Outback history and a contemporary working station come together at Nogo. Abigail (née Kinnon) welcomes you to her home and cooks up a wonderful morning tea while you experience the past and present of this grazing property. Our sheep-shearing demonstration gets you up close to what life is like in the shearing sheds where so many iconic outback stories began. A highlight is the station safari, where you board our double-decker, open-top overlander safari bus to venture across Nogo’s sunlit plains to spot the many animals and birds that make the outback home. You’ll also see the ruins of Captain Starlight’s stockyards and a recreation of his camp down by the billabong. Back at the homestead, Abigail will share more of the station’s history. Explore some of the public rooms in the house and get a sense for what life would have been like here in the pioneering past.
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Stop At: Longreach, Landsborough Highway, Queensland Australia
It was a little over 20 kilometres from here that Banjo Paterson wrote about the ‘vision splendid of sunlit plains extended’. See through his eyes as you ride our station safari double-decker with a spectacular view of the vast plains where wedge-tailed eagles fly and local wildlife mingles with iconic cattle breeds, stock-horses and the famous merino sheep. Keep your camera handy as we look out for outback desert camels, kangaroos, emus, wild donkeys and more. Then visit a typical outback billabong where Captain’s Starlight’s camp has been recreated and see the ruins of his stockyards, which have been here over a century.
You haven’t understood the Longreach story until you’ve understood the role of sheep. Inside our historic shearing shed, you’ll meet our champion shearer, Deanna, who will demonstrate her skills and introduce you to the world of the legendary shearers who helped build Australia’s prosperity. Back at the homestead, you’ll soak in the station’s history as you explore some of the rooms and sense what life would have been like here in the pioneering past. Learn about women of the homestead, see where Abigail creates her Abigail’s Outback Kitchen range and taste some of the treats for yourself at the country-style ‘smoko’ (morning tea)!
This is the place where pioneering past and present comes together and where you can immerse yourself in the wild outback landscape and get up close to our outback life.
Duration: 3 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- Snacks - Home-baked 'smoko' (morning tea) is included.
- Entry/Admission - Longreach
Traveler pickup is offered
The Station Store
Longreach Caravan Park
3 to 4 hours
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