Queensland’s Outback – Adventure out there!
There’s never been a better time to discover the magic of Queensland’s Outback!
Enjoy the freedom of travelling in wide open spaces, driving at your pace and experience the people, the places and amazing outback events in this spectacular part of the county.
Queensland’s Outback has something for everyone from visiting remote outback communities, fossicking for opals, star gazing, bird watching or even trying to find a dinosaur. Have a beer in an iconic outback pub and get to know the local characters. Outback Queensland will give you experiences that will last a lifetime.
Enjoy the hospitality and the spirit of Outback Queensland. Outback Queensland is also home to some of Australia’s most iconic events like the Birdsville races and the Julia Creek Dirt and Dust. It is also home to some quirky events like goat and camel racing.
All of which need to be seen to be believed!
Travelling with a caravan or motorhome in Queensland’s Outback is easy. All major roads are sealed and well sign-posted, with most towns no more than two hours apart. The Matilda Highway will take you all the way from Barringun on the New South Wales border to Karumba, passing through many great outback towns along the way. Running from Townsville to Tennant Creek, the Overlander’s Way follows the route of our pioneers across North West Queensland. For those wishing to adventure a little further there are many sealed byways and loops that can be incorporated into your itinerary to enable you to immerse yourself in outback life.
Remember when travelling in the Outback to call or visit the Visitor Information Centre. Here you will be able to find out current road conditions, weather reports, events and attractions within the region.
There’s plenty to do in Queensland’s Outback! Wet a line in a billabong, try your luck fossicking for opals, go digging for prehistoric treasures, marvel at the brilliant night skies, explore the many natural wonders or simply sit back and enjoy a peaceful Outback sunset.
So what are you waiting for? Now is the time to for your Outback Adventure!
Useful Contacts & Things to See & Do
Adventure Way Promotions Group
Ph: 4655 3399 W: www.thargotourism.com.au
The Adventure Way travels west from Brisbane through Toowoomba, Dalby, Moonie, Westmar, St George, Bollon, Cunnamulla, Eulo, Thargomindah, Nockatunga to Innamincka in South Australia and follows the Strzelecki Track to the Flinders Ranges and Adelaide.
Australia's Dinosaur Trail
Ph: 07 4741 3277 W: www.australiasdinosaurtrail.com
Follow in the footsteps of the prehistoric creatures that once roamed this ancient land. Australia's Dinosaur Trail encompasses the towns of Richmond, Hughenden and Winton.
Barcoo Shire Council
Ph: 07 4658 6900 W: www.barcoo.qld.gov.au
Travel the ‘Channel Country Byway’ to experience the lifestyle of the Barcoo Shire, in the communities of Jundah, Stonehenge and Windorah. Each community holds their own unique events & the diverse scenery throughout is spectacular. Bush camping, caravan parks & hotel accommodation are available in each community. Don’t miss the incredible nature, experience the adventure and enjoy the fun.
Charleville Visitor Information Centre
Ph: 07 4654 7771 W: www.murweh.qld.gov.au
For all the information you need about Charleville and tour bookings for all that surrounds this interesting outback town.
Cosmos Centre & Observatory, Charleville
Ph: 07 4654 7771 W: www.cosmoscentre.com
Visit our observatory and join our Cosmos guides who introduce you to the beauty of the outback sky using four powerful telescopes. During the day we offer Astronomy by Day — a movie ‘Journey into Infinity’, view meteorites and sun viewing using a solar telescope is quite an experience.
Flinders Discovery Centre, Hughenden
Ph: 07 4741 2970 W: www.flinders.qld.gov.au
The Visitor Information Centre hold information on all local attractions as well as regional & interstate destinations. See a full skeletal replica of a Muttaburrasaurus, large fossil collextions, light and sound show on the formations of Porcupine Gorge and “shearing the Stragglers” display and lots more.
Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre
Ph: 07 4746 7690 W: www.atthecreek.com.au
For all the information you need about Julia Creek including tour bookings & events for all that surrounds this interesting outback town.
Ph: (07) 47413429 W: www.kronosauruskorner.com.au
Do you have Richmond on your travel plan? Need information on accommodation and activities to do while you are here? Kronosaurus Korner has all the information you need for an unforgettable stay in Richmond.
"You'll Dig Richmond"
Outback at Isa
Ph: 4749 1555 W: www.experiencemountisa.com
Planning a trip to the Isa? Looking for tours, accommodation, general information or something to do? Then you've come to the right place. Outback at Isa can help you plan your outback holiday or purchase tickets to an upcoming event.
Ph: 07 4657 1558 W: www.outbackfestival.org
Named one of the top 100 ‘Things to do in Australia’ is something everyone must put on their bucket list. The 5 day festival is renowned for its quirky events to suit all the family and welcomes visitors Australia wide.
Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach
Ph: 07 4658 3737 W: www.qfom.com.au
Qantas Founders Museum is dedicated to telling the story of Qantas, from its early beginnings in Outback Queensland to present day. The museum collection includes interactive exhibits, interpretive displays, early Qantas artefacts and original and replica aircraft. Museum visiotrs can also enjoy guided tours of the Boeing 747 and 707.
Outback Pioneers, Longreach
Ph: 07 4658 1776 W: www.outbackpioneers.com.au
Unleash your pioneering spirit with Outback Pioneers Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience, Starlights Cruise Experience, Nogo Station Experience, Winton Discovery Experience and The Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show. There's also plenty to discover at The Station Store, The Welcome Home Cafe & Tearoom, and a place to rest at Kinnon & Co Outback Accommodation including Slab Huts, Homestead Stables & Outback Lodges.
Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum & Gallery
Ph: 07 4656 0540 W: www.visitquilpieshire.com
Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum & Gallery has everything you need to ensure a great stay in the Quilpie Shire. Make us your first stop when visiting.
Ph: 1300 794 257 or 4746 1202 W: www.thediamantina.com.au
Diamantina covers 95,000 square kilometers, yet home to only 11 stations & 300 residents. Essence of Australia's outback and accessible to most vehicles, caravans & motorhomes. Best time to visit - March-October. Be sure to visit for one of our exciting events including the famous Birdsville Races.
Ph: 07 4685 2266 W: www.travelactionmatildacountry.com.au
Compliment your travels with more information from “Travel Action”. Get your free copy from tourist information centres and caravan parks along the Matilda Highway.