Message from the Premier
Welcome to Longreach and to the Outback Paddle Regatta Festival, as we continue to celebrate
the Year of Outback Tourism.
These two-family fun days include the Outback’s biggest duck race for cancer research, paddle races, local characters, children’s performers plus so much more.
Queensland’s Outback is one of Australia’s most beautiful regions, and the Year of Outback
Tourism continues to showcase its many experiences, opportunities to explore, and amazing flora
and fauna. It is also a great opportunity to meet many wonderful Queenslanders along the way!
At this time, we are all mindful of the economic challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
pandemic. The Queensland Government continues to work with Queenslanders throughout the
State so we can unite and recover for Queensland jobs.
We have strengthened our support for the tourism industry because it is important to Longreach,
to Outback Queensland and to the Queensland economy. Tourism is a major industry for
Queensland, and a strong contributor for Outback Queensland’s regional economy. That is why
the Queensland Government is delighted to work with Outback Watersports Club. Together, we
are supporting Queenslanders and creating jobs for Queenslanders.
More than 50 events and experiences have been supported by the Queensland Government’s
Year of Outback Tourism Events Program, and these emphasise the outstanding choice offered
by Outback Queensland, for Queenslanders and for visitors to our great State.
We hope you enjoy the Outback Paddle Regatta Festival, along with everything else Longreach
has to offer.
Share your photos, post your stories, tell your friends, and make plans to head back to
ANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK MP
PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND
MINISTER FOR TRADE
STIRLING HINCHLIFFE MP
MINISTER FOR TOURISM INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION
MINISTER FOR SPORT