Saltbush Retreat

3.5 star property
3.5-star lodge with outdoor pool, near Qantas Museum

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Saltbush Retreat

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Slab Hut | View from room
Slab Hut
Two Bedroom House | Living area

Overview of Saltbush Retreat

9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
63-65 Ilfracombe Road, Longreach, QLD, 4730
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Slab Hut

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Homestead Stables

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Single Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Homestead Stables Accessible

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Large Single Bed

Outback Cabin - One Bedroom

  • 2 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Outback Cabin - Two Bedrooms

  • 2 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Large Single Beds

Two Bedroom House

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Large Single Beds

About this area

Getting around

  • Longreach, QLD (LRE) - 1 min drive
  • Ilfracombe Station - 16 min drive
  • Longreach Station - 22 min walk
  • Free airport shuttle


  • The Longreach Tavern - 3 min drive
  • Merino Bakery - 2 min drive
  • The Birdcage Hotel - 3 min drive
  • Darcy's Diner - 2 min drive
  • Happy Valley Chinese Restaurant - 3 min drive

About this property

Saltbush Retreat

Saltbush Retreat is only 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from the airport and offers a free shuttle (available on request). Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 44 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Reception hours are 9 AM - 5 PM on Public Holidays.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site parking only available on request
  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free airport shuttle from 10:00 AM to 3 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Barbecue grills


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 195 per stay

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately AUD 28 to 28 for adults and AUD 15 to 15 for children


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Outback Lodges Longreach
Saltbush Retreat Lodge Longreach
Saltbush Retreat Lodge
Saltbush Retreat Longreach
Kinnon Co. Outback Accommodation
Kinnon Co. Outback Lodges
Saltbush Retreat Lodge
Saltbush Retreat Longreach
Saltbush Retreat Lodge Longreach

Frequently asked questions

Does Saltbush Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Saltbush Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Saltbush Retreat?
As of 24 Sept 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Saltbush Retreat on 25 Sept 2023 start from AU$179, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Saltbush Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Saltbush Retreat?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Saltbush Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Saltbush Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free motorhome/bus/lorry parking is available.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Saltbush Retreat?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 10:00 AM to 3 PM on request.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Saltbush Retreat?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Saltbush Retreat and nearby?
Saltbush Retreat has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Does Saltbush Retreat have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, cookware and a fridge.
Does Saltbush Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Saltbush Retreat like?
Saltbush Retreat is a short 1-minute drive from Longreach, QLD (LRE) and 4 minutes' walk from Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Grwat value
A fabulous location. Well appointed. Excellent staff.
Trevor, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely gorgeous. Friendly check in. The stable theme is perfect. Room is large. Bed huge. Located exactly between Qantas Founders and Stockman’s Hall of fame. Smithy’s Outback Dinner Cruise pick up at the gate. What more could you want.
Lilian, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous place to stay in Longreach
Fabulous cabins across the road from the Qantas Founders Museum. Well equipped and very comfortable
James, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great in every way
This is a great location. Across the road from the QANTAS Founders Outback Museum and down the road from Outback Hall of Fame. We stayed in the stables. Great for small family. The slab huts also looked good but where unavailable for the nights we needed.
Peter, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jayson, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Cramped, misleading photo of seating area
Quiet enough and. In reasonable condition but no seating other than on the bed, or the bottom bunk to watch TV. Would have been cramped for space if children were actually using the bunks. Photo shows two chairs, not there, in our cabin there were 2 bunks.
Kim, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Di, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Di, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The only issue was a terrible smell in the air at night so you couldn’t sit outside on the verandah at the slab huts.
Sandra, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Spacious and clean. Comfortable bed. Has a kitchen but no other dining and if you don’t have transport you are not close to town, lucky some restaurants have free pick ups.
Gabriel, 3-night family trip
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