Bush by Night Experience
Outback sights, sounds and silence when the sun goes down and the campfire crackles…
For centuries, outback nightlife has been around the warming glow of a gidgee-wood fire, telling tales while the Southern Cross moves across the sky. Join us for a journey deep into the bush night. You’ll follow in pioneer footsteps, spot night animals and fall under the spell of a world that comes to life when the sun goes down.
It’s a breathtaking moment when the outback sun sets while you watch from the very spot where Captain Starlight (Harry Redford) stood. As the sky turns to gold and the stars come up, the roaring campfire awaits at our bush camp, and with a 2-course dinner*.
There’s bush poetry, tales of local legends and of course the magnificent dome of stars that you can only see far from city lights. You’ll learn what the stars meant to both Indigenous people and the local larrikin heroes who used them to navigate across our vast continent.
Then you’ll travel deeper into the night aboard the open-top, double-decker, overlander bus to discover the secrets of the creatures that live under cover of darkness.
Don’t miss this timeless Australian experience.
The Bush by Night Experience departs from Longreach every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 5.00pm. Booking essential. Minimum numbers required.
*Please let us know when you book if you have any special dietary requirements. Dinner is pre-made and individually packed to meet COVID-19 restrictions. BYO drinks.
Our Bush by Night Experience starts on 21 July 2020. This is a special 2020 experience that replaces our cruise during COVID-19 restrictions. Do it while you can!
Your 4-hour experience includes:
OUTBACK SUNSET VIEWING
2-COURSE DINNER BY THE CAMPFIRE (BYO DRINKS)
POEMS BY SCOTTY THE BARE FOOT POET
TALES OF LOCAL LEGENDS AND STORIES OF THE STARS
ANIMAL-SPOTTING BY OPEN-TOP, DOUBLE DECKER BUS
PICK-UP & DROP-OFF AT TOWN ACCOMMODATION
You can book online but always call our crew on 07 4658 1776 if your choice is fully booked. Sometimes there are other options and we’ll do our best to fit you in.
Departure times and prices
DEPARTURE DAYS & TIMES:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 5.00pm
(Australian Government pension cardholders only)
Child 5-14: $89
Infant 0-4: Free
Family (2A + 2C): $399
Is the experience suitable for children?
Yes, children are welcome and will remember this forever!
The bush can get very chilly on a winter’s night. Rug up and wear closed-in footwear.
Our coach picks up from accommodation around Longreach from 5.00pm (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday). Please arrive 10 minutes prior to pick-up. On some occasions the coach may be slightly delayed assisting passengers at earlier pick-up points. We appreciate your patience and understanding. At the end of the experience, you will be dropped back to your accommodation. Please check your itinerary for more details. Please note we do not offer pick-up from Mitchell Grass Retreat (situated outside Longreach).
If you let us know when you book we can cater for your dietary requirements.
Are drinks provided?
Please bring your own drinks in a cooler bag. We do have water available for all our guests.