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Longreach

Country
Australia
State
Queensland
City
Longreach
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By train

Longreach is the terminus for the Spirit of the Outback train from Brisbane via Rockhampton.

Key places to visit
Qantas in Longreach, Jacksons Weapons Museum, Starlight's Lookout


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Places to Visit

Qantas in Longreach

The first commercial flight by Qantas in an Avro 504K took off from Longreach on 7 February 1921 at 10.30 am and took 3 hours and 10 minutes to reach Winton.

The town is still proud of its aviation past. The first Qantas booking office, a small wooden building, is located in Qantas Park in Eagle Street and is currently used as the Tourist Information Office. Behind the office is Qantas Park which contains an engine which dates from 1924.

Jacksons Weapons Museum

There are a number of other tourist attractions in the area including the Jacksons Weapons Museum in Cassowary Street which is really a war memorabilia museum. It is open from 2 pm to 8 pm daily and is free although donations are appreciated.

Starlight's Lookout

Located 64 km from Longreach is Starlight's Lookout. The road is less than perfect however the lookout, said to be used by Harry Redford during his cattle duffing exploits (for details about Starlight-Harry Redford see entry on Muttaburra) offers a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside. With the landscape of central Queensland being so flat it is quite remarkable to get an elevated perspective on it.

 


 

Right Time to Visit

January - March
October - December

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