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Outback Queensland

Nowhere else but Outback Queensland can you sleep under star-studded skies, bond with a bushman over a beer, dig for million-years-old dinosaur fossils and watch camels race against the clock.   

Soak up the serenity
Get some dirt under nail and dust under foot and immerse yourself in life on the land for the ultimate outback adventure.
  • Visit a working cattle or sheep station and try your hand at mustering, shearing or campdrafting.
  • Fossick for gems from Quilpie to Cloncurry and you might find yourself some boulder opal, amethyst or gold.
  • Time your trip with an outback event and see the region come to life in all its bronco bucking, yabby racing, bog snorkelling glory.
Dig a dino
Bone hunters, fossil fanatics and amateur paleontologists unite in Australia’s dinosaur capital.
  • Dig up and dust off 20-million-year-old dinosaur bones travelling along the Dinosaur trail between Winton, Richmond and Hughenden.
  • Follow three-toed footprints at the world’s best-preserved dinosaur stampede at World Heritage Listed Lark Quarry Conservation Park.
  • Dive into the marine fossil museum in Richmond and spot the 10-metre prehistoric sea monster.
Sky’s the limit
Whether you arrive by train, plane or bus, you’ll have the best point of view if you simply look up.
  • Watch a purple and orange-hued sunset over the sand dunes of the Simpson Desert.
  • Climb into a swag and camp out under the moonlight on the banks of an Outback River.
  • Gaze through a telescope at the clearest of starry skies at an outback observatory in Charleville.
  • Head north into the Gulf Savannah, wet a line and land yourself a wild barramundi.
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Arcadia Valley Escape

Injune, Maranoa Area
From AU$20.00 - 200.00
Arcadia Valley Escape is a farm-stay set on a 17,000 acre cattle property in central Queensland, two hours north of Roma. Fortified by the Expedition and Carnarvon ranges, it's the perfect place to escape the pressures of everyday life. On you way to Carnarvon Gorge? Why not enjoy the privacy of one of the four guest houses including the Homestead (10 people), Cottage (3 people), Bungalow (3 people), Shepherds Hut (2 people) and the Outpost (2 people). Open all year. Caravanning? No worries, park your caravan amongst the box trees, and enjoy your privacy alongside the mighty Brown river as you relax looking over their man-made wetland dams. Grab a mud map when you arrive and explore what the station has to offer. Caravanners must be fully self-sufficient as there are no facilities available. Enjoy a wine around the fire at night where you can catch up with fellow travellers. Open 1 April to 30 September. Be as active or laid back as you like with plenty to see and do including birdwatching on the wetland dams, hiking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, star gazing, property tours, bush walks and more!

Explorers Caravan Park

Thargomindah, Bulloo Area
From AU$25.00 - 115.00
Make your base camp here at the Explorers Caravan Park in Thargomindah, just a two minute walk from town. Take it easy on this holiday and relax, stroll down to the Bulloo River, put in yabbie pots for a true outback lunch, or take a walk around the river to the Cobb and Co Crossing to see the wonderful bird life here. Perhaps have a few days' break from the roads and just watch the birds visiting the native shrubs in the park. About 40 kilometres from Thargomindah on the bitumen road eastwards takes you to Lake Bindegolly National Park where you can amaze at the abundance of birds and stroll along the walks around the Lake. Take a day trip along the all bitumen roads to see the historic hotels around - Noccundra, Eromanga, Quilpie and Toompine. Call in to see Thargomindah's Hydro Power Plant, the Old Hospital, Historic House, Visitor Information Centre and Library and while you are there check out the weather for a visit to the Burke and Wills "Dig Tree". Come back each day and meet up with old and new friends and recount your adventure around the campfire, barbecue and camp kitchen.

Bonus Downs Farmstay

Mitchell, Maranoa Area
From AU$35.00 - 120.00
Bonus Downs, a privately owned property run by Lyle and Madonna Connolly, is the ultimate outback historical experience. Experience the magnificent Bonus Downs homestead, find yourself on a tranquil bushwalk or take in the day's activities or absorb the atmosphere of the outback. Whatever your interest, there is something for everyone at Bonus Downs. Bonus Downs offers good old fashioned country hospitality in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Bonus Downs is 46 kilometres south west of Mitchell on the Bollon Road, has bitumen to the door and is only half an hour from the Mitchell spa. It has accommodation in the rustic Jackeroos Quarters. Camping is also available in the shearing shed or bring your own tent. Caravans, motorhomes and campervans are all welcome, powered sites and water is available. Fly ins welcome and school groups.

Aldville Station

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
From AU$10.00 - 250.00
Aldville Station is a 30,000 hectare sheep and cattle station which offers visitors a chance to experience the real outback. The station is 120 kilometres north-west of Cunnamulla and is the ideal location for the adventurous traveller. Whether you're looking for an adventure holiday or just wish to relax and enjoy the great outback, there are activities to suit almost all requests. Help in the daily running of the station. Explore local caves and discover the unique wildlife on a bushwalk. Try your luck fossicking for opals or relax on a river bank while you fish. At the end of the day relax in the hot tub or simply sit outside under the pergola and chat with your host.

Myall Park Botanic Garden

Glenmorgan, Maranoa Area
From AU$25.00 - 90.00
At Myall Park Botanic Garden Cottage and Caravan and Camping, accommodation is available year round in a comfortable cottage, and backpacker style Quarters. Caravans and camping are welcomed also. The tariffs are moderate and all basic needs are provided. Here is the ideal spot to get away from it all, no telephone, no television, simply peace, quiet and bird song. Bring your own supplies. Linen can be provided for your relaxing stay (minimum charge applies).

Country Way Motor Inn

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$110.00 - 150.00
Country Way Motor Inn, Cunnamulla's Award Winning Accommodation, as voted by guests reviews. It provides a relaxing escape from the world, with a range of comfortable room choices, including a unit with full disabled facilities and wheelchair access. Cooked or continental breakfasts are available to your room. Or if you would like a toaster, or a meal heated in the microwave, just ask. Communication is the key. You'll find the facilities and rooms comfortable, exceptionally clean and attractive with everything you need to make your stay a pleasant one. Keep in touch with complimentary wi-fi access in your room. Just ask for your password access. Country Way get the basics right, and all the rest follow suit. Make contact now, discuss your requirements and book your escape.

Cunnamulla Tourist Park

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
From AU$105.00 - 105.00
Cunnamulla Tourist Park is the closest park to all town facilities. The park is ideally located at the cross roads of the Matilda and Adventure Highways and is the perfect spot to base yourself while contemplating your next adventure. The park is also a great starting point for the Natural Science loop which takes in the towns of Quilpie and Charleville plus other locations in between. It has all the conveniences you would expect from a modern tourist park, including 50 powered sites, ensuite cabins and shady tent sites plus a unique sandhill close by, a fantastic spot to enjoy your sunset happy hour. The park is within walking distance of the Cunnamulla town centre and there is a convenient store just 200 metres away.

Blackall Caravan Park

Blackall, Blackall-Tambo Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$27.00 - 160.00
The Blackall Caravan Park offers powered and unpowered sites, fully self-contained cabins and units. There are two amenity blocks, a laundry, dump point, pets are welcome, free wi-fi and drive through shady grass/slab sites. Situated off the highway, this park offers a peaceful and relaxing stay. The rich diversity of the Caravan Park offers many attractive options for the holiday maker or traveller. There is a coffee shop open 9am to 7pm and damper making demonstrations. They have a camp oven dinner followed by damper and billy tea every night (May to August). It's a great opportunity to meet, mingle and talk with fellow travellers. The next morning you can stroll downtown - it's just a short walk to shops, pubs, clubs, and aquatic centre. Debbie, Jacinta, Cliff and Denise at the Blackall Caravan Park would like to welcome you to Blackall.

Discovery Holiday Parks - Argylla

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$25.00 - 204.00
Discovery Holiday Parks - Argylla, Mount Isa is the ideal place to to rest during your outback adventure. Look for their plentiful, shady palm trees and you'll know you've arrived! Their park facilities will make your holiday a breeze, while their kiosk stocks those 'last minute essentials'. The kids will love the wide open spaces and everyone will enjoy a refreshing dip in their sparkling pool at the end of a long day. For those who crave a roof over their heads, their cabins range from open plan ensuite and executive cabins to deluxe two bedroom villas, offering ideal self-contained family accommodation with colour television, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, crockery, kitchen utensils, cutlery and cookware. If you're travelling with your van they have plenty of powered site available and everything you need in their fully equipped camp kitchens and amenities.

Cobb & Co Caravan Park

Charleville, Murweh Area
From AU$24.00 - 90.00
Cobb & Co Caravan Park is a friendly, clean, peaceful and quiet caravan park in a bushland setting. The park has acres of camping space and drive through sites, and is in walking distance to the town centre of Charleville. Visitor information and bookings for all attractions are available from their reception. The caravan park is conveniently located in town and only a short walk to the shops. John, your host will ensure a friendly stay.
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