Family Fun

Longreach School of Distance Education

April to November
Days: Monday to Friday
Time: 9.00am and 10.30am
Closed: Public Holidays and Christmas Holidays

Tour one of the largest classrooms in the world.

Phone: (07) 4658 4232

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Outback Stockman’s Show

April to October
Day Show: Tuesday to Sunday
Time: 11.00am
Night Show: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Time: 6.00pm

The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame LIVE Outback Stockman’s Show is not to be missed! Meet a real Stockman and his animals in a one of a kind live show.

Phone: (07) 4658 2166

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Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show

April to October
Days: Monday to Friday
Time: 12 noon

This is Aussie outback humour and ingenuity at its best! It’s a hilarious hour of entertainment featuring animals, stockmen and improvised live theatre with a laugh a minute. Kids love it and so do adults.

Based on the traditional outback travelling shows, it’s hard not to be charmed by the simple delights of bush theatre.

Phone: (07) 4658 1776

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The Sheep’s Back Playlet

April to October
Days: Monday to Friday
Time: 11.15am to 12 noon
Bookings Essential – before 10.30am
Cost: $15.00 pay at the door.

Visit Ilfracombe to enjoy this playlet with songs, stories and classic outback verse. Sit back and be entertained with stories of the life of a Shearer and his wife.

Phone: 0437 276 417

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Old Time Photo Session

April to October
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 2.00pm
Cost: Adult $65.00
Additional person $10
Family (2A +2C) $95.00

Visit Outback Pioneers Station Store to book an Old Time Photo Session, getting dressed up from a wardrobe of pioneer clothing for a portrait in the old style – the closest pioneers got to a selfie!

Phone: (07) 4658 1776

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Powerhouse Museum

March to November
Open: Monday to Friday
Time: 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Cost: Adult $8.00
Concession $6.00
Student/Child $3.00
Family (2A+2C) $20.00

Largest preserved rural generating facility in Australia, see the big engines, coal train, machinery and trucks of old. The Social History Museum houses old shop fittings, an old school room and history of the Longreach Region. Nogo’s Boundary rider’s cottage is a step back in time with horsehair mattresses, wood burning stove and windup telephone. A great place for children to get a feel for the past.

For more information contact the Longreach Region Visitor Information Centre
Phone: (07) 4658 4150.

Longreach Aquatic Centre

81 Eagle Street, Longreach

Summer Season – October to March
Mon-Fri: 6 am—7 pm
Saturday: 8 am—6 pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: 10 am—6 pm

Winter Season – April to September
Mon-Fri: 6am-6pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
Public Holidays: 10am-4pm

Adults: $3.50, Pensioners: $2.50,
Children (3-15): $2.50, Children under 3: Free!

Hot showers & canteen available as well!

Contact: 07 4658 1745

Longreach Skate Park

The skate park is fully covered and surrounded by gardens. This is where you can ride your skate board, BMX Bike or Roller Blades. The skate park is a popular social area for local youth.

Open daily, free to use.

Edkins Park (ANZAC Memorial Park)

Located on the Landsborough Highway, across from the Railway Station, the Park has a covered BBQ facility with a children’s playground and toilets. Edkins Park also has the site of the Cenotaph and the ANZAC service is held here each year.

Lioness Park

Located on corner of Sparrow and Cassowary Streets, the Lioness Park has a BBQ, children’s playground area and toilets. Playgroup is held here every week.

This park is entirely fenced (sorry, no dogs allowed).

Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe Memorial Park

Located on Landsborough Highway between the Post Office and Swimming Pool has shade structures throughout, as well as toilets and showers.

Ilfracombe Pool & Heated Artesian Spa

Swim in the heated natural mineral waters of the Artesian Spa, located in the centre of town on the Landsborough Highway, beside the Memorial Park.

For latest opening times & fees call (07) 4658 2233

Isisford

Isisford Swimming Pool Complex

Located at the sporting complex, where there is a tennis court, skate park, and handy BBQ area.

For latest pool opening times & fees call (07) 4658 8900

Yaraka

Yaraka Swimming Pool

The Yaraka pool is behind the town hall and close to an attractive park with a range of handy amenities.

For latest pool opening times & fees call (07) 4658 8900

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