Dear Valued Customers
It is with great sadness that we wish to advise that we will no longer operate Long Distance services, on behalf of Translink, after 9 December 2021.
If you wish to make a booking after this date, please see the below information regarding the new operators.
Hop on one of BusQLD Outback’s coaches as you explore Barcaldine to Longreach at your own pace. Meet other visitors, enjoy the spectacular outback scenery, and mingle with the locals while having fun.
The Barcaldine to Longreach bus route is the most cost-effective way to visit Outback Queensland. Take a ride in one of our air-conditioned buses and drive through beautiful rural scenery. When you travel with BusQLD Outback, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. We are experts when it comes to travelling in the Outback.
The Longreach to Barcaldine bus route is a fantastic choice for people travelling on a budget. Longreach is located 110 kilometres out of Longreach and the journey by coach takes about 45 minutes. Longreach was named after an Australian legend, Leichhardt Long, who worked with the Aboriginal peoples to survive in this harsh environment.
Explore Longreach, the heart of Outback Queensland, brimming with activities and things to see and do. Longreach is a charming town surrounded by spectacular outback scenery. Longreach is a living, working town in the heart of Outback Queensland and offers visitors a truly unique Australian experience. Longreach is home to the famous Longreach Jockey Club, which hosts the Longreach Cup each year in June.
Take a trip back in time by getting behind the controls of an old steam train at Longreach’s Heritage Railway Station, one of Queensland’s oldest railways, from 1887 to 1916. Longreach is also home to the Qantas Founders Museum where you can learn about Longreach’s famous flying heroes. Not far from Longreach, discover the birthplace of modern Australia at World Heritage-listed Winton Wetlands.
Cruise the Thomson River and enjoy a breathtaking outback sunset or sightseeing at Starlight’s Lookout. Spend the day galloping across the scrub on a Cobb & Co. stagecoach, watching top-quality outback entertainment at Stockman’s shows in the evening, touring Longreach Historic Railway Station, or relaxing and revitalizing in the outdoor and heated indoor pools.
Many outdoor natural activities are available in the region, with the Iningai Nature Reserve featuring numerous bushwalking routes starting from the south of Longreach and Lochern National Park showcasing local fauna and flora.
Explore Barcaldine, home to the Tree of Knowledge, which is said to have been the birthplace of the Australian labour movement. From 1874 until 2002, the Tree grew outside the railway station, when it was unfortunately poisoned by an unknown aggressor. The renowned tree has been kept and placed under an award-winning structure that creates the appearance of a canopy over it. When illuminated by unique lighting, the trees and monuments are stunning at night. A nighttime visit will be a highlight of your trip.
Other things to see and do in Barcaldine include seeing the sunset at Lara Wetlands, walking along Lagoon Creek, viewing the Masonic Lodge, attending an Artisan Country Tour, touring Harry Redford Cattle Drive, The Australian Workers Heritage Centre, and the Aramac Tramway Museum – which houses a collection of pioneer memorabilia and provides a look into living remotely in Australia. For day-trippers, the Longreach to Barcaldine journey is a short trip through some lovely countryside that is well worth doing.
You may travel from Longreach to Barcaldine on our luxury coaches, which offer all of the facilities that come as standard, such as stretching leather seats, air conditioning, in-seat USB charging ports, and panoramic windows to enjoy all of the views!
From Longreach to Barcaldine, a BusQLD Outback bus is the greatest method to travel by. Make your reservations now!
Bus Queensland runs services between Barcaldine and Longreach, 7 days a week & 365 days a year. For timetable details, please see below.
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Home to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Outback Heritage Centre, is the historic and beautiful Longreach – the ‘Heart of the Outback’, in Outback Queensland’s Central Western Region. The museum pays homage to the pioneers of the Australian Outback; some of Australia’s greatest explorers, stock workers, pastoralist and Indigenous peoples. It’s a must-see if you’re travelling in the area!
The historic Tree of Knowledge is popular for being the birthplace of the Australian Labour movement. The tree was poisoned in 2006, preserved and also positioned under an award-winning hardwood framework. It is now an area of motivation, reflection as well as celebration. It is perfectly lit with lighting during the night giving the impression that the tree is still living. There are also interpretive panels and also a sculpture that celebrates the leaders of the Shearer’s Strike and also the history of the Labor movement.
With Outback Pioneers, you step into pioneers’ shoes as you discover holidays and experiences designed to take you to the heart of outback life, past and present. You’ll experience something that is uniquely Australian and is an iconic part of Australia’s story. It’s inspiring. It’s entertaining. It’s quirky. Ride the Cobb and Co. stagecoach, laugh at an old time tent show, sail the Thomson River at sunset for a stockman’s campfire dinner, visit a historic working station and much more. Outback Pioneers award-winning experiences have all been created by the Kinnon family to share their passion for the outback and to help preserve the outback way of life.
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Update: 29th June 2021
Bus Queensland advises that all services will continue as scheduled during the 3 day lockdown starting 6pm today. The Queensland Government advises that residents in locked down areas can only leave home for one of the following reasons:
1. To buy essentials such as groceries or medications.
2. Work or study if you can’t do either from home.
3. Exercise in your local area.
4. Healthcare or to provide help, care or support.
Wear a mask when you leave home.
We ask that all passengers please keep up to date with the current requirements found at https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/restrictions-impacted-areas
Update: 29th June 2021
Passengers on our Lightning Ridge services crossing between NSW/QLD borders will require a border pass. We ask that passengers please keep up to date with the current border crossing requirements found at https://www.qld.gov.au/border-pass
Payment over the phone and via our website is preferred.
Please do not travel if you are feeling unwell.