Where is Longreach?

Longreach is in Central West Queensland, approximately 700 km from the coast, west of Rockhampton.

The town is on the Tropic of Capricorn about halfway between Mount Isa and Brisbane. The town is named after the ‘long reach’ of the Thomson River on which it is situated.


How To Get Here

QantasLink has daily return flights from Brisbane to Longreach.

Phone 13 13 13 or Website:

Rex Airlines flies twice weekly from Townsville to Longreach via Winton.

Phone 13 22 32 or Website:

Longreach Airport

Spirit of the Outback travels twice weekly return Brisbane to Longreach via Rockhampton.

Phone 13 22 32 or Website.

From Brisbane
1200km via Roma and Charleville along the Warrego highway, traveling either the Matilda Way or the Barcoo Way .

From Rockhampton
700km along the Capricorn Highway

From Mt Isa
700km along the Matilda Way

From Townsville
700km along the Flinders Highway via Hughenden and Winton

All roads listed are fully sealed.

Bus Queensland has a daily service from Brisbane to Darwin via Mt Isa.

Phone 1300 287 537 or Website.

Greyhound Coaches operate twice weekly Rockhampton to Longreach.

Phone 13 14 99 or Website.

Where to Stay

The Longreach Region has a number of accommodation choices from quality caravan parks and motels to deluxe heritage-inspired, self-contained options.

Be sure to book in advance as we can not guarantee availability during the lead up to and during the rodeo.


Mobile Coverage

Please note that the mobile network coverage in Longreach is 4G, with limited coverage of Optus. In Ilfracombe and Isisford is Telstra 3G mobile. The Telstra 4G ans 3G network coverage is generally restricted to the area close to these towns, with parts of the Landsborough Highway having minimal to no coverage on the Telstra 3G Network. Telstra’s Mobile Broadband is accessible via the Telstra 4GX Network in Longreach.

Public Telephones

There are several public telephones available, coin or card operated. These are located between the Council Office and the Post Office on Eagle Street, in the Taxi rank area in the middle of Eagle Street (opposite Target Country), out the front of Mercury Business Supplies at the southern end of Eagle Street and on Crane Street (north side) near the Lioness Park.

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