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About this holiday
This 3-day 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 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.
- 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
- Eagle Street mini-tour with Scotty the Barefoot Bush Poet
- 2 big country buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
- 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
Things you'll love
Things to know
- This is a 2-night, 3-day holiday and includes accommodation and many meals
- The holiday is available with Monday 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.
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, Stonegrill Dining Experience
Enjoy an early 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. Return to town to browse The Station Store outback emporium for gifts and souvenirs. Transfer to newly refurbished Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Relax at your accommodation before meeting at ‘The Welcome Home’ for your Stonegrill® Dining Experience with complimentary tasting plate. BYO alcohol. [B,L,D]
Eagle Street mini-tour, Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience, Qantas Founders Museum
Check-out before your gourmet buffet breakfast. Scotty, the barefoot poet will meet you outside The Station Store for a stroll around Eagle Street’s heritage precinct. Look out for our town crier announcing the day’s activities. The Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience awaits. With your back-stage pass, you’ll have front-row seats to watch the horses being harnessed before boarding the stagecoach. This experience includes a stagecoach ride along the old Longreach to Windorah mail route, home-baked smoko (scones and tea), followed by a classic Australian movie. Enjoy a billy-can lunch while you watch the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show.
After lunch, transfer to the Qantas Founders Museum to discover the early history of flight. Transfer to Longreach airport. [B,MT,L]
From our guests
Went on 3 tours, all were excellent, service and food was great, couldn’t fault. Staff looked after us all the way, very entertaining and humorous at times. Highly recommend.
We loved our adventures in Longreach and especially our Outback Pioneer experience. A lot of fun, friendly staff and plenty of laughs. I will highly recommend this combo of attractions to anyone I know that is interested in seeing Longreach.
It was like a gift that kept on giving with the food and entertainment they provided. And the Kinnon brothers – hilarious. One of the best experiences we have had.
Let's arrange your holiday
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.
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.
I can’t arrive on a Monday, can I do the holiday on another day?
The holiday is timed for two nights when we have most accommodation available. If you can only arrive on a different day, why not buy a Live-it Saver Pass for the three experiences and combine with our accommodation (if available) or other accommodation in town?