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Enjoy an Outback Pioneers sunset cruise down the majestic Thomson River, where birds flock home to roost on the riverbanks. This is Longreach’s original Thomson River Cruise and still a must-do for every visitor to Longreach. You will cruise on either our Thomson Belle Paddlewheeler or our Thomson Princess Riverboat. Both vessels offer a unique viewing experience.

Please note: The first 49 seats sold will be for the Thomson Belle Paddlewheeler (4.30pm or 4.45pm timeslot). If this vessel is fully booked, please select the next timeslot under the 'Choose a time' dropdown menu. The remaining 34 seats will be on Thomson Princess Riverboat (4.31pm or 4.46pm timeslot). If you are unable to book your preferred day or boat, please call our reservations crew on 07 4658 1776 and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.

Your 1-hour cruise, will offer endless photo opportunities and an insightful commentary as you pass natural features before we go ashore for a traditional stockman’s camp-fire dinner. This is the real outback experience with inspiring and humorous traditional entertainment featuring our barefoot bush poet and your Kinnon family host.

Next, the bush is illuminated by the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show – a unique big-screen presentation featuring the Kinnon family and locals in the amazing adventures of the notorious cattle thief known as ‘Captain Starlight’.

Finally, in the atmospheric surroundings of the bush at night, enjoy the timeless favourite – billy tea and damper.

The cruise departs Monday to Saturday with coach pick-up from 4.30pm. Bookings essential.

This 4-hour experience includes:

  •     Cruise on our historic paddlewheeler or riverboat (nibbles included, BYO drinks)
  •     Traditional stockman’s campfire dinner (2 courses) with live entertainment and bush poetry
  •     Billy-tea and damper
  •     Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show
  •     Transfers to and from your accommodation.

If you find the experience is unavailable, please call our reservations crew on 07 4658 1776. Sometimes there are other options and we’ll do our best to fit you in.

Minimum numbers required.

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  • alarm Duration: 240
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1

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  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from $119.00pp

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  • What is the minimum age for Tours at Longreach?

    The minimum age for Tours at Longreach is suitable for all ages.

  • How long does an Tours session at Longreach last?

    The average Tours session at our Longreach centre is 6 hours.

  • Is Tours Longreach open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however Tours is busiest at the weekend - and our Longreach centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

  • Is Tours Longreach open for bookings at weekends?

    Tours at Longreach is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Tours bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

  • How popular is the Tours Longreach center?

    Geronigo® aims for all of our Tours locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Tours Longreach center is no exception. Book with confidence!

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for Tours Longreach?

    Yes you can buy Tours Longreach gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Tours Longreach vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • Where is Tours Longreach?

    The Tours Longreach center is located at the following address. Please note that sometimes our Tours centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is Tours at Longreach?

    The average package price of Tours at Longreach $152.33. The lowest price is $119.00 with the most expensive option being $219.00.

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