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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
Description:

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 1 November 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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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 

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

When you are visiting Longreach, this is a must! Kinnon & Co had been cattle and sheep farmers, but the drought from 2000-2005 really struck hard and the family had to find an alternative form of income to survive! To all the Grey Nomads and tourists out there the "Outback Experience " is a must do! From the stagecoach ride,... More 

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

G'day Stuart, we enjoyed reading your review and happy to read you had such a great time in Longreach. It's certainly been a hard few years for all of us in outback Queensland and the rain this year has made a difference - but there's still a long way to go! More 

Emu Park, Australia
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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 

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Excellent night, very entertaining. The hospitality this family provides is outstanding. Would highly recommend to all.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent evening sharing the outback with a hard working and entrepreneurial family. The cruise was peaceful and plenty of snacks. You can bring your own drinks. Then you have a traditional Stockman's stew. The shows were very entertaining, genuine and relevant. Damper and tea is also provided.

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

G'day Trishb2302! Sounds like you had a great time aboard Starlight's Cruise and we're happy to read you enjoyed the show and the stew. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went on the cruise. We would highly recommend it with Kinnon & Co. The Thomson river is a beautiful place to be at sunset. It's BYO alcohol but they put on nibbles. The dinner on the banks of the river is amazing and the show is really good. The light show was well done .An over great afternoon and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

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