Your first morning at Mitchell Grass Retreat arrives with a beautiful sunrise cresting the uninterrupted outback horizon. Warm up the coffee pot, step out onto your private deck and breathe deep. It’s the start of a new day here in the heart of Outback Queensland and we have plenty for you to see and do. If you fancy a good walk, then pick up some directions from Reception for an easy 40-45 minute stroll to the Thomson River, a perennial river that forms part of the mighty Lake Eyre Basin. The Thomson is a favourite for local water sports (skiing, kayaking and swimming). You may prefer to join Outback Dan this morning on his private 4wd tour of his family’s property, Camden Park. Later, visit Qantas Founders Museum, just a quick drive up the road. More than a museum, with wing walks and Airpark tours, this award-winning attraction celebrates the founding of our national airline…. which grew up in Longreach. Consider purchasing lunch from the extensive menu at Qantas Founders Museum. Be sure to allow time to simply enjoy a cuppa or a coldie on your verandah or a swim in the sparkling saltwater pool back at Mitchell Grass Retreat. It’s time to slow down and appreciate the outback environment. This evening, head to the Qantas Founders Airpark to watch the Luminescent Longreach Light & Sound show. Get ready for 20 minutes of awesomeness as you stand surrounded by historic aircraft doubling as the canvas for this amazing show.