Visit Australia’s pioneer heartland
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, Stonegrill® dining and much more. There are special saver passes to help you make the most of your visit.
Outback Pioneers won the Outback Queensland Tourism Association Gold Award for Cultural Tourism in 2018, and won the Queensland Tourism Gold Award for Cultural Tourism in 2016 and 2017, and a Bronze Award in 2018.
Discover unique tours and activities
From galloping in a Cobb & Co stagecoach to a sunset cruise on the Thomson River.
Do more for less with our SAVER PASSES
Choose from our TRAILBLAZER, PATHFINDER or LIVE-IT saver passes to experience the best of Longreach.
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
Experience a real working station – meet the people, discover the history and see the animals up close on a station safari.
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 Unleash Longreach holiday or create your own itinerary with our experiences and other local attractions.
HOLIDAYS AND SAVER PASSES
Do it your way – inclusive holidays or save on the favourite Longreach experiences.
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 and Tearoom and while you make your plans (open in the season only). On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings (April to October) you can eat like a pioneer with a Stonegrill® Dining Experience. Cook your meal the way you like it on a hot volcanic stone, and enjoy all-you-can-eat side dishes and desserts.
The Welcome Home also has spacious meeting rooms and dining spaces for tour groups, schools, corporate events or community functions. We can cater for breakfasts, morning teas, lunches or Stonegrill® dining experiences – all with a taste of the outback in a heritage outback venue. Please contact us for bookings.
Next door is The Station Store – an amazing outback shopping emporium you won’t want to miss.