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

Weather

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.

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Meanwhile in the #outbackqueensland Central West Region

Instagram post 2112386069660799380_223853423 ☔️ Rain in #OutbackQueensland earlier this year has resulted in fields of wildflowers! 🌼🦋 Have you spotted any? 👀😍 We love this shot by @charlotteallenphotography taken in Boulia 😍
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Instagram post 2110939040860730522_223853423 Mission to Mars or a trip to discover dinosaurs in #Winton? 🌏 While it's rich landscapes may look similar to Mars, Winton is known as Australia's Dinosaur Capital - the perfect place to visit for dinosaur enthusiasts of any age 🦖🦕 #OutbackQueensland photo by @seapeoplephotography
Instagram post 2109854412510983021_223853423 ☀️🚤 If  only we could spend every afternoon cruising down Longreach's Thomson River, 👀 spotting local wildlife 🦅 as the vibrant #OutbackQueensland sunset colours fade into starlight✨ Photo by @benjamin_crisp  @jucyworld #jucyworld
Instagram post 2109491989549179251_223853423 🐍 Have you spotted the Betoota Serpent while travelling the Warrego Way? 🐍  #OutbackQueensland photo by @rnrwanderers