We welcome school/student group bookings at Texas Longhorn Tours. Our experiences are suitable for all ages and we can customize your visit to suit your needs.
The Texas Longhorn Safari is the perfect way to see and learn the fascinating history of these historical and iconic cattle. They are direct descendents of the millions of Texas Longhorns that walked in the great trail herds from Texas in the late 1800's.
Get up close (and sometimes personal) to the spectacular herd of genuine full-blood Texas Longhorns including the longest horned cattle in Australia. There are also Asian Water Buffalo, American Bison, Mexican Sardo Negro, Indian Gyr, African Ankole Watusi and Scottish Highland cattle...a unique bovine learning experience like no other!
You will get the chance to learn the art of roping or lassooing and will get to help make a leather rossette stamped with your initial to take home as keepsake. See how the Texas Longhorns are handled during the cattle yard tour. Your group will also get to see the brand new ‘JR Gallery of Horns’ including our own Guinness World Record horned steer on display - horns that span 3.15 metres from tip to tip!
Chuck Wagon Smoko or traditional Aussie bush smoko is included and sausage sizzle lunch to cap off a great time at Texas Longhorn Tours. An unforgettable day!
On Arrival - Sit back and relax at the ‘Wagon Wheel’ dining shed and enjoy a unique video display and ‘Old West’ historical narrative of the famous Texas Longhorn breed of cattle.
Chuck Wagon ‘Smoko’ - Enjoy home baked Anzac bikkies and Chocolate Texas Brownies all served from a genuine 1866 ‘Made in Texas’ cowboy Chuck wagon. There will be plenty of juice and cold water available as well.
See the Texas Longhorns - After smoko it's time to get on board the Polaris Rangers. These fun & easy access vehicles are the perfect way to experience ‘up close and personal’ the animals on display.
Informative Cattle Yard Tour - Learn how we breed our Texas Longhorns and see the cattle working facilities, designed especially for these BIG horns.
JR Gallery of Horns - The experience includes admittance to this brand new addition. On display is JR - longest horned beast who has ever lived in Australia and Guinness World Record holder. His horns exceed 10 feet 4 inches from tip to tip or 3.15 metres. There are also other interesting items on display including an 1880’s replica Texas Trail herd saddle made right here in the Bethel Saddlery custom saddle shop.
Lunch - Enjoy the best sausage sizzle lunch ever at the 'Wagon Wheel' dining shed
Roping - Learn the basics of lassoing from a real rodeo cowboy or cowgirl
Leather Work - Western rosette making with your initial stamped on it for you to keep
Horns & Hides Gift Shop - Browse the gift shop and saddlery or just soak up more of the atmosphere of Leahton Park. There is a lot to see and the hardest part for you will be leaving.
Leahton Park is only 10km from Charters Towers with all weather sealed access to property
We are flexible with our times for groups but recommend a morning visit to get the most benefit from the experience
Ample parking for large coaches and access from Charters Towers to Leahton Park is all bitumen
Easy access for into Safari Rangers ideally suited for people with a disability or severe mobility restrictions
Accessible/disabled toilet facilities on site
Guests with special dietary requirement are catered for - please advise when booking or contact us prior to arrival
Please note that we do have a minimum number for our group bookings and we are more than happy to discuss your requirements and can customize to suit the time you have available.