Longreach School of Distance Education

Longreach, Longreach Area

​'Imagine a classroom more than twice the size of Victoria, where the playground is as vast as the outback and the partnership between home and school is legendary'.

They invite you to join them in touring one of the largest classrooms in the world! Observe their school in action and learn how education is delivered using technology ‘in the bush’.

The 'Longreach School of Distance Education' (formerly known as Longreach School of the Air) is a unique experience and is one of 16 distance education schools in the country; and one of seven in Queensland.

Tours are run twice daily at 9am and 10.30am, Monday to Friday; excluding public holidays and will be closed from Tuesday October 31 2017 until Monday February 19, 2018. Bookings are necessary for large groups only.

They have many quality souvenirs available at the Longreach School of Distance Education. Proceeds from sales are used to provide support and resources that directly benefit​ students. Examples include support for mini-schools, camps, swim camps, computers, phones and upgrades to facilities such as playground equipment.

Souvenirs are available to purchase upon your visit, or by emailing your order to the school.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Child $8 - $8 Children AUD8. Under five years of age is free entry.
$10 - $30 Adults AUD12, Concession AUD10. Per person for adult groups of 20 or more people AUD10. Family (Two adults and up to four children) AUD30.

Internet Access

  • Broadband

Opening Hours

Season/DateDayOpening Hours
19 febbraio 2018 - 31 ottobre 2018Monday9am - 12pm
Tuesday9am - 12pm
Wednesday9am - 12pm
Thursday9am - 12pm
Friday9am - 12pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
1 novembre 2017 - 18 febbraio 2018Closed

Facilities

  • Car park

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

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