Posted on October 17th, 2018
1. Longreach is the Heart of Outback Queensland
If you are looking to travel outback Queensland then chances are you will be passing through the Longreach Region. You can get to Longreach via road, rail, bus or aeroplane!
2. Have you thought about traveling the Matilda Way
Longreach is situated on the Matilda Way Drive. The fully sealed 1812 kilometre highway stretches from the New South Wales border all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria, from Cunnamulla to Karumba. www.outbackqueensland.com.au/drive/matilda-way
3. Entertainment Galore
With so many things to do and see in Longreach you are sure to find something for to keep you entertained. You can see first hand the Stockman and his animals, have a laugh at the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show, and take a cruise down the Thomson river at sunset.
4. The Museums of course..
Longreach is well known for the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum but did you know about the Powerhouse Museum? The Powerhouse Museum is Australia’s largest preserved Rural Generating Station, first opened in 1921 for Electric light before providing electricity to the area, it was closed in 1985. A great place to see the old generators and the local history of Longreach.
5. What is Recreation for you?
There is a bit of everything for just about everyone here! A walking path with Botanical planting, the Thomson river for fishing, swimming and water sports. Bird watching, bike paths and long drives in the country. Horse races, country shows, rodeos, scenic views and sunsets galore.
6. Birds, Birds, Birds..
You are likely to note a bird on every street of Longreach….that may be because the streets are named after birds. Most of the streets running East to West are named after water birds and the streets running North to South are named after land birds. You may also run into our resident Brolgas and Emus especially in the cooler months.
7. What is your type of accommodation?
Longreach can cater to many types of accommodation request with 5 Motels/Motor Inns, 2 Caravan Parks, unique Boutique accommodation, Cabins, 3 Self-contained Houses, Hotel rooms and bush camping.
8. Are you hungry?
Whether you are after a pub meal or are looking for fine dining you can get it here. For pies and cakes head to the Merino Bakery, there a great cafes all around Longreach each with there own unique settings and food.The Club and Hotels all have bistros with great food at fab prices. Albert Park Motor Inn and the Jumbuck Motel have lovely restaurants with pool side settings. Looking for something with a bit of entertainment then maybe the Woolshed restaurant, Outback Stockman’s Dinner Show, Starlight’s Cruise or the Drovers Sunset Cruise may be the way to go. For fine dining try Harry’s Restaurant or the Stonegrill. We even have Chinese and a pizza Shop. So much to choose from!
9. Torrid or Temperate…
The Tropic of Capricorn (or the Southern Tropic) is the circle of latitude that contains the subsolar point on the December (or southern) solstice. It is thus the southernmost latitude where the Sun can be directly overhead. Its northern equivalent is the Tropic of Cancer.
The Tropic of Capricorn is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of Earth. As of 17 October 2018, its latitude is 23°26′12.7″ (or 23.43685°) south of the Equator, but it is very gradually moving northward, currently at the rate of 0.47 arcseconds, or 15 metres, per year.
10. RV friendly parking
Kite Street, Caravan Day Parking Area, is just off the Landsborough Highway (A2). With Large parking bays for motorhomes, cars towing vans and camper trailers this is a great place to stop. A dump piont, rubbish bins and potable water can all be found here. You are also a short stroll from the Visitor Information Centre and the main shopping centre.