Things to do while in Longreach

Things to do

Activites and Attractions

The Jumbuck Motel is proud to be a booking agent for all major Longreach activities and attractions and there are so many! We look forward to assisting you to plan your ideal Outback adventure from start to finish. Please pre book to avoid disappointment as all bookings are subject to availability. (07) 4658 1799

There are also plenty of natural attractions, walking trails, animal spotting and spectacular FREE activities and events. Please ask our friendly staff for up to date information.

We can help you book any tours from the following providers:-

For 2,3 and 4 day itinerary ideas click on the links below.

2 Day Outback Adventure

3 Day Outback Adventure

4 Day Outback Adventure

4 Day In depth Outback Adventure


To book or enquire about any of these options or for us to tailor a tour to suit your needs, call our friendly reception staff on:- (07) 4658 1799

Longreach is the heart of Outback Queensland and is famous for its characters, cultural heritage, ancient landscapes and welcoming communities.

Best known for its iconic heritage attractions which breathe life into our pioneering stories and Outback legends, there is much more to discover in the historic towns of Longreach, Ilfracome, Isisford and Yaraka!

Slow down and notice the ever changing colours of ths Outback landscape as you move from sunrise to sunset. Experience the sense of freedom and adventure as you drive through scenic back roads and National Park nature drives. Discover the peace and tranquility of our natural landscapes or join the locals at their favourite fishing spot on the Thomson River.

Nature and Recreation

Thomson River- Wet a line, take a dip or relax on a cruise

Starlights Lookout - Made famous by Australia'most well known cattle-duffer, 'Harry Readford', the spectacular outback landscape stretches out before you.

Lily Lagoon - A peaceful habitat for birds and native wildlife. Home to the beautiful Nymphea lilies that are unique to Longreach.

Longreach Botanic Walkway - A 2.5km interpretive native flora walk between the town centre and The Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame.

Iningai Nature Park - Located on the Longreach Town common, this park includes walking paths and sections of floodplains and waterholes along a creek.

Lochern National Park - About 150km south-west of Longreach, Lochern National Park has 20km of Thomson River frontage. The many lagoons and waterholes provide refuge for many species of bird and wildlife.

Skate Park - Located on Bustard Street, undercover and surrounded by lawn.

Rotary Park - Located on the Landsborough Highway across from the railway station, the park has a covered BBQ facility with a children's playground and public toilets.

Lioness Park - Located on the corner of Sparrow and Cassowary Street, Lioness Park has a BBQ, childrens playground area and public toilets.

Aquatic Centre - 50 metre pool, 25 metre heated pool and children's play area.

Contact the Longreach Visitor Information Centre for more information.

Major Events

Queensland State Sheep Show

  • Town:- Longreach
  • Date: - 13-14 May

Longreach Show

  • Town:- Longreach
  • Date:- 13 May 2016

Isisford Sheep and Wool Show

  • Town:- Isisford
  • Date:- 21 May 2016

Yellowbelly Fishing Classic

  • Town:- Longreach
  • Date:- 26-27 August 2016

Picnic Races

  • Longreach:- 12 March, 9 April, 7 May, 21 May, 18 June, 23 July, 20 August, 24 September and 1 November.
  • Ilfracombe:- 9 July
  • Isisford:- 22 October

Southern Cross Television & Isisford Fishing Competition

  • Town:- Isisford
  • Date:- 30-31July

Longreach Triathlon Fun Weekend

  • Town:- Longreach
  • Date:- 1-2 October

Starlights Stampede Weekend & Broadway to Bush Concert

Town:- Longreach

Date:- 14-16 October

For full details of these and other events visit:- www.longreachtourism.com.au

Visit nearby towns:

East:     Ilfracombe, Isisford, Emmet, Yaraka,
West:   Stonehenge, Jundah, Windorah
South:  West Opalton, Winton,
North:  Muttaburra

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