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22 NEW REASONS TO VISIT THE OUTBACK IN 2022

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, […]

Family Fossicking Fun in Outback Queensland

GEM HUNTING – FAMILY FOSSICKING FUN IN OUTBACK QUEENSLAND Fossicking for gemstones is one of the most exciting activities for families to do in Outback Queensland. Not only will you experience iconic towns and amazing scenery along the way, you’ll have great fun looking for a gemstone souvenir to take home from your holidays. Speaking […]

5 of the best free family activities in Outback Queensland

File away these boredom-busting free-family activities in Outback Queensland for next time someone says “I’m bored”.

7 outback national parks to put on your bucket list

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Is this the most luxurious place to stay in Outback Queensland?

If you thought luxury resort stays were reserved for Australia’s coastline, then you clearly haven’t been to Gilberton Outback Retreat.

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 […]