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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 […]

Outback at Isa

Mount Isa – 1,826km north-west from Brisbane Get to know Mount Isa through some of its best attractions at Outback at Isa. This award-winning Visitor Information Centre is a hub for family fun with a huge range of experiences to keep everyone entertained. If you’re on the hunt for dinosaurs stop into the incredible Riversleigh […]

How to Win a Million Dollars in the Outback in 2024

If a visit to Outback Queensland has been on your bucket-list for some time, let us give you a million reasons to visit in 2024: The Outback Queensland Masters is returning and tickets are on sale NOW! Whether you’re an amateur golfer, social player or a first-time swinger, grab your clubs and head west for […]

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 […]

Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them, Part #2

Painted Honey Eater – Grantiella picta Meliphagidae The male medium-sized honeyeater would fit right in with a gaggle of Emperor Penguins, sporting a similar black and white suit and yellow trim.  And real men do wear pink bills……  The duller, streak-less girls must get very excited at his arrival in mating season! As Mistletoe fruit […]

The TOP 10 FREE Things to do in Outback Queensland

Seeing the best bits of Outback Queensland doesn’t have to break the bank! With endless skies to gaze upon, national parks to explore and landscapes to admire (all absolutely free of charge), there’s nothing stopping you from embarking on an outback adventure today, even if you’re on a budget!

A first timer’s guide to Outback Queensland

First time to Outback Queensland? Here's a guide on how to make the most of your first time out west!

Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them, Part #1

When thinking “outback” you could be forgiven for not imagining much else but vast stretches of ‘nothingness’, red dirt and sheep or cattle.  We love to dispel all sorts of myths and misconceptions about the outback and the lack of birdlife is one of them! The great Queensland Outback is one of the most “alive” places […]

10 things I bet you didn’t know about Outback Queensland #PART 1

You may have already known that Big Red is the tallest sand dune in the Simpson Desert; or that the Mount Isa Rodeo is one of the biggest events in the Southern Hemisphere….but we bet you didn’t know a few of these experiences which would make a ripper addition to any #OutbackQueensland bucket list!   […]

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 […]

7 more outback pubs worthy of the trek west

Ever got the craving and travelled lengthy distances for that perfect rib-eye steak or an icy cold beverage? Since you’re not averse to spending a little time in the car for a reward of the gourmet (food) kind, take our friendly word for it that these outback watering holes are worth the slightly longer drive […]

6 road trips that’ll have the kids forgetting the beach

  Let’s be honest; you don’t ever hear the kids screaming, “Muuum not another beach holiday, please!” But what if patting a dinosaur, learning to crack a stockwhip, or sitting in the cockpit of a 747 aircraft was on their radar? Hide the boogie boards, queue the playlist and stock up on snacks for a […]

The Wacky, the Weird and the Wonderful of Outback Queensland

Whether you’re a history buff, an adventurous bushwalker or a sports fanatic, everyone loves to check out something ‘different’. Here’s 10 of Outback Queensland’s wacky, weird and wonderful things that you should add to your trip. 1. World War II Underground Hospital in Mount Isa While it may resemble a hobbits home in Middle-earth, this […]

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.

6 Outback Queensland golf courses you must try

You may have heard of the US Open or PGA Tour, but there is a new golfing event on the block called the Outback Queensland Masters, Australia’s most remote golf series. Connect with Queensland’s outback spirit of adventure, play six of the most unique courses in the world, be entertained by outback tales and live music […]

Your ultimate guide to the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo

The Mount Isa Rodeo celebrates it's 60th anniversary this year, so boot-scoot your way to Mount Isa with our ultimate guide to seeing it in action.

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 […]

48 Hours in Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park

Where can you find 28,200 hectares of dense, lush forest in the outback?   We’ll give you a hint – it’s over 1,000km from the Queensland coast, sits in the north-west pocket of the outback, and the closest township is two hours away.   We’re talking about Boodjamullla (Lawn Hill) National Park – sitting pretty in the Gulf Savannah, […]

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 […]

8 reasons why you should visit Lake Moondarra

Mount Isa might be known for its bucking bulls and hard hat wearing locals, but the town is also affectionately known as the ‘oasis of the outback’ and for good reason.   Amongst its ochre-red ranges, lies Lake Moondarra, 16km downstream from the Rodeo Capital.   If you find yourself in The Isa, we’ve got you covered with eight reasons you […]

10 things to do in Mount Isa

If you had to name a city considered one of the largest in the world by mass, would Mount Isa be a contender? Romantically known as “The Isa”, there’s a lot to be discovered in this ol’ mining town, and as the capital city of Outback Queensland, you’ll be wise to let the experts guide […]

Your wellness guide to Outback Queensland

What do Artesian Spas, tough triathlons, and scenic sunsets have in common? They all increase the endorphin levels, whether it be from relaxation, exercise, or beauty - not to mention you can find them all in Outback Queensland.

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