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3 day Quilpie family getaway

Quilpie to Quilpie

Duration: 3 days

Start your self-drive family Outback Adventure in Quilpie. Fishing, dinosaurs, opal fossicking and an outback station stay….it’s all here in a fun filled 3 day adventure in Quilpie.

Uncover remarkable pioneering stories of true grit and determination, see Australia’s largest ever dinosaur and mighty megafauna and enjoy true Channel Country hospitality on an authentic station stay. Itinerary is suitable for both 4WD and conventional vehicles.

3 day Quilpie family getaway



Day 1

Are we there yet? You most certainly are, and the kids are going to love it! It's not every day that you get to holiday on a working station just a few minutes from Quilpie town centre. Yep, The Lake, Quilpie is a 2,500-acre sheep and cattle property and the brood gets to sleep in authentic Shearers Quarters complete with a shared bathroom and kitchen. Campsites are also available. The hero attraction is most certainly Lake Houdraman AKA The Lake, popular for swimming, fishing, kayaking and BYO biking. Join farmer Dan on a 4WD tour of the property and meet fellow guests for sunset happy hour. Be sure to book in for the NEW animated Night Show (starting May 10th 2022), screened under the stars Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday nights at the Visitor Information Centre. Virtual host, Q the Curlew is the star of this engaging tell-all story of how Quilpie came to be - the struggles, the triumphs and the multi-generational pioneering dynasties. Overnight The Lake, Quilpie

Day 2

Enjoy some morning activities at The Lake before heading into town for some old-fashioned treasure hunting. Opal hunting to be specific. There's a dedicated opal fossicking area just 1.5km from town - all you need is a water bottle and some sunscreen. Quilpie is the largest producer of opal in the world, so you never knowu2026lady luck may be on your side! While in town, take a peek at the incredible opal altar in St Finbarrs Church. This afternoon is perfect for a stroll along the Bulloo River Walk. Pause to read native plant interpretive signs, perhaps spy a silvery grey brolga performing its elaborate wing-flapping dance or watch graceful pelicans glide along the watercourse. Get some local tips on how to catch a yellow belly or snare freshwater yabbies to cook over the campfire. It's a great hunter-gatherer activity for the whole familyu2026also delicious! Overnight The Lake, Quilpie

Day 3

This morning drive 106km along the fully sealed Diamantina Development Road to Eromanga dubbed the furthest town from the sea. This is where Cooper, the mega of all Australian dinosaurs once roamed and the Eromanga Natural History Museum has the bones to prove it. Book in for the Family Fossil Preparation program which includes the popular Australian Dinosaur Giants tour. Treat the kids to lunch in the stylish cafu00e9 at the new Reception Centre. There's also a state-of-the-art theatre and interpretative corridor. Return to Quilpie in time for a late afternoon drive to Baldy Top Lookout. It's an easy 10-minute climb to the summit and there are loads of ancient caves and crevices to explore along the scrambling trail. The views from the top are absolutely breathtaking at sunset and it's a perfect finish to your Quilpie Getaway. Overnight The Lake, Quilpie