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63-65 Ilfracombe Rd, Longreach, Queensland 4730 Australia
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#1 of 7 Speciality lodging in Longreach
Travellers' Choice
Saltbush Retreat’s rustic but beautiful accommodation reflects the unique textures and tones of Outback Queensland. Our self-contained accommodation is the perfect base for your Outback holiday and is within walking distance of Longreach hero attractions, Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. Select from our delightfully appointed 4.5 star Homestead Stables, our 4 star Slab Huts or our 3.5 star Outback Cabins. Dust off the day’s adventures with sunset canapes and a relaxing soak at our exclusive outdoor bath terrace*. (*for guests booked in the 4.5 star Homestead Stables and 4 star Slab Huts)
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Free parking
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Free airport transportation
Open-air bath
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Helen W wrote a review 10 Jun
Tewantin15 contributions3 helpful votes
We booked a comfort cabin for our stay at Saltbush. Would have liked to stay in the converted stables but they were already booked out on the dates we wanted. It's about 2k out of town across the road from Qantas Founders Museum and right next door to the Stockmans Hall of Fame. Our hosts Rob & Rebecca collected us from the railway station on arrival into Longreach and also dropped us back at the station for our return journey.. It's a pleasant walk into town or $13 dollars will get you a taxi into town. Also the Birdcage Hotel runs a courtesy bus for their customers. Our cabin was clean, comfortable and very warm. Rob & Rebecca were lovely welcoming hosts. I will definitely be recommending to family & friends
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Stuart B wrote a review 9 Jun
Brisbane, Australia227 contributions113 helpful votes
BOOK early - when we were then in May everywhere was booked out - we were a party of 10 took up 5 units (close to the main road) . They were well furnished and very comfy beds with good showers my most important things in a stay as your normally only there at night time when visiting Longreach. This is VERY handy for visiting both the Qantas Museum and the Stockmans Hall of Fame - - It is a bit out of central town. Nice pool area and the units out the back look good too.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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SuzW66 wrote a review 7 Jun
Brisbane, Australia203 contributions78 helpful votes
This accommodation is a little way outside of town but an easy walk if you wanted to. It’s right across the road from the airport and QANTAS Founder’s Museum. We stayed in one of the cabins which were quiet and comfortable but could do with a deep clean. I was also surprised that there wasn’t any hand wash. We bought our own however providing this should be standard now.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jenny M wrote a review May 2021
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We booked here for 3 nights following recommendations from friends, we were so impressed! We stayed in slab hut number 7, it couldn't have been more Australian but with all the modern conveniences. Bed was high and super comfortable, 2 leather tub chairs, a wooden table chained to the ceiling with more chairs, a small kitchenette with 2 hot plates, a microwave, jug, toaster, full size frig, all you could want. And jars full of tea bags, coffee and sugar sachets not the usual 2 teabags per person! The bathroom was so well designed, water pressure and temperature perfect. Two deck chairs on the verandah and corrugated iron window shutters. Wifi was free and strong. There are also 3 claw foot bathtubs for guests to enjoy outside on a communal deck so bring your bathers, kangaroos sit just feet away! There is a coin laundry, so handy when you're on holidays, and beer and wine is sold at reception. Staff were friendly and helped with sightseeing suggestions and restaurants. If we are ever back in Longreach we will stay here again and would even change our travel dates if needed!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Stumpie8 wrote a review May 2021
Echuca, Australia769 contributions169 helpful votes
We booked a self contained for 4 adults and the bedding, air conditioner and seating all where good. However, the apartment we had was joined to the next unit and the wall are very thin and we could hear the people next door moving around at anytime of the night. A large gap in the plaster between the ceiling and walls allows light to be seen from the next door apartment. The sliding mechanism of the front door was very noisy on opening and closing. Reported a faulty power outlet in the bathroom. Finally a garden water timer mounted to the side of the unit switched on at 4am in the morning and was very noisy and woke all in the Villa. Advised staff of the issue and it seems it was not fixed so each night i had to turn the water off and back on again in the morning.
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Date of stay: May 2021
USD 96 - USD 131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Saltbush Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Saltbush Retreat?
Nearby attractions include QANTAS Founders Museum (0.3 km), Camden Park Station (1.5 km), and Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Saltbush Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Saltbush Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Saltbush Retreat?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Saltbush Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Saltbush Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Harry's Restaurant, Merino Bakery, and The Birdcage Hotel Pty Ltd.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Saltbush Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Saltbush Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Saltbush Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Saltbush Retreat?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Saltbush Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Camden Park Station (1.5 km), Longreach (3.1 km), and Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum (2.4 km).
Is Saltbush Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.