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Outback Aussie Tours

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Address: Longreach Railway Station on Landsborough Highway, Longreach, Queensland 4730, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4658 3000
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Let Outback Aussie Tours show you Outback Queensland. We offer Thomson...

Let Outback Aussie Tours show you Outback Queensland. We offer Thomson River cruises and a selection of day tours including Station visits, Dinosaur attractions, Iconic Stockman's Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. Don't miss our fully licensed Drover's Sunset Cruise featuring the NEW Smithy's Outback Dinner & Live Show with table service camp oven themed dinner under the stars! Leave your car in Longreach and join our Birdsville Desert Escape, with expert commentary and spectacular scenery. Other tours taking in more of our Outback Queensland region include the Legendary Longreach and Winton Tour, Outback Overland Tour and the Corner Country Highlights tour. Travel in comfort aboard our custom designed vehicles and be treated to our well known Outback hospitality. We can't wait to meet you!

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Mr L Hawkins

One of the most reliable and prompt service we have ever experienced.The driver and tour directory David on every tour gave a very informative and accurate history of Longreach... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lloydhaw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of the most reliable and prompt service we have ever experienced.The driver and tour directory David on every tour gave a very informative and accurate history of Longreach and surrounding areas he was on time all of the time and was very helpful with baggage and directions.

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Management4735, Manager at Outback Aussie Tours, responded to this review

G'day Mr Hawkins, thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are pleased that we were able to host you here in Longreach and that you found our service and information benefited your experience. Smithy More 

Brisbane
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the sunset cruise. Diesel exhaust, muddy river, same trees we saw alongside the railway track for 1300 k's. Commentary was all about birds, and I'm not one to get excited about a bird so far away you can hardly see the buggers. Food was enjoyable and the Ships Mate did a great job looking after our group of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were picked up from our motel at 5.30pm. Another 10 people were in the bus and we made our way to the Thompson River. We had a 2hr nibblies tour which was great. We also went to the Qantas Museum which lasted 3.5hrs. Lastly we went to the Stockmans Hall of Fame. All these tours were organised bt Ouback... More 

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Management4735, Manager at Outback Aussie Tours, responded to this review

G'day Julie-Anne, Many thanks for taking the time to submit a review of your recent touring experience with Outback Aussie Tours. We are delighted that you enjoyed our 2 hour Summer Sunset Nibbles cruise which operates between November and March (our official off season). We've had a fantastic off-season this year with so many visitors heading out to discover the... More 

Longreach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Being a local, it's great to have an alternative dinner option to restaurants and takeaway. The evening with Smithy's team is fabulous and they are all so welcoming and very accommodating. The boat cruise is lovely and has beautiful sights and a great view of the sunset, as well as interesting commentary. The river-side dinner and entertainment is second-to-none. It's... More 

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Management4735, Owner at Outback Aussie Tours, responded to this review

G'day Brooke and many thanks for your endorsement from a local's perspective! We regularly welcome locals on our Drover's Sunset Cruise and it's always a pleasure. Cruising on the Thomson River at sunset is a truly special experience and the river never fails to show us something new. The dinner & show at Smithy's following the cruise is always a... More 

Tennant Creek, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We were picked up from the motel, the coach was lovely, comfy seats, drove us down to the river for the sunset cruise. It was absolutely beautiful, perfect weather for middle of summer. The Capitan was a bit of a lark but also full of knowledge. We didn't quiet see the sunset, due to all the clouds, but we did... More 

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Bribie Island, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Outback Aussie Tours looked after us all so well on the 6 Day Tour of the 'Outback,' especially our Bus Driver Dave Bartley, a true Historian, and passionate supporter of our early pioneers. Dave came across as just another casual country bloke, but never missed a trick to ensure everyone was catered for, had a drink in their hand, and... More 

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Management4735, Owner at Outback Aussie Tours, responded to this review

G'day and thank you very much for your review of our Legendary Longreach & Winton tour. We're delighted that you enjoyed the stories and hospitality of our team and we'll be sure to pass on your compliments. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Smithy More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Thanks Dave and Renee, our bus driver and assistant. Outback Aussie Tours made our stay memorable and enjoyable. They were always on time to pick us up, bus was very comfortable, and Dave went out of his way to ensure that my father (86 years old and many stories to tell), did not miss out on seeing the Longreach Power... More 

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Management4735, Owner at Outback Aussie Tours, responded to this review

G'day Helen and many thanks for your review. We're really pleased to hear that you and your Dad enjoyed your visit. It was our pleasure to organise a special visit to the Power Station for your Dad, no doubt a visit with lots of memories! We'll most certainly pass on your thanks to Dave and Renee too. Thanks again. Smithy. More 

Bli Bli, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We used outback Aussie tours on our recent trip to Longreac. We combined a journey on the Spirit of the Outback and several of this company's many attractions over a seven day period. Outback's driver met us at the railway station together with many other travellers and our experience started immediately with a short tour of the town before being... More 

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Management4735, Owner at Outback Aussie Tours, responded to this review

G'day and thanks very much for your review. We've been thrilled to see so many visitors still heading to Outback Queensland this year, particularly on our Outback Summer Escape package. We love sharing our backyard with guests and like to make sure that their every need is considered. Thanks again for your visit and we hope to see you in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

You cant go wrong booking this night out. the river cruse captain gave you and overall view of life on the land as it is he had some real great stories and some interesting facts. and as the sun set we turn up at Smiths and what a great night the entertainment was just fantastic the songs the stories the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The picking up and dropping off was excellent but the cruise itself seemed very expensive for the 1 1/2 hours on the water and a few nibbles offered around. We understand the full dinner and show evenings are much better and good value at only $20 a head more than this sunset cruise.

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