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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: Travelling in the Shoebox(131)
Date of Stay: May 2018 Rating: 4
This is a nice park. The sites down the back are large but the sites in the old part of the park are quite small. Amenities are modern and clean. They have a cafe on site and provide entertainment at night. Stainless steel BBQs are scattered around the park and there is a large undercover BBQ area with black steel BBQs at one end of the park. Due to the drought the park is a bit dusty but the use of road base on the sites minimises some of the dust problems. It is a short walk to the QANTAS museum and the Stockmans Hall of Fame.

Report By: Peter & Lee(159)
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(174)
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(159)
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(35)
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(114)
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