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

Weather

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

Instagram post 17918853580551798 Next week the @amazingraceau is coming to Queensland with a special episode airing from Longreach, Outback Queensland. 

30 000 applied - 14 teams selected to be running in one BIG adventure, right in our Aussie backyard. Hosted by @therealbeauryan 

The Amazing Race - starts Monday February 1 on @channel10au 

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Instagram post 17842510487524019 With all the wonderful rain we’ve received our mighty rivers are flowing!

None more so than the Flinders River meandering here through Richmond.

The Flinders River is Queensland's longest river and Australia’s sixth largest, extending 1004km. 

After rising northeast of Hughenden in the Burra Ranges, the Flinders then flows past Hughenden, Richmond and Julia Creek before making its way north into the Gulf of Carpentaria.

The river was named after Matthew Flinders by Lieutenant Stokes of the HMS Beagle in 1841.

Great photo by @b.e.k.87 IG

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Instagram post 17937923149445961 Cawnpore Lookout is set on the edge of Winton Shire and Boulia Shire overlooking the Lilleyvale Hills. The Lookout is approximately 51 kilometres west of Middleton.

The landscape is made up of stunning flat topped hills or mesas (jump ups). 

These formations are said to be unique, with Australia and South America the only two places where they are found. 

The mesas are the remains of plateau country that resisted erosion from an inland sea 90-100 million years ago. 

Great video by @roadwarrior_photography 

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Instagram post 17895805036827109 The lake is full and the lilies are flowering at @thelakequilpie 

4kms east of Quilpie, the Lake is an ideal spot for a scenic picnic, a refreshing swim, or to watch a magnificent sunset. 

The Lake is on private property which is a working sheep & cattle property. Please treat this beautiful area with respect and do not drive elsewhere on the property.

Beautiful photo by @thelakequilpie 

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