Calling all adventurers and avid hikers! Follow founder Shelley Hawkins as she takes you on a tour of the north western pocket of Outback Queensland – on foot. The group tours take on multi-day hikes, covering at least 20km of vast outback landscape each day, with food, beverages, and tent equipment supplied. Get into the thick of the action and discover Outback Queensland up close.
Drive North West
The northern outback has come together to create a one-stop shop directory called Drive North West. Aimed at self-driving visitors, the online portal has got you sorted with an extensive list of places to go, how to get there (including maps), and what you’ll see along the way. Let Drive North West take you on an adventure and follow one of their 12-day itineraries, which outlines a day to day schedule, complete with accommodation and attraction suggestions.
North West Tours
Have you ever visited a ghost town? Play real life fear factor with North West Tours’ new four-hour tour to the deserted township of Mary Kathleen and its old uranium mine which at its closing caused the demise of the bustling little town. Get picked up by your tour guide and adventure through the eerie mine and look at its cemented remains. Psst, if you listen carefully, you might just hear the whispers of the old workers and residents.
Join the Rutledge family at their home in Quilpie, where you’re in for a true-blue outback experience. The property, which has been passed down through five generations of the family, has only recently been renovated to include two huts, a homestead garden room, and a cottage. But this isn’t your average homestead, a bit of exploring will lead to you to a private air strip, tennis courts, walking trails, and a lake where canoeing, fishing, and swimming are encouraged. Sit around the campfire with the Rutledge family and soak up the night sky as you get to know the locals of the outback.