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Outback Pioneers

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128 Eagle St, Longreach, Queensland 4730, Australia
+61 7 4658 1776
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What a Morning and Night

Pick up tickets, visit the shop lots to see, Have a Briefing on what to expect, before our picture... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
annretire
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Brisbane, Australia
Olsen's of Hendra

Another great trip on the river cruise, done this many times but it gets better all the time &a we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wendy O
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Brisbane, Australia
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Outback Pioneers invites everyone to come to Longreach and discover the heritage and pioneering spirit of outback Queensland. Step into pioneers shoes for holidays and experiences that entertain, educate and inspire. Owned and managed by the Kinnon family, Outback Pioneers reflects their love of the outback lifestyle and dedication to preserving it for future generations. What began in 2006 as a way to diversify the family’s grazing business in times of drought has become a passion to share Australia’s iconic heritage with visitors. When you visit Longreach you can also stay in Kinnon & Co’s award-winning, heritage-inspired Outback Accommodation, which is an attraction in its own right. Outback Pioneers is the only place in Australia you can gallop in a Cobb & Co stagecoach along part of an old mail route, see the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show and much more. You can also take a sunset cruise on the Thomson River to a stockman’s dinner around the campfire plus visit the Kinnon’s historic, working Nogo Station where Captain Starlight kept his stolen cattle and where station life continues to defy drought and distance. In Longreach, the Kinnon & Co Station Store and The Welcome Home are further attractions and the Outback Pioneers booking office is in The Welcome Home building at 128 Eagle Street.
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“coach ride” (80 reviews)
“kinnon family” (64 reviews)
“light show” (59 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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128 Eagle St, Longreach, Queensland 4730, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Pick up tickets, visit the shop lots to see, Have a Briefing on what to expect, before our picture, in Hat or bonnet and Gun in front of Stage Coach. Horse drawn coach ride through Town and bush, before back to Town for a morning...More

Thank annretire
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Another great trip on the river cruise, done this many times but it gets better all the time &a we throughly enjoy it. The Kinnon boys did a great job running the show & fun was had by all. I'd recommend this trip to everyone...More

Thank Wendy O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At short notice we decided to do the river cruise with dinner and show. It was fantastic the whole family loved every part of it. The sunset river cruise was excellent the story telling fantastic. The dinner was excellent with the poetry. The evening finished...More

Thank TwiningaroundAust
Nicki L, Guest Experience Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so happy to hear you decided to do the Starlight's Cruise Experience and had such a good evening while you were in Longreach. Thank you for the recommendation!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best attractions that we went to. From booking to collection to cruise, commentators, show, dinner, bush poetry and ride home. These collection of people have nailed it. If you only do one tour do this one. Would even do it again on...More

Thank julie w
Nicki L, Guest Experience Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the 5-star review for our Starlight's Cruise Experience, Julie, and for the recommendation to other visitors. We'd love to welcome you aboard again when you're next in Longreach.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We highly recommend the Starlight cruise. We were picked up from our CV Pk & taken to the river where we boarded the Princesses ready for our Sunset cruise. After the fun cruise with lovely nibbles supplied to go with the BYO drinks we'd taken,...More

Thank jackieandmark27
Nicki L, Guest Experience Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Jackie and Mark for your review and recommendation. We're very happy to hear the Starlight's Cruise Experience gave you a memorable evening and a worthwhile experience of our corner of the outback!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I really enjoyed this experience, very relaxing after a long drive, great entertainment - boat ride was very informative loved their take on the outback bushman, educational but with a lot of fun & laughter- nibbles, tasty dinner, desert & tea &...More

Thank Lila122
Nicki L, Guest Experience Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your 5-star review. It's great to hear you enjoyed our Starlight's Cruise Experience. Thank you for making the long drive to Longreach.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did everything on offer and were so happy. Professionally run yet personal. So informative and so much fun.

Thank Karl d
Nicki L, Guest Experience Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We really appreciate your 5-star review, Karl. Thank you so much. We never tire of hearing that guests have enjoyed the experiences and that we've managed to entertain and leave you with a deeper understanding of the outback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very authentic experience . The stagecoach ride was great, River cruise and evening dinner was just a great Aussie experience.old time show hilarious. Can highly recommended these events. I will never forget Scotties poetry at the dinner

1  Thank Peter D
Nicki L, Guest Experience Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for the review and recommendations, Peter. Great to hear you enjoyed it all and that Scotty's poetry left such an impression.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

The Starlight Cruise was a wonderful experience. Good commentary, great entertainment and lovely stew, with tea and damper. The Old Time Tent Show was very entertaining. The two young lads who did this were wonderful, entertaining and funny. They were also the master and deck...More

1  Thank macca46
Nicki L, Guest Experience Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you for spending time with us in Longreach and leaving us top marks for the experiences. The Kinnon boys will be happy to hear their entertainment helped make your stay!

Reviewed 9 September 2017

The two boys are brilliant! A credit to their family. So funny! We did the coach ride, the show and the sunset boat ride and sound show. Everything was great! Their organisation is excellent. Everything ran according to plan. He entertainment at the sound and...More

1  Thank Kim R
Nicki L, Guest Experience Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Many thanks for the 5-star review, Kim. It makes it all worthwhile when we know we've given our guests a fantastic experience of our beautiful Queensland outback and its heritage.

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Diana_M56
15 August 2015|
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Response from OutbackPioneers | Property representative |
Hi Diana, The Big 3 Pass is available from any of the three attractions and the 2015 prices and saving compared to over the counter prices are as follows: Adult $249.30 - Save $45.70 Pensioner $227.70 - Save $38.30 Child... More
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