After a little sleep in, we took a walk down the main street of Barcaldine, spending some time reading about the Tree of Knowledge.
Places of Interest: Barcaldine
- Australian Workers Heritage Centre
- Tree of Knowledge Memorial
- Barcaldine Botanical Walk
- Lloyd Jones Weir
- Between the Bougainvilleas
- Radio Picture Theatre
- Barcaldine Museum
- Artesian Country Tours
Then it was off to Ilfracombe. About 4 kms out of Ilfracomb we were lucky enough to watch The Spirit of the Outback train go past.
Down the main street of Ilfracombe there is the ‘Great Machinery Mile’. This is a magnificent outdoor display of machinery, showcasing the evolution of the pastor development throughout the Queensland outback.
The local post office building in Ilfracombe, turned 100 years old in December 2009. In April 2010, it celebrated the centenary of the first motor mail delivery in the Commonwealth of Australia. This too place between Ilfracombe and Isisford.
This quaint little town in the middle of Barcaldine and Longreach, is a place too good too miss!
Places of Interest: Ilfracombe
After spending morning tea at a gorgeous park across the road from the Great Machinery Mile, we headed to Longreach where we booked into the Longreach Tourist Park.
That afternoon, we had a look at the Qantas Founders Museum,
After a quick visit to the Merino Bakery for an early morning tea, we headed to the Longreach Powerhouse Museum.
This museum was very interesting and the boys loved to see how electricity was generated in the past. There was also a house dressed as it would have been in the 1930’s and some old machinery, cars and trains.
With the drought out here in the West, the land is so brown and hard, but the sunsets can be amazing. Both afternoons we were at Longreach had amazing sunsets!
Places of Interest: Longreach
- Qantas Founders Museum
- Stockmans Hall of Fame
- Kinnon & Co. Cobb & Co. Tours
- Thomson River Cruises
- Heartland Theatre
- Captain Starlight Lookout
- Powerhouse Museum
- Spirit of the Outback
- Outback Aussie Tours
- Thomson River