Uluru.

Outback with a vengeance

Cheaper flights and a swag of new tour resorts and hotel makeovers are helping lure travellers back to central Australia, writes Lee Atkinson.

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Longreach Qantas

The rest is prehistory

Lee Atkinson and her children find the Queensland towns of Longreach and Winton are full of dinosaur discoveries.

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Harry Redford Cattle Drive

Chook, Madonna and me

With the promise of a sore behind and dusty days ahead, would-be drover Lance Richardson saddles up for a ride into history.

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The main street of Longreach

Longreach - Places to See

Longreach
Major centre in western Queensland and home to the Stockman's Hall of Fame.
Located 1184 km from Brisbane and 676 km west of Rockhampton, Longreach is the largest town in central Queensland. Situated on the Thomson River 191 m above sea level it is the centre of one of Queensland's most prosperous wool and beef areas.

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Longreach - Fast Facts

Longreach
Major centre in western Queensland and home to the Stockman's Hall of Fame.
Located 1184 km from Brisbane and 676 km west of Rockhampton, Longreach is the largest town in central Queensland. Situated on the Thomson River 191 m above sea level it is the centre of one of Queensland's most prosperous wool and beef areas.

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Longreach - Eat

Longreach
Major centre in western Queensland and home to the Stockman's Hall of Fame.
Located 1184 km from Brisbane and 676 km west of Rockhampton, Longreach is the largest town in central Queensland. Situated on the Thomson River 191 m above sea level it is the centre of one of Queensland's most prosperous wool and beef areas.

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