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The Staging Post boutique accommodation

Stay pioneer-style in the heritage heart of Longreach

Outback Pioneers invites you to kick off your boots in heritage-themed accommodation that is inspired by the era of stagecoach travel.

At The Staging Post in the heritage heart of Longreach, you’ll be living and dreaming the outback story. This unique accommodation would have impressed the ladies and gentleman arriving on the Cobb & Co coach but also has everything for today’s travellers. All rooms have ensuites, very comfortable beds, air-conditioning, TV and free Wi-Fi – plus clever pioneer-inspired features and lovingly-crafted quirks that create an unforgettable sense of place. The accommodation is open year round.

Wake up to a pioneer world

Your accommodation is surrounded by everything you need to set the scene for your Longreach holiday. You’re a few steps from The Welcome Home where you’ll find the accommodation reception, a big buffet breakfast, café and evening dining (open April-October). Listen for the town crier and the stagecoach passing by!

Dining and shopping

Here in the centre of Longreach, you’re a very short walk from local shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. The famous Merino Bakery and an IGA supermarket are on your doorstep. Along the shaded walkways you’ll find gift shops, a newsagent’s, clothes shops, The Station Store emporium and more.

Comfort and convenience

The Staging Post has two main room types: The Stables and The Coach Inn. Both give you a welcoming and comfortable stay. All the Outback Pioneers Experiences start from here (from the Cobb & Co Courtyard or by coach pick-up). A 5-minute drive (or pleasant 30-minute walk along the Botanical Way) takes you to the Qantas Founders Museum and the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame.

Choose your room

The Stables

These 4-star rooms have been designed by the Kinnons to give you the full pioneer experience. They take their inspiration from the stables where the Cobb & Co horse teams were changed after their overland journeys.

From $259 per night

The Coach Inn

Alongside the stagecoach yard, these comfortable 3.5-star rooms are a contemporary reimagining of a stagecoach inn. They feature a kitchenette for those who like to prepare some of their own meals.

From $169 per night

From our guests

Everything was absolutely fantastic! Down to the smallest detail. Even the welcome pack was amazingly presented. Perfect location, nice and quiet. And fresh milk, in a cute old style milk jar, meticulous detail!


I absolutely loved staying in my stylish room at the Staging Post! The decor has been brilliantly done. It has a lovely old world charm – but with modern amenities. The staff are great, and I really appreciated the free shuttle service to/from the train station and airport.


A very enjoyable stay at the Staging Post positioned in the centre of town – very convenient! Loved the historical displays in the main breakfast/dining building.



Can I change my booking date?
Yes, you can change your date up to 24 hours before your arrival, if we still have availability. Please call our reservations crew on 07 4658 1776 to arrange this.
Can I get a late check-out?
Normally, our rooms are needed for incoming guests during the winter season but it may be possible in summer and at less-busy times.
What hours is reception open?
Reception is at The Welcome Home (128 Eagle Street) and is 8-6pm in peak season (April-October) and 9-5pm off-peak (Nov-March).
What happens if I arrive outside reception hours?
Please let us know if you are likely to arrive after reception has closed and we will make alternative arrangements.
Can I get twin beds instead of a queen?
The Coach Inn rooms have queen beds. The Stables rooms have queen and single beds. Please talk to our reservations crew to find a room allocation that suits your party.
Are any rooms wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately we do not currently have any wheelchair accessible rooms but plan to include one in later phases of development.
Do the rooms have a hairdryer/iron?
Yes, all rooms have a hairdryer and ironing facilities.
Is there a laundry?
Yes, The Stables and The Coach Inn precinct each have a laundry with coin-operated machines (change is available from reception if needed).
Can I park outside my room?
You can drive into The Stables precinct to load and unload and then there is free parking on the street outside. The Coach Inn has off-street and street parking.
Can I bring my dog/pet to the accommodation?
Unfortunately, due to the difficulties of ensuring an environment for following guests who may have allergies, we cannot allow dogs or other pets in the accommodation. The exception is registered and trained assistance dogs. If you need dog minding, Longreach Veterinary Services can help.
What time is check-in and check-out?
Check-in is from 3.00pm and check-out is by 10am.
How do I waitlist for a cancellation?
In the peak holiday months, our accommodation is often full with inclusive holiday guests but we do sometimes have cancellations available. Please give our reservation crew a call on 07 4658 1776 if there is no availability online and we’ll happily put you on a waitlist.