I loved outback Queensland!

by Katrin

Boulia - Mount Isa Road

Boulia - Mount Isa Road

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 outback and it's a very different experience.

We went to Barcaldine, Longreach and Winton, and did a fantastic side trip to Opalton south of Winton. Then we went to Kynuna and McKinlay, and Boulia, a town known for min min lights although we didn't see any.

From Boulia we went north to Mount Isa, a large mining town and that road is very pretty with red soils. Another pretty road is the one between Mt Isa and Cloncurry.

From there we went to Lawn Hill National Park, a great place to bushwalk and kayak the beautiful gorge; and then we went up north to Gulf Savannah - Burketown, Normanton and Karumba. It was a great trip and I would recommend it to anyone.

Queensland is different from other states because most of the outback roads are sealed so you can travel the outback without needing a 4WD!

Rita's response

Hi Katrin,

Thank you for sharing your Queensland travel story. It seems you liked the region as much as I did.

What a pity you didn't see the Min Min Light while you were in Boulia. I admit, I didn't see it either.

It was very lonely out there, but just beautiful! :)

Cheers, Rita

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Jun 12, 2015
by: Anonymous

Queensland is a beautiful place to visit.

Dec 26, 2011
Who really see's the beauty of Australia??
by: Fred

One's I talked to an elderly Aboriginal about the beauty of the Outback.
His comment: So many Tourist's come with their flashy 4 Wheel drive's rushing from one Place to the next hunting for the spectacular,tipping off one Place of significance after the other, but have seen nothing.
Sit out there quietly and soak up the spirit of the
Land and let the Country come to You and You will
see the real beauty right here and there and not after the next 100 or 500 Km.
He was Right!!!
Every time You go out there,You will feel like coming home,regardless where you go, slow down to the Puls of the Country and be at peace with yourself.

May 10, 2009
Thanks Rita
by: Katrin

Thanks for your comments Rita. I love your site and it's great to share experiences with other people here. Yes, I think the loneliness and emptiness of the area around Boulia is the beauty of it all!

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