Best Family Accommodation in Longreach, QLD

Longreach is such an awesome place for a family holiday.  There are so many amazing outback experiences to be had here, as well as fabulous museums to explore.

In terms of accommodation in Longreach, QLD, there isn’t a great deal of choice.  However, there are some great hotels and motels Longreach Qld offers and there are a few caravan parks Longreach has too, if that’s your preferred style. 

If you’re wondering where to stay in Longreach – this guide is the perfect place to start.  This guide provides detailed reviews of all the top family friendly Longreach accommodation options so you can decide which is the best place for your family trip.  All the places to stay in Longreach listed in this guide offer great value for money and are in the perfect location for sightseeing.  

So, let’s get started and find you some great accommodation Longreach QLD offers for your upcoming trip.

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Accommodation in Longreach, QLD Map

Below is a map where you can see all the Longreach QLD accommodation options covered in this guide. Zoom in and out for a closer view.

Keep reading below for further information about each of the Longreach motels and hotel options. 


Best Family Friendly Longreach Accommodation Comparison Table

Below is a super quick overview of all the motels and hotels in Longreach, QLD, reviewed in this guide. You can use the table below to quickly determine the best option for your family trip. 

Keep reading below for a more comprehensive review of these Longreach hotels and motels.

NameTypeRoom FacilitiesHotel FacilitiesCheck Price
Saltbush Retreat
LodgeSelf Contained two bedroom lodge with AC, TV.  Sleeps up to 4 peoplePool & BBQ facilitiesCheck Price
The Staging Post
MotelTV, AC, kitchenette with stove, microwave, and toaster. Family rooms available for up to 5 peopleRestaurantCheck Price
Longreach Motor Inn
MotelTV, AC, tea and coffee making facilities, and toaster. Family rooms available for up to 5 peoplePool, sauna, BBQ facilities, restaurant, bar & laundryCheck Price
Albert Park Motel
MotelTV, AC, tea and coffee making facilities, and toaster. Family rooms available for up to 5 peoplePool, BBQ facilities & laundryCheck Price
Mitchell Grass
Glamping TentAC tents with BBQ, kitchenette including a kettle, toaster microwave and breakfast. Sleeps up to 5 with swags provided for the children.Pool & fire pitCheck Price

Reviews for the Best Accommodation Longreach, QLD

Below, I have provided a detailed review of some of the very best Longreach hotels and motels for families.  

Saltbush Retreat, Longreach


Saltbush Retreat Longreach offers a rustic yet beautiful charm you only find in outback Queensland. All the top things to do in Longreach are within walking distance, including the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and the Qantas Musuem.

Families are going to absolutely love this accommodation in Longreach QLD.  Having a swimming pool is super awesome, particularly after those hot sightseeing days.  There are also BBQ facilities which is nice for families wanting to enjoy the great outdoors while having a meal.

Families are best accommodated in either the Homestead Stables or the Outback cabins.  Both rooms are fully self contained and can accommodate up to four people.  Both room types also come with air conditioning, free wifi and a TV.

When it comes to where to stay in Longreach with the kids – Saltbush Retreat really is a top pick!  Here you’ve got a beautiful property that gives you a rustic experience with all the modern day conveniences.


What’s to love?

There is so much to love about this self contained accommodation Longreach offers – spacious accommodation, the ability to prepare your own meals and a swimming pool too.

What’s not to love?

The Saltbush Retreat Longreach is a little more expensive than some of the other motels listed in this guide, but being self contained, you’re likely to save in the long run by being able to prepare your own meals.


For families wanting modern, affordable accommodation as well as being able to cater for themselves while in town, the Saltbush Retreat is the top pick.

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The Staging Post

The Staging Post is yet another one of the motels in Longreach, Queensland, which is perfect for families.  This boutique heritage-themed motel is inspired by the stagecoach journeys that once linked Longreach to the rest of the country. 

The Stables family deluxe room sleeps up to five people with three single beds and a queen bed in a room inspired by the stables where the Cobb & Co horses were housed. For smaller families, the standard rooms sleep three people coming with a queen bed and a single bed.  All rooms come with air conditioning, TV, wi-fi, kettle, fridge, microwave and a toaster.

Unlike other motels in Longreach QLD, The Staging Post doesn’t have a pool but does have a gaming and recreation room. There is also a restaurant on-site and a tour desk where you can book all your Outback Pioneers adventures.

In terms of the accommodation Longreach Queensland has for families, the Staging Post is another perfect option, particularly for families wanting to stay in the centre of town. 

What’s to love?

The entire family will love the old school charm of these heritage themed rooms.  Plus, with this Longreach hotel accommodation being semi self contained, families can prepare some basic meals for the kids.

What’s not to love?

Worth keeping in mind that the bathroom isn’t completely sealed off from the rest of the room, and so some families have complained about this in the past.


The Staging Post has an outback charm, with semi self contained rooms located in a central part of town, making it well worth considering.

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Longreach Motor Inn

For families looking for motels Longreach offers in the centre of town, consider the family owned and operated Longreach Motor Inn.  This property offers 57 rooms, including ones with two bedrooms or interconnected room options perfect for families. 

The kids will love to splash around in the saltwater swimming pool after a long day of sightseeing and the in house wi-fi to watch their favourite shows.  Breakfast is available daily at Harry’s restaurant, which is also open for dinner on Wednesdays to Saturdays. If you feel like staying in, room service is available or just enjoy a nightcap at The Redford Bar.

Family rooms come with a double bed and three singles, while the two bedroom family suite has a queen in one room and two singles in the other.  All rooms have air conditioning, TV and tea and coffee making facilities.  

As far as motels and hotels in Longreach go, the Longreach Motor Inn is a great choice for families wanting to stay in the centre of town.

What’s to love?

Super spacious motel room with plenty of room for the kids to spread out.  It also has lots of on site amenities, including a swimming pool.

What’s not to love?

Being a motel style room, you won’t be able to prepare any meals, although there are BBQ facilities and a restaurant on site.


For families after a spacious motel room, which can accommodate the entire family in a single room, the Longreach Motor is a great place to consider.

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Albert Park Motel, Longreach

The Albert Park Motor Inn Longreach is another good option for families looking for motels in Longreach, Queensland.  With all rooms on ground level, the Albert Park Motor Inn is set in an idyllic bush setting while still close to all the tourist attractions in Longreach

Each room includes a TV, free WiFi, private yards and refrigerators.  The poolside bar and snack bar mean you can lounge by the pool while watching the kids splash around in the pool or spa.  There’s also a BBQ area so you can prepare some snags for dinner.

There are two family room types: a room with a queen, single and bunk beds, or a queen and two singles.  All rooms come with a TV, free wifi, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.

With spacious family rooms, a pool and BBQ facilities, the Albert Park Motor Inn is one of the perfect options for those after family friendly motels in Longreach QLD. 

What’s to love?

This Albert Park accommodation has a great swimming pool perfect for cooling off after a long day of travelling or sightseeing.

What’s not to love?

As the Albert Motel, Longreach is a motel style room; you won’t be able to prepare any meals, although there are BBQ facilities.  


The Albert Motel is another great motel room for families to consider.  It has spacious rooms and great amenities, including a lovely swimming pool.

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Mitchell Grass Glamping Longreach

If you’re looking for a different type of Longreach accommodation, glamping is the way to go. Mitchell Grass Glamping Longreach offers luxury ensuite tents with modern amenities and a touch of the outback.

The Mulga Glamping Tent is the only option for families, and you can choose between the five-star king-sized bed or two long singles that sleeps up to five people. The kids get a truly authentic outback sleeping experience in adventure swags. Each tent is fully insect-proof and includes a refrigerator, microwave, coffee plunger, air conditioning and ceiling fans. The ensuite offers either a rainwater shower or an outdoor bath with views over the Mitchell Plains.

After a long day of sightseeing, come back to take a swim in the saltwater pool, relax around the evening fire pit and enjoy the starry night sky. Located on the outskirts of town, you’ll have the best view of the outback from Mitchell Grass Longreach. Enjoy a nibble pack in the evening or buy a BBQ pack and cook up some dinner for the whole family using the on-site BBQ facilities. 

For families looking for something different for accommodation in Longreach Queensland, Mitchell Grass Retreat is worth a look. With all the amenities you need and the added fun of glamping in the outback, it’ll be an experience for the whole family.


What’s to love?

Staying in a luxurious glamping tent in the glorious outback – does it seriously get any better!

What’s not to love?

This glamping Longreach option is pretty much double the price of all the other places listed in this guide – that’s because you’re paying for an amazing unique outback experience.  It is also located about a 5 minute drive out of town, but families will undoubtedly have a car with them anyway.


If you’ve got the extra room in the budget and want to try glamping, then Mitchell Grass Retreat is a great place to consider. 

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Hopefully, you found this guide on where to stay in Longreach with kids helpful. We also have accommodation guides for other outback Queensland towns like Barcaldine and Winton. Plus, you can find our guide on things to do in Longreach here.  Alternatively, if you’re looking for somewhere to camp, check out this guide here.


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