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Outback Tracks: A Different Day at the Races

March 14th, 2017

Trackside at the races – the crowd roars, the sun shines and the atmosphere excitable. Over the din the race is called and the competitors are off, the yabbies slowly crawling in whichever direction they

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Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them, Part #1

February 28th, 2017

When thinking “outback” you could be forgiven for not imagining much else but vast stretches of ‘nothingness’, red dirt and sheep or cattle.  We love to dispel all sorts of myths and misconceptions

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Remote and Rockin’ It

February 24th, 2017

Just when you thought the latest world trends couldn’t reach the farthest reaches of our big country, along comes Imparja TV to make it a reality for our “outback” population.  Just how did this come about?  

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10 Things I bet you didn’t know about Outback Queensland, #PART 2

January 31st, 2017

Missed part 1? No worries, visit the blog here.   1] There’s a Drive-In theatre in Jericho Holding 36 cars (plus walk-ins), the Jericho Drive-In located on Darwin street is perhaps the smallest drive-in

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Mount or Mt – What’s in a Name?

January 21st, 2017

Is the town Mount Isa or Mt Isa? It is an ongoing controversy that is not easily resolved.       Mount Isa, many assume is named after a mountain. Why else would they abbreviate the name to Mt

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Discover Hidden Worlds with BooBook EcoTours

January 11th, 2017

Come and explore years of history with local Ecologist Guides from BOOBOOK EcoTours in some of Australia’s best outback locations. Choose a tour or contact BooBook today for one that can be customised just for

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There’s a Bilby in our Moon…

December 15th, 2016

There’s nothing that captures the imagination quite like star-gazing on a clear night, and some of the clearest views on offer are in our very own backyard. There was a fair amount of excitement recently with

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10 things I bet you didn’t know about Outback Queensland #PART 1

December 13th, 2016

You may have already known that Big Red is the tallest sand dune in the Simpson Desert; or that the Mount Isa Rodeo is one of the biggest events in the Southern Hemisphere….but we bet you didn’t know a few of

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Aussie music legends set to rock Big Red Bash 2017

December 8th, 2016

Some of the biggest names in Australian country and rock music are set to head to the 2017 Birdsville Big Red Bash, with headliners Lee Kernaghan, Missy Higgins, and James Reyne & Mark Seymour to perform 4

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Mutch-loved family holiday in Outback Queensland!

December 1st, 2016

Recently the Mutch family, including Selena and Morgan Mutch and their kids Emerson (8 years) and Lara (5 years), spent 14 fantastic days living their story in Outback Queensland.   “What an amazing trip!”

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