Longreach School of Distance Education

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​’Imagine a classroom more than twice the size of Victoria, where the playground is as vast as the outback and the partnership between home and school is legendary’.

They invite you to join them in touring one of the largest classrooms in the world! Observe their school in action and learn how education is delivered using technology ‘in the bush’.

The ‘Longreach School of Distance Education’ (formerly known as Longreach School of the Air) is a unique experience and is one of 16 distance education schools in the country; and one of seven in Queensland.

Tours are run twice daily at 9am and 10.30am, Monday to Friday; excluding public holidays and Queensland Christmas School Holidays. Bookings are necessary for large groups only.

They have many quality souvenirs available at the Longreach School of Distance Education. Proceeds from sales are used to provide support and resources that directly benefit​ students. Examples include support for mini-schools, camps, swim camps, computers, phones and upgrades to facilities such as playground equipment.

Souvenirs are available to purchase upon your visit, or by emailing your order to the school.


Broadband Internet Access Carpark Coach Parking Disabled access available Family International Interpretive Centre Public Toilet Queensland Tourism Industry Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


From AU$10.00

Adults AUD12, Concession AUD10.
Per person for adult groups of 20 or more people AUD10.
Family (Two adults and up to four children) AUD30.

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Outback Stockman’s Show


Powerhouse Museum

Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum


Longreach Railway Station

Longreach Historic Railway Station


Longreach Cemetery

Longreach Cemetery History Tours


Thomson River Cruising

Thomson River, Longreach


The Station Store in Longreach is open year round. Exterior image

Kinnon and Co’s The Station Store


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