Drover's Sunset Cruise


All aboard the Longreach Explorer!  Relax on the top deck with 360 degree views of the majestic Thomson River.  Your Captain will captivate you with stories about the river, its wildlife and Indigenous links.  Purchase a drink from our licensed bar and enjoy complimentary nibbles.

We stop at Sunset Bend to toast the sunset and take in the stunning colours of the outback sky.  As the colours fade into starlight, we dock at Smithy's Outback Dinner & Show.  

Winter Program only - Relax under the stars with table-service dining featuring camp-oven themed modern cuisine.  Live on stage, our quality guest artists will entertain you with their songs and stories.  Book early to experience this multi-award winning Longreach tour.


  • Sunset cruise on the Thomson River
  • Onboard Captain's commentary
  • Nibbles served at Sunset Bend stop
  • Two-course table service dinner at Smithy's featuring camp oven themed modern cuisine**
  • Quality guest artists performing live on stage at Smithy's
  • Return coach transfers from Longreach accommodation

**Wine, beer, soft drinks & water may be purchased onboard and from our licensed cash bar

Start Time/End Time:  4.15pm to 8.30pm (approximately)

Cost: Adult $99 | Concession $95 | Child $69 (4 -14yrs) | Family $299 (2A2C)


Drover's Sunset Cruise - Winter Program (03 Apr 17 - 31 Oct 17)

Departures: Departs Longreach SUN/MON/WED/THU/FRI/SAT subject to availability


Drover's Sunset Cruise - Summer Program (01 Nov 17 - 31 Mar 18)

Departures: Departs Longreach MON/WED/FRI subject to availability



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Read what our visitors thought of the Drover's Sunset Cruise on Trip Advisor!

'This Thomson river cruise followed by a hearty outback meal at Smithy's was worth 5 stars by itself. The interesting commentary ,wildlife and sunset from the comfort of the boat was memorable.To be entertained by Owen Blundell is an experience not to be missed. This talented musician/entertainer held the appreciative audience in his hands before, during and after dinner. He regaled us with stories, jokes,impersonations and his own quality musical style. Overall this experience is one for the bucket list. The wholesome friendliness of all our hosts was heartwarming. We give it 5 stars without hesitation."

Visited August 2015



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