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 17898435319901193 Here's your chance to hit the road, get the red dust under your tyres and really explore the outback with the @barcooway (509km). Who doesn't want to camp beside a billabong, 4wd across a claypan and reel in a champion Yellowbelly. 

Follow the mighty Barcoo west from its headwaters in the Great Dividing Range through to where it joins the Thomson River and flows peacefully into Cooper Creek. 

Trek along the river road skirting the tranquil billabongs of the famous Barcoo River. These backroads take you through the prime sheep and cattle lands of Blackall – Tambo and Isisford to the rocky outcrops of Yaraka and through to the corrugated red dunes of Windorah. 

Discover awesome National Parks and incredible raw landscapes. Get ready to 'Take the Drive'...

Photo is Mt Slowcombe view over Yaraka

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Instagram post 17902722550781321 Have you met Mutt?

He stands tall and proud on the Stansfield/Gray street intersection in Hughenden. Mutt is a fibreglass full bodied Muttaburrasaurus replica standing about eight metres long and four metres high.

The first Muttaburrasaurus was discovered along the Thompson River in 1963 in Muttaburra, Central Queensland. Since this first discovery there have been several Muttaburrasaurus finds in the Outback Queensland including here in the Flinders Shire.

Make sure to pull up and take a photo with the gentle giant! 

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Instagram post 17872710014360619 Known by the locals as ‘Fraggle Rock’, Nun’s Crossing offers a spectacular swimming spot for families. 

Pack a picnic to enjoy along the banks of the river and watch your little ones to play in the shallow water. Or bring your kayaks or SUP's and paddle your way down the river.

The best way to experience Nun’s Crossing is to make a day of it, sightseeing along the way with the Glenmoral Self Drive Trail. This 76 km trek from Theodore takes about one hour but this can vary if you stop to immerse yourself in the experiences along the way.

Once you’ve taken in the views of Glenmoral Range, the spectacular Glenmoral Gorge and the Dawson Mine you’ll arrive at Nun’s Crossing.

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Instagram post 17865665396496224 @musicinthemulga is a 4 day Country and Country Rock Festival held on Wandilla Station near Eulo in Western Queensland. 

Now in its 10th year, filled with music, entertainment and fun from 13 to 16 May.

Bring an instrument or just your voice and join in the Walk Ups to sing a song, recite a poem or just sit back and enjoy the show.

Bring your caravan, motorhome, camper trailer or swag and have one of the best times of your life in an authentic country setting.

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