Nogo Station Experience
Discover our outback lifestyle, go on safari and follow in the footsteps of legends as your explore this historic station.
Outback history and a contemporary working station come together at Nogo Station, once part of Bowen Downs and now the home of Abigail (née Kinnon). Live the pioneering spirit on our station safari by open-top, overlander bus with its panoramic view of landscape and wildlife. Visit sites connected with legendary local hero Captain Starlight. See a sheep shearing demonstration in our historic shearing sheds. Finally visit the homestead for a huge home-baked smoko.
There’s nothing quite like our station safari which gives you a spectacular view of vast sunlit plains where wedge-tailed eagles fly and local wildlife mingles with iconic cattle breeds, stock-horses and the famous merino sheep. It’s a photo opportunity extraordinaire with outback desert camels, kangaroos, emus, wild donkeys and more. You’ll also visit a typical outback billabong and the ruins of Captain Starlight’s stockyards.
The Longreach story isn’t complete without understanding the role of sheep. Inside our historic shearing shed, you’ll see a shearer at work, learn about the legendary shearers and soak in the stories of how Australia was built on the sheep’s back.
Back at the homestead, you’ll get up closer to the station’s history as you explore some of the public rooms and sense what life would have been like here in the pioneering past. Learn about women of the homestead, see where Abigail creates her Abigail’s Outback Kitchen range and taste some of the treats for yourself at the country-style ‘smoko’ (morning tea)!
You’ll even take in the historic sites of Longreach before travelling the 15 kilometres out to Nogo.
The Nogo Station Experience departs from Longreach on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.45am. Booking essential. Please let us know when you book if you have any special dietary requirements.
Minimum numbers required.
Our 2018 tour season is from 26 March – 31 October.
Your 4-hour experience includes:
TOUR OF LONGREACH HERITAGE SITES
NOGO STATION VISIT INCLUDING THE HOMESTEAD
SHEEP SHEARING DEMONSTRATION
CAPTAIN STARLIGHT’S STOCKYARDS AND CAMP
STATION SAFARI TO SPOT OUTBACK ANIMALS
HOME-BAKED MORNING TEA
PICK-UP & DROP-OFF AT ACCOMMODATION
Departure times and prices
Is the experience suitable for children?
Yes, children love to get up close to the animals and we will show them the the homestead livestock and any babies. It’s especially educational for the over 5s.
Our coach picks up from accommodation around Longreach from 7.45am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will drop you back after the experience. Please check your itinerary for more details.
If you let us know when you book, we can cater for vegetarian, gluten-free and other diets.