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Nothing was stopping this mumma’s baby growing up to be a cowboy!

Rodeo mums. There’s something special about them, and we are all so thankful they ignored the warnings of that famous song! We are celebrating Rodeo Mums, starting with Cloncurry’s Kylee Ferguson, a famed rider and mum of three in Cade, Kolt and Brandee. Kylee is a five-time Australian APRA junior title holder, was former Miss […]

Accessible Experiences in Mount Isa

Outback Queensland offers unrivalled adventure and a warm welcome for all travellers. From accessible rooms to exciting attractions, Outback Queensland experiences are designed to provide comfort and enjoyment for every explorer. Among the ochre-red Selwyn Ranges on the banks of the Leichhardt River the town of Mount Isa is known as the ‘oasis of the […]

Explore the accessible wild frontier in iconic Birdsville

Dive into the adventure-filled landscape of Outback Queensland, where every traveller is welcomed. From accessible wild frontier accommodation to exhilarating events and attractions, get set for an unforgettable experience. At the end of the Birdsville Track lies Birdsville, a frontier town amidst wild desert landscapes. Once a notorious place through which cattle drovers moved their […]

7 tips to plan your ultimate trip to Boulia Camel Races

If you haven’t finished planning your Outback adventure for the year, you won’t want to miss heading out to Boulia for the Boulia Camel Races! The ‘Melbourne Cup of Camel Racing’ is back again, bringing camel races, nightly campfires, free camping, live entertainment and more to town for one weekend only. Make sure you’re ready […]

Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival Guide for 2022

The Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival is back! Returning after a two-year hiatus with adrenaline pumping action, hilarious outback fun and wild adventures, from Australia’s Best Butt competition to an Outback Adventure Run, Dirt n Dust Rodeo, Artesian Express Horse Races, and live concerts under the stars. The local Julia Creek community of this […]

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 […]

Cloncurry, home of the 2021 Australian Survivor TV Series

Everything you need to know about Cloncurry,home of the 2021 Australian Survivor TV Series Everything you need to know about Cloncurry, home of the 2021 Australian Survivor TV Series It’s the little Outback Queensland town with a gutsy big past, but for most Australians, Cloncurry is about to go on record as the mightiest backdrop […]

A first-timers guide to the Birdsville Big Red Bash

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 […]

Drive Outback Queensland – Explore Queensland’s Backyard

If you’re thinking about a trip to Outback Queensland, this is your year. 2021 is set to be the year of Australian travel, and there’s no place better than the Queensland Outback. It has stunning and unique natural landscapes and holds our most diverse and unique history. From sacred indigenous sites to the spectacular sandstone […]

Finding Wellness in Outback Queensland

It’s liquid gold. Seeping naturally through cracks in the rock, flowing into springs, shallow water tables, creeks and rivers, the freshwater of the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is an Outback lifeline. One of the largest underground basins in the world, the GAB spans over one fifth of the Australian continent, nourishing inland communities and diverse […]

5 best fishing spots in Outback Queensland

Planning your next fishing trip? We can assure you Outback Queensland has some reel hot spots! Cast your eyes over these top 5 fishing spots.

8 free camping spots in Outback Queensland

Save your dollars on accommodation with some of Outback Queensland's best free camping.

10 Reasons to visit the Qantas Founders Museum in 2020

If there was ever a time to visit the Qantas Founders Museum in Outback Queensland, 2020 is the year. Here are ten good reasons why…. 1. How, where and why? Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach, tells the story of Australia’s national airline, Qantas, from its modest beginnings in Outback Queensland to present day. In 2020, Qantas […]

8 things to do in Julia Creek

Name a town in Outback Queensland whose silver was used in the Sydney 2000 Olympic medals, is home to the toughest triathlon on the Australian circuit and where you can catch a glimpse of an endangered species? We’ll wait. Located in the heart of north-west Outback Queensland and known as the “Gateway to the Gulf” […]

6 more reasons to visit Outback Queensland in 2020

If you’re the person in your friendship group 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. 2019 may have been the Year of Outback Queensland Tourism, but the good times will keep rolling in 2020, with six new experiences […]

Everything you need to know about the Birdsville Races

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 […]

Everything you need to know about the Porcupine Gorge Challenge

Calling all trail runners.  Forget the 14-hour flight to Los Angles and six-hour drive along the I–15 in the name of stepping it out in the Grand Canyon – did you know Outback Queensland has its own version?  Sign up for the Porcupine Gorge Challenge and set your destination to Hughenden, Queensland, to stride through the “Little Grand Canyon” (as known by locals).  While Porcupine Gorge may not compete in size compared to […]

Top 12 things to see and do at Mount Isa Rodeo in 2019

It’s official – the Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo won its second consecutive Best Festival and Event award at this year’s Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

Everything you need to know about the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic

Bring your friends, family and fishing rods, as the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic is going to be a REELy exciting event! What is the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic? The Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic is a must do for any outdoor enthusiast. Situated between the picturesque red rock hills of the Selwyn Ranges, the event is […]

Outback Tracks: A Different Day at the Races

From yabbies, lizards and chickens, to horses, goats, pigs, sheep, and camels, there is an extensive calendar of unique Outback Queensland races waiting for you.

10 things not to miss at Roma’s Easter in the Country

No plans this Easter? Roma has you covered (chocolate covered that is), with Easter in the Country – a festival that’s packed full of rodeo, racing and country music action.  Check the festival website for the confirmed schedule and times.  1. The Famous Street Parade It pays to get to McDowall Street early to secure […]

Become a drover for the weekend at the Drovers Camp Festival

Every August, drovers embark on a trip along the world’s longest main street, the 188km Barkly Highway from Mount Isa to the tiny town of Camooweal. Known as the gateway to the Northern Territory, it sits just 13km east of the border. But this tiny town of 208 isn’t just a drive through. Come the […]

7 things to make you smile at the Boulia Camel Races

What’s there not to love about camels? If their long eyelashes, grinning smiles, curve-alicious back and awkward giraffe-like legs just make you smile – hold onto your Akubra and wait til’ they start racing. You can spot them in all their glory at the Boulia Camel Races, which takes place every July after the Birdsville […]

10 things you didn’t know about the Channel Country

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.

7 reasons to see Outback Queensland from above

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 […]

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