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Nogo Station Experience

Price

From $125 per person

Duration

4 hours

Departure

Tuesday and Friday from 7.45am

About this experience

You rarely feel closer to the iconic Australian life than when you’re on an outback station. This signature working station visit helps you appreciate the size of stations, their isolation, and the magnitude of the challenges they face. Although Nogo is only 20 minutes drive from Longreach, you’ll find yourself in a different world.

Your Kinnon family host will keep you enthralled with tales of pioneering station life, past and present. You’ll discover the merino story and meet the merinos in the historic woolsheds, you’ll join your hosts on the water run, you’ll see the ruins of Captain Starlight’s famous stockyards and you’ll go on station safari to see domestic animals, feral animals and wildlife on the sunlit plains.

Experience highlights

  • Longreach town sights and insights as your coach heads out to Nogo
  • Transfer to open-topped, double-decker, overlander bus for great views on your station tour
  • Merino story and meet the merinos in the historic woolsheds
  • Water-run (checking water supplies for the stock)
  • Captain Starlight’s stockyards and a recreation of his camp
  • Station safari where cattle and horses mingle with camels and emus
  • Saddle-bag lunch under the gum trees.
Harry Redford's bush camp at Nogo Station
Jeremy, Richard and Lane Kinnon leaning against an old timber fence
Black and white cattle dog in shearing shed
Closeup of Lane Kinnon with his horse at sunset
Brahman cattle on Nogo Station
A leather saddle-bag sitting on a log sleeper in the outback

Things you'll love

The journey deeper into the real outback where generations have worked for survival in the bush
Real insights from the Kinnon family who live and breathe this outback life
The working dogs, the proud merinos, shafts of sunlight and the spirits of shearers past in the old woolsheds
The stockyard ruins that get you up close to the legend of Captain Starlight
The ever-changing panorama of outback animals on the plains – and look out for wedge-tailed eagles!
Sharing the iconic Australian experience of a saddlebag lunch under the gum trees, with a few yarns and nothing but the bush all around.

Things to know

  • This is a 4-hour experience approximately
  • Pick-up and drop-of is at your accommodation in Longreach
  • The experience runs Tuesday and Friday mornings in the April-October season
  • Let us know when you book for gluten-free, vegetarian or other dietary options
  • It can be very hot out on the station. Bring a hat, sunscreen and water.
  • Advance bookings are essential to save your place.

From our guests

I attended the Nogo Station Tour, and found it extremely informative, knowledgeable, and overall a great tour! Loved every minute of it! Highly recommend it, even if you have an agricultural background.

Emma B

Really enjoyed this authentic family run station tour. Jeremy explained the area based on his growing up here in a knowledgeable but personable, fun way.

I would definitely recommend this tour experience in Longreach.

Judi O

We loved our tour to Nogo Station, laughing lots about Richard’s stories but also hearing about the outback life in the harsh drought conditions. Jeremy explained the shearing process in the shearing shed – he should be on TV that fella!

Lyn H

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FAQs

Can we see inside the homestead?

You’ll pass the homestead for photos but this is the home of Abigail Mickan-Kinnon and her husband and three young children. Life is too busy here at the moment to host visitors!

Is this experience suitable for those with bad backs?

The coach and open-top bus are quite comfortable. The tracks can be a bit bumpy but we travel fairly slowly.

Is there disability and wheelchair access?

Unfortunately, wheelchair access to the bus and shearing shed is impossible and the bush camp site is rocky and uneven. If you have enough mobility to manage the steps and a steep ramp, we can help you.

Are there seats for the saddlebag lunch?

Most people sit on logs but there are also chairs if you can’t manage the logs comfortably.

Are there toilets at Nogo?

Yes, there are toilets at the shearing shed.

What time should we be ready for pick-up?

The coach pick-ups start at 7.45am. Please see your booking confirmation and ticket for details as times may vary.