Travel Queensland and discover the diverse and stunning Outback landscapes in central & western Queensland. It is here where Australian icons, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Australia's national airline Qantas, were born.
For overseas visitors (and Australians as well) the destination Queensland is well-known for the Barrier Reef, wonderful beaches, and dream islands.
But there is much more the sunshine state has to offer for your Queensland holidays. Guess what? More Australian Outback, yes!
Unique country towns invite you to discover the cultural heritage and meet the friendly locals. The diverse landscapes include rocky outcrops, colourful sand dunes and wetlands where birdlife abounds.
Experience unique adventures while you visit a sheep or cattle station. Step back in our planet's history following Australia's Dinosaur Trail. Challenge your luck fossicking for gemstones and precious opals.
There is so much to discover in Queensland's inland. Let me guide you to the best places and help you find your personal highlights for your travels in Outback Queensland.
The Matilda Highway is a tourist route that runs from Cunnamulla in the south to Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria. The different sections of this all-bitumen road are officially called the Mitchell Highway, Landsborough Highway and Burke Developmental Road.
In honour of the famous song "Waltzing Matilda", which was written by Andrew Barton Patterson near Winton, this main route through Outback Queensland received its nickname Matilda Highway. Any place west of this route is even more remote Outback.
The Matilda Highway crosses a region of diverse & stunning landscapes...
Matilda country is a fascinating part of the Australian Outback. It's the land of bush poets and yarns, stockmen and shearers. A region full of history from a great past.
On your travel you'll discover unique towns and places.
The channel country covers the southwest of Queensland, a bit of the northwest corner of South Australia, and a small section in the northwest of New South Wales.
Cooper Creek, the Diamantina, Barcoo and Thomson rivers, as well as their multiple channels, are the main waterways that form the channel country. Fed by the northern monsoon rains in summer, the rivers flood and fill the channels. But only in very good seasons the water ever reaches Lake Eyre.
Birdsville to Townsville
I am planning a trip along the Birdsville Track through to Townsville April next year. I can find plenty of information / maps from the south into Birdsville …
Birdsville, 1961- 50 years on !
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Question about Australian Crocodiles
Hi, My name is Enya and.....um I know this sounds stupid but.....in Queensland would you actually come face to face with a crocodile when swimming in …
Stop the Australian Camel Slaughter
Sorry to say that the Australian government is proposing to slaughter camels because they generate green house gas. Here is a petition to try to get …
Windorah and Cooper Creek
Best time to visit Windorah and Cooper Creek? I will be in Australia in January to mid February 2010. Is it possible/feasible to visit you part …
Back to the Past.
The photo is of Suzie, the one-eyed horse, the guy on the back is me, one of the last £10 Poms. At least I think it's me because after 37 years I look …
I loved outback Queensland!
I just feel that I have to share this with all those people who travel along the coast of Queensland and never turn inland. There's so much to see in the …
Windorah to Birdsville
Hi Rita I have spent some time driving 4wd around the channel country and have had numerous trips from Southwest Queensland to Windorah and beyond. …