Longreach - QLD RVFT

RV Friendly Town - Queensland

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Longreach is a legendary town steeped in the heritage and history of the outback. Located 1,184 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, it is the largest town in Central Queensland.


Longreach was named after the 'long reach' of the Thomson River, which passes near the town. The River was discovered by Edward Kennedy in 1847. The success of wool in the 1920s saw the town boom, and later that year Qantas established a booking office there, which became the centre of its operations.


The Qantas Founders Museum commemorates the beginnings of this great Australian company and provides visitors with an insight into the early history of aviation in this country. 


The Stockman’s Hall of Fame is another major attraction. Its exhibitions include a model of Aboriginal cave paintings, the first fleet, early settlement in Sydney, the major explorations, early pioneers and then a focus on life in the bush up to the present day.


To soak up more of the history of the area you can visit the Powerhouse Museum or go for a Cobb & Co coach ride. More modern day attractions include river cruises, helicopter flights, an arts and craft centre and tours of the School of Distance Education.


For stocking up on essentials, there is an IGA supermarket and two pharmacies in Main Street. Other facilities include a post office, all styles of eateries, clubs, hotels, vehicle repairs and a cinema. The hospital is located on the corner of Jabiru Street and Plover Street, and all four major banks have branches in Longreach.


Longreach is a robust rural and business centre in the heart of Australia and offers genuine outback hospitality to the mobile traveller.


Tourist/Visitor Centre       

Longreach VIC, Qantas Park, Eagle St, Longreach

Ph: 07 4658 4150

visitinfo@longreach.qld.gov.au

www.longreach.qld.gov.au 


Casual Parking       

Off street parking area between Crow Lane & Emu St, & in Eagle St, between Pelican St & Bustard St


Short Term Parking           

Apex Riverside Park west of Longreach


Dump Point  

Cnr Sandpiper St & Kite St


Potable Water          

Cnr Sandpiper and Kite Street; Longreach Visitors Information Centre, 99a Eagle Street; Longreach Caravan Park, 180 Ibis Street; Longreach Tourist Park, 12 Thrush Road


Hospital        

Cnr of Jabiru St & Plover St, Ph: 07 4658 4731


Doctors Surgery     

Eagle Arcade level 1, 109 Eagle St, Ph: 07 4658 3866


Dentist           

130 Eagle St, Ph: 07 4658 1283


Pharmacy     

109 Eagle St, Ph: 07 4658 1500; 112B Eagle St, Ph: 07 4658 1004


Supermarket            

141 Ibis St, Ph: 07 4658 1397; Cnr Eagle St & Swan St, Ph: 07 4658

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CMCA User
 14/08/2019
Potable water is on the Cnr of Sandpiper and the Landsborough Hwy in a large caravan parking area opposite the information centre which is across the hwy. This is also where the dump point is.

CMCA User
 23/04/2017
What a fabulous town. The Big Three (Kinnon & Co Cobb & Co experience and sundown cruise on the Thomson River, Qantas Founders Museum and Stockman's Hall of Fame) is a must do, but make sure you check all package options or at least ask about them so you get to do all you what to. If you don't ask, you don't get informed about them. And if you do nothing else, make sure you go to the RSL for a meal. So welcoming and the pricing is amazing for what you get. One of our group ordered a half Fisherman's Platter at $20 and he couldn't finish it! This town is definitely worth a visit.
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