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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 17940785545515131 The contestants of @survivorau are in a game but you don’t have to outwit anyone to discover Cloncurry.

Days to explore!
Hit the road to explore all ‘The Curry’ has to offer from the Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum, John Flynn Place Museum & Art Gallery, Chinaman Creek Dam, Cloncurry Lookout and Mary Kathleen Mine.

Beautiful photo by @julia_meriwether 

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Instagram post 17893654391268998 Saddliers Waterhole and Hamburg Creek are a traveller’s oasis in Morven (about an hour east of Charleville). 

Lined with red river gums, this picturesque waterhole was once a stop-over point for Cobb & Co Coaches and bullock teams. 

Follow in the footsteps of many early pioneers; take a picnic rug and enjoy a cuppa under the shade of the trees. 

Have you stopped here?

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Instagram post 17951396440487501 With continued changing border restrictions it means sadly #outbackqueensland now has availability in the weeks ahead.

Our thoughts are with so many in lockdown and we hope to see you once you can travel again.

For Queenslanders who can’t head south as planned, why not consider travelling west to Outback Queensland.

Check out the link in our bio for your next adventure.

Great photo by @_roamingaus_  from Cameron Corner. 

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Instagram post 17963685679437390 Go 'off the beaten track' with our Outback Queensland Ambassador @taniakernaghan 

From 22nd to 28th September this jam packed itinerary experiences the very best of Australia’s rural and remote communities and discovering many little known secrets of the bush whilst meeting some great Aussie characters along the way.

With a maximum of 22 seats available on board the super comfortable 4WD Coach, this fully catered trip includes motel accommodation each night and a smorgasbord of entertainment including surprise guests. 

Book now through @stonestreetstravel for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

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Instagram post 18173059282130383 Cheers to the end of another spectacular weekend in Outback Queensland.

Here's cheers to the upcoming @betterinblackallfestival 19-22 August.
Combining the best that Blackall has to offer, the outback explodes into a four-day festival packed with local grazing plates, sunset wine and food tastings, street parties, art and cultural displays, billycart races, BBQ cook-offs, live music and a swag load of familiar faces. Life is #betterinblackall 

Type in your browser https://www.betterinblackall.com/ for more information.

Great photo by @holly_andmilly 

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Instagram post 18020288569308365 Beautiful Lake Bindegolly National Park is located 40km east of Thargomindah.

A string of lakes—Bindegolly, Toomaroo and Hutchinson—are found in Lake Bindegolly National Park. The diverse 14,000ha Lake Bindegolly National Park also has samphire flats, claypans, sand dunes, hard and soft red mulga country, gidgee woodlands, and Eremophila shrublands.

You can see more of Thargomindah this Saturday at 8.30am on @greg_graingers_adventures Travel Oz Outback Queensland TV special on @channel7 7TWO.

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Instagram post 17892504164286786 Winton is where Qantas was born; a nameless swaggy first waltzed his Matilda, and giant dinosaurs called home 95 million years ago. 

You might even find a few galahs!

@escape.com.au visits @australianageofdinosaurs Waltzing Matilda Centre and The @northgregoryhotel 

Check out their article for all the details, type in your browser https://tinyurl.com/EscapeWinton or go to @lizbondwriter link in their bio.

Be sure to check out the Winton Day Trip with @allianceairlines Type in your browser https://tinyurl.com/WaltzFokkersFossils or your local travel agent to book.

Great photo by @i.am.animal 

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Instagram post 17901438764059108 Classic Dad joke?

No, when you see this sign you know you’re about to drive into Richmond. 

Home to @kronosaurus_korner which  displays fossil finds from the cretaceous-era inland sea, which existed from about 97.5 to 120 million years ago.

Great photo by @alittleatlarge 

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Instagram post 18123290689208904 If Outback Queensland is in your sights please remember the following-

* adhere to any current restrictions in your local area
* download the ‘Check in Qld’ App on your phone
* take your phone with you and check in when you enter businesses 
* please plan ahead and book tickets, accommodation etc in advance where possible.

And most of all … be patient and kind. We’re all in this together.

Great photo by @charloukato 

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Instagram post 17878330535423040 Afternoon goals in Augathella!

How a Saturday afternoon should be in Outback Queensland.

Beautiful photo by @hannahpuechmarin 

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Instagram post 17921267371726402 The weather report brought to you by the locals of Urandangie!

Great photo by @adam85a

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Instagram post 18231820297056290 Sunsets and emus in Cunnamulla!

Cunnamulla locals reckon that in their town, the handshake's stronger and the smile lasts longer.

Don’t miss the Cunnamulla Fella Roundup Festival, proudly taking over where the Cunnamulla Fella Festival (CFRF) left off, from 30 June to 3rd July 2021.

The @droughtangels Concert with our very own Outback Queensland Ambassador @taniakernaghan is on the 03rd of July.

Photo by @visitcunnamulla 

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Instagram post 17891904581186491 How Monday’s should be!

If you haven’t been here yet we suggest you add it to your ‘must do’ list to visit soon. 

Boodjamulla National Park is located in far north-west Queensland. Check out @qldparks for more information.

Beautiful photo by @artywtparty 

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Instagram post 17889554354283981 This weekend sees the @outbackqueenslandmasters tee off on Australia’s most remote golf series, spanning an epic 1,600 kilometres across Queensland’s Outback.

Tomorrow and Sunday the round starts off in Biloela, @sandstonewonders.

Followed by
26-27 June – Charleville, @experiencecharleville 
3-4 July – Quilpie, @visitquilpieshire
10-11 July – Blackall, @betterinblackall 
17-18 July – Hughenden, @visithughenden 
23-25 July – Longreach, @experiencelongreach 

Good luck to the competitors and all involved.
For more information go to https://www.outbackqldmasters.com/ 

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Instagram post 18157437814080250 One of Australia's premier horse events, @currychallenge The Cloncurry Stockman's Challenge & Campdraft is an elite and prestigious competition, drawing competitors from far and wide in a fierce and thrilling 5-day event.

Hosted from 13-18 July in Experience Cloncurry annually, the Stockman’s Challenge has become the bench mark for young performance horses in Australia.

For more information type in your broswer https://www.currychallenge.com.au/

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Instagram post 17905117357874647 In the little town of Hebel it feels like time has stood still, leaving behind tales of the Ned Kelly gang, Cobb & Co and dance halls. 

It's said the notorious bushrangers Dan Kelly and Steve Hart from the legendary Ned Kelly Gang are claimed to have used Hebel Queensland as a hideout. Legend says the men lived under aliases and regularly frequented the Hebel Hotel.

@hebelhotel is a gem of a country pub. Colourful artwork by John Murray adorns the front of the pub, with the interior decked out in recycled furniture made from reclaimed bush finds. 

Its the kind of quirky place you'll want to linger to get to know the locals over a cold beer.

Great photo by @auburn.amy 

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Instagram post 18134416468171796 One more reason to visit Outback Queensland!

Exciting news for @eromanganhmuseum Natural History Museum with the announcement of Cooper (AKA Australotitan cooperensis) being officially named Australia's largest dinosaur.

Stretching as long as a basketball court and taller than a B-double, Cooper was found right here in Outback Queensland in 2007. 

The unique species, named after Cooper Creek, was discovered in Eromanga in South West Queensland and sits within the top 10-15 largest dinosaurs found across the world. 

@annastaciamp Queensland Government have committed close to half a million dollars over three years to deliver a roadmap to grow dinosaur tourism across Outback Queensland, and discoveries like these are putting us on the path to that goal. 

Congratulations to all the team.

Artist Vlad Konstantinov

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Instagram post 17896970708093732 You can’t go to far west Outback Queensland without a stop at the @betootahotel 

Drop in for a catch up with the locals, a beer or two and maybe a pie!

Great photo by @maggiemakingtracks 

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Instagram post 18229390897022154 Camooweal Billabong looking spectacular!

Camooweal is situated 191km west of Mount Isa and known as the gateway to the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Great photo by @lisapagotto_ from @crooked_compass Compass

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Instagram post 17894759477116944 The Big Rig is getting an upgrade!

Foundations have commenced for the new Big Rig Tower and Tree Walk in Roma.

This fantastic new attraction will help keep the memory of the oil and gas pioneers alive and well for the next generation of Australians. 

The Big Rig, Oil Patch Museum and Night Show Sunset Experience will all remain open and operational throughout the construction process.

Opening hours-
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm

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Instagram post 17919634528675026 Outback Queensland is alive with events and another has announced tickets are on sale.

@outbackfestivalqueensland held during the September 2021 school holidays (21st - 25th September) and is perfect for families or anyone who loves the Aussie Outback. 

The festival's hilarious signature event, the @quiltonofficialbrand Australian Dunny Derby, will top off five days of quirky events, warm Outback hospitality and nightly live entertainment.

2021 will include some exciting new entertainment options, as well as the hugely popular Sunset Dinner Extravaganza held in an exclusive location under the Outback stars. 

Sports fans can test their skills with some gruelling sporting challenges including the Outback Century Cycle Challenge - the toughest, flattest cycling event in the Outback, and Outback Iron Man, Woman and Junior events. 

And, don't forget the kids! They've got plenty of free workshops and events to keep them busy and entertained. 

Tickets will sell fast so head to our Story or type in your browser https://outbackfestival.com.au/buy-tickets/ to secure yours today.

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Instagram post 17898255889949867 It’s getting cooler in Outback Queensland but don’t let that stop you from taking a dip at the Blackall Aquatic Centre.

Take a swim in the heated pool or lounge around in the spa and relax those tired travellers muscles.

Opening hours-
Weekdays 9.00am - 5.00pm
Weekends and public holidays 10.00am - 5.00pm

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Instagram post 17878701164365710 Introducing the Cunnamulla Fella Roundup Festival, proudly taking over where the Cunnamulla Fella Festival (CFRF) left off, from 30 June to 3rd July 2021.

For all aspiring cowboys and cowgirls out there, the Cunnamulla Fella Roundup's Rodeo School is the place for you. Held over 3 days (30 June - 2 July), kids can participate in 1 session or all 6!

Then the 3rd July the CFRF will take place along with the @droughtangels Concert with our very own Outback Queensland Ambassador @taniakernaghan 

Tickets are now on sale, go to our Story or type in your browser https://events.humanitix.com/cunnamulla-fella-rounduptickets to buy yours now.

#outbackqueensland #cfrf #cunnamullafellaroundupfestival #festival #charlottleplains #livemusic #rodeo #cowboys #cowgirls #concert #droughtangels #fundraising #taniakernaghan #visitcunnamulla #mustdo #cunnamulla #parooshire #lifesbestmoments #getoutside #outback #australianoutback #outbacklife #exploremore #roadtrip #fromwhereyoudratherbe #lovewherewelive #thisisqueensland #goodtogo #seeaustralia #holidayherethisyear
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