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Tree of Knowledge

The Tree of Knowledge is best known as the birthplace of the Labour Party and location for the first Australian shearer’s strike. But this tree has many more accolades stemming back over its 200-year history. After the tree was illegally poisoned in 2006, architect Brian Hooper was tasked with adding more bark to Barcy, designing the structure that you see today over this heritage-listed tree. The Tree of Knowledge is now not just a ghost gum but a sculpture that could be described as Australia’s largest wind chime. It’s best viewed in the morning sun or in the late afternoon, when you can really see the amber hues of the structure’s timber. By night, phosphorescent paint shines bright green and purple against the structure giving another perspective to this work of art.

Tip: Don’t forget to look down when you visit the Tree of Knowledge. The tree’s original root ball can be seen through thick, non-reflective glass. If you look closely, you’ll also be able to see a man’s ashes that he requested to be buried in its root system.


“This park is fantastic not a single negative comment, large grassy sites, every night they put on billy tea and damper and most nights entertainment.
The managers are wonderful and what a great bloke Geoff is, nothing any trouble and always a smile on his face. Will be coming back.”
“A bloody fantastic park and owner, would stay here again.”
User 484462
“Great value all round. Excellent hosts and we have stayed here several times.
Can not understand why people select Longreach CP, when this facility is available.”
User 1468966
“What a great park. Geoff will show you to your site and help if needed. Amenities are spotless and ensuite showers.
Billy tea and damper at 4, along with entertainment. Thanks Geoff.”
Narelle and James
“Fantastic park with great hosts, camp stew was awesome, shower block is brilliant.”
“What a great site. Clean amenities, some drive through sites and host Geoff will guide you in if you need help.
Great afternoon get together at 4pm for billy tea and damper. We’ve been lucky enough to be entertained by Johnno, country singer for the last 4 days.”
User 1345228
“Love stay. Great ensuite style amenities. Owner Geoff super friendly and helpful. We’ll be back.”
“Great Park, green grass! Top hosts who work hard. Great billy tea and damper at 4. The stew is to die for too, very nice.”
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