Attractions & Museums

Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre

The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is Australia’s premier outback heritage institution. Inside, the Centre’s five themed galleries proudly display the history behind some of Australia’s greatest and bravest explorers, stock workers, pastoralist, and Aborigines. The exhibits comprising an eclectic mix of objects, images, touch screens, audiovisual presentations and open displays, allowing visitors to interpret the outback story in their own unique way.

The museum also houses a vast reserve collection which forms a unique work-in-progress display. From behind a glass wall, visitors can view archival material, photographs, artworks and various other items used for research and in new display development.

Phone: (07) 4658 2166

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QANTAS Founders Museum

A world-class, award winning museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas through interpretive displays, interactive exhibits, replica aircraft and an impressive collection of genuine artefacts.

The museums collection incorporates four of the world’s most significant airliners – the Consolidated PBY Catalina Flying Boat, the Douglas DC3, the Boeing 707 and the legendary Boeing 747. In addition, we have full scale replicas of some of the most important aircraft in the early Qantas fleet – the DeHaviland DH-61 Giant Moth, the DeHaviland DH-50, and the Avro 504k Dyak; Qantas’ first ever aircraft.

Phone: (07) 4658 3737

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Powerhouse Museum and Social History Building – Longreach

Electricity was first generated from this site for the town of Longreach in December 1921. The power station, then owned and operated by the Longreach Shire Council was built by local contractors for a cost in excess of £19000.

The first engines were Ruston & Hornsby charcoal gas units powering DC generators via a belt drive. The gas was produced on site using locally made charcoal. The original engines were gradually replaced as technology has further advanced. In later years, Longreach Power Station supplied power to Longreach, Ilfracombe and Isisford as well as a large rural grid.

SOCIAL HISTORY HALL was the Longreach Office of the Regional Electricity Board from 1965-1991. It now houses the museum’s conservation storeroom and a small collection of Longreach social history. This includes:

  • 1948 era classroom built for the Primary School Centenary in 1993;
  • the remains of the Longreach School of Arts Museum(1930-1970) ;
  • a replica Airport Control Centre and;
  • a collection of commercial office equipment, circa 1908 – 1950 from local business houses.

Please call Longreach Region Visitor Information Centre (07) 4658 4150

The Folk Museum – Ilfracombe

Showcasing ‘Women of the West’ & a myriad of household items from the days of early settlement.

Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre – Isisford

Step back in time over 100 millions years of the prehistoric history is contained in this little town. The Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre features the world class fossil exhibits including one of the oldest modern day crocodiles,’Isisfordia Duncani’ and the ancient Isisford Bulldog fish, which belongs to a group of fishes known as ichthyodectiforms.

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