Camden Park Station, Longreach

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Lookout · Hidden Gem · Farm
Heading through Longreach, in Outback QLD? Take a tour of this spectacular Australian Outback homestead!

Meet Outback Dan and the Walker family and visit their property that hosted the Queen and Prince Phillip as you experience a working sheep and cattle station very close to town. Walk through the historical Homestead Gardens, Shearing Shed and Cattle Yards then tour the farm after a scrumptious smoko.


The Swagman's Grave: It is said a young man set out looking to make his own opportunities and was heading in the direction of the Camden Park Homestead to offer his services in exchange for food and lodging... but unfortunately, he never made it.

The Historic 'Dry Bottom' Chinaman's Well: This 30 metre deep well was built in the 1920's after the gold rush by a group of Chinese families that were living on Camden Park Station, growing fresh fruit and vegetables to sell at the local garden markets.

Our Incredible Artesian Spring & Bore: Built on Australia's Great Artesian Basin which underlies parts of Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory, Camden Park Station's spring and bore is used to water cattle and sheep, as a backdrop for a picturesque afternoon tea, and also as a swimming pool for the kids.

Longreach's Highest Lookout: 360 degree views without any man-made infrastructure in sight, enjoy fantastic views and spectacular sunsets. Look out over Longreach and Ilfracombe and see the towns as they light up at night.

The 'Queen's Path' Where Elizabeth II Walked: On April 15, 1970, the Queen arrived at Camden Park Station in her Rolls Royce, and people came from as far as Roma, Rockhampton and Mt Isa to attend a luncheon hosted by the Matron of the local hospital.

The Oldest Private Ballroom in the Outback: In 1927 an impressive Outback ballroom was built at Camden Park Station of Jarrah wood from Western Australia and featuring an exquisite chandelier. The ballroom has hosted many dignitaries over the years including the Queen.

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  • We camped at Camden Park for two nights of our Outback Trek. Dan was very welcoming and friendly and we had some great chats about the station history, the drought, the nearby solar farm and life in....  more »
  • Omg! What an amazing visit to Camden Park. Coming from the city, yes we know they have had drought but until you are actually there, listening to Dan Walker explaining to us the beginnings of the...  more »
  • A beautiful family who share their heart and soul with everyone who visits. It was a beautiful tour, dinner and amazing scenery and sunset. I recommend it to anyone heading out that way.
  • A extra special thing to do in longreach. Host are great people. A must do

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