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Queensland is Bluey’s world for real life

Queensland is Bluey’s world – for real life. That’s the latest major tourism marketing offensive Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) is kicking off today, in its biggest campaign in more than a decade, and Outback Queensland has a starring role. Building on the global phenomenon, Queensland will be pitched as ‘Bluey’s world, for real life’, […]

Outback Queensland Launches Agritourism Mentoring Program

Ten Outback farmers or graziers will be offered free agritourism mentoring as part of a new project to develop the sector in Outback Queensland. The Outback Queensland Tourism Association (OQTA) has partnered with agritourism development experts Sparrowly Group to deliver the tailored one-on-one mentoring program to support farmers or graziers looking to develop or enhance […]

Outback Queensland Launches 2024 Travel Season

SADDLE UP FOR ADVENTURE! OUTBACK QUEENSLAND UNLEASHES 2024 TRAVELLER’S GUIDE FEATURING NEW “WELLNESS WAY” HOT SPRINGS TRAIL Launching Tuesday, 20 February, Outback Queensland Tourism Association proudly unveils the much-anticipated 2024 Outback Traveller’s Guide, inviting adventurers far and wide to immerse themselves in a tapestry of new experiences amidst the vast landscapes and rich culture of […]

Outback Queensland Agritourism Accelerator Project

OQTA has partnered with agriculture and visitor economy experts Sparrowly Group to deliver the Outback Queensland Agritourism Accelerator Project. The project aims to build business capability, resilience, and sustainability in Outback Queensland by: Agritourism Readiness SurveyWe are keen to hear from business owners (including farmers and existing agritourism operators) to understand more about your business, where you […]

CUNNAMULLA SET TO CELEBRATE ICONIC LEXUS MELBOURNE CUP VISIT

Cunnamulla is set to celebrate in style when the 2023 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour visits the Outback town for the first time on Tuesday, 19 September. The town will host a number of events to share the magic of the People’s CupTM and showcase the long and proud history of racing in the Paroo Shire. […]

Outback Queensland Launches 2023 Travel Season

OUTBACK QUEENSLAND LAUNCHES 2023 TRAVEL SEASON– BIG SKIES AND BIGGER ADVENTURES IN NEW TRAVELLER’S GUIDE Launching Wednesday, 8 March, Outback Queensland’s 2023 Traveller’s Guide will have Aussies packing their bags and hitting the highway for big skies and bigger adventures as Outback Queensland Tourism Association officially launches this year’s tourism season. The all-new 2023 Traveller’s […]

2022 Outback Queensland Tourism Excellence Awards

OUTBACK QUEENSLAND TOURISM EXCELLENCE AWARDS KEY DATESAward Submissions Open – 20 January 2023Award Submissions Close – 3 February 2023Awards Announced – 8 March 2023 The 2022 Outback Queensland Tourism Excellence Awards highlight, recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of OQTA members during the 12-month period from January to December 2022. Last held in 2019, the […]

Outback Queensland Tourism in strategic move to LGAQ HQ

Outback Queensland’s peak tourism body has moved to strengthen its partnerships with local councils by relocating its offices to Local Government House in Brisbane. Outback Queensland Tourism Association (OQTA) Chair and Blackall-Tambo Mayor Cr Andrew Martin said the strategic move would allow the organisation to work even more collaboratively with its 19 partner councils. “Outback […]

Mammoth visual content project set to deliver marketing boost

Covering more than 9,000km, 16 operators and countless camera clicks the National Experience Content Initiative has completed the incredible task of capturing the best tourism experiences on offer in Outback Queensland.

Breakfast TV a winner for Outback Queensland tourism

More than 300,000 viewers a day from across the nation woke up with Outback Queensland from 21-24 May as the Today Show broadcast its live weather crosses in iconic locations in the region.

Outback in the spotlight at ATE22

Tourism was in the spotlight returning near to full form at the Australian Tourism Exchange 2022 last week – the largest tourism trade event in the Southern Hemisphere.

Outback Queensland ready for national breakfast TV spotlight

Would-be travellers from across Australia will be getting a big bite of Outback Queensland with their breakfast from 21 -24 May as the Channel 9 Today Show visits Winton, Longreach, Muttaburra and Blackall.

Eromanga Natural History Museum milestone celebration

A VISION COME TO LIFE: Eromanga Natural History Museum celebrated another significant milestone with an acknowledgement of funding for Stage 2: Phase 1 & 2A in its development. OQTA’s CEO, Denise Brown is on the road this week with Queensland Tourism Industry Council CEO Daniel Gschwind and Michael Healy MP, Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development. Local Member for Warrego, Ann […]

Outback Qld Launches 2022 Travel Season & New Traveller’s Guide

THERE’S EVEN MORE TO EXPLORE IN QUEENSLAND’S BACKYARD While many Australians hit the road over the past two years, Outback Queensland is calling on travellers to book an outback holiday because there’s even more to explore, as the region launches its 2022 tourism season and new Travellers Guide, today Thursday, February 24th at Outback Queensland […]

OQTA Roundup and Muster Event Registration

Click here to register for the Digital Acceleration Roundup Click here to register for the Muster Click here for the Rydges Fortitude Valley accommodation booking page  

Outback key industry events set to go ahead

Starting the New Year in top gear, OQTA will be hosting two key industry events in Brisbane to allow for maximum participation and exposure for our industry and destination.

Outback Queensland Young Tourism Leaders ready for 2022

Meet our Young Tourism Leaders representing Outback Queensland in 2022 - Corey Richards, Operations Manager at Eromanga Natural History Museum, and Erin Lee, Tourism and Events Officer at Paroo Shire Council.

Outback operators secure nine Queensland Tourism Awards

Tourism operators from outback Queensland have secured nine awards, including golds in three categories at the 2021 Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) Tourism Awards.

OQTA Releases Annual Report

The Outback Queensland Tourism Association (OQTA) released it’s 2020-21 Annual Report at its AGM held on Wednesday 10 November 2021. The Annual Report is the first to cover a full year impacted by COVID-19. The report features insights from OQTA Chair, CEO and directors representing the Outback regions. Download Annual Report

Outback Queensland driving tourism success in Queensland

From sold-out events and attractions to busy roads and accommodation houses, Outback Queensland is shaping up as a tourism driving force and bringing Queenslanders along for the ride.

Staking our claim and looking to the future – ATE21

Outback Queensland has well and truly staked its claim in the Australian tourism arena as representatives took part in at Australia’s biggest travel trade event, the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE21) in Sydney last week. 

Outback Queensland to feature in six-part TV series

The Seven Network begins screening a six-part series on Outback Queensland this coming weekend.

Outback Queensland events calendar ramps up for bumper 2021

Outback Queensland’s iconic events calendar is back in full swing in 2021 and is shaping up to draw bumper crowds, while boosting local economies and spirits along the way.

Mega week ahead as Australian tourism leaders head to Outback Queensland

Tourism leaders from across Australia will be in Longreach this week, putting local tourism in the spotlight and showcasing what is fast becoming a powerhouse destination – Outback Queensland.

Tourism leaders put Outback Queensland on Minister’s agenda

Local tourism leaders including Outback Queensland Tourism Association representatives will be in Longreach today meeting with the Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation for Sport. OQTA CEO Denise Brown said this is Minister Hinchliffe’s first visit to Outback Queensland under his new cabinet portfolio. “This is a great opportunity to […]

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