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Longreach Tourist Park, Longreach

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Formerly the Discovery Holiday Park. 12 Thrush Rd. South side of Longreach next to the Stockman's Hall Of Fame. Turn into Thrush Road off Capricorn Hwy on eastern end of town near IFS service station. Ph: 07 4658 1781. Pets at manager's discretion. Local Information: In season do go on the Thompson River cruise "Thompson Belle" paddle steamer. Bus pick up, cruise, off to bush camp feed and bush poet stories, cruise and bus home. Visit Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas Museum, same end of town as park.

Report By: Peter & Lee(125)
Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 4
Previous reports cover this park very well & nothing much has changed in 12 months. Price is now $49/night 2A ensuite reduced to $44.10 after seniors discount. Lots of ensuite sites which are worth the extra because standard sites have no sullage & get muddy quickly from sullage discharge. Dog friendly but "cats heads" in the grounds that need to be constantly removed from paws. We liked the Brolgas that walked thru the park.

Report By: Chips(73)
Date of Stay: October 2016 Rating: 2.5
We were here 11 years ago and not much has changed......it has only become larger. No grass sites. Both amenities need an urgent revamp. Nothing has been done to these since our last visit,except for new doors. This park has no genuine opposition in town and their complacency shows in the maintainance ( or lack of it ). This is a popular park, but could be so much better.

Report By: waznjen(162)
Date of Stay: July 2016 Rating: 3.5
Very large and extremely busy park with around 300 sites and all dirt. There are normal sites, drive thru and ensuite sites. Water is available but sullage hoses just go on the ground so some places can get very messy. Most sites are of reasonable size. No shade so can get very hot. Has pool and spa. Amenities were clean but looking old. They have 3 amenities blocks which seems to be able to cope with the crowd. Situated close to Qantas museum and Stockman's Hall of Fame. Suitable for a few days to explore the area.

Report By: Graham & Ann(54)
Date of Stay: June 2016 Rating: 2
This very large gravel surface park has many sites that are very small and don't have sullage points, no space for vehicle alongside your van, and most vans are draining direct onto the ground, so you can imagine the 'pig sty' mud pools that are in this area. Vans with showers and washing machines being the main culprits, management not really interested in the problem. So ensure you get a site in an area that has sullage drains or get an ensuite site.

Report By: Peter & Lee(125)
Date of Stay: May 2016 Rating: 4.5
Very big desolate grassless park. Over 200 powered sites & 60 ensuite sites all on gravel . Very functional with all facilities offered in an outback environment. $45/night for ensuite site after Seniors discount. The wool shed offers good meals most nights. Qantas museum & Stockmans Hall of Fame are well worth seeing. But for those traveling with a dog, there is no shade offered at these car parks. This requires you to take turns with your spouse visiting attractions with reduction in patronage for each one. A few trees in the car parks would solve this.

Report By: Garvs(4)
Date of Stay: March 2016 Rating: 2
We stayed here 7 years ago, it was then a very nice park. On this visit we found it to be run down and neglected. $35 pn for powered site. Sites and tent camping area overgrown with weeds. Amenities block- shower cubicles full of cobwebs. Disinterested receptionist. Poor value for money. A shame as it could be quite nice with a bit of effort.

Report By: jeepjeepjim(12)
Date of Stay: September 2015 Rating: 3
A massive park, lighting between van and amenities was adequate, but general roadway lighting around park if you need to walk to restaurant or from one end of park to another at night requires a torch. The pool, two spas and dump point are at the reception end. Our drive through site was at the opposite end of the park. We liked Longreach,but were glad to move on at the end of the week as the park did not have any appeal in its own right, despite its facilities.
Average staff friendliness, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $35 for 2A PW, powered. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to some sites, very few sites are shaded, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC electric BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting. Clean pool, spa available. Suitable for few days, well maintained park.
Liked:- The park's restaurant The Woolshed was good value when we attended on father's day, but walking over from the site was a bit difficult in the dark as there are no lit pathways to it. The sites are a good size.
Disliked:- Sullage on drive through sites just ran off weed bed back towards van, no tables or seating around bbq, could do with some greenery or something around sites and huts to break up the drab outlook - we did not sit outside the van, Yes there is a bad drought but .
Parking:- Park on road outside reception.
Local Information:- Plenty of things to do in Longreach, we were busy every day for a week.

Report By: Callie's Mum(23)
Date of Stay: January 2015 Rating: 4
Friendly staff, no complaints. Good value for money $54 for 2A 2C PN, ensuite, off-peak season. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water. Mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to most sites, very few sites are shaded, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, no wireless internet available, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere. Clean pool, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- We were there on Boxing Day so very quiet and lots of room. Might be different in peak season. Excellent camp kitchen (one of the best I have seen) and a great pool. The resident brolgas are a bonus.
Parking:- Plenty of parking out the front of reception.
Local Information:- Close to the Qantas museum, Stockman's Hall of Fame and not far to shops.
Road Conditions:- We drove the 4wd drive track from Pentland towing an off road van. No problems. Tarred roads to/from Winton and Blackall are fine but watch out for kangaroos.

Report By: Bryan and Vicki(110)
Date of Stay: September 2014 Rating: 3.5
This park is no longer a top tourist member but you can still receive the same discount by showing your seniors card.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $32.00 for 2A PN, powered, off-peak season. Paid $28.80, reduced for Seniors card. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to some sites, very few sites are shaded, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, disabled facilities, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, a few permanents. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting. Good playground, in good condition. Clean pool, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe.
Disliked:- Open and roomy
Parking:- Park on road
Local Information:- Lot to see and do
Road Conditions:- Good road from mount isa

Report By: Sue, Fleur, Jaxon & Connor(185)
Date of Stay: July 2014 Rating: 3.5
The first impression was how unorganised on bookings they were and thankful they were not full. I had booked months previously an ensuite site and also rang up a couple of times including the day of arrival about the ensuite and to see if I could extend they really didn't see to care and said do it when you check in like they didn't want to be on the phone. upon check in they had no request of an easy site or the ensuite but the powered site and said we had nothing or no comments against your name I was beginning to wonder then what this park would be like. the price for an ensuite was not much more than a powered site about $36 or so a night with the top tourist discount. I got an easy site to get into as no help was really available. the sites didn't seem to be definied or where the road was and I was told I could park either way so hoped that I was within the site when I parked. the only thing which was TOLD to you to ensure you understood as if you were slightly stupid or maybe people did it, was to not park on the other site or have your van on the other site keep within your site, would of been easier if you knew where the site boundary was, as it was I drew a line half way between the amenities. There are free BBQ's scattered throughout the park which were great The spa though is cold it is solar heated but even at 28 to 30 degrees during the day it was freezing cold. the park is huge and very popular no permanents it seems and some sites are quite big whilst others a bit more cramped, some have a garden separating them. quite a few ensuite sites around too. The park is all dirt/gravel type stuff but it is in the outback and I prefer that normally to dead or burry grass there is a restaurant on site too with happy hour. the girl when I went to extend the stay was very friendly and helpful and said she would ring up Kincon and co and let them know I was on my way to pay.
Average staff friendliness, no complaints. $40 for 1A PN, ensuite, shoulder season. Paid $36.00, reduced for chain discount. Amenities are close to most sites. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, very few annex slabs, very few sites are shaded, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, hard to negotiate into site, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, no permanents. Dirty UC electric BBQs fuel costs , dismal bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting. Clean pool, pool is shaded, spa available. Suitable for a week or more.
Liked:- it was in a great location and ensuite sites and no permanents there
Disliked:- not much
Parking:- plenty of parking to book in a circular drive way separate to the actual sites
Local Information:- Some great attractions, Stockman hall of fan, Qantas Museum, Kinnon & co carriage rides, school of the air, bureau of meterology, pastoral collage to name a few.
Road Conditions:- good decent road, no overtaking but plenty of opportunity, watch out for road trains, plenty of them

Report By: Happy Wanderers(99)
Date of Stay: July 2014 Rating: 4
This is a huge park and surprisingly quiet at night. Thanks to a previous contributor, we asked for a site in the new section. The amenities block here is good compared to the two older blocks.
Friendly staff, good staff response to complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $32.00 for 2A PN, powered. Paid $30.00, reduced for Chain discount. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to some sites, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, disabled facilities, car wash, dump point, book swap available, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, a few permanents. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting. Good playground, in good condition. Clean pool, tables and chairs provided, spa available. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Within walking distance to Qantas museum and Stockman's Hall of Fame. Also only a 20 minute walk to town.
Disliked:- No shower curtains and therefore change area became wet.
Parking:- On the street.
Added Touches:- Tours collected you from the front of the office.
Local Information:- The Qantas museum and Stockman's Hall of Fame were amazing.
Road Conditions:- Roads were fair with no shoulders.

Report By: JuBob(171)
Date of Stay: July 2014 Rating: 3
With 300 sites and numerous cabins, this is the largest park we have ever stayed in, therefore there is the feeling that you are just another number. The park is gravel which is better than dust, some sites have annex slabs and there are a few trees. Sullage is run onto these trees. On arrival I suggest you park in the street if you are towing as the semi-circular driveway has no access to the grounds and you need to be back out in the street to gain entry. Amenities are basic and fairly clean, plenty of water available but the washing machines and lines are too few to cope with demand. Park is close to Qantas Museum and Stockmans Hall of Fame, one IGA supermarket in town, a couple of large bakeries, sadly no dentist or denture repairer, but a pleasant town to amble through.

Report By: The Poodle People(22)
Date of Stay: June 2014 Rating: 4
Enjoyed our stay. First visit here but will certainly return. Huge park, must be hundreds of sites and they were all full. Top Tourist discount, pet friendly. We had a large drive through. Gardens and grass non existent as the drought has been on for several years now. Didn't matter really just adds to the outback look and feel. Was less than $30 a night with TT discount. Water really good, power, TV excellent.

Report By: Alan, Yowie Bay(7)
Date of Stay: June 2014 Rating: 4
Average staff friendliness, no complaints. Good value for money $32 for 2A PN, powered, shoulder season. Paid $28.80, reduced for Chain Discount. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to some sites, no sites are shaded, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by. Good laundry, kiosk, car wash, dump point, no wireless internet available, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, no permanents. Clean UC electric BBQs. Clean pool, spa available. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park.
Liked:- Roomy sites, clearly defined. This is a good park, I don't know why some people are saying there are no good parks in Longreach.
Disliked:- They really need to address sullage. There is no option for drainage and hard soil means it just doesn't soak up. No trees, grass or shrubs to drain to.

Report By: Ian & Kathy Heath(11)
Date of Stay: May 2014 Rating: 3
On way into Longreach from Barcaldine. Handy to all attractions in Longreach. Has large number of sites, plus on site restaurant. Staff reasonably friendly, although didn't offer any tourist information, even though it was available in reception. No grass and facilities are limited considering number of sites. Sites are also tight, needing cars to be parked across sites, limiting social contact.

Report By: Jenny & Terry Abbott(193)
Date of Stay: May 2014 Rating: 3.5
Manager's name is Grant & Jenny Wood
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $32.00 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. Paid $28.80, reduced for Top Tourist. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to some sites, shade to some sites, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, car wash, dump point, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Noisy, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, no permanents. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting. In good condition. Kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided, spa available, toddlers catered for. Suitable for month or longer, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe.
Liked:- Having the Woolshed Restaurant within Park. Value for Money.
Disliked:- Dog owners not abiding to park rules. We were here for 3 days and have not had much sleep, we had a van who had 2 dogs, but the TV was on 24 hrs a day and night. From experiences from other parks re complaints we did not complain about this.
Parking:- Park outside office off street.
Added Touches:- Tours readily available from Tourist Park office daily.
Local Information:- A must to see is the Outback Stockman's Hall of Fame. Kinnon & Co, and Qantas.
Road Conditions:- We came from Tambo to Isisford then Ilfracombe then Longreach. Outback roads rough and narrow.

Report By: Jenny Wood, Manager
Date of Stay: April 2014 Rating:
We would like to update the information that you have on the Longreach Tourist Park. New ownership and management from Feb 2014. Managers Names: Grant and Jenny Wood. Powered site fees are: $32.00 / powered site; extra $12.00 / adult and $6.00 / child. Pet friendly park, so long as the pets are restrained at all times and owners pick up after them.