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Where To Go


North West

Things can get wild in Queensland’s rugged North West. Visit the thriving mining town of Mount Isa, saddle up for the Mount Isa Rodeo, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, and drop in at the historic Underground Hospital built during WWII.
Canoe through vivid red gorges in the Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park and search for ancient fossils in the limestone outcrops of Riversleigh World Heritage Area. Head to Hughenden to see 'Hughie', the seven-metre Muttaburrasaurus and an impressive fossil collection.
And, don’t leave without visiting the Porcupine Gorge National Park.

Far West

Queensland’s Far West is the place for adventurers. Explore the rugged Simpson Desert by 4WD, see the Big Red sand dune glow at sunset and watch thousands of migratory birds flock to the wetlands of the Diamantina National Park.
If you’re looking for outback entertainment, catch a famous Australian band at the Big Red Bash or back a winner at the Birdsville Races.

South West

The closest section of Outback Queensland to Brisbane, the South West is home to colourful characters, wedge-tailed eagles and boulder opals.
Bathe in mineral-rich mud at the Eulo Mud Baths, meet a tiny endangered marsupial at the Charleville Bilby Experience Centre and peer into the heavens at the Charleville Cosmos Centre.

East

Banana Shire has many natural attractions including gorges, rivers and National Parks such as the Glebe Weir and Expedition National Park. Visit Lake Murphy, Kroombit Tops and Mt. Scoria Conservation Parks, or relax at Isla and Cania Gorges.
The Dawson River and Callide Dam provide many opportunities for fishing and water sports. The Shire can also provide many adventures for the 4WD enthusiast.

Central West

The Central West is the heart of Outback Queensland, a place built by pioneers and stockmen. Visit Longreach, the birthplace of an Australian icon at the Qantas Founders Museum and learn about the region’s fascinating history at the Stockman’s Hall of Fame. Learn about Waltzing Matilda in Winton where the song was original performed.

Longreach Airport is on the edge of town, with flights arriving from Brisbane and Townsville. You can also catch the Spirit of the Outback train from Rockhampton.

North West

What To Do In The Outback

Meanwhile in #OutbackQueensland

Instagram post 17893655704791931 What we love to see, blue skies and green grass!

Photo by @juliacreekqld 

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Instagram post 17993751202312854 Moura Miner’s Memorial is a memorial dedicated to all 50 mine workers who were tragically killed in either mine disasters or individual fatalities in the Moura Kianga Open Cuts and Underground Mines.

The project has been developed by the MOURA Miners' Memorial Moura Community Progress Inc in consultation with the Moura Coal and Country Historical Society and Banana Shire Council.

Under a domed roof, 50 shafts of light will beam to a central circle surrounded by terraced seating on the ‘coal wall’. The memorial will serve as the town’s gathering space to remember all lives lost since 1961. Viewers will enter the memorial via a ‘mine shaft’ entrance where the names of those who died are listed.

Photo by @graeme_69 

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Instagram post 17949487255410128 There are so many things to see in Winton and around the region - Dinosaurs, Waltzing Matilda, grazing and spectacular scenery.

Let a local show you these and much more. Join @reddirttours on one of their tours for a personalised experience like no other.

Take advantage of one of their Summer Deals https://www.reddirttours.com.au/summertours2020.html you won't be disappointed.

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Instagram post 18144181231125505 Why do you love Outback Queensland? 

We are seeking your comments about why you love Outback Queensland. What you loved most about your visit to Outback Queensland? What was your favourite attraction or experience? 

𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲! 𝗠𝗮𝘅 𝟮𝟬-𝟮𝟱 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀.

Help us to let others know why our destination is so special. Please comment below or send us a private message if you prefer. 

By commenting or responding you will be providing us with permission to share your quote for marketing purposes (we will include your first name and initial of your last name only) and edit it for accuracy if required. 

Thank you everyone – on behalf of the Outback Queensland team.

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Instagram post 17889200464847075 Outback Queensland will be waiting!

Please adhere to the latest restrictions by Queensland Health. For more information go to https://tinyurl.com/QldHealthUpdate

Amazing photo by @seanscott_touring 

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Instagram post 18087568498230159 A sight you’ll see plenty of across Outback Queensland especially in Roma.

Here you’ll find the largest commercially operational windmill in Queensland. Manufactured by Southern Cross can be viewed at close range on the grounds of Pumps and Solar. Built in 1950 by the Toowoomba Foundry, the windmill has a 9 metre diameter wheel and is 15 metres high.

Great photo by @alivenphotography 

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Instagram post 17936211637449909 The day after Cyclone Imogen crossed over the Carpentaria Shire. 

It's calm now but the residents and businesses of Karumba and Normanton certainly felt her Category 1 presence.

The clean up is underway with fallen trees, damage to buildings and power outages. Thankfully no one was injured.

Our thoughts are with our friends in the Gulf.

Photo from @barracentrekarumba 

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Instagram post 17874028871078729 Sunsets are definitely better in Outback Queensland!

Beautiful photo by @kellyleej96 

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Instagram post 17886217132898763 Make sure you put Outback Queensland on your list to visit or return to in 2021.

Happy New Year, we all look forward to welcoming you to the Outback soon.

Amazing photo by @ingooeland 

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Instagram post 17868773852168361 2020 has been a struggle for many, here’s to a better 2021.

Have a safe and happy New Year.

Great photo by @lea_scaddan 

BTW the galah is playing!

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Instagram post 17879119625041776 Are you travelling through Outback Queensland?

Be sure to check the latest road conditions before you go. 
https://roadconditions.racq.com.au/

Remember if it's flooded, forget it. 

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Instagram post 17886081463877966 Located 89 kilometres north of Roma, Injune is a small country town full of character, history, spectacular views and breathtaking natural landscapes.

Great photo by @danijade_ 

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Instagram post 17860790468304449 If you’re looking to avoid the Boxing Day sales, then head to Jack Dwyer Memorial Park in Dirranbandi.

The perfect place to have a picnic, throw in a line or stretch your legs.

Great photo by @leeroys_lens 

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Instagram post 18042552529282235 Aussie reindeer!

From our family to yours, we hope you have a safe and relaxing day with your loved ones. Merry Christmas

Great photo by @ourdelstation 

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Instagram post 17857914977333446 One more sleep!

Happy Christmas Eve. 

Beautiful photo by @linda_reads_light 

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Instagram post 17893641784778546 You can’t get any more Outback than brolgas, a road train and a road house!

The only one missing in the photo is the @blueheelerhotel here in Kynuna. It's no surprise Banjo Paterson himself frequented here, and it's said that both the Waltzing Matilda’s swagman and the squatter had their last drinks inside these walls. 
Plus if you give a donation to the @royalflyingdoc Service of Australia you can leave your name on their wall.

If only these walls could talk!

Great photo by IG nonisnaps 

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Instagram post 17866909658210073 More than 130 years in the making, Thangool in @sandstonewonders first opened to settlers, who tried it as a sheep run in the 1850s. Soon to fail, beef cattle were introduced and later, dairy and cotton took hold. Based on the success of these industries, a make-shift town sprang up.

Today, the town is home to a sizeable squab industry, providing Australia with 60 per cent of its squab supplies. As you travel through the district, you’ll see large paddocks of sorghum, wheat, sunflower, barley and mung bean crops, the mainstays of local food production.

The Lawgi Hall is a free camping site just south of the township on Australia’s Country Way (A3). You can’t miss it!  Just look for the bright sunset and bottle tree mural.  There are plenty of grass areas to park behind the hall and a donation left in the honour box would be much appreciated.

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Instagram post 17891858083809628 Be sure to look up tomorrow night (Monday 21st of December) as it will mark a rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn (the alignment of these two planets). 

With only about a 10th of a degree separating the two planets — that's a fifth of the width of the Moon — this is the closest they will have appeared in the sky to each other in nearly 400 years. The last time it occurred was in 1623.

Although they will still be hundreds of millions of km’s apart, to the naked eye, they will appear as though they are nearly touching – resulting in what’s been dubbed as a Christmas Star! 

If the weather is clear, you'll be able to see the spectacle with the naked eye, about an hour after sunset. But be quick - it'll only be visible for an hour or so before disappearing below the western horizon.

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Instagram post 17867057558196036 Cooling down or warming up?

No matter what time of year a soak in the waters of the artesian bore is a must when you visit @charlotteplains 

Charlotte Plains is a family owned and operated sheep station near Cunnamulla. They continue to run several thousand head of sheep, which they shear in their historic woolshed.

They offer an authentic outback experience to visitors, combining an insight into station life with a spectacular campground at their artesian bore.

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Instagram post 17896682584700235 Located approximately 17 km southeast of the township of Hughenden you'll find Kennedy Energy Park.

An Australian first facility that combines 12 wind turbines, 55000 solar panels and four megawatt hours of battery storage all designed to power 35000 homes!

Fantastic photo by @tanyadhervillephotoandvideo 

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Instagram post 17876453996052831 Journey to Corner Country to visit the junction of borders of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. 

Cameron Corner offers contrasting landscapes and experiences. You can discover the history of the early pioneers, enjoy the wildlife or simply relax and take it all in.

Great photo by @adventure.herewecome 

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Instagram post 17902792873617784 Explore Outback Queensland by rail this summer! 

Special packages to Longreach on @queenslandrailtravel's the Spirit of the Outback. 

Discover the delights of rail travel, enjoy all-inclusive dining, meet new friends over a cold drink and take in stunning landscapes.

From $427 for 2 people.
Travel to occur by 31 March 2021.

Check out this and more Summer Deals on https://www.outbackqueensland.com.au/summer-deals/

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Instagram post 18040208089280942 Everyone wants to say they’ve had a beer at the @birdsvillehotel 

Since 1884, it’s weathered sandstone walls have been a welcome refuge to travellers from across the globe. A destination in its own right, the pub has endured floods, fires and even cyclones to stand as a symbol of the spirit and character of the outback.

The Birdsville Hotel is steeped in history and has played a fascinating, yet important, part in the exploration and settlement of Australia’s desert country.

Today, the iconic award-winning pub is the main focus in Birdsville at any time of the year but more so during the running of the famous annual @thebirdsvilleraces and the @bigredbash 

The pub offers visitors comfy accommodation, traditional pub fare, quality wine list, ice-cold drinks and with everything else needed for an authentic outback experience.

Amazing photo by @miketurgoose of @rustytingallery 

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Instagram post 17856212840327978 Last Shout for 2020 with @outbackaussietours 

Join Smithy and the team for their last Sunset Cruise departures for 2020 and your first drink is on the house!

Last cruise departures: 
Monday 12 December
Wednesday 16 December
Friday 18 December. 

Visit https://outbackaussietours.com.au/.../smithys-sunset-cruise/ to book your spot.
*Voucher valid for 1 x standard beer, wine or soft drink per adult ticket holder

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Instagram post 18177391813039488 Step back in time where everyday early outback life is on display. The small but delightful Morven Historical Museum contains some fascinating memorabilia.

A must see is the miniature replica pioneer township. Painstakingly recreated over 15 years, buildings that have long gone have been preserved. The attention to detail of the buildings and the early building techniques makes this display a unique outback attraction.

The Museum also has a collection of Aboriginal grinding stones, stone axe heads, spears, coolamons and boomerangs.

In the grounds there is the ‘tin hut’, built of flattened kerosene tins, which is a testament to outback ingenuity. Built as housing during the great depression of the 1930s, these huts were common homes for pensioners. With only a few remaining today, Morven is fortunate to have one on display.

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Instagram post 17854841258348695 Swanvale rest area and lookout is situated half way between Stonehenge and Jundah (approximately 1200kms north west of Brisbane).

At the top of the “jump up”, a rest area offers scenic views and a great place to enjoy the sun setting into the western horizon. 

Looking East from the Jump Up you take in the Johnstone Ranges which run between the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers.

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