Central Queensland Outback Drive

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Experience the best of the diverse Queensland outback in this fully sealed drive that is suitable for most vehicles. Keep you eyes peeled for native animals, vibrant wildflowers, colourful characters and historic architecture.

This nine day Central Queensland Outback Drive follows the Tropic of Capricorn west from Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia. It takes you through Emerald and Barcaldine and the Sapphire Gemfields, to the central Queensland hub of Longreach and Springsure in Queensland's outback. Return to the coast and Rockhampton via the magnificent Carnarvon Gorge National Park.

Journey Details

Duration
216 Hours
Distance
1985 Kilometres

Activities

  • Swimming

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
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Myella Farm Stay

Baralaba, Banana Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$70 - 180
Come and live the real outback life. Myella is a working cattle farm situated 1.5 hours from Rockhampton. They offer friendly and clean accommodation. The rooms have air-conditioning, fan and most have a refrigerator and feature a painting from a local artist.

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.

Rubyvale Gem Gallery Apartments

Rubyvale, Central Highlands Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$107 - 200
Your comfort is guaranteed staying in one of Rubyvale Gem Gallery's spacious self-contained holiday apartments. Private patios and verandas surrounded by attractive gardens, ensure you will relax and unwind after an exciting day of sapphire fossicking.

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.

Blue Gem Tourist Park

Sapphire, Central Highlands Area
From AU$26 - 120
Blue Gem Tourist Park, the Friendly Fossickers Park is situated in Sapphire on the banks of Retreat Creek where Sapphires were originally discovered. The Fossicking Park located on site allows you to search for Sapphire and Zircon under the guidance of staff and all equipment is supplied.

Takarakka Bush Resort Carnarvon Gorge

Carnarvon Gorge, Central Highlands Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$215 - 238
Escape to Takarakka Bush Resort Carnarvon Gorge. Open all year round and fabulous in every season. Immerse yourself among ancient rain forest and prehistoric scenery. Choose from a range of accommodation options to suit your taste and budget, from spacious caravan and camping sites to en-suited cabins, safari Taka tents, or luxury studios.

Coopers on Cassowary

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$200 - 200
Coopers on Cassowary offers modern cottage accommodation in the heart of Longreach, Queensland. Fully self-contained three bedroom cottage, accommodating up to five people, with one master queen room, one twin room and one single room.

Carnarvon National Park Camping Ground

Rolleston, Central Highlands Area
From AU$11.90 - 11.90
Camping in the Carnarvon Gorge day-use area is only permitted during the Easter, winter and spring Queensland school holidays. Big Bend camping area, reached by a 9.7 kilometre walk, is open all year. Remote camping in other areas of the park is also available.

Stonehenge Caravan Park

Stonehenge, Barcoo Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$5.00 - 15.00
The Stonehenge Caravan Park is centrally located in Stonehenge diagonally across from the hotel, the hub of the town. The park has fourteen powered sites but ample room for extra vans or tents. An ablution block complete with unisex facilities for guests with a disability are provided.

Jundah Caravan Park

Jundah, Barcoo Area
From AU$5.00 - 15.00
The Jundah Caravan Park is located at northern end of Dickson Street, as you head towards Longreach, with access to the park from Dickson Street. The Caravan Park has recently been completed and hosts new facilities, ablution block with laundry and separate BBQ area with a view towards the Thomson River.
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