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 28ยบ 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 2198609209262679560_223853423 ๐ŸŒณ Did you know that Roma's largest bottle tree has an incredible girth of 9.51 metres, a height of 6 metres and a crown of 20 metres? ๐ŸŒณ The tree was transplanted by the local council to its present location from a local property in 1927! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ #OutbackQueensland photo by @wandering_aus
Instagram post 2197678069254135762_223853423 โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿพ Is there any other better way to finish the day in Outback Queensland? Who wishes they were here right now? ๐Ÿ˜ #OutbackQueensland photo by @troyboy00
Instagram post 2196973437094926984_223853423 Love exploring? This is north west Queensland's only railway tunnel ๐Ÿš‚ Take your 4WD to find the abandoned town of Hightville and Wee MacGregory Mine ๐Ÿš™ between #MountIsa and #Cloncurry ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ—บ๏ธHightville was established in 1913 to support the nearby mine, the mine closed in 1920, bringing the demise of the small town. Nearby you'll also find local favourites, Fountain Springs and Rigby Falls ๐Ÿ’ฆ #OutbackQueensland photo by @sara_jane_xoxo
Instagram post 2196072534026053620_223853423 ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Situated in the remote north-west highlands of Queensland, Boodjamulla National Park encompasses Lawn Hill Gorge and the Riversleigh World Heritage Area ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒ What's our favourite way to experience the true magic of this national park? By canoe along the emerald green waters of the park's canoe trail! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ›ถ#OutbackQueensland photo by @seanscottphotography
Instagram post 2195471048643139261_223853423 โ˜€๏ธ Chasing sunsets? Here's one of our favourites along the Warrego Way ๐Ÿ‘‰ Baldy Top Lookout โœจ๐Ÿ˜ You'll find it just outside of #Quilpie ๐Ÿ™Œ #OutbackQueensland photo by @visitquilpieshire