Family Fun

Longreach School of Distance Education

April to September
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: Saturday to Thursday (no show Friday)
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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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

April to November
Open: Monday to Friday
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm
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: 6.00am—7.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am—6.00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: 10.00am—6.00pm

Winter Season – April to September
Mon-Fri: 6.30am-6.00pm
Sat-Sun: 10.00am-5.00pm
Public Holidays: 10.00am-4.00pm

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 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 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 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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