Longreach /Winton ect

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 13:01
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Wanting to do trip next week , havnt been able to get info whats open this time of the year.Does anyone know ?
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 15:30

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 15:30
Ray, see if you can go on a tour of the School of the Air in Longreach.

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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 16:06

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 16:06
For starters the Qantas Founders Museum is open. You can invest several hours there.
Then there is the Stockman's Hall of Fame, another couple of hours.
Much more too. Just Google "Longreach" to view lots of info.
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Follow Up By: ray t1 - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 17:21

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 17:21
Cheers for that, haven't had any response from info centre, day tours etc , all don't start till April
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris_K - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 18:24

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 18:24
We were out that way late last year. In addition to what Allan has said...the Stockmans Hall of Fame is excellent and worth nearly a day:

1. Winton - Waltzing Matilda centre. I thought is was boring and tacky but others reckon it was ok.
2. Lark Quarry - this is nearly a "must see" about 100kms (ish) from Winton and doable in a day trip.
3. Age of Dinosaurs - even better than Lark Quarry IMHO. And also worth a few hours.

You'd need to check opening hours etc...but most of all items 2 & 3 above are all dirt road access. There has been a bit of rain out there recently...so maybe not the ideal time.

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Reply By: Villatranquilla - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 17:19

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 17:19
Not sure what's open but don't miss:
Longreach - at least 1/2 a day each at Qantas (fantastic) and Hall of Fame. In fact the Hall of Fame pass allows entry for 2 days
Winton - the outdoor cinema night show was interesting and very funny
Looks like they might be having some much needed rain in the area so you may be restricted to the black top
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Follow Up By: ray t1 - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 17:24

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 17:24
Thanks for that, cheers
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 19:28

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 19:28
Check the weather conditions as they have been getting some good rain out there of late.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 11:03

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 11:03
Ray,

In Winton, Australian Age of Dinosaurs, Waltzing Matilda Centre and Corfields & Fitzmaurice Store are all open. Due to rain, think road to Lark Quarry is only open to 4wd at moment. Also visit Searle's store in Winton, very interesting, friendly staff & a good range of EVERYTHING!

Not everything is open in Longreach as yet, but pretty sure Hall of Fame and Qantas Museum are both open. McKinnon & Co coach rides & other shows probably won't start till March or April. No boat rides on the waterhole at Thomson River as yet, as water has been very low, and tourist numbers are ditto. Believe the waterhole should be filling at this very moment.

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