Wednesday & Sunday 9.30am



Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.00am

Texas Longhorn Tours commenced in 2009 at Leahton Park, Charters Towers. Owned and operated by Michael & Lynda Bethel this is one of the most unique tourism experiences in Australia. Using a horse drawn wagon that was purpose built at Leahton Park along with the harness made in the Bethel Saddlery saddle shop guests are taken by horse drawn wagon to view the spectacular and historical Texas Longhorn herd. The full experience also includes a traditional Aussie smoko of billy tea and camp oven cooked damper and other home-cooked delicacies.The smoko is served from a fully outfitted exact replica 1866 chuck wagon, made in Texas by master wagon maker - Glenn Moreland. There is also an informative tour of the Bethel Saddlery saddle shop where you get to see where these renowned saddles are made. You will also get to see an exact replica 1880's Texas trail herd saddle also made in the saddle shop by Mick who has been making saddles for almost 30 years.

The Texas Longhorn Wagon Tour experience will be available each Wednesday and Sunday during the season commencing at 9.30am. 

Another option is the Longhorn Safari which gives guests the opportunity to experience the Texas Longhorns in a way that no other mechanical means allow. The Safari vehicles are the low profile & comfortable all-terrain eight seat Polaris Rangers which can go almost anywhere.

The Texas Longhorn Safari will be available each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday commencing at 9.00am.

Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours & Safaris have featured on television shows such as 'No Leave No Life' 'Making Tracks' 'Queensland Weekender' Hamish & Andy's 'Caravan of Courage' Dr. Harry on 'Better Homes and Gardens' Channel Seven's 'Sunrise' to name a few and are a multi award winning attraction.

Both experiences operate May through September depending on seasonal conditions. Bookings are essential.

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