A visit to Longreach, the heart of outback Queensland, will provide an opportunity for history lovers to become immersed in the stories of generations of brave Australians. From learning about the culture, traditions and incredible journey of local Aboriginal people to discovering tales from the early struggles of pioneering families who settled along the area, there is much to discover. Visit Qantas Founders Museum, celebrating the airline’s place as a pioneer of commercial flight and explore a range of exhibits such as original planes and interactive displays; be sure to leave time for a picture with replica-sized figures who tell the story of Australia’s aviators. Spend your evenings under starry skies, listening to entertaining talks from locals and watching a spectacular night show which celebrates outback life at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre.
Sightseeing #1: Qantas Founders Museum
Situated in the outback town of Longreach, the Qantas Founders Museum is a fascinating and educational experience. This museum houses something for all types of travellers, from artifacts that date back to the founding of Qantas, interactive exhibits, replicas of aircraft and more. Guided tours are available to provide knowledge about aviation history as well as interesting stories about Qantas’ beginning. Conveniently located with accommodation and other attractions nearby, this museum provides an opportunity to become immersed in aviation history while also allowing guests to explore this unique small Outback town.
Sightseeing #2: Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame
The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame in Longreach is a truly unique and enriching travel experience. Here, visitors gain a newfound appreciation of outback life at the turn of the twentieth century, with extensive exhibits detailing each aspect, from shearing to cooking. There is also an immersive display covering how the families overcame their daily struggles, adapted to their surroundings, used locally-sourced materials for transportation and communication, and ultimately created successful family lives – which makes it an exhilarating source of knowledge for history buffs.