Ancient lands, ancient stories – Outback Queensland offers unique Indigenous experiences across the entire region. Learn about Aboriginal culture first-hand with tours and attractions that provide real insights into the past and present. There’s more demand than ever for authentic cultural experiences that celebrate the First Nations of Queensland. Here are a few ways you […]
22 NEW REASONS TO VISIT THE OUTBACK IN 2022 There’s even more to explore in Queensland’s backyard in 2022! If you’re the person who likes to try new things before anyone else has even heard of them, it’s time to add Outback Queensland to your travel list. Whether you come by road, rail or air, […]
EIGHT TOP FAMILY CAMPING SPOTS IN OUTBACK QUEENSLAND When you’re on a driving holiday with kids camping is the way to go. Kids love sleeping in the great outdoors and it’s excellent for parents too. Pitching your tent under the stars is a fun and affordable way to connect and immerse the whole family in […]
First time to Outback Queensland? Here's a guide on how to make the most of your first time out west!
With kilometres upon kilometres of untamed wilderness, it's no surprise that Outback Queensland is a wildlife oasis for animals big and small. Here's your guide to the top six wildlife to spot.
The Birdsville Big Red Bash might be the world’s most remote music festival, but don’t let the distance put you off. It’s far from desolate, which may come as a surprise considering you’ll find it on the edge of the Simpson Desert. Since its inauguration, this family (and dog) friendly music festival has grown in […]
If you thought Outback Queensland was simply red dirt as far as the eye can see, think again. With lush forest, waterways, towering sandstone and deep gorges, you can find over 20 national parks dotted throughout the 901,574km2 of outback landscape – when you know where to look. Don a bit of khaki and an Akubra and set your GPS west, you’re heading on an […]
The Melbourne Cup might be the race that stops the nation, but the Birdsville Races is the race that sees the nation flock to one of Australia’s most remote towns. Well, maybe not the whole nation, but over 6,000 eager racegoers transform the 100–person town of Birdsville into a pumping metropolis the first weekend of September. It’s not just punters who travel hundreds of kilometres for the event – with $200,000 dollars […]
By Sally Bird There’s no doubt Outback Queensland is home to scorching summer days; our very own Birdsville taking out the title for Queensland’s hottest day at 49.5°C back in December 1972. But don’t let the thermometer-breaking days fool you – come mid-year, temperatures can drop below the zero mark in Outback Queensland. Early mornings […]
Choosing which road to take in an area that’s over twice the size of California (901,575km2 to be precise), can be a little overwhelming at the best of times. Throw in niche interests like dinosaurs, endurance events and pioneering history, and the decision of which of the nine drive routes you’re going to take becomes […]
Whether you're roughing it or relaxing in a retreat, we've got your sleeping arrangements sorted with these Outback Queensland accommodation options.
By Sally Bird One of Queensland’s most remote towns is also its most renowned. Birdsville is just as hot on travel bucket lists as its bitumen is in summer (read: over 40 degrees). Perched on the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert, Birdsville is surrounded by vast gibber plains and braided Channel Country. What it lacks […]
You’ve probably heard of the Channel Country, but chances are, you have no idea where to find it. If you’re somewhere in Outback Queensland’s Barcoo, Boulia or Diamantina Shire, you’re right amongst it.
Waking up to birds, fresh air, an outback landscape, and a new place to explore – that’s what caravanning in Outback Queensland is all about. From red dirt to lush waterholes, the 827,767km2 outback world is your caravanning oyster. With a van on your tow bar you can park yourself just about anywhere out here […]
It might be called road trip country, but one might say you haven’t officially conquered Outback Queensland, until you’ve seen it from above. With its remote, vast landscapes, the outback presents a never-ending stream of epic birds-eye-views. In case you need more convincing, here’re seven reasons to take to the skies and discover the Outback […]