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Longreach Queensland

Our Location


Longreach is made from the former Shires of Longreach, Ilfracombe and Isisford including the towns of Longreach, Ilfracombe, Isisford, Emmett and Yaraka.

The Longreach Regional Council covers an area of 40,638 square kilometers and has a total population of approximately 4700.


Longreach has beautiful warm weather almost all year round. Average maximum temperatures are 36-40 degrees during summer and 23-26 degrees during winter. Minimum overnight temperatures are 22-23 degrees during the summer months and 7-8 degrees during winter.

Interesting note: all the streets in Longreach are named after birds. Streets named after water birds run east-west and those named after land birds run north-south.

Travelling to Longreach


Longreach is located approximately 1200km north west of Brisbane, 700km west of Rockhampton and 670km south west of Townsville. The major highways to Longreach are sealed. Be sure to check the road conditions during our wet season, contact RACQ on 1300 130 594 or feel free to give us a call.

Greyhound Coaches

Greyhound has a daily service from Brisbane to Longreach. They depart in the evening travelling overnight and arriving the next day. For more information phone Greyhound Coaches on 1300 473 946 or visit


The spiritof the Outback train departs from Brisbane on Tuesdays and Saturdays travelling to Rockhampton and through the towns of Blackwater, Emerald, Barcaldine and arriving at its final destination, Longreach the following day. For more details call Queensland Rail on 131 617.


Qantas Link offers daily return flights from Brisbane to Longreach. For reservations contact, Rex Airlines offer two return flights per week from Townsville to Longreach.

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Longreach Attractions

The Story of Longreach

Prior to 1860, the land around what is now the Shire of Longreach was peopled by the Iningai, Malintji and Kunngkari. In 1860, William Landsborough

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Longreach Attractions

Outback Tours

Hear the pounding hooves of the magnificent horses on the outback dirt road. Hear the rattle and creak of the coach. Hold on to your

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Longreach Attractions

Thompson River Cruises

Enjoy a gentle sunset cruise down the majestic Thomson River, where birds flock home to roost on the riverbanks. This is Longreach’s original Thomson River

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Longreach Attractions

Stockman’s Hall of Fame

The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is Australia’s premier outback heritage institution. Since its opening in 1988, the Hall of Fame

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Longreach Attractions

Qantas Founders Museum

A world-class museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of Qantas through interpretive displays, interactive exhibits, original and replica aircraft and an impressive collection

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