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.
Fascinating country towns invite you to discover the cultural heritage and
meet the friendly locals.
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 while you drive along the Matilda Way. Let me guide you to the best places and help you find your personal highlights for your travels in Outback Queensland.
The song Cunnamulla Fella was written by Stan Coster, and sung by the legendary Slim Dusty. It pays tribute to Australia's pastoral heritage. The statue was unveiled in 2005.
The Matilda Way is a tourist route that starts in Barringun on the NSW/Qld border (southern end) and runs north 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 Paterson near Winton, this main touring route through Outback Queensland received its nickname Matilda Way. It is an easy way to experience the true Outback on a sealed road. Any place west of this route is even more remote.
The Matilda Way crosses a region of diverse & stunning landscapes...
Take your time. Throw a fishing line into a river to catch your dinner.
Go bird-watching and enjoy Australian wildlife. There are several detours that are worth doing.
Don't miss the opal fields near Quilpie or Yowah. Outback Queensland is really famous for its boulder opal.
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.
Here's a list of the major towns, places and probable detours as you travel from the NSW border north to the Gulf.
The spirit of Waltzing Matilda, stories of the early settlers and pioneers, they can be found everywhere in this central section of Outback Queensland.
Birdsville to Townsville
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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
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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. …
Windorah and Cooper Creek
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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 …