Outback Camping Trip Day 10 - Longreach

September 29, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Sunday 13 Sep 2015

Riverside Park on the Thomson River just outside of town was packed with caravans taking advantage of the free camping, but it did not look at all attractive with rows and rows of vans.

Free Camping, Riverside Park, LongreachFree Camping, Riverside Park, Longreach

Thomson River, LongreachThomson River, Longreach

We used our pass to finish looking at the Qantas Founders Museum. They have a PBY Catalina that you can climb into.

Catalina, Qantas Founders MuseumCatalina, Qantas Founders Museum

Catalina CockpitCatalina Cockpit Catalina - view from the bubbleCatalina - view from the bubble Catalina InteriorCatalina Interior

The De Havilland DH61 was one of the early Qantas passenger planes. The pilot sat in an open cockpit,

De Havilland DH61.De Havilland DH61.Early Qantas passenger aircraft

but the passengers had the luxury of an enclosed (tiny) cabin. I don't think I would have enjoyed travelling in this. Passenger cabin of DH61Passenger cabin of DH61

This is a cylinder of a radial engine.

Radial Engine Cylinder, Qantas Founders MuseumRadial Engine Cylinder, Qantas Founders Museum

We continued with the Stockman's Hall of Fame and decided to see the outback show, which I didn't find all that impressive. The Hall of Fame itself is excellent, but there is a lot to see and read.

Stockman's Hall of Fame, LongreachStockman's Hall of Fame, Longreach Stockman's Hall of Fame, LongreachStockman's Hall of Fame, Longreach Stockman's Hall of Fame, LongreachStockman's Hall of Fame, Longreach

We will be heading for Winton tomorrow, so we have a look around the city centre, but there's not much happening on a Sunday afternoon.

Water Tower, LongreachWater Tower, Longreach


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