Starlight's Cruise Experience
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Longreach , QLD
- Product code: ESC
Enjoy an Outback Pioneers sunset cruise down the majestic Thomson River, where birds flock home to roost on the riverbanks. This is Longreach’s original Thomson River Cruise and still a must-do for every visitor to Longreach. You will cruise on either our Thomson Belle Paddlewheeler or our Thomson Princess Riverboat. Both vessels offer a unique viewing experience.
Please note: The first 49 seats sold will be for the Thomson Belle Paddlewheeler (4.30pm or 4.45pm timeslot). If this vessel is fully booked, please select the next timeslot under the 'Choose a time' dropdown menu. The remaining 34 seats will be on Thomson Princess Riverboat (4.31pm or 4.46pm timeslot). If you are unable to book your preferred day or boat, please call our reservations crew on 07 4658 1776 and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.
Your 1-hour cruise, will offer endless photo opportunities and an insightful commentary as you pass natural features before we go ashore for a traditional stockman’s camp-fire dinner. This is the real outback experience with inspiring and humorous traditional entertainment featuring our barefoot bush poet and your Kinnon family host.
Next, the bush is illuminated by the Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show – a unique big-screen presentation featuring the Kinnon family and locals in the amazing adventures of the notorious cattle thief known as ‘Captain Starlight’.
Finally, in the atmospheric surroundings of the bush at night, enjoy the timeless favourite – billy tea and damper.
The cruise departs Monday to Saturday with coach pick-up from 4.30pm. Bookings essential.
This 4-hour experience includes:
- Cruise on our historic paddlewheeler or riverboat (nibbles included, BYO drinks)
- Traditional stockman’s campfire dinner (2 courses) with live entertainment and bush poetry
- Billy-tea and damper
- Starlight’s Spectacular Sound & Light Picture Show
- Transfers to and from your accommodation.
If you find the experience is unavailable, please call our reservations crew on 07 4658 1776. Sometimes there are other options and we’ll do our best to fit you in.
Minimum numbers required.