Longreach

Stockmen, shearers and spectacular sunsets are part and parcel of the Outback and you will find it all in the Longreach Region. Visit the Qantas Founders Museum and take a guided Jet Tour, explore the five themed galleries of the Australian Stockman Hall of Fame and enjoy the Outback Stockman's Show.  Soak up a stunning sunset on the Thomson River aboard the licensed Drover's Sunset Cruise or the Thomson Belle, a historic paddlewheeler.  Choose from two very different river entertainment events - Smithy's Outback Dinner and Live Show on the River Stage or the Starlight Spectacular Sound and Light Show. Nearby is the Longreach School of Distance Education, which provides an education to students on remote pastoral properties up to 1000 kilometres away via satellite internet. Daily tours through this uniquely Australian educational facility are available.