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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