Unleash Longreach Holiday

The ultimate way to experience Longreach and Winton

Our 6-day outback holiday does it all – arrive Wednesday for Thursday start.

There’s no better way to experience the spirit of the region and its resilient pioneers – past and present – than this comprehensive itinerary. It includes:

  • 5 nights in quality Longreach accommodation
  • Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience*
  • Nogo Station Experience with Kinnon host and station safari*
  • Starlight’s Cruise Experience with campfire dinner and Starlight’s Spectacular Sound and Light Picture Show*
  • Winton Discovery Day Tour*
  • Entry to Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Entry to Qantas Founders Museum and 90-minute jet tour
  • All transfers including pick-up and drop-off at station or airport in Longreach
  • 5 gourmet breakfasts, 2 smokos, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Wednesday: Arrive Longreach

Arrive in Longreach and transfer to your accommodation.

Thursday: Nogo Station Experience, Qantas Founders Museum, Stonegrill® Dining Experience

The first day takes you from your accommodation to the real heart of outback life at the Kinnon’s historic Nogo Station. Be inspired and entertained by stories of pioneering life and working station reality with your Kinnon host. Marvel at the merino story in the historic shearing sheds. Experience the incredible station safari in an open-top, double-decker bus. Visit Captain Starlight’s stockyards and have traditional ‘smoko’ under the gum trees.

Transfer to the Qantas Founders Museum (entry included). Take your time to enjoy the museum and 90-minute Jet Tour. Time to freshen up before  your Stonegrill® dining experience at The Welcome Home. (B,MT,D)

Friday: Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience, Starlight’s Cruise Experience

Start the day with the Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience including the stagecoach ride on the old Longreach to Windorah mail route, home-baked scones and tea at our cafe, followed by a vintage Aussie movie. At 12pm watch the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show with a billy-can lunch. Transfer back to your accommodation.

At around 4.30pm, we’ll picked you up and take you to the banks of the Thomson River for our Starlight’s Cruise Experience. It includes a hearty stockman’s dinner around the campfire with bush poetry and the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show featuring an exclusive movie that celebrates legendary local hero Harry Redford. BYO drinks. (B,MT,L,D)

Saturday: Winton Discovery Day Tour

It’s a 6.45am start for a full-day tour to Winton. Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum and Dinosaur Canyon plus the Waltzing Matilda Centre. Enjoy lunch at the historic North Gregory Hotel and take a stroll down the Main Street before returning to Longreach. Dine at The Welcome Home restaurant in the evening. (B,MT,L,D) 

Sunday: Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame

Visit the iconic Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the five galleries before lunch at the museum café (at your own cost). Return to your accommodation and decide on dinner. Try a local restaurant or order takeaway... (B)

Monday: Departure

Pack and say goodbye to Longreach. We can transfer you to the station or airport. You’ll be leaving with amazing memories and we hope you’ll be back! (B)

Please let us know any special dietary requirements when you book.

Key to included meals: B – breakfast, MT – morning tea, L – lunch, D – dinner

Our season is from 30 March – 30 October 2021. 

Nogo Station wild donkeys
Brahman bull in field
Herd of camels coming up to the coach. Nogo Station
Dine like a pioneer at The Stonegrill
Starlight's Cruise Experience
Nogo Station Homestead in drought

Getting here is easy.

*Read more about the experiences that are included

When, where and what you need to know

Departure dates and prices


Wednesday, 6 days

2021 PRICES:

Adult (twin share): $2115

Concession (twin share): $2056
(Applies to Australian pension cardholders only.)

Single supplement: $375

Child: $1284



Can I start the holiday on a different day?

Our itineraries have been designed to fit with train arrivals and our experience days so you get the most out of your time here. If the arrival day doesn’t suit you, you can create your own similar holiday by booking accommodation and experiences separately or call our friendly staff who can work out an itinerary for you.

Dietary options

If you let us know when you book, we can make sure your special dietary needs are catered for throughout the holiday.

What’s the best way to get to Longreach?

Please see the ‘Explore> Outback Queensland > Getting Here’ page of our website for more details of flights, rail and road travel.


NEW FACES AND OLD FRIENDS IN THE OUTBACK PIONEERS CREW. It takes a lot of skills, organisation, genuine passion (and definitely a sense of humour!) to make everything as it should be for our guests. We’re delighted to welcome some new faces to our crew this season. They are helping with everything from handling the horses to cooking your meals, from cleaning the new accommodation to performing in the Old Time Tent Show. Some you’ll meet on your experiences, some are behind the scenes making sure the scones rise, the wheels turn and there’s tea for the billy! We’re a committed bunch and are all looking forward to welcoming you to Longreach and giving you an authentic taste of our outback pioneering life.

Our crew (left to right): Tim, Nicki, Emily, Jonesy, Helen, Debbie, Brenden, Christine, Aunty Fran, Corinne, Scotty, Sarah, Raels, Lane, Robyn, Chris, Marij, Marisse, Richard and Maree.

...not forgetting Jeremy, Abigail, Sheree, Chelsea and Julia who weren’t around the day we took the photo.

If you're keen to join our crew, we are HIRING! Ask us about opportunities in our kitchen, restaurant, accommodation, and retail store. Please send us an introductory note via Messenger.

The adrenaline’s pumping as our coach horses gallop across the old mail track on the Longreach Common. Imagine the excitement of riding shotgun with the stagecoach driver. Step back into the past with Outback Pioneers, for a unique experience like no other!

We’re up and running for 2021. It is truly heartening to see all the families arriving into town for the Easter holidays, in support of local tourism.
#goodtogoqueensland #holidayherethisyear #outbackqueensland #outbackpioneers #experiencelongreach #cobbancostagecoachexperience #outbackpioneerslongreach

EE-AW, EE-AW, EE-always wears a mask when he’s asked to! And we need you folks to do the same, when you’re on our experiences - hopefully just for a short while. This Covid 3-day lockdown, understandably, has everyone a little on edge. Despite the challenges, our experiences are running as scheduled, as long as everyone does the right thing, masks up and follows the guidelines.

It’s been a while since our Cobb and Co and Sunset Cruise ran. We’re not letting Covid dampen our spirits!

#HolidayHereThisYear #outbackqueensland #goodtobeback #historyandheritage #thestationstore #outbackpioneers #experiencelongreach #sunsetcruise

Contact us with any queries

Ph +61 7 4658 1776


Monday to Saturday 9.00am – 5pm
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5pm

Send an enquiry

    Stay up to date with Outback Pioneers updates by subscribing to our newsletter