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    Longreach - 'Spiritual' Home of Qantas

    This is just an idea and I haven't done any research apart from looking at one web site. I'm not even sure I'll do it myself, but I want to gauge interest...

    I was on a QantasLink flight recently and they'd a different in-flight magazine than the normal QF mainline one. In which, it has an ad for the Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach. I thought it may not be a bad idea to visit there or even have a bit of a SC run for extra bonus points.

    The Museum runs a variety of tours, but the special ones are the 707 Restoration Tour and the 747 Secrets and Wing Walk Tour (hopefully, the only time you walk on a wing of a 747). If we've enough interests, perhaps we can even arrange a special group visit/rate.

    QFOM - opening times and entry prices

    Currently, I'm thinking the first weekend of December. Flight schedule looks like an early AM flight on a Saturday from BNE and return late afternoon.

    Regardless of timing, is anyone interested in this?

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    Re: Longreach - 'Spiritual' Home of Qantas

    Yeah it's a good museum. Don't go there expecting for it to be focussed on Qantas recent heritage, but go expecting to learn about it's beginnings.

    The wing walk sounds like fun. I didn't partake when I was there with a couple of AFF'ers a couple of years ago. We did take the walk through the 707, but I think we were a little disappointed that it's basically been gutted inside and converted into an executive jet (I think it was last owned by one of the Sultans of Brunei or something).

    I'm certainly interested in visiting Longreach again. Count me in as Interested.

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    Re: Longreach - 'Spiritual' Home of Qantas

    I think you will find there is a group of us going later this year to take advantage of the $49 sale flights!

    http://www.frequentflyer.com.au/comm...tml#post304131
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    Re: Longreach - 'Spiritual' Home of Qantas

    Yeah, The weekend of November 13th/14th.

    This thread has reminded me, I need to dig up some accommodation.

    (I am a bit over camping under the wing though)

    Bundy Bear stayed there some time ago: http://www.frequentflyer.com.au/comm...tml#post216892

    Seem the "Albert Park Motor Inn" is just across the road.

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    Re: Longreach - 'Spiritual' Home of Qantas

    Oh well, seems like I've missed the boat (for the cheap airfare). If I ever see one again, I may hook on to that.


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    Re: Longreach - 'Spiritual' Home of Qantas

    Quote Originally Posted by Leumas View Post
    Regardless of timing, is anyone interested in this?
    As has previously been mentioned, looking forward to the trip in November.

    Quote Originally Posted by serfty View Post
    Yeah, The weekend of November 13th/14th.

    This thread has reminded me, I need to dig up some accommodation.
    Ditto, from recollection there was the Hilton or the Sheraton.
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    Re: Longreach - 'Spiritual' Home of Qantas

    I am still waiting for ICH to have a new property open at LRE, gimme those pointsbreaks

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    Re: Longreach - 'Spiritual' Home of Qantas

    The North Gregory in Winton used to be alright, but it's a bit of a drive.

    Wonder if the agricultursl college might have dorm beds free in Nov?

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    Re: Longreach - 'Spiritual' Home of Qantas

    Qantas have just announced a Qantaslink sale until 1 June for travel over potential dates:

    BNE-LRE - $65

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    Can those going to LRE on 13/14 November please confirm.


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