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Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience


From $135 per person


4 hours


Monday to Friday from 8:30am

About this experience

This is the highlight of a trip to Longreach for many guests! You clamber aboard the old stagecoach, just as a pioneer would have done, while the team of horses wait patiently. Then it’s off with creaks and rattles to the old Longreach-Windorah mail route. There you’ll travel along the bush track, before a short gallop to ‘outrun the storm’. This is the only place in Australia you can gallop in a stagecoach!

The experience also includes a delicious outback smoko (morning tea), a classic bush movie in the old theatrette and the Old Time Tent Show.

Wear old clothes as it can be a dusty ride and discover your pioneering spirit!

Experience highlights

  • Stagecoach ride on the original Longreach-Windorah mail route
  • Informative and fun commentary
  • A gallop down the bush track
  • The best outback smoko (morning tea)
  • A family-friendly classic movie with popcorn in traditional theatrette
  • The hilarious Old Time Tent Show.
Cobb and Co Stagecoach riding on muddy terrain
Guests enjoying a ride atop the Cobb and Co stagecoach
The Cobb and Co Stagecoach galloping on a bush track
Man holding a scone with jam and cream
Waitstaff standing at a popcorn making machine
Old Time Tent Show canvas curtains pulled closed, waiting for the performance to start
A billy-can lunch including a cut sandwich, anzac biscuit, apple, and ginger beer, presented on a timber board

Things you'll love

Setting off, hearing the clip-clop of hooves, you’re instantly transported to another time and place.
Out on the old mail track, you can smell the bush, taste the dust and see the smiles on your fellow passengers’ faces.
The gallop is exhilarating with the thud of 20 hooves! You’re deep in the reality of pioneer travel now!
Ladle thick dollops of cream onto your homemade scones. This is what a morning tea should be!
Popcorn, old-time seating and a classic movie. This is a childhood treat from another era!
You can easily imagine yourself back at a traditional tent show when humour was simpler and everyone was out for a good time.
Enjoy a billy-can lunch watching the Old Time Tent Show (additional $15) Pre-order at the booking office.

Things to know

  • This is a 4-hour experience (the stagecoach ride is approximately 45 minutes)
  • The experience runs Monday-Friday in the April-October season
  • The stagecoach leaves from the Cobb & Co Courtyard behind the Station Store
  • A billy-can lunch is available as an optional extra
  • Let us know when you book for gluten-free or vegetarian options
  • All our animals are trained to RSPCA-approved standards
  • Bookings are essential to save your place.

From our guests

What a fantastic adventure we had riding the stagecoach in Longreach. Highly recommended activity….a definite Must Do with Outback Pioneers. Scones, jam and cream in the vintage set kitchen and then an exhilarating ride around the town. back roads. What a fun time we had!

Maureen F

A thrilling experience with 5 burly horses pulling a coach full of people. The galloping horses were amazing… The tent show was amusing with well trained dogs, donkey and actors. Great setting and excellent scones. On this trip we have had many amazing experiences but the Cobb and Co Coach ride tops them all.

David G

This is definitely one for your bucket list. Absolutely amazing going on the carriage. If you can, be outside. Morning tea…perfect and the tent show was really funny. Hospitality cannot fault it. Best time ever.

Lisa B

Book your experience


How far in advance do I need to book?

This varies depending on the experience and month. We encourage you to book as soon as you know your travel dates to be sure of your place, especially in the peak months of June to August. If you have just arrived in town, we’re happy to accept bookings on the day if we still have places available.

Can I change my booking date?

Yes, you can change your date up to 24 hours before the experience departure if we run the experience on the day you prefer and if we still have availability on that day. Please call our reservations crew on 07 4658 1776 to arrange this.

Which cards count as concession cards?

We only accept Australian Pensioner Concession Cards.

How do I waitlist for a cancellation?

Please give our reservation crew a call on 07 4658 1776 if there is no availability online and we’ll happily put you on a waitlist.

Do you offer a transfer from my accommodation?

This experience starts from the centre of Longreach (128 Eagle Street). If you do not have your own transport and are not within walking distance, your accommodation may be able to offer a lift into town or will give you details of the local taxi company.

Is this experience suitable for those with bad backs?

The gallop is only a short section of the ride and on soft tracks. People are surprised how comfortable it is. The decision is yours but many of our passengers are older people with less robust bodies!

Is there disability access?

We provide an extra stair and strong arms to help you get into the stagecoach.

Can we just do the stagecoach ride?

The stagecoach ride is only available separately for groups - minimum 13 people.

What time should we arrive for the experience?

Please see your booking confirmation and ticket for details as times vary.

How long is the stagecoach ride?

You will be on the stagecoach for around 45 minutes, including a ride through town and out into the bush.

Is the billy-can lunch included in the price?

No, the billy-can lunch is $15 extra. Please pre-order at the booking office. You will collect your billy-can lunch on entry to the Old Time Tent Show.

How do I let you know my dietary requirements?

There are options on the online booking form to request vegetarian, vegan and other special diets. You can also tell us when you make a phone reservation. We need to know at least 24 hours before the experience departure to arrange special dietary meals.

Can I bring my dog?

For safety reasons and as most of our experiences include other animals, we do not allow dogs (except trained and registered assistance dogs). If you need dog minding, Longreach Veterinary Services can help.