Outback Pioneers

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

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Outback Pioneers brings outback pioneering spirit to life with ingenious and much-loved experiences and holidays in Longreach, Queensland. Here heritage meets quirky humour, big landscapes meet big hearts as the Kinnon family share their outback lifestyle and insights into iconic Australian culture.

Guests can unleash their own pioneering spirit with experiences like the Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience, the Starlight’s Cruise Experience and Nogo Station Experience. Restored heritage buildings The Station Store and The Welcome Home also help tell the local story. Everything comes from the family’s passion for educating and inspiring visitors to experience and preserve the real Australian outback.

When you visit Outback Pioneers you’ll be sharing a real outback experience with genuine outback people who live and breathe the region’s past, present and future.

Facilities

Service Types

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Cultural and Theme Tours Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours Free Wifi

Activities

Birdwatching Boating Camping

Fitness

Basic

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Caters for vision impairment Disabled access available Wheelchair access

Membership

Queensland Tourism Industry Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

Accreditation

Australian Tourism Accreditation China Ready Accreditation

Services

From $214 to $649

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Outback Pioneers’ air-conditioned coach tour to Winton travels the 180 kilometres from Longreach and gives a local’s insight into the scenery and highlights.

Winton is a fascinating outback town known for its dinosaur fossils and the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum is one of the highlights of the tour. The experience includes entry to the impressive Dinosaur Canyon. Follow in the footsteps of Banjo Paterson with lunch at the legendary North Gregory Hotel, where Banjo Paterson first performed Waltzing Matilda. Explore even more about this unofficial national anthem in the purpose-designed Waltzing Matilda Centre.

The Winton Discovery Experience runs on Saturdays. Bookings are essential.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

From $114 to $399

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Outback history and a contemporary working station come together at Outback Pioneers’ Nogo Station near Longreach.

The station was originally part of the famous Bowen Downs station. Join your Kinnon family host to live the pioneering spirit as you experience an insiders’ view of station life. Meet the merinos and hear the merino story in the historic woolsheds.

Go on station safari by open-top, double-decker bus to view the sunlit plains where wedge-tailed eagles fly. Local wildlife mingles with iconic cattle breeds and stock-horses. It’s a photo opportunity extraordinaire with outback desert camels, kangaroos, emus, wild donkeys and more. You’ll also visit a typical outback billabong and the ruins of Captain Starlight’s stockyards where you will share a pioneers’ ‘smoko’ under the gum trees in true outback style.

The Outback Pioneers air-conditioned coach will pick you up from your accommodation and take you around the historic sites of Longreach before travelling the 15 kilometres out to Nogo. It runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings from 7.45am to 11.45am. Bookings essential.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

From $114 to $399

COVID-19: Please check Outback Pioneers’ website and social media feeds for up-to-date information.

Re-live the heyday of stagecoach travel. On the Cobb and Co experience you’ll travel in a restored stagecoach – first at a leisurely pace through town and then full-tilt along a stretch of the original Longreach to Windorah mail route. 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 hat for the only stagecoach gallop in Australia! It’s exhilarating. It’s entertaining. And it’s the closest you can get to feeling what it would have been like in the pioneer past.

After the ride and photos, slow down with a traditional smoko (the original Aussie tea break), a classic Australian movie in retro cinema seats and the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show, an hour of laughter and a tribute to the old travelling shows.

The four-hour experience starts from The Station Store in Longreach – bookings essential. The Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show can also be booked separately.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

$25

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This is Aussie outback humour and ingenuity at its best! It’s a hilarious hour of entertainment featuring animals, stockmen and improvised live theatre with a laugh a minute. Kids love it and so do adults.

Based on the traditional outback travelling shows, it’s hard not to be charmed by the simple delights of bush theatre – but be warned – the folks in those days didn’t have quite the same standards of political correctness so you’ll need to leave your high horse at the gate and share a few old-fashioned jokes in the good-natured spirit they are intended.

The show commences Monday to Friday at 12 noon. This is part of the Outback Pioneers Cobb and Co Stagecoach Experience or can be booked separately.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

From $114 to $399

COVID-19: Please check Outback Pioneers’ website and social media feeds for up-to-date information.

Make sure you don’t miss Outback Pioneers’ cruise to experience the only paddle-wheeler west of the Great Divide or the historic Thomson Princess Riverboat and enjoy an adventure to the heart of outback tradition.

After a gentle cruise down the majestic Thomson, where birds flock home to roost on the riverbanks at sunset, you’ll go ashore for a traditional stockman’s camp-fire dinner under the stars, followed by bush poetry with our local bush poet.

Next the bush is illuminated by the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound and Light Picture Show – a unique big-screen presentation featuring the Kinnon family and locals in the amazing adventures of the notorious cattle thief known as ‘Captain Starlight’. This movie is a tribute to the bush skills of the rogue drovers and was specially commissioned by Outback Pioneers to celebrate this story of audacity and daring.

Finally, in the atmospheric surroundings of the bush at night, enjoy the timeless favourite – billy tea and damper.

The tour departs Monday to Saturday 4:45pm – bookings essential.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

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