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Outback Industrial Heritage Accessible at the Big Rig

In Outback Queensland, history abounds amidst its vast landscapes. From the tales of pioneers to thousands of years of Indigenous culture, each corner holds stories waiting to be discovered. The Outback Queensland town of Roma is known for its historic cattle saleyards, heritage listed Heroes’ Avenue, pioneer homestead, fun-filled horse racing and eclectic events. One […]

The Big Rig

Roma – 479km west from Brisbane Have fun and learn about the origins of Australia’s multi-billion-dollar oil and gas industry at the amazing Big Rig! Along with original machinery, early rigs and the ‘Oil Patch’ prize challenge for the kids, you can climb the 40-metre tower for incredible views of the Outback landscape and enjoy […]

4 Places to stay around Carnarvon Gorge

Imagine a national park filled with grassy plains, tranquil creeks flowing through lush forest, and giant rocky arches and cliffs – don’t just dream about it, find it in this sandstone sanctuary, Carnarvon Gorge. It’s hidden away in the Central Highlands (inland from Rockhampton) where the bustling country towns make way for mountain ranges, rocky escarpments and deep gorges. Sleep […]

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 […]


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, […]

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 […]

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.

8 reasons you need to visit Outback Queensland in 2020 for The Year of Indigenous Tourism

Outback Queensland has a strong connection with Indigenous culture and heritage, and we invite you to share in the stories of Indigenous Australians through a tour or experience through Outback Queensland.

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 […]

Outback luxury: 5 luxurious places to stay in Outback Queensland

The outback might be best known as a place to pitch a tent, unroll a swag and boil a billy, but take it from us, it’s not just a camper’s playground.   If you prefer a few stars with your accommodation rating, the outback will surprise you with boutique accommodation offerings that prove outback luxury is alive and […]

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 […]

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 […]

The ultimate guide to Station Stays in Outback Queensland

If not seeing the neighbours, feeding farm animals and soaking up a good old serve of country hospitality sounds like the kind of holiday you’re in need of, grab your boots and don’t be afraid to get a little dirty, these six Outback Queensland station stays are just for you.

Your ultimate accommodation guide: the best places to stay in Outback Queensland

Whether you're roughing it or relaxing in a retreat, we've got your sleeping arrangements sorted with these Outback Queensland accommodation options.

7 places to tie the knot in Outback Queensland

Bride and Grooms from all over the country are tracking to Outback Queensland for an unforgettable wedding in an unforgettable location.