Nogo Station Experience
Discover our outback lifestyle and legends with a fascinating station tour.
Outback history and a contemporary working station come together at Nogo Station. This is the home of Abigail (née Kinnon) and you’ll get to experience her famous baking at the huge smoko (morning tea), designed for big outback appetites. You’ll also get up close to the past and present of this grazing property, including a sheep shearing demonstration and the ruins of Captain Starlight’s stockyards.
Sheep had a huge role in Australia’s history and our sheep-shearing demonstration reveals what life is like in the shearing sheds where so many iconic outback stories began. You’ll also experience the ‘station water run’ – a daily part of station life, making sure livestock have water. During the water run we’ll show you Captain Starlight’s stockyards – the ruins of the stockyards said to have been used by Harry Redford to keep hundreds of cattle before his big journey south – and a recreation of Harry’s billabong camp. You’ll also go on ‘station safari’ with a chance to spot some of our outback animals. Back at the homestead, you’ll learn more of the station’s history and you can explore some of the public rooms in the house and get a sense for what life would have been like here in the pioneering past. See where Abigail creates her Abigail’s Outback Kitchen range of baking, preserves and pickles and taste some for yourself at the country-style ‘smoko’ (morning tea)!
The tour is by air-conditioned coach, which takes you around 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 AROUND LONGREACH HERITAGE SITES
NOGO STATION VISIT WITH DEMONSTRATION BY CHAMPION SHEEP SHEARER
STATION WATER RUN
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
DEPARTURE DAYS & TIMES:
Tuesday and Thursday only from 7.45am
Children 6-14: $69
Children 0-5: Free
Family (2A + 2C): $299
Is the experience suitable for children?
Yes, children love to get up close to the animals and Abigail 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.