South West Region

Travel Times

Roma to Quilpie 5hr 10m

Charleville to Roma 2hr 50m

Roma to Brisbane (by air) 1hr 20m

Charleville to Longreach 5hr 30m


Average Temperature 28º C

Average Rainfall 440 mm

About South West Region

Looking for an adventure? You’ll find it in the south west. In fact it’s so adventurous, they named one of the drive routes which cut through this outback territory, ‘The Adventure Way’.

Expect big nature and a kaleidoscope of colour as red sands give way to thriving wetlands and national parks,

Animals come in all shapes and sizes, from the cute and small bilbies you’ll find in Charleville to Cooper, Australia’s largest dinosaur who called Eromanga home.

Adventure isn’t just reserved for daylight hours either, when the sun’s gone down, the galaxy puts on a nightly show.


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Meanwhile in the #outbackqueensland South West Region

Instagram post 17892909869629205 Celebrating films & culture under the outback stars on Koa Country with the The @visionsplendidfilmfest 

Showcasing 50+ Australian films from 24 June - 2 July in the historic open-air The @royal_theatre_winton in Winton’s main street.

Hosting multiple events over 9 days - you can join them for Opening Night Party, Welcome to Country, Breakfast With the Stars, Master Classes, Panel Discussions, Vision Splendid Kids Club, and location tours to experience first hand where films are made around this special part of Outback Queensland.

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Instagram post 17967556189575338 Make ‘At the Creek’, your first stop when visiting Julia Creek.

Located on the main street, ‘At the Creek’ centre offers a great selection of travel information brochures, maps and a range of souvenirs that can only be found in Julia Creek. 

This tourist attraction engages in many audio and visual displays that focus on the themes of water, country and people. The centre is housed in historic railway fettler’s cottages and provide an authentic snapshot of Outback living. 

@juliacreekqld Visitor Information is one of 21 centres across Outback Queensland. Many of these are looked after by passionate, local volunteers. 
This week we recognise and  celebrate all the volunteers for 'National Volunteer Week' (16-22 May). Thank you for your time and passion you bring every day to welcome and inspire all visitors to the Outback.

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Instagram post 17951105995765522 When visitors describe their Quilpie holiday, there's always a common thread ... 'friendly locals and so much to do.' 

If simple family fun and local connections are important, then Quilpie should top the list. With its roots in opal mining, Quilpie is overflowing with Aussie heritage, a vibrant art scene, dinosaurs and rich outback landscapes. 

Located 953km west of Brisbane, it is well serviced by fully sealed roads, @rex.airlines twice-weekly flights and rail/bus connections with @queenslandrail. 

Choose an adventure station stay or relax in your preferred motel or caravan park. For local-flavoured activities and adventures, look no further than Quilpie.

@visitquilpieshire is a finalist in @theqtic Queensland Tourism Industry Council Top Tiny Tourism Town. Vote now and you could be in the running to win a $2000 @apollomotorhomeholidays travel package.

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