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Stop At: Longreach QLD 4730, Australia

The colours of the outback come alive at sunset as you glide down the Thomson River aboard the Longreach Explorer. After a warm welcome by our experienced crew, take your seat on the top deck ready to capture 360-degree sweeping, river and floodplain views. Our Captain will enthral you with captivating stories about the river, its wildlife and Indigenous heritage. Purchase an icy cold drink from our licensed bar to pair with complimentary savoury delights served on shared nibbles platters.

Photo opportunities are endless, but our stop at Sunset Bend is the hands-down favourite. As the vibrant sunset colours fade into starlight, we dock at Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show. Relax under the stars with table-service dining featuring camp-oven themed modern cuisine. Live on stage, our talented musical performers will entertain you with their songs and stories. Book early to experience this multi-award winning outback experience.

Duration: 3 hours
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickups start at 4:00pm from Longreach accommodations.
Departure Time
4:00 PM
  • Dinner
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • River cruise
  • Live entertainment
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Terrific outback cruise along the Thomson River. Enjoy the tranquility and knowledge of natural fauna and flora from cruise guides. Sunset is spectacular. Smithys is fantastic - meal is enjoyable and entertainment fun. A great last night in Longreach!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great outback experience. Helpful information from our driver on the short trip out to the boat departure and warm welcome by the crew. Informative commentary during the river trip with a good selection of refreshments along the way. A short stop-off was made to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank davidloretta
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided on the sunset cruise and Smithys dinner and thankful we did. Picked up at our accommodation was the first bonus. The cruise was very good, great information about the flora, fauna and marine life, very relaxing and with nibblies and a drink just...More

1  Thank Franelli1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This activity began at the front door of our motel with pickup from local accommodations at Longreach (+1 for us). We were taken to meet the Longreach Explorer on the Thompson River for our sunset cruise. The cruise itself was peaceful and enjoyable with a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank braz242
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunset cruise was informative & interesting, dinner ok, entertainer very poor. Jokes in very poor taste

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Diana j
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