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 31ยบ 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 2227323417760229315_223853423 Australia is a very big place and this sign atop Mount Isa's City Lookout proves the point.
๐Ÿ“ 674km to Alice Springs
๐Ÿ“ 1,576km to Brisbane
๐Ÿ“ 16,095km to New York City
Just to name a few!

How far have you travelled to visit #OutbackQueensland?

Photo by @graduated.cylinder
Instagram post 2226598641409605084_223853423 This pub is no mirage. 
@birdsvillehotel might be the last pub before you hit the Simpson Desert but we can promise you its beers are still ice cold.

This historical pub (est 1884) is well worth the 1582km trek from Brisbane to Birdsville all in the name of a ๐Ÿบor ๐Ÿป.
Tag a mate you'd want to ๐Ÿš— west with ๐Ÿ‘‡

Photo by @georgie.mann.photos
Instagram post 2225873884461380807_223853423 If you thought #outbackqueensland was all red dirt and dust, think again.

Enter Lawn Hill National Park, which promises 4WD-only, phone reception-free and off-the-beaten-track adventure ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—.
What do you reckon? Tag a mate you'd take here ๐Ÿ‘‡

Photo by @haggisspringrolls
Instagram post 2225149093605191262_223853423 We don't know about you, but these ๐Ÿฎ look like they're about to drop the hottest album of 2020.

11/10 would listen to their mooooo-sic ๐ŸŽง

Photo by @wattle_and_co
Instagram post 2222974771016856748_223853423 You never know who you'll meet in #outbackqueensland

Our Aussie natives aren't usually shy out west.

Just remember to take extra caution on the roads around dusk and dawn when our friendly natives often come out to play. 
Photo by @sidetracked.australia