas, lunches or dinners – all with a taste of the outback in a heritage outback venue. Please contact us for bookings.