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Central West Outback Adventure Drive

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Nothing beats an outback road trip through the wide-open spaces, sweeping sand dunes and quirky towns of central west Queensland's 'big sky country'. Beginning in Longreach, the home of Qantas and the Stockman's Hall of Fame, this five day adventure drive will give you a taste of what life in one of Australia's most remote regions is like.

Journey Details

Duration
120 Hours
Distance
1463 Kilometres

Facilities

  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking

Other Information

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

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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.

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.

Western Star Hotel

Windorah, Barcoo Area
From AU$85 - 165
The Western Star Hotel has been a unique family owned hotel for over 18 years. Situated in Windorah, the pub is nearby the great Cooper Creek and red sand hills. The Western Star Hotel provides tourists, local community and neighbouring properties with an authentic outback pub experience with modern pub facilities. The hotel includes a bar, Sandhill Grill Restaurant, self-contained motel units and budget accommodation. The Pub plays host to the International Yabbie Races and as integral part of a small isolated community, is the place to have a yarn, a feed and a cold beverage.

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. For your exclusive use whether one or five people stay. The spacious cottage has an open plan kitchen/living area, laundry, split system air conditioning, bbq, outdoor dining areas and fully fenced shady back garden. Coopers on Cassowary caters for the discerning family, visitor or business traveller. Centrally located close to the Longreach central business district. For your exclusive use.

Birdsville Hotel - The Outback Loop

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
From AU$165 - 190
The Birdsville Hotel is as remote as a place gets, standing since 1884 on the edge of the last untamed frontier, the Simpson Desert. The pubs name is forged into Australian folklore and everyday travellers make their pilgrimage to one of Australia's most treasured icons. Whether you have driven for days or your aircraft has just landed on the airstrip next to the pub, you'll get the same warm outback welcome. Relax and soak up the true blue atmosphere, or sit up at the bar to hear a few yarns from old drovers, ringers and friendly locals. In the first week of September the population swells from 100 to over 5,000 for the Birdsville Races. This legendary race has been run on a sandy track since 1882 and now boasts professionally trained racehorses and prize money of over AUD100,000.00. For years, yarns have been spun at the Birdsville Pub, lubricated with icy cold beers, and here maps have been scratched into the red desert soil to guide travellers to special spots. This is truly an authentic place where the spirit of Australian mateship is definitely alive and kicking.

Diamantina National Park Camping Ground

Bedourie, Diamantina Area
From AU$11.90 - 11.90
Enjoy spectacular sunsets and abundant bird life from the banks of the Diamantina River at Hunters Gorge camping area, or relax beside Whistling Duck Creek and enjoy bush camping beneath shady coolibah trees at Gum Hole camping area. Camping permits are required and fees apply. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

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. Gardens and lawns are yet to be established. It's just a minute walk to the local general store, hotel and a five minute walk to the river where you can drop a line in and try your luck at catching a Yellow belly or catfish. Maybe the preferred menu is yabbies for an entree.

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. A barbecue has also been erected in the grounds for the visitors' convenience. Surrounding the park is landscaped gardens providing an inviting appearance to the visitor. There is limited Telstra Mobile service in Stonehenge which can be accessed between the Stonehenge Town Hall and the Stonehenge Hotel. The Stonehenge Community Centre is located adjacent to the Caravan Park, with freshly ground coffee available Monday-Friday.

Windorah Caravan Park

Windorah, Barcoo Area
From AU$10 - 30
The Windorah Caravan Park has 32 powered sites and plenty of camping area. There are also two ablution blocks equipped with hot water, washing machines and clothes line. The Caravan Park has a closed in eating area, fire area and a barbecue. The Park is set in bush surroundings, it is a short walk to town services including - restaurant, bar, corner shop, public phones, Post Office, Service Station and Information Centre. There is also a dump site available for your convenience. The Caravan Park is open all hours. Water is available to fill tanks, both at the caravan park and at the dump point. New addition to the caravan park coming in 2016, another 32 powered sites, new amenities block and laundry.

Albert Park Motor Inn

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$124 - 184
The Albert Park Motor Inn is one of the finest quality establishments in western Queensland with 56 spacious rooms, the Oasis Restaurant and Bar, resort style pool complex and a modern Conference and Function Centre. The Albert Park is located close to the main attractions of Longreach, and is near the airport on the main western highway from the east. The Albert Park Motor Inn has extensive landscaped grounds with abundant local fauna and flora. The property is proud to be home to native green frogs, geckos, goannas, emus, kangaroos, birds and lizards. They are all very friendly! As the headquarters of the western region, visitors can move out from their Longreach base to enjoy the attractions of Barcaldine, Winton, Ilfracombe as well as the Herbert Ranges and a proliferation of native wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, brolgas, bustards, goats, emus, goannas and a wide range of birdlife.
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