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Address: 128 Eagle Street, Longreach, Queensland 4730, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4658 1776
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08:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Cobb and Co were the pioneers of stagecoach travel and mail services...

Cobb and Co were the pioneers of stagecoach travel and mail services throughout Australia. On our Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience you’ll travel in a restored stagecoach on our award-winning tour – first at a leisurely pace through town and then full-tilt along a stretch of the original Longreach-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 our Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show, which has fun for all the family in a tribute to the old travelling shows.

The 4-hour experience starts from The Station Store in town. Monday to Friday from 8.30am. Booking essential. Please let us know when you book if you have any special dietary requirements.

This experience departs from The Station Store, 126 Eagle Street Longreach, Monday to Friday during the season. 2017 season commences 3 April, 2017.

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Sunset Cruise

To top of the day Kinnon & Co do a sunset cruise down the Thompson River. We were picked up from the Longreach Tourist Park by Air Conditioned Coach and taken to the Thompson... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Stuart W
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Sydney, Australia
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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very professionally handled from whoa to go! Just had to experience a stagecoach ride and what better place to do it than Longreach. Black and white snaps taken prior to the ride for sale of course after. The ride itself was surprisingly smooth with excellent, informative commentary along the route. This ride was made special by an albino horse running... More 

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Thank Jayne J
Kinnon_Co, Public Relations Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this review

Hi Jayne J - Thank you for your review and feedback about your experience. We have passed this to the team and will be endeavouring to incorporate this into how we talk about the experiences and what is included next season. We apologise that this may have altered your overall experience with us. If you're ever back out this way... More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

To top of the day Kinnon & Co do a sunset cruise down the Thompson River. We were picked up from the Longreach Tourist Park by Air Conditioned Coach and taken to the Thompson River for the cruise. There were 38 of us on board and we were given nibbles to go with our drinks whilst we cruised down the... More 

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Thank Stuart W
Kinnon_Co, Public Relations Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this review

We enjoyed reading your review, Stuart and are happy you had such a great time on our Starlight's Cruise Experience. Sounds like you really made the most of being in outback Queensland! More 

Emu Park, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful experience travelling in the stage coach. The staff are friendly and helpful, the horses are well looked after and the stage coach in good condition. We left the yard and went down the street for a little while then we went through the paddock. We galloped for a short while to get the feel of how... More 

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Kinnon_Co, Public Relations Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this review

Thanks, Pamela. We enjoy reading the reviews and so glad you enjoyed your Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience with Jeremy & Lane. More 

Gold Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The whole experience was a lot of fun as well as very informative. Jeremy and Lane Kinnon are a real couple of characters who were born to entertain people. Their knowledge and skills are also exceptional. This is a "must do" experience while you are in Longreach.

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Kinnon_Co, Public Relations Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this review

Thanks, TestBed. We'll be sure to pass that on to Jeremy and Lane - they really enjoy hearing all the feedback from guests. Thanks for taking the time to do our Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We opted to do just the stagecoach ride. After having an old fashioned photo in front of the stagecoach (with Buck the dog!) We hopped on. My husband sat up the top while i sat inside. We both enjoyed the ride which took us through some paddocks where we even had a canter, before taking us down the main street... More 

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Kinnon_Co, Public Relations Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your review, Emma P. We're happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed the Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience so much. You're husband must have had a great view of the full ride from the top of the coach! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We would highly recommend this tour. Very well put together , great staff, great family business . The Kinnon boys that take you on the stage coach and do the show are really good , done with a lot of passion for the land. And the morning was perfect for the setting . Thank you and we will be back... More 

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Kinnon_Co, Public Relations Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this review

G'day! Thanks so much for coming aboard the Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience while you were in town and for taking the time to write a review. We're happy to read you had such a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We arrived for the pre-tour morning tea, which was delicious scones, jam and cream! The Cobb & Co stagecoach ride is a hoot. Three of us were able to sit on the back seat of the coach, which allowed you to see everything around you. As you travel on some dirt tracks, it can be dusty, but it is all... More 

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Kinnon_Co, Public Relations Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this review

We're happy to read you're taking home some great memories of your time in Longreach, Judy T. Thanks for taking the time to share a review and we look forward to seeing you back out this way another time. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Longreach this month with a large group of friends. The Kinnon and Co Cobb and Coach Ride and Show was a fantastic experience. They were most accommidating to ensure that we could all ride the coaches together. Whilst I felt at first the cost for the 5 of us was rather high I felt by the end that... More 

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Thank Karen D
Kinnon_Co, Public Relations Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this review

Hey Karen, Well that's great that you enjoyed your time in Longreach and your ride aboard our Cobb and Coach Stagecoach Experience along with the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show. We definitely think it is great value for the stories of one of the most notorious characters in our area's history. Thanks for spending time with us in Longreach! More 

Caloundra, Australia
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were booked for an afternoon ride but due to rainy weather, Kinnon and Co rang and organised for us to be on an earlier ride. Thank goodness we did. Boy did we have a ball. It was a true glimpse into the days of yesteryear and travelling back then. We had rain and mud flying everywhere but that only... More 

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Kinnon_Co, Public Relations Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this review

Hey Carolyn, We're happy we could manage to fit you in on the Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience before the rain hit. We've been lucky to get some spring rain and the safety of our guests (and the animals) always comes first. Enjoyed reading your review - it sure sounds like you made the most of it! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My boys, wife and I squeezed into the seat at the back of the stagecoach on the outside and I have to say, try hard to get there. Blew my mind when they took off and the kids were loving it. Great run down by the driver as we were going and recommend it to everyone.

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Thank Brett M
Kinnon_Co, Public Relations Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this review

Hey Brett, We bet the kids had a blast and we love sharing the story of the outback and pioneering spirit with the youngsters. Thanks for joining us. More 

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