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Dreamtime Culture – Indigenous Experiences in Outback Queensland

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 […]

The Bigger The Better: Big Things of Outback Queensland

There's no doubt that Australia has an obsession with big things; after all, Australia is a VERY BIG country and Outback Queensland has many BIG things to fill it!


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, […]

New 2022 Events and Festivals

EVENTS GALORE IN 2022! It’s not just Outback Queensland’s attractions and experiences that are popping up in 2022 – the Outback calendar is also jam-packed with quirky outback events. Along with Outback Queensland’s major annual events, here are five fantastic new events launching or returning in 2022. ORCHESTRAL LUMINESCENCE, 17 March 2022 Set amongst the […]

Soaking in Outback Queensland

I breathe in deep and make a wish, my third tonight. Above, an effervescent green and yellow glow blazes through a million stars set against the velvet black sky. I dare not close my eyes; the scene is too dazzling to miss a mere millisecond. The serenity envelopes me and I wriggle my toes in […]

8 reasons you need to visit Outback Queensland in 2020 for The Year of Indigenous Tourism

Outback Queensland has a strong connection with Indigenous culture and heritage, and we invite you to share in the stories of Indigenous Australians through a tour or experience through Outback Queensland.

Galleries & public art in the outback

Known as the place to see natural wonders and breathtaking sunsets, Outback Queensland also offers a cultural experience in the form of art galleries, murals, sculptures.

5 ways to stay warm this winter in Outback Queensland

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 […]

Find your perfect Outback road trip

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 […]

10 things you didn’t know about Blackall

Nestled in the middle of the outback, there’s one town that’s known for its colour and culture. You’ll find Blackall sitting smack bang in the middle of the Matilda Way, providing a stay-a-while spot on your roadtrip. Stretch those legs and explore Blackall, starting off with this list of fun facts. 1. Blackall is home […]

7 places to tie the knot in Outback Queensland

Bride and Grooms from all over the country are tracking to Outback Queensland for an unforgettable wedding in an unforgettable location.

11 places to park your caravan in Outback Queensland

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 […]

What to eat in Outback Queensland

While Outback Queensland may be known for its pub counter meals, foodies can rejoice and tour their taste buds out west with these dishes.

The Road to Longreach

Our Journey started with two slightly nervous Mums, three very excited 5 year olds and an SUV packed with absolutely everything we could possibly need, but most importantly, one red backpack. This red backpack contained all the very important things like my phone charger, the camera charger, the satellite phone that my very protective parents […]

The Ultimate Outback Queensland Road Trip, with Kids

Let me start by putting everything in context, I don’t camp. I was brought up in a camping family, my parents are now “grey nomads”, they spend 8 months of the year travelling around Australia in their 4WD with modified suspension and caging to carry additional fuel, towing a caravan… that has a toilet. When […]