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Old Time Tent Show


From $30 per person


1 hour


Monday to Friday at 12pm

About this experience

Back in the pioneer era, people flocked to the tent shows when they arrived in town. This show is inspired by the simple fun and humour of those days. Of course times have changed and we shudder at some of the original exhibits but we’ve still managed to pack in plenty of quirky humour and a few animal antics.

With a very loose connection to the Harry Redford story, this show will give you a laugh a minute outback style! Roll up any weekday at 12pm or see the show as part of your Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience. Don’t forget to pre-order a billy-can lunch to enjoy with the show.

Experience highlights

  • A fun hour with good-natured slapstick and clever animals
  • Suitable for all ages – family friendly jokes
  • Open-air auditorium with shaded seating (but hats and sunscreen recommended)
  • Optional extra billy-can lunch to eat during the show ($15 – please book in advance)
Stockman playing tug of war with a blue heeler dog. Cobb and Co Stagecoach parked in the background
Mother and two daughters smiling
Donkey with pack saddle standing in a yard
A billy-can lunch including a cut sandwich, anzac biscuit, apple, and ginger beer, presented on a timber board

Things you'll love

The dogs and donkey happy to participate in the fun
Simple laughs for all the family – young and old!
Old tent show atmosphere – typical Aussie outback style!
The optional traditional billy-can lunch while you watch ($15pp).

Things to know

  • This is a 1 hour show in the open-air auditorium behind The Station Store
  • The show is on Monday–Friday at 12pm in the April-October season
  • The show is included in the Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience or is available separately
  • Animals are all trained to RSPCA standards.
  • Humour is family friendly but not always 100% politically correct (we laugh at everyone, especially ourselves)
  • Bookings are recommended to save your place

From our guests

We had the best time ever. My little one loved the horses and the old time tent show.

Barbara K

The tent show was amusing with well trained dogs, donkey and actors.

Deborah H

The outback tent show was a must see, for a great laugh. All round awesome experience. Thanks to all involved.

Greg H

Book your experience


How do I book a billy-can lunch?

The billy-can lunch is an optional extra at $15. You can order over the phone (07 4658 1776) or at our booking office in Longreach (128 Eagle Street).

What is in the billy-can lunch?

We pack you a hearty country sandwich, fruit, cookie and a soft drink. (Vegetarian and gluten-free available). Book in advance.

Which cards count as concession cards?

We only accept Australian Pensioner Concession Cards.

Where is the show held?

The show is in the covered open-air auditorium behind The Station Store. Enter through the Cobb & Co courtyard behind the Station Store.