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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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This experience takes up most of the day, so I felt it was good value for money. The morning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AnnetteB52
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Brisbane, Australia
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Really well organized experiences that were lots of fun, highly recommended place to visit. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lymasc
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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128 Eagle St, Longreach, Queensland 4730, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This experience takes up most of the day, so I felt it was good value for money. The morning started with us meeting our hosts at the Station Store (operated by Kinnon & Co) in the main street of Longreach. From there, we went out...More

Thank AnnetteB52
Nicki L, Guest Experience Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a warm and detailed, review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed everything so much and that you got into the outback pioneering spirit with us here in Longreach!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really well organized experiences that were lots of fun, highly recommended place to visit. We stayed at the Kinnon outback cabins and they were very nice and comfortable. Really comfy bed, very well appointed kitchen and friendly staff.

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

Yours is one of the very last reviews of the 2017 Outback Pioneers experiences season so we're very happy it's a positive 5-star verdict and that you enjoyed your stay in Longreach! Thank you for supporting us here in outback Queensland.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outback Pioneers just has to be added to the bucket list - and Outback Pioneers is an experience that is a ‘must do’ so take the kids, family, friends, colleague and partners . The tours are amazing! Scotty the barefoot poet - brought me tears...More

Thank richco1305
Nicki L, Guest Experience Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the enthusiastic review and recommendation. We're so happy to hear you loved the cruise and Scotty, our living outback treasure! When people respond with tears and laughter, we know we are getting them in touch with the heart of the outback and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

10 of us travelled by train (a long journey so take plenty of reading material) for 4 days in Longreach. We were picked up and taken to out Motel. We had booked the Big Three pass which was Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame which was...More

Thank Janet H
Nicki L, Guest Experience Manager at Outback Pioneers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the descriptive and helpful review, Janet. We're really happy you enjoyed your time in Longreach and all your Outback Pioneers experiences and adventures. We agree it's a bit of a long train journey for kids but it's a great family holiday and...More

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

So happy to hear you enjoyed the experiences so much and thank you for your descriptive and warm review. The family and the crew are always delighted to know that guests have had a great time.

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

We really love getting your great reviews, Wendy, and thank you for being such a loyal supporter of Outback Pioneers and Longreach. We'll look forward to having you aboard again soon!

Reviewed 12 October 2017 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 16 October 2017

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 4 October 2017 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 8 October 2017

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 30 September 2017 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 October 2017

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 28 September 2017 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 October 2017

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.

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Diana_M56
16 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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