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History is Longreach’s second name. Pioneers of all walks have called Longreach home. Qantas was founded here on the 16 Nov 1920, you can visit the Qantas Founders Outback Museum and checkout their latest addition a fully functioning 747-400 aircraft. The dry atmosphere at Longreach will help to preserve this huge piece of machinery for future generations to enjoy. The Qantas base served as a base for the US Airforce flying fortresses used during World War II.

The worlds first Flying Surgeon Service began here, the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame, built as a tribute to the pioneers, stockmen, explorers, aboriginal tribes, poets and artists who contributed in some way to Australia's history.
 

Other items of interest are the Queensland Biennale of Music an annual event with a program for Longreach, School of Distance Education, doll display and outback collectors corner.

Check out our listing of Longreach accommodation and Central Queensland accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Longreach Visitor Information Centre
Eagle Street
Qantas Park
LONGREACH QLD 4730
Ph: 07 4658 4150
Email
Web: www.longreach.qld.gov.au

Welcome to Longreach

Open
April to October
Monday to Friday 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
November to March
Monday to Friday 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED
Closed Public Holidays
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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Longreach Attractions

Qantas Founders Museum LogoQantas Founders Outback Museum
• Ph: 07 4658 3737 • Email
• Want to see a real 747-400 close up, you can here plus many other QANTAS aircraft.
 
Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre 
• Ph: 07 4658 2166 • Email
• Australia’s premiere tribute to the men and women of the outback. The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is dedicated to the story of these unsung heroes, who opened up outback Australia.
Lochern National Park
• Red tailed and pink cockatoos are common throughout the park as are kangaroo, emus, brolga's, and nocturnal mice. The temperatures in this isolated part of Queensland can get quite high during summer making winter the best time to visit.
Welford National Park
• The park also has a large sand dune region and is known to have the most easterly desert sand dune country in Queensland. Other parts of the park feature rocky granite outcrops which make a more than suitable home for the rare and endangered Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby.
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Longreach -  Tours/Charters

QLD Tours • Outback • Eco • Adventure • National Tours
Air Central West
• LONGREACH QLD 4730 • Ph: 07 4658 9187 • Email
• Specialising in... Channel Country and Lake Eyre Tours. Based in Longreach, Air Central West provides a variety of outback tours, as well as accommodating for special occasion customised tours. Charter services provided for a range of needs.
Outback Aussie Tours
• LONGREACH QLD 4730 • Ph: 1300 787 890 • Email
• Multi Award Winning Outback Specialist - Let us take you on a journey to discover our natural and cultural heritage. Experience our unique brand of hospitality, local knowledge, and an absolute connection with this land – our home - and its people. We invite you to learn the stories of unforgettable bush characters, meet the local sheep and cattle station families, savour exclusive dining experiences and explore private bush tracks and stunning country.

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Longreach Local Services

• Longreach Photographic Services
Outback Photographic Gallery & Coffee Shop
• 105 Eagle St, LONGREACH QLD 4730 • 07 4658 0170 • Email
• Longreach Outback Photographic Gallery and coffee shop - featuring fabulous photographic images of the Queensland Outback.
 
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