We made our way to the Stockmans Hall of Fame to learn more about the life of the original stockman of Outback Australia and how things have changed through the year until today where the stockman is all but extinct. They have been replaced by motorbikes, helicopters and roadtrains. Then in the afternoon we went in to the Longreach Station Store to board the Cobb and Co Coach for a gallop across the town common (basically this is a huge paddock of mitchell grass and dirt roads in the middle of Longreach), this really gave us a taste of what it was like to travel in the old days. Then we returned to the store for some tea and scones before going into the old Theatre complete with canvas chairs and popcorn to watch “Smiley”. A very big day full of nostalgia.
Hello from Steve,Julie, Stephanie, Dannielle and Samuel.
We have decided to sell the house, take 7 months off work (and School) and travel around Australia.
We would love for you to tap into our travel journal from time to time to find out where we are and what we have been doing on our family adventure.
Our journal begins more than 12 months before we head off, with the initial planning, picking out the van we have affectionately nicknamed the Watergate Hotel (We are no relation to Ex President Richard Nixon,we think), buying a vehicle strong enough to tow "The Watergate" the 20000 plus ... full info