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A family of graziers sharing the outback pioneering life

Longreach’s award-winning experiences of iconic outback Queensland

If you want to understand the true pioneering spirit and discover where pioneer resilience and ingenuity still live, Outback Pioneers in Longreach is a unique tourism enterprise that immerses guests in a traditional outback world.

We are an authentic family business that creates genuine experiences to share the stories of the Australian lifestyle we love.

Closeup of Lane Kinnon standing next to his horse at sunset

Our family and inspirations

Discover how Outback Pioneers started and why the Kinnon family continue to devote their winters to hosting tourists from around Australia and overseas.

Getting to Longreach

In the far central west of Queensland, we’re far enough off the beaten track to give you a real taste of the outback but surprisingly easy to reach by air, road or rail.

Discover the town

With its heritage buildings and vibrant community, Longreach is where past meets present. You’ll find all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay.

The Welcome Home

This beautifully restored building in the heritage heart of town is the hub of Outback Pioneers operations. It’s also a café and dining venue in the April-October season.

What a wonderful experience Outback Pioneers gave us. I love the way they have recreated the experiences. They are as authentic as possible, giving everyone an insight into the life of our pioneers. The story telling and yarns all add to the experience. Well done Kinnon family.

Helen H

We loved all our Outback Pioneers tours – the Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience, the Nogo Station and the cruise. By booking all three we benefited from a 10% discount with the Live-It Saver Pass. We have two kids, ten and twelve years old, and they really enjoyed every minute. Great fun for all the family!

Simon F

Your professionalism and experience is an 11/10. The boys did such a great job on the sunset tour. The food is amazing. The evening was amazing. Thank you for always making us feel part of your family and the outback.

Sawadee

Discover our experiences

Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience

Don’t miss this exhilarating stagecoach ride, which takes you on the original bush mail route. Hang on to your bonnets for the gallop! This is pioneer travel!

From $125 per person

Nogo Station Experience

Discover real station life with the people who live it. With your Kinnon host, you’ll meet the merinos in the historic shearing sheds, go on safari and more.

From $125 per person

Starlight’s Cruise Experience

This is the original and much-loved Thomson River sunset cruise with a real stockman’s campfire dinner and entertainment with the Barefoot Bush Poet…

From $125 per person

Sunset Stagecoach Experience

Discover the story of famous coach driver Ned Devine as you travel into the bush on a stagecoach pulled by an all-grey horse team. Stop for refreshments at sunset.

From $225 per person

Winton Discovery Day Tour

Travel from Longreach with our local guide to see the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum, the Waltzing Matilda Centre and have lunch at the North Gregory Hotel.

From $245 per person

Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show

Paying tribute to the traditional tent shows with plenty of humour and slapstick, this is simple family-friendly entertainment from a bygone era.
From $25 per person