We welcome group bookings - both coach tour groups and other social groups or special occasions. We understand your requirements are unique so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information as we know you will love what we have to offer here.
The Texas Longhorn Safari is the perfect way to see up close and learn the fascinating history of these historical and spectacular 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 bovine experience like no other!
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. Chuck Wagon Smoko or traditional Aussie bush smoko is included and barbecue lunch with great entertainment can also be part of your experience.
On Arrival - After meeting your hosts, 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, brewed or billy tea on an open fire, home baked Anzac bikkies and Chocolate Texas Brownies all served from a genuine 1866 ‘Made in Texas’ cowboy Chuck wagon. We will have juice and cold water available as well.
See the Texas Longhorns - After smoko it's time to get on board the Polaris Rangers. These easy access vehicles are the perfect way to experience ‘up close and personal’ the animals on display.
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 - 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 - Barbecue lunch with fresh salad at the 'Wagon Wheel' dining shed
Entertainment - Bush poet/historian or other entertainer can be arranged with adequate notice
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.
Located 10km from Charters Towers
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 for people with a disability or mobility issues
Accessible/disabled toilet facilities on site
Special dietary requirement guests 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.