|There are a number of ways to get to Longreach, depending on how quickly you want to, and your budget. All of them involve lots of scenery.|
1181km north west of Brisbane
1767km south west of Cairns
1854km east of Alice Springs
687km west of Rockhampton
416km to the nearest McDonalds
Arrive Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Depart Thursdays and Sundays.
Arrivals and departures daily.
Arrive from Brisbane 11am daily.
Arrive from Mt Isa 4pm daily.
Arrive whenever you want.
|Summer||(Dec to Feb)||Av Max 37C||Av Min 23C||Rainfall 209mm|
|Autumn||(Mar to May)||Av Max 31C||Av Min 16C||Rainfall 131mm|
|Winter||(Jun to Aug)||Av Max 24C||Av Min 08C||Rainfall 49mm|
|Spring||(Sep to Nov)||Av Max 33C||Av Min 16C||Rainfall 54mm|
A 360 degree view of the horizon, b-i-g blue sky which is filled at night with countless
glittering stars (Milky Way looks pretty good, and there's lots of it), the ubiquitous
flies (practise the Great Aussie Wave), miles of green grass after it has rained...miles of
brown grass if it hasn't for a while (either way the fauna isn't too hard to spot), most mod
cons (we have Net access!), clean air, clean water and genuine Outback hospitality.|
Basic road rules are: give way to the right, avoid the wildlife, and you're allowed to drive to the inside of the power poles in the middle of the street.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (4QL) and commercial (4LG) radio stations both broadcast from studios in Longreach. The local paper (Longreach Leader) is published on Fridays, and other newspapers are delivered to town daily. Longreach receives four TV Channels - ABC, SBS, Seven Central, and Imparja (Alice Springs).
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