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Adult $1599 twin share
3 days 2 nights
Monday pm arrival
This 3-day storytelling holiday is ideal if you want to experience the best of Longreach stories and outback pioneering life in a short break. Arrive on a Monday or Wednesday and this great value itinerary packs in the three signature Outback Pioneers experiences, two nights’ accommodation at The Staging Post and entry to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum.
You’ll be galloping in a stagecoach, riding an open-topped double decker on safari across the sunlit plains and cruising the mighty Thomson River. You’ll hear stories of pioneering ingenuity, of Captain Starlight and our own Kinnon family graziers. You’ll discover the history of Eagle Street, the pioneers of flight and the legends of outback stockmen.
Monday: Starlight’s Cruise Experience
Check in after 3pm at Outback Pioneers’ heritage 4-star accommodation. Your VIP gift and Welcome pack will be waiting for you. At 3.45pm join us in The Welcome Home for a meet and greet before transferring to the Thomson River for our Starlight’s Cruise Experience. The cruise is followed by a hearty stockman’s dinner around the campfire with bush poetry then the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show BYO alcohol. [D]
Nogo Station Experience, Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum, Stonegrill Dining Experience
Enjoy an early gourmet buffet breakfast. Afterwards we’ll pick you up for the Nogo Station Experience, which tours Longreach before heading out to the Kinnons’ historic station. Your Kinnon host will take you on an insiders’ journey of station life, including the merino story in the wool shed, Captain Starlight’s stockyards, and our amazing station safari by open-top, double-decker bus to spot outback animals. Finish with a saddle-bag lunch and billy-tea by the gidgee campfire. Transfer to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame to explore the pioneering artifacts, followed by Qantas Founders Museum to discover the early history of flight. Freshen up at your accommodation before your Stonegrill® Dining Experience. BYO alcohol. [B,L,D]
Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience
Check-out and meet at ‘The Welcome Home’ for your gourmet buffet breakfast. Watch the harnessing of the stagecoach horses, then see our Town Crier announcing the day’s activities including the famous Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience. This experience includes a stagecoach ride along the old Longreach to Windorah mail route, home-baked smoko (scones and tea) in our tearoom, followed by a classic Australian movie. Enjoy a billy-can lunch while you watch the Old Time Tent Show. Transfer to Longreach airport. [B,MT,L]
The Kinnon family & their team really do everything so well. They provide the perfect mix in every tour which is informative, funny & memorable.
Longreach would not be the same without their incredible input into their beloved town and region.
I was absolutely amazed at the level of professionalism, quality, and attention to detail in everything that this company does!
We were looked after from the moment we arrived until we were dropped off at the airport. Our accommodation was amazing. All the experiences were entertaining and informative. Loved it all!
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You will stay at The Staging Post in either The Stables rooms or The Coach Inn – right in the heritage heart of Longreach and close to shopping and cafes.
If you let us know when you book, we can make sure your special dietary needs are catered for throughout the holiday.
You can change your date up to 30 days before arrival, subject to availability of your preferred date.
We only accept Australian Pensioner Concession Cards. For holidays with Queensland Rail, Australian Pension Concession Card holders, Government Senior Card holders, Queensland Pension Concession Card holders and Queensland Government Senior Card holders may be entitled to concession fares.
The Longreach Storytelling Holiday is also available for a Wednesday departure.
Unfortunately we do not currently have any wheelchair accessible rooms but plan to include one in later phases of development.