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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 […]

Local Shows in Outback Queensland

Here is your comprehensive list of dates for Local Shows in Outback Queensland 2024.

Racing, Rodeo, and Campdraft Events in Outback Queensland

Here is your comprehensive list of dates for Outback Queensland's racing, rodeo and campdrafts in 2024.

Everything you need to know about the Winton Outback Festival

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 […]

Stockmans Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre

Longreach – 1,179km north-west from Brisbane Retrace their footsteps and celebrate the lives, work and achievements of Australia’s stockmen and women at the award-winning Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre. Through its huge collection of heritage memorabilia and interactive displays the museum shares the fascinating stories of the many different people who lived […]

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 […]

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 […]

Outback Road Trip to Charlotte Plains and Cunnamulla

Pack the kids and the car! Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and see the best of Outback Queensland. Experience an unreal and fun family adventure from Brisbane to Cunnamulla, including a farm stay at Charlotte Plains! A perfect trip for the whole family to enjoy a taste of Outback life.   Brisbane to […]

7 reasons you need to put the Boulia Camel Races on your bucket list

Get prepared for an adventure on and off the racetrack when you head to the iconic Boulia Camel Races this July.

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 […]

The 2022 Road to Rodeo Longreach Buckle List

The ultimate Buckle List for Road to Rodeo Longreach has just dropped, so grab your boots and hat, it’s time to country! Boots, belts, buckles, a sense of adventure and a love of country are at the start of the Road to Rodeo Longreach MUST DO list (we call this the Buckle List, obvs). The home […]

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!

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 […]

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.

10 Things to Do in Roma

From rigs, rumps and races to cattle, coolibahs and Carnarvon Gorge – Roma serves up one helluva taste-test of outback life. And you'll find it just six hours from Brisbane, just west of the Great Dividing Range.

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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