Outback Top 10's

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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.


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

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Instagram post 2112386069660799380_223853423 ☔️ Rain in #OutbackQueensland earlier this year has resulted in fields of wildflowers! 🌼🦋 Have you spotted any? 👀😍 We love this shot by @charlotteallenphotography taken in Boulia 😍
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Instagram post 2108737017748483434_223853423 🤠 @isarodeo knows how to put on an #OutbackQueensland style celebration! 🐴 Complete with boot-scootin', live music and plenty of rodeo action ✔️
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Instagram post 2108042439479524221_223853423 ☄️☢️ No aliens here at the abandoned uranium mine in Mary Kathleen. If you're here in the middle of the day,  see the waters turn bright blue when the sun hits it at full force 💦 Have you explored and camped at this spot along the @overlandersway? #OutbackQueensland photo by @liam_edward_brennan
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Instagram post 2105865629188889883_223853423 #OutbackQueensland camping goals 🏕️✅ Lara Wetlands is a 15,000acre station stay found 28 kilometres south of #Barcaldine along the @matildaway 🚙 Park up to admire the sunset, or slide in to their artesian pool for some road trip R&R 💦
Have you camped at this much-loved spot? 📸@benjamin_crisp @jucyworld #jucyworld
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Instagram post 2098922344601343974_223853423 How about kayaking 🛶 through Lawn Hill Creek at @adelsgrove for some crocodile 🐊 spotting? 👀
This place was once set up as a botanical garden 🥀 and today still holds unique flora like the bamboos 🎋 and makes a pretty good kid’s playground 😉 #OutbackQueensland photo by @awolfamily
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Instagram post 2098585166348609849_223853423 ✨☀️ With sunsets like this, we'll guarantee that you'll fall in love with #OutbackQueensland over and over again 💕 Photo by @annehartung.photography
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Instagram post 2097895606899941250_223853423 🗺️🚙 Driving the @overlandersway? We've found your ultimate pitstop! 🛑 Julia Creek's artesian bath houses 🛁 paired with nibbles 🧀 and a glass or two 🥂 are the perfect way to get some R&R while road tripping 😍 #OutbackQueensland photo by @theblondenomads
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Instagram post 2097077705077099722_223853423 🏕️🚙 Weekends are made for camping (with a cheeky glass or two 🍷) here in #OutbackQueensland 😍 Do you have a favourite camping spot? 🤔 Photo by @lovechloejane
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Instagram post 2094988938650169610_223853423 ⛳ The chance to WIN $1M with @outbackqueenslandmasters tees off this Friday in #MountIsa 🏌️ We love this #OutbackQueensland photo by @australias_outback
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