Unique and Memorable! Just a couple of the words to describe the one and only experience of its kind anywhere. The Texas Longhorn Wagon Tour features one of the last horse drawn wagon experiences in Australia viewing the magnificent herd Texas Longhorns - the most famous and iconic breed of cattle that have ever lived.
Learn the fascinating story of these historical and spectacular cattle that are direct descendents of the millions of Texas Longhorns that walked in the great trail herds from Texas in the late 1800's when you join us on a canvas covered wagon ride drawn by two giant Percheron draft horses.
Enjoy genuine cowboy coffee or billy tea brewed on an open fire, home made Anzac bikkies and Chocolate Texas Brownies all served from a genuine 1866 ‘Made in Texas’ replica cowboy chuck wagon.
From the comfort of the covered wagon, see 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.
An unforgettable part of this unique experience is the tour of the ‘The Longhorn Love Shack’. You will also get to see the brand new ‘JR Gallery of Horns’ including our own Guinness World Record horned steer on display - horns that exceed 10 feet 4 inches or 3.15m measured from tip to tip.
On Arrival - Meet your hosts and fellow travellers. 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 an old time enamel mug of genuine cowboy coffee or billy tea brewed on an open fire, home baked Anzac bikkies and Chocolate Texas Brownies all served from a genuine 1866 ‘Made in Texas’ cowboy Chuck wagon. If coffee isn’t for you, we will have juice and cold water available as well.
See the Texas Longhorns - After smoko it's time to get on the western covered wagon that was purpose built by us at Leahton Park for the wagon ride viewing the spectacular herd of full-blood Texas Longhorns. We also made the harness for the big horses right here in the Bethel Saddlery Saddle Shop.
'Longhorn Love Shack' Tour - Learn how we breed our Texas Longhorns and see the cattle working facilities, designed especially for these BIG horns.
JR Gallery of Horns - On display is JR - longest horned beast who has ever lived in Australia and Guiness 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.
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 a working cattle property and the Texas Longhorns can only be viewed by Wagon Ride or Safari & are not accessible for free view
Probably not suited for people with a disability or mobility issues…the Texas Longhorn Safari is perfect for you though
Closed shoes/boots and hat recommended
Accessible/disabled toilet facilities on site
Self drive to Leahton Park with all weather sealed access to property
10km from Charters Towers
Special dietary requirement guests catered for...please advise when booking or contact us prior to arrival
Due to the nature of our attraction and the different animals on display, we no longer allow pets at Leahton Park. Gold City Vet Clinic, Charters Towers will be happy to ‘mind your pets’ for the few hours you are here. For more information please contact them on 4787 4949