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Cheap flights to Longreach, Australia

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Are there currently restrictions on travel to Longreach related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Longreach along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Australia has enacted temporary travel restrictions for flights to Melbourne due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases.

Entry requirements

Travelers who are not Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members need to apply for an exemption to enter Australia.

Quarantine requirements

All international travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days at the first point of entry, unless they're granted an exemption upon request. Quarantines take place in state-designated facilities and fees depend on the state, ranging from $2500 for one adult in the Northern Territory to $3000 for one adult in New South Wales. International flights are currently being diverted away from Victoria. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next scheduled flight. For more information on quarantine rules in the Australian states, check the following websites: New South Wales, The Northern Territory, Western Australia.

Transiting rules

Foreign nationals may transit through Australia if the connecting flight is within 72 hours of the arriving flight. They must either have a transit visa or be nationals of a visa-exempt country. Transit passengers don’t need to apply for an exemption to travel restrictions if they are booked to depart on a connecting flight from the same airport within 72 hours and they are not going to leave the airport. Travelers who plan to leave the airport before boarding their connecting flight or who will be at the airport for longer than 72 hours need to apply for a travel exemption here and will be subject to quarantine until their departing flight. Travelers from New Zealand and Pacific Islanders may not need a travel exemption. More information on transiting Australia is available here.

All other info

Travelers planning to travel across Australian state borders should note that some Australian states also have domestic travel restrictions, border restrictions, and quarantine requirements in place. In the case of onward travel within Australia, travelers are advised to check in advance with their travel/accommodation provider.

. If you are looking to book a trip to Longreach and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Situated in western Queensland, Australia, Longreach is a great place to explore both the country’s heritage and the vast expanses of the outback.

The city itself may not be huge, but it offers plenty to do. Back in the 1920s, Longreach was the birthplace of Qantas – which has become a multi-national aviation phenomenon. See the original hangars and a fascinating museum documenting the rise of the brand.

Another unique attraction is the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame which pays tribute to the cowboys and herdsmen who were pioneers of the modern Australian nation. Learn about some inspiring stories of survival and heroism, before visiting the outback for yourself.

The area around the town has some beautiful stretches of countryside. With a rental car, visitors can easily get to Artesian Country, where expert guides will show you Aboriginal artworks and wagon tracks from over a hundred years ago.

The warm, pure waters bubbling up from beneath Artesian Country are also used by locals as a tonic, and there is a fabulous spa facility in Longreach, where visitors can feel totally relaxed and rejuvenated.

Another fantastic attraction is the chance to take a scenic railway journey through the outback. Enjoy a wholesome Aussie meal in the dining car of the Spirit of the Outback as the fields and extinct volcanoes drift past. There is no better way of experiencing this dramatic country.

Outdoor adventures abound near Longreach. Drive to the stunning Boodjamulla National Park and canoe through gorgeous canyons. Who knows, you may even come across one of the dinosaur fossils for which the area is world-famous?

There are even sporting events and festivals to enjoy. Head to Longreach Races and back your favorite horse or attend a rodeo competition where modern stockmen do battle for glory.

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Best Time to Fly to Longreach

The outback can be extremely hot during the summer season, which lasts from around October until April – and outdoor activities can be hazardous in the heat. Visit during Queensland’s “winter” period – between May and September for warm weather, hardly any rain and gorgeous sight-seeing conditions.

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Getting around Longreach

A rental car is absolutely vital, and try to secure a rugged four wheel drive model that you can rely on. If venturing into the outback, be sure to take more water than you think you’ll need and a good map. Guided tours are available, which could be more convenient, while dirt bikes and quads can be rented as well.

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