Central West Region

Travel Times

Longreach to Winton 1hr 50m

Longreach to Charleville 5hr 30m

Longreach to Brisbane (by air) 1hr 45m

Longreach to Townsville (by air) 2hr 25m


Average Temperature 31º C

Average Rainfall 393 mm

About Central West Region

There’s lots to love about the heart of the Outback.

Outback Queensland’s central west wears its history on its sleeve, proudly the birthplace of Qantas, Waltzing Matilda and Australia’s Labor Party.

Pioneering history is at its core of the central west and you can explore it by galloping horse-drawn stagecoach, sunset river cruises and live performances at the Stockman’s Hall of Fame.

For history that predates early settlers, the world’s largest collection of Australia dinosaur fossils can be found at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum in Winton.


What To Do

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Meanwhile in the #outbackqueensland Central West Region

Instagram post 17892909869629205 Celebrating films & culture under the outback stars on Koa Country with the The @visionsplendidfilmfest 

Showcasing 50+ Australian films from 24 June - 2 July in the historic open-air The @royal_theatre_winton in Winton’s main street.

Hosting multiple events over 9 days - you can join them for Opening Night Party, Welcome to Country, Breakfast With the Stars, Master Classes, Panel Discussions, Vision Splendid Kids Club, and location tours to experience first hand where films are made around this special part of Outback Queensland.

Book your festival passes now via https://www.visionsplendidfilmfest.com/tickets/

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Instagram post 17967556189575338 Make ‘At the Creek’, your first stop when visiting Julia Creek.

Located on the main street, ‘At the Creek’ centre offers a great selection of travel information brochures, maps and a range of souvenirs that can only be found in Julia Creek. 

This tourist attraction engages in many audio and visual displays that focus on the themes of water, country and people. The centre is housed in historic railway fettler’s cottages and provide an authentic snapshot of Outback living. 

@juliacreekqld Visitor Information is one of 21 centres across Outback Queensland. Many of these are looked after by passionate, local volunteers. 
This week we recognise and  celebrate all the volunteers for 'National Volunteer Week' (16-22 May). Thank you for your time and passion you bring every day to welcome and inspire all visitors to the Outback.

#outbackqueensland #juliacreek #NVW2022 #BetterTogether #WaveForVolunteers #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Instagram post 17951105995765522 When visitors describe their Quilpie holiday, there's always a common thread ... 'friendly locals and so much to do.' 

If simple family fun and local connections are important, then Quilpie should top the list. With its roots in opal mining, Quilpie is overflowing with Aussie heritage, a vibrant art scene, dinosaurs and rich outback landscapes. 

Located 953km west of Brisbane, it is well serviced by fully sealed roads, @rex.airlines twice-weekly flights and rail/bus connections with @queenslandrail. 

Choose an adventure station stay or relax in your preferred motel or caravan park. For local-flavoured activities and adventures, look no further than Quilpie.

@visitquilpieshire is a finalist in @theqtic Queensland Tourism Industry Council Top Tiny Tourism Town. Vote now and you could be in the running to win a $2000 @apollomotorhomeholidays travel package.

Go to http://ow.ly/QjgS50IV9zS to vote.

#outbackqueensland #visitquilpieshire #theqtic #votenow #apollomotorhomeholidays #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia