Central West

Adventure through rolling red grasslands aboard a multi-day coach, 4WD tour, train or plane to the birthplace of Qantas and Waltzing Matilda in Outback Queensland’s Central West.

Wander the wilderness

  • Swim, kayak, water-ski or cruise the Thomson River or fish for golden perch and red claw crayfish under the coolibah and red river gums. 
  • Witness footprints of a dinosaur stampede at Lark Quarry and discover prehistoric dinosaur bones near Winton.
  • Climb to Starlight’s Lookout or take a ride in a galloping horse-drawn stagecoach through Longreach.
  • Hike to the Biloela lookout for views over Lake Callide in Banana Shire, dotted with water-skiers and campers.

Meet the locals

  • Learn to muster a herd of 600 head of cattle from Aramac on an organised cattle drive. 
  • Admire the old machinery lining the main street of Ilfracombe and learn about the birth of the Australian Labour Party in Barcaldine.
  • Learn to crack a whip, lasso or ride a horse amongst the red dirt at a working farm stay in Baralaba or slow the pace while exploring historical villages and peer into the old Wowan butter factory in Banana Shire.

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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.

Kinnon and Co Outback Accommodation

Longreach, Longreach Area
  • Free WiFi
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.

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.

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.

Roma Explorers Inn

Roma, Maranoa Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$145 - 215
Roma Explorers Inn is not only a motel but also offers superb dining facilities with their 100 plus seat restaurant and bar as well as casual breakfast dining in the Outback Café. Situated only two kilometres from the centre of town, Explorers Inn offers comfortable and spacious, guest rooms, all ground floor with undercover car-parking right outside your door.

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.
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Winton, Outback Queensland