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Great view

We enjoyed the drive out to Captain Starlight's lookout - the road is currently mostly in good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MarkKaren2015
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Emerald, Australia
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Wonderful views

A comfortable drive from Longreach. The road is a little rough and you should be wary in wet... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Elizabeth W
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Brisbane, Australia
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50kms from Longreach, 42kms of unsealed road, please check road conditions at the Visitor Information Centre. This lookout gives you uninterrupted 360 views of the surrounding area.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Longreach, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent. 45kms of dirt road, it says 4WD only, its all been graded and a 2WD could probaly do it, but if its wet no hope. You have to walk to the top but great views and well worth it.More

Thank SSDalton
Longreach T, Manager at Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. Although not a significantly high lookout, the flat landscape, allows you to see over the Thomson River Channels with 360 views and some wonderful rock formations at the top of the Lookout. Best viewed at sunrise or sunset. Starlight's Lookout is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the drive out to Captain Starlight's lookout - the road is currently mostly in good condition. The walk up wasn't very hard. It would be nice to have some information about the man here to explain why this hill is significant.More

Thank MarkKaren2015
Longreach T, Manager at Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. Although not a significantly high lookout, the flat landscape, allows you to see over the Thomson River Channels with 360 views and some wonderful rock formations at the top of the Lookout. Best viewed at sunrise or sunset. Starlight's Lookout is...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this in the morning about 10am. The road was definitely passable (at the moment) with a 2WD we drive a Nissan Micra drove about 80km per hour most of the way. The lookout is a scramble up a small 'jumpup' and had very...More

Thank lovetositbythebeach
Longreach T, Manager at Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. Although not a significantly high lookout, the flat landscape, allows you to see over the Thomson River Channels with 360 views and some wonderful rock formations at the top of the Lookout. Best viewed at sunrise or sunset. Starlight's Lookout is...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We went to the tourist information office in Longreach and talked to the wonderful lady there. No sorry the road is closed at present a tourist was bogged yesterday. So three days later we returned to ask about another matter. You are fine to go...More

Thank Kathy W
Longreach T, Manager at Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. It is unfortunate that your experience was not great. We endevour to give out accurate information.

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the start of the road to find a sign stating the road was open !! So off we go , 40 Km's later river/ mud a cross road not even my 4x4 could cross 😕 Expecially if you have no cell phone...More

Thank nicandlibby
Longreach T, Manager at Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. Longreach Regional Council, Infrastructure department assesses the road conditions. I have passed this information along to the Council.

Reviewed 6 February 2018

My husband and I decided to go here on the spur of the moment, and are not sorry we did. There were hordes of kangaroos around, a large group of horses came up and hung around for ages and we spotted lots of different birds....More

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Longreach T, Manager at Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thanks for the review. Although not a significantly high lookout, the flat landscape, allows you to see over the Thomson River Channels with 360 views and some wonderful rock formations at the top of the Lookout. Best viewed at sunrise or sunset. Starlight's Lookout is...More

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

A comfortable drive from Longreach. The road is a little rough and you should be wary in wet weather - possible bogging. Only a short but steep climb at the end. Great rocky outcrops and views to die for. Nice outing.More

Thank Elizabeth W
Longreach T, Manager at Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thanks for the review. Although not a significantly high lookout, the flat landscape, allows you to see over the Thomson River Channels with 360 views and some wonderful rock formations at the top of the Lookout. Best viewed at sunrise or sunset. Starlight's Lookout is...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

It was great drive out to this lookout, good way to see the countryside. The lookout isn't hard to get to and is quite easy to climb. I cam see why he used this place, he a great view of all the countryside around him...More

Thank Wendy O
Longreach T, Manager at Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thanks for the review. Although not a significantly high lookout, the flat landscape, allows you to see over the Thomson River Channels with 360 views and some wonderful rock formations at the top of the Lookout. Best viewed at sunrise or sunset. Starlight's Lookout is...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Need a 4WD to get out there though the track is very hard due to the drought. Take time to stop at Lily Lagoon. You might see the lilies but definitely a kangaroo or 2. Sometimes an emu. Starlights is on private property & visitors...More

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Longreach T, Manager at Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks for the review. Although not a significantly high lookout, the flat landscape, allows you to see over the Thomson River Channels with 360 views and some wonderful rock formations at the top of the Lookout. Best viewed at sunrise or sunset. Starlight's Lookout is...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

The road out was quite driveable. A short climb to the top and the 360 degree view is worth the effort. But before you go out to the lookout it is best to know the background and the story of Harry Redford, commonly known as...More

Thank macca46
Longreach T, Manager at Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks for the review. Although not a significantly high lookout, the flat landscape, allows you to see over the Thomson River Channels with 360 views and some wonderful rock formations at the top of the Lookout. Best viewed at sunrise or sunset. Starlight's Lookout is...More

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We elected to fly out via helicopter as we only had a Nissan Tiida. The track was very rough according to people who have driven it. 4WD highly recommended.
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