Kinnon & Co.
It all began in the year 2006! Richard and Marisse Kinnon and their children Abigail, Jeremy and Lane, were in their fifth year of consistent drought on their Outback Queensland Cattle Station.
It was evident that this family had to do something to help retain their cherished grazing land and the way of life it offered. With their passion for history and heritage, Kinnon & Co was born:
2006 The Station Store created.
2006 The real life galloping Cobb & Co ride was founded.
2007 The million star “Clancy’s on the Thomson” overnight tour innovated.
Life became more hectic than ever. Every day a new set of challenges. The business was bursting at the seams and needed to grow in order to deliver a more comprehensive experience.
2010 The unique outback evening experience on the Old Paddlewheeler revived.
2010 The old time tent show about our famous cattle duffer – Harry Redford retold.
2011 Accommodation Kinnon & Co Outback Lodges purchased, to complete the whole experience for the traveller.
2014 Starlight’s Spectacular Sound-and-Light Show introduced.
All this history and heritage can be relived with a family that is proud of their forefathers who made this wonderful land what it is. Kinnon & Co. is a family owned and operated business, however, our staff take on ownership of the name and are integral and proud of helping create the Kinnon & Co. experience.
"We love providing a historical experience for you, our guests, but we also acknowledge that this experience has allowed us to keep our grazing land and provide jobs for fellow Australians."
Richard and Marisse Kinnon
Settled in the 1870's Longreach is the largest town in Central West Queensland with a population of 4500. Longreach and district have many natural and man made attractions. Soak up the history and heritage that surrounds the legendary township of Longreach.
Road distances from major centres:
Brisbane via Roma 1180kms
Brisbane via Rockhampton 1300kms
Rockhampton via Emerald 690kms
Mount Isa via Cloncurry and Winton 650kms
Townsville via Hughenden 660kms
Ilfracombe 27kms, Barcaldine 107kms, Muttaburra 114kms, Isisford 118kms,
Winton 180kms, Blackall 214kms, Jundah 217kms, Birdsville 700kms.
Qantas has daily return flights from Bisbane to Longreach.
Rex Airlines flies twice weekly from Townsville to Longreach via Winton.
"Spirit of the Outback" fully themed rail journey travels twice weekly return Brisbane to Longreach via Rockhampton
Greyhound Coaches daily Brisbane to Mount Isa via Longreach
Greyhound Coaches travel twice weekly Rockhampton to Longreach
FOR DISTANCES, TRAVEL TIMES AND LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS VISIT THE RACQ WEBSITE
VIEW LONGREACH WEATHER CONDITIONS AND FORECASTS
Photography Bruce Honeywill - www.digitalnomad.net.au
Map Courtesy About-Australia.com.au