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

Far West Diamantina Channel Country is the final frontier of Outback Queensland – a vast landscape of gibber flats, waterholes and roaming brolgas. And it attracts thousands of adventurers every year.

Explore the Simpson Desert (Munga-Thirri National Park) by 4WD and stand on top of the world at Big Red with a glass of bubbles at sunset. If you don’t mind sharing, go mid-year for the Birdsville Big Red Bash and see a famous Australian band. Meet the locals at the famous Birdsville Hotel and camp under an aircraft wing after backing a winner at the iconic Birdsville Races. Stand on Cameron Corner where Queensland meets the New South Wales and South Australian borders.

Spot pelicans at the largest breeding area in Australia at Lake Machattie and set the GPS for Bedourie or Boulia to watch camels race. Roll out a swag in Diamantina National Park and keep your eyes out for the mysterious Boulia Min Min lights.


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