Longreach is the largest town in central Queensland and, as such, is an important rural service centre for one of the state’s most prosperous wool and beef areas. Located on the Tropic of Capricorn it services an ever-growing tourism industry which has been driven by the success of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and the Qantas Founders Outback Museum.
Longreach is located 1177 km north-west of Brisbane via Toowoomba and Roma. It is 686 km west of Rockhampton and 191 metres above sea level.
Places of Interest
The Longreach Cup
The Longreach Race Club established in 1890 is one of Queensland’s oldest race clubs & is recognised as one of the leading clubs in the Qld Outback. Enjoy the hospitality of the country town before experiencing one of the biggest race days of the year. Venture out to the racecourse to see country racing at its best while you enjoy the atmosphere, lunch and soak up the hospitality overlooking the vast landscape of Longreach track side.
Smithys Outback Dinner Show
A night out at the award-winning Smithy’s is a ‘must do’ when in Longreach – an experience that is bound to be a highlight of your Outback holiday.
Stockman Hall of Fame
The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Outback Heritage Centre.
Bringing to life the rugged landscape of the outback, our galleries reveal the incredible and often unknown stories of the everyday people who are at the heart of the outback—our unsung heroes.
In 2021, we embarked on the largest project in our 30-year history—a $15 million transformation designed to capture the imagination of travellers to central Queensland looking for a more authentic and meaningful outback heritage experience.
Stockman’s Live Show
Bring your stockman’s experience to life at the Stockman’s Life LIVE Show. See the stories and skills that define what it means to be a stockman. Understand their connection to the land and the livestock they care for.
Experience the action of a live muster and witness the bond between man and animal working together. Hear songs from the outback that tell the story of a day in the life of a stockman.
Camden Park Station
Meet Outback Dan and the Walker family and visit their property that hosted the Queen and Prince Phillip as you experience a working sheep and cattle station in Longreach, Queensland.
The Age of Dinosaurs Museum
The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History is a world-class organisation and home to the world’s largest collection of Australia’s largest dinosaur fossils.
The Waltzing Matilda Centre
Winton’s Waltzing Matilda Centre tells the story of Waltzing Matilda, Winton, and the Outback region.
The first museum in the world dedicated to a song, the new Waltzing Matilda Centre boasts state of the art interpretation, telling the story of Waltzing Matilda.
Award Winning Architecture
Exhibitions aside, the new Waltzing Matilda Centre is a sight to behold in itself. It was designed by award winning architects, Cox Architecture.
Owner/operators husband-and-wife team Shane and Jodie have been involved in the pizza and restaurant industry for over 20 years and have had several restaurants on the Sunshine Coast as well as back in Melbourne. Shane learned his skills as a pizzaiolo in such iconic places as Lygon St. and Chapel St. In 2014, they came up with the idea of combining their passion for pizza with their love of the Mooloolaba River, and so the concept of building a custom wood fired cruising restaurant began. Five years later, that concept is now a reality with The Drover, conducting regular pizza, craft beer, and wine tasting cruises departing from the Mooloolaba Marina daily.