Welcome to 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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Blackall Caravan Park

Blackall, Blackall-Tambo Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$27 - 160
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, Chelsea, Cliff and Denise at the Blackall Caravan Park would like to welcome you to Blackall.

Cobb & Co Caravan Park

Charleville, Murweh Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$30 - 90
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. The caravan park is conveniently located in town and only a short walk to the shops. John, your host will ensure a friendly stay.

Discovery Parks - Argylla, Mount Isa

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$25 - 149
Mining is at the heart of Mount Isa – this is one of the top 10 producers of copper, silver, lead and zinc. Their caravan park accommodation at Discovery Parks – Argylla, just over one hour’s drive from Cloncurry, is a great place to relax after your day of adventures. Take the Underground Mining Experience for a guided tour 15 metres underground. Spend a day (or two) at Outback at Isa, including the fascinating Riversleigh Fossil Centre. Spectacular Lake Moondarra offers swimming, boating, sailing, canoeing and excellent barramundi fishing. Held every August, the Mount Isa Rodeo is the biggest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and an absolute must-see.

Roma Big Rig Tourist Park

Roma, Maranoa Area
From AU$35 - 130
Big Rig Top Tourist Park provides more than just a few nights of accommodation on your way through Roma. The Caravan Park is central to Roma's main street., 500 metres from the pubs and restaurants in town, it is adjacent to the Big Rig Information Centre and home to native birds. Roma is no longer just a refuelling stop as more and more people are enjoying what the town has to offer. The Caravan Park has a full variety of accommodation including self-contained Villas, a range of cabins both single and double studios and two houses for families. Powered Sites offer shade and drive-through options are available. Facilities include fantastic modern disabled amenities and a swimming pool for the warmer months. Your hosts Charlie and Jacky welcome you.

Kinnon and Co Outback Accommodation

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$125 - 195
The outback has always been renowned for its warm hospitality and the Kinnon and Co self-contained accommodation continues that tradition. On adjoining landscaped sites set back from the main Longreach-Ilfracombe road, and a few minutes walk from the Stockman's Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum, you can choose from the unique Homestead Stables and Pioneer Slab Huts with deluxe heritage-inspired interiors or the comfortable Outback Lodges that offer great value for families or groups of friends. All accommodation is self-contained with bathrooms, kitchenettes, air conditioning and television/DVD. The Pioneer Slab Huts and Homestead Stables share a quirky outdoor bath terrace and there is a swimming pool in the Outback Lodges area. The town of Longreach is an easy cycle or a few minutes' drive away. They can pick you up from the railway station, bus depot or airport. Shared facilities include pool, covered communal area, barbecues, laundry, luggage storage area and bike hire. All bedding and towels are supplied and the accommodation is serviced on a weekly basis free of charge. If you need service within a shorter time-frame, they can arrange it for a small additional fee.

Myall Park Botanic Garden

Glenmorgan, Maranoa Area
From AU$25 - 90
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).

Bonus Downs Farmstay

Mitchell, Maranoa Area
From AU$35 - 120
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.

Cobbold Village

Forsayth, Etheridge Area
From AU$28 - 145
Open 21 March to 31 October 2016. Deep in the heart of the Gulf Savannah region in Far North Queensland is a hidden outback oasis - Cobbold Gorge. This Savannah Guide Station is located on a working cattle property and features a unique, narrow gorge set amid rugged sandstone formations with spectacular 30 metre cliffs that narrow to just two metres wide. To protect the fragile environment, access is by guided tour only. Cruise the gorge in an electric boat to explore the ancient geology with an expert guide - an awesome and unforgettable experience. Discover wildlife, go bushwalking or birdwatching, spot a crocodile and experience life on a cattle station. There is no need to rough it! Cobbold Village accommodation ranges from recently refurbished air-conditioned ensuite rooms to shady campsites. There are unpowered, powered and ensuite sites in the grassed camping area. McDonalds Deck provides snacks, meals and a licensed bar to relax and take in the peaceful atmosphere. The friendly staff and well-informed guides will help make your visit memorable. If you are limited for time, consider flying in - a well maintained airstrip is located nearby. For Tour options and prices see Cobbold Gorge Tours.
From AU$25 - 150
Just Imagine - a caravan park with large drive through powered sites, with water and sullage catering for non-smokers only, no pets and unsuitable for children, just two kilometres from town. Charleville Bush Caravan Park also offers you great laundry facilities, beautiful bathroom amenities, undercover free barbecue area, large campfire area and use of camp oven equipment. Television reception, internet and phone coverage (major telcos). Charleville Bush Cottage is also on this property. Beautifully appointed, fully self-contained catering for two people in comfortable queen size bed with your own backyard and campfire. With the prices as they are they are the best self-contained accommodation in Charleville! Just a two hour flight from Brisbane, rent a car or discuss a personalised package with Graham and Deb and enjoy a short break in Queensland's Outback at Charleville Bush Cottage. Wander around the 62 acre property or go to town for a coffee and the daily newspaper. Enjoy some pampering at Artesian Waters Day Spa and see stars like never before at the Cosmos Centre. Just imagine sitting around the campfire under a chandelier of stars and waking to the sound of birds and a big blue outback sky.

Country Way Motor Inn

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$100 - 150
Country Way Motor Inn, Cunnamulla's Award Winning Accommodation, as voted by guests reviews. Trip Advisor: 2014 Certificate of Excellence, 2015 Bravo Badge, 2016 Certificate of Excellence. It provides a relaxing escape from the world, with a range of comfortable room choices, to accommodate from one to three guests, 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. If you don't ask, you will never know. 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. Read the reviews on Trip Advisor, past guests will recommend staying with them. Make contact now, discuss your requirements and book your escape, or book directly on their website. They will do their utmost to make your stay enjoyable.
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