Put Winton in your GPS for 19 – 23 September and get to know the Winton Outback Festival with this guide. Is there anything quirkier than a race that has someone sitting on a makeshift outhouse, AKA dunny, and being dragged around a 200m obstacle course? Australia thinks not. The Winton Outback Festival is Australia’s quirkiest event featuring 5 days of quintessential fun held during the September school […]
Near Aramac and Barcaldine – 890km north-west from Brisbane Take a cultural tour to connect with the histories and stories of country on the land of the Iningai people. Set on almost 9,000 hectares, Turraburra features the Marra Wonga sandstone escarpment known as the ‘teaching wall of life’ that contains thousands of etchings, petroglyphs (rock […]
Cloncurry – 1,705km north-west from Brisbane Discover the humble beginnings of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), one of the largest and most respected aeromedical services in the world. Named in tribute to the service’s founder, the John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery provides a fascinating insight into RFDS history from its conception and […]
1. Your stagecoach driver There’s always a smiling face to welcome you aboard the Cobb & Co stagecoach. Take your seat and then you’re off on an unforgettable ride through the bush on the old Longreach-Windorah mail route. All of the Outback Pioneers stagecoach drivers are expert horse-handlers and have a wealth of knowledge to […]
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 […]
At first glance, Barcaldine, or Barcy (pronounced Bark-y) as she’s known to locals, has very little to do with a tree's bark, beyond the famous Tree of Knowledge.
The Birdsville Races are Australia's most iconic outback race meet. Here's 5 ways to volunteer your way to them in Outback Queensland.