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Longreach Storytelling Holiday


Adult $1599 twin share


3 days 2 nights


Monday pm arrival

About this holiday

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.

Holiday inclusions

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at The Staging Post
  • 3 signature Outback Pioneers experiences – Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience, Nogo Station Experience and Starlight’s Cruise Experience
  • A backstage pass to the see stagecoach horses harnessed
  • Entry to Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum
  • 2 big country buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 1 smoko
  • A VIP gift worth $100
  • All transfers including pick-up and drop-off at the train station or airport in Longreach
  • Fully hosted and escorted by your Outback Pioneers crew
Cobb and Co Stagecoach galloping on a bush track
Close up of stagecoach horses harnessed with blinkers
Camels standing beside the Outback Pioneers double-decker coach in the outback landscape
Thomson Belle Paddlewheeler gently cruising down the Thomson River
Jeremy, Lane and Richard Kinnon on Nogo Station
Interior view of the Stables room with Queen bed

Things you'll love

An authentic Cobb & Co experience on the old Longreach-Windorah mail route through the bush
Your backstage moments with the amazing team of specially-trained horses
Amazing animals on the double-decker, open-top safari across the sunlit plains of Nogo Station
A leisurely cruise at sunset down the Thomson River with incredible photo opportunities
Time to have a yarn with your Kinnon family hosts at Nogo Station
A comfortable room at the Staging Post that puts you in the heritage heart of town

Things to know

  • This is a 2-night, 3-day holiday and includes accommodation and many meals
  • The holiday is available with Monday or Wednesday arrival in April-October season
  • Let us know when you book for gluten-free or vegetarian options or allergies
  • Bookings are essential and please book early for peak months (June-September).
  • We give our very best price to everyone so no additional concessions.



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]

Note: [B] Breakfast, [MT] Morning tea, [L] Lunch, [D] Dinner.

From our guests

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.

Denise X

I was absolutely amazed at the level of professionalism, quality, and attention to detail in everything that this company does!

Carlos G

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!

Janette P

Let's arrange your holiday

Please enter your details using the form below and our friendly staff will be in touch to assist with your booking. Alternatively call our reservations crew on 07 4658 1776 and we’ll take it from there.


Adult (twin share)


Solo traveller


Child 5-14



What is our accommodation in Longreach?

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.

Dietary options

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

Can I change Longreach Storytelling Holiday booking?

You can change your date up to 30 days before arrival, subject to availability of your preferred date.

Which cards count as concession cards?

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.

I can’t arrive on a Monday, can I do the holiday on another day?

The Longreach Storytelling Holiday is also available for a Wednesday departure.

Is the accommodation wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately we do not currently have any wheelchair accessible rooms but plan to include one in later phases of development.