- Landsborough Highway, Longreach, QLD 4730
- Postal address
- PO Box 171, Longreach, QLD 4730
- Opening hours
- Mon-Sun 9am-5pm
- Adults: $19.80; Children: $9.50; Family (2 adults, 2 children): $44
Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is an excellent museum and cultural facility located in Longreach, western Queensland. Welcomed by the impressive bronze statue of the ringer, symbolic of rural heritage, the visitor is taken on a journey into the heart of Australia: ‘A vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended and the wondrous glory of the everlasting stars’.
The five high quality displays provide an insight into Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, the early exploration and rural expansion, the pioneering settlers and their hardships, the development of the great pastoral empires and how the marvellous Royal Flying Doctor Service overcame isolation. For the urban visitor it opens a fabulous window into a significant Australian story.
Significant objects and artefacts include: wool wagon, stockmen’s equipment, pastoral property journals, early explorer’s artefacts, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artefacts, artwork, hawker’s wagon, rural sports and 16,000 images. Small collections from prominent Australians such as Sidney Kidman, Smoky Dawson, Jimmy Sharman, Hugh Sawrey and R.M. Williams give depth to the collection.
Visitors can take advantage of light refreshments in the Wool Bale Café or a lovely meal at the Cattleman’s Bar and Grill. There is also the Outback Traders that carries a range of souvenirs, crafts, hats and books and jewellery.