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

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We've received some amazing photos for our 2022 Outback Queensland Travellers Guide front cover competition including this one from @photografphotography in Winton.

There's still time to enter. Submit up to 3 images showing your fun and adventures for your chance to have your photo selected. 

The winner will also win a $500 @cameraproau voucher.

We have partnered with Professional Photographers' Association of Queensland @ppaq.official to choose the most inspirational Outback Queensland image.

The winner will be contacted in late October 2021 and will be announced here on Instagram.
Entrants must be 18 years of age or over.

To enter go to the link in our bio.
Entries close 30 September 2021.

The winner will be contacted in late October 2021 and will be announced here on Facebook.
Entrants must be 18 years of age or over.

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Instagram post 18177565249144759 The Noccundra Hotel is owned by Nockatunga Station, and today it serves as a meeting place for locals, families, stockmen, and travellers alike, all of whom enjoy the unsophisticated atmosphere of this remote and isolated Pub. 

The Hotel is a popular rest stop or overnight stay for visitors driving to the "Dig Tree", Innamincka, Cameron Corner, Thargomindah, and all points in between. 

Great photo by @offtrack_offgrid 

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1. What is this cloud formation called?
2. Where is the best place to see it?
3. When is the best time of year to see it?

We'll update the post tomorrow with the correct answers but in the meantime who will get them all right?

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Instagram post 18192142555189477 Augathella is famous for its colourful history of bushrangers, bullockies and bullock teams who camped along the Warrego River.

Here are the top 5 things to do when you visit!

1. View the giant meat ant sculpture.
2. Meet the locals at the Ellangowan Hotel
3. See the water tower which forms part of the @siloarttrail 
4. Visit the Boadicea Gallery and Cinema to see an exhibition of more than 150 heritage photos and view the 1956 movie ‘Smiley’.
5. Take the self-guided drive around town.

Tell us which is your favourite.

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