Texas Longhorn Tours, Charters Towers

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Leahton Park is just 10 km by sealed road from Charters Towers, one of the most iconic and historic towns in Queensland. This family owned property is 1100 acres in size and is home to Horseshoe B Longhorns; one of the largest full blood Texas Longhorn cattle herds in Australia and also the 2013 Guinness World Record horned steer whose horns measure over 10 feet 3 inches or 3.1 metres from tip to tip!

Since 2009 the award winning Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours has been operating from Leahton Park. This is a unique tourist attraction and the only place in Australia where guests get the opportunity to take a canvas covered horse drawn wagon ride or Safari to see these magnificent & historic animals and to also learn some of the history of our cattle that are the direct descendants of the millions of Texas Longhorns that walked in the great trail herds from Texas in the late 1800's. Also on display are American Bison, Asian Water Buffalo, Scottish Highland, Indian Gyr cattle and the the huge horned African Ankole Watusi.

An important part of the Texas Longhorn Wagon Tour is the traditional Aussie Smoko under the shade trees at the homestead that features fresh brewed billy tea, fresh baked camp-oven damper and golden syrup, not to mention the other delicacies that are served all from the back of the genuine ‘Made in Texas’ Chuck Wagon. To cap it all off guests also get to take a tour of the renowned Bethel Saddlery custom saddle shop and see where some of the most sought after saddles in Australia are made. There is also a great little gift shop incorporated into the saddle shop. All experiences include a tour of the cattle working facilities and the ‘Longhorn Love Shack”

Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours & Safaris also specializes in coach tour and social group bookings and also school excursions. There is easy coach access and thanks to the sealed road to our property all weather access is guaranteed. We can customize to suit any of your group requirements including lunches in our old time dining shed.

Even Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours & Safaris don’t operate all year we generally run from May until the end of September we are normally available at other times for group bookings. Because we operate on our own working cattle property operating times are dependent on the weather so please, always check with us prior to making any travel arrangements to visit Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours.

There is also the option of the Longhorn Safari - our Safari vehicles are the very comfortable all terrain Polaris Rangers that can carry up to 7 passengers in comfort.

For more information or bookings please visit our website or contact us on 0474 561 122

We look forward to seeing you at Leahton Park someday soon...Mick & Lynda
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  • A special experience. We took the wagon option and had an amazing day.It started with a camp oven morning tea and introduction by Michael. We got to visit the "Love Shack" (AI area), the saddle-making...  more »
  • This tour is a wonderful experience. The chuck wagon ride was great. Mick stopped the wagon many times for photos etc. The cattle are placid. In the paddock are 2 bisons, donkeys and many longhorn cow...  more »
  • Such a great day out, see the longhorns, cuddle the calves and stroke Penny, the roo!
  • This tour is a must if your going to Charters Towers. Great to see the live stock Vison buffalo Scottish Highland cows and Kangaroos not to forget the Texas Longhorns.
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