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Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours and Safaris

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area

Witness the majestic and historic Texas Longhorns on a horse drawn wagon ride or Safari - an experience like no other.

Take a traditional horse drawn wagon ride or Ranger Safari and a trip back in time, back to the 'Old West' to the time of the legendary Texas Longhorns. Situated 10 kilometres from Charters Towers, North Queensland, is Leahton Park, home to the largest purebred herd of Texas Longhorns in Australia. These cattle are direct descendants of the millions of Longhorns that walked in the great trail herds from Texas in the late 1800s.

It is also home to the 2013 Guinness World Record Texas Longhorn steer - JR. JR was born and raised at Leahton Park and was certified in 2013 to have the longest horns measured tip to tip of all cattle in the world. His horns now exceed 9 feet 8 inches or 2.95 metres.

Listen to the yarns and learn the history of this magnificent breed of cattle while enjoying the canvas covered wagon ride in the bush on the one and only experience of its kind. Kangaroos, water buffalo, Scottish Highland cattle, American Bison and native Aussie wildlife are all at Leahton Park.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $50.00 20 May – 30 September 2015 Ranger all-terrain Texas Longhorn Safari.
Adult $70.00 20 May – 30 September 2015 Smoko, Saddle Shop and horse drawn Texas Longhorn Wagon Tour.
Child $40.00 20 May – 30 September 2015 Smoko, Saddle Shop and horse drawn Texas Longhorn Wagon Tour.
Child $35.00 20 May – 30 September 2015 Ranger all-terrain Texas Longhorn Safari.

Open Times

Public Holiday: Groups can be catered for on any day. Contact the operator for further details or visit the website. Prior bookings are essential. ...... Horse Drawn Wagon Tours - 0930 at Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Safaris available in the event of minimum numbers for wagon ride not being reached.

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Child Activities
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Tour Desk

Other Information

Accessibility:

There is access for guests with a disability, please inquire upon booking. Access to the Safari Ranger is easier for people with profound physical disabilities.

Children:

Children are welcome.
441 Urdera Road
Leahton Park
Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
Queensland
Australia

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