Far West Region

Travel Times

Birdsville to Longreach 8 Hours 20 Mins

Birdsville to Charleville 9 Hours 50 Mins

Birdsville to Quilpie 7 Hours 30 Mins

Birdsville to Boulia 4 Hours


Average Temperature 31º C

Average Rainfall 100 mm

About Far West Region

They say they do things better in the west, and the far west of Outback Queensland is no exception.

The farthest corner of Queensland delivers so much more than gibber flats; you’ll find red sand dunes, waterholes, and channel country that can see the whole area go under water.

Nothing is more iconic than standing atop Big Red at sunset, watching the sun dip from the first sand dune of the Simpson Desert (Munga-Thirri National Park).

Travel via desert roads for the opportunity to travel between three states without ever getting on a plane.


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Meanwhile in the #outbackqueensland Far West Region

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

Photo by @haggisspringrolls
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11/10 would listen to their mooooo-sic 🎧

Photo by @wattle_and_co
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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
Instagram post 2222250006317001626_223853423 If you've been there, done that, stayed at normal hotels, why not swap things up with a station say in 2020?

We're not horsing around, #outbackqueensland is full of them!

Tag a mate you'd want to take 👇

Photo by @llehmannphotography
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We don't need any excuse in #outbackqueensland to toss our akubras in the air. 
Photo by @annehartung.photography