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Outback Region

Each Outback town has its own story to tell, each built around its own piece of Australian history. In the comprehensive listing of Outback towns you will find information on the history, places to stay, facilities in each town such as fuel and shopping, attractions, nearby national parks and tour companies.

This information will help you plan your holiday so you don’t miss a thing.

South West and Channel Country.
From amazing spring wildflowers to the Channel Country, this is an area of diverse landscapes.

Fossick for opals at Yowah, Cunnamulla and Quilpie, explore the universe’s wonders at Charleville’s Cosmos Centre, seek out birdlife in saltwater and freshwater habitats and relax at the Great Artisan Spa in Mitchell.

Central West and Matilda Country.
Australia’s most famous song, Waltzing Matilda, was written and first performed in this part of the Outback.

Australia’s international airline, Qantas, was founded here. The shearer’s strike in Barcaldine in 1891 led to the formation of the Australian Labor Party. All this incredible history has been recorded in towns such as Longreach, Winton, Blackall and Barcaldine.

North West and Dinosaur, Fossil and Mining Country.
One of the oldest areas on earth, the North West has an impressive record of the dinosaur era.

Check out the Interpretive Centres in Mount Isa, Richmond and Hughenden. Take a tour of an underground mine in the eye-opening mining city of Mount Isa. Nearby Cloncurry commemorates the ground-breaking work undertaken by Dr John Flynn and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Activites and Experiences at Outback Region

  • Off Road Driving
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Astronomy
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Driving
  • Farm/Station activity
  • Flora
  • Fossicking
  • Horseriding
  • Scenic Flight
  • Sightseeing
  • Sports Viewing
  • Spotlighting
  • Swimming
  • Bush Tucker
  • Animal Viewing
  • Accommodation
  • Airport
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Cinema/Theatre
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Rail Terminal
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Winery
  • Places of Worship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Homestay
  • Industry/Mining, Agriculture
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Off road
  • Outback
  • Paranormal
  • Pub Stay
  • Rail
  • Remote
  • Soft Adventure
  • Wilderness
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • World Heritage
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Disabled
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Outback Queensland Tourism

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