LONGREACH

In the minds of most travelers the name/town of Longreach personifies the outback, history and the magical, I must visit that place one day. Those perceptions at Longreach meet with reality. Longreach is a very interesting place. To visit Longreach in high winter determines one of the outback realities of very high temperatures is muted and this perhaps less than 10 months of the year actual factual a hot place.

The town lies on the Tropic of Capricorn with a population of circa 3000. The main industries of the area are cattle, sheep, and, more recently, tourism.

Increasingly Longreach is on the mass market tourist agenda. The QANTAS Museum and the Australian Stockman Heritage Museum, plus the desire to be an armchair outback visitor being the key drivers.

Longreach is the birthplace of QANTAS Airways. The second longest operating and single ownership airline in the world. The QANTAS Museum is at an obvious must visit for visitors. The 707 plane should be a secondary consideration.

These photos will do the enticing.

The Stockman Museum is a very classy proposition and should be included in the visitorís considerations. The museum and art gallery are the writers recommendations.

Walking the town of Longreach there is much to appreciate; the rail station and museum, the botanic walk, the iconic QANTAS offices, the Kinnon & Co department store,  and the Powerhouse Museum.

The Longreach War Memorial is a very good representation of the Longreach citizenís participation.

The Catholic Church is the most formidable in Longreach.

The Longreach hotels are old, but not heritage considerations as at this time.  

Allow a minimum of four days to get the best out of Longreach.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course