Longreach is in the midst of a drought – no significant rain in three years I heard someone day. The caravan park has dead trees and little green.


On the approach to Longreach, the first thing you see is a QANTAS 747 tail.


What you do not realise until much closer is that there are two tails; the second is for a 707, but it is dwarfed.


This might have been the plane I first flew to Australia in – that was a 707 from San Francisco.


The QANTAS Founders Museum is quite good, with many models of planes, that give you an idea about how brave those founders were.


There is also a Stockman’s Hall of Fame with a great set of exhibits on pioneer life, including a great section on the Flying Doctor Service.


There is a lot of bird life in Longreach. The amazing ones are the Brolgas which are a bit tame ans visit the caravan camp looking for a feed. At over a metre tall, you are not inclined to disappoint.


This town is also on the Tropic of Capricorn.


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  1. Longreach was the name of the plane that took us to Vancouver….. and the same one that flew us home (same crew too).


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