Heritage and Locals

Outback Queensland is part of the fabric of Australia’s identity.  Things get real out here. You’ll meet people who actually have the time to stop and speak… and smile! The bigger the country it seems, the bigger the characters. Talk to drovers, truck drivers, farmers, publicans, artists, prospectors, miners.  And it’s not just the residents that have stories to tell. The connection to history from the time of the dinosaurs to Australia’s first steps of nationhood is palpable. You never know who you’ll meet sitting on the bar stool next to you. It could be the local mayor or a farmer whose family has been on the land for generations.

  • Party with the locals at a bush race, like Birdsville, Boulia Camel Races or a slew of others.
  • Feel the genuine Aussie embrace as you yarn with old Drovers around the campfire on the Harry Redford Cattle Drive.
  • Sit on the edge of your seat watching man vs beast at the largest rodeo in the southern hemisphere at Mt. Isa.
  • Visit a local watering hole at one of the ever-present Outback pubs that litter Queensland’s interior. Whether a grand old federation building with a sweeping verandah or a tin shack, you know you will get a cold beer, a big steak and good dose of local gossip.
  • Discover a world of notorious bushrangers and life in the Outback at the Augathella Moonlighters Theatre.
  • Contemplate the stories of Australia’s formative years as a nation as you wander the Stockman’s Hall of Fame.
  • Venture back to the time of the country’s frontier years when it was still finding its feet as a fledgling nation and ride an authentic Cobb & Co stagecoach
  • Listen to the rich 40,000 year history of the country’s Aboriginal people and their legends prior to European settlement.
Get to know the Outback with a local below!

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Cobbold Gorge Tours

Multiple Locations
Deep in the heart of the Gulf Savannah region of Far North Queensland is a hidden outback oasis - Cobbold Gorge. Only a six hour drive from Cairns and Townsville, you can immerse yourself in the natural wonder of a truly unique North Queensland outback holiday destination.

Qantas Founders Museum

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$18 - 165
Qantas Founders Museum is an independent not-for-profit community organisation, operating since 1996, to commemorate the ethos and preserve the material heritage of the founders and early operations of Qantas Airways Ltd.

Outback Pioneers

Multiple Locations
Outback Pioneers' award-winning outback tours and experiences, based in Longreach, is all about holidays and experiences that bring the pioneer past to life and take you to the heart of what it means to live large in a region many hundreds of kilometres from big-city boundaries.

Outback Aussie Tours

Multiple Locations
Explore Outback Queensland and beyond with Outback Aussie Tours, a multi-award winning touring company and Savannah Guides accredited operator. They will take you on a journey to discover the natural and cultural heritage to favoured Outback places like Longreach, Winton, Birdsville, Corner Country, Gulf Savannah, Cape York and Torres Strait.

The White Bull, Aramac

Aramac, Barcaldine Area
Free Entry
The White Bull in Gordon Street Aramac commemorates one of the most famous cattle stealing episodes in Australia's history. Harry Redford stole a large mobe of cattle and a white bull from Bowen Downs near Aramac and drove the mob to South Australia through some of the toughest country in Australia.

Morven Historical Museum

Morven, Murweh Area
From AU$2 - 2
Step back in time where everyday early outback life is on display. The small but delightful Morven Historical Museum contains some fascinating memorabilia. A must see is the miniature replica pioneer township.

Greycliffe Homestead

Biloela, Banana Area
Free Entry
Greycliffe Homestead was originally built in the 1870s and constructed of slabs cut with adze and a pitsaw, rafters were crafted from round bush timber and it featured a shingle roof. The homestead was owned by the Nott Family, who, whilst residing in the home along with their seven children, renovated it in the 1920s and the shingled roof replaced by a pyramid shaped iron one.

Undara Experience

Mount Surprise, Etheridge Area
From AU$58 - 60
Only three and a half hours from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland's Gulf Savannah lies a land so different in contrasts - the Undara Volcanic National Park. Undara is a pristine wilderness possessing one of the oldest and best preserved lava tube systems anywhere on Earth.

Outback Aussie Day Tours

Multiple Locations
Outback Aussie Tours is a family-owned local operator with 29 years experience. Let Outback Aussie Day Tours show you Outback Queensland. Join Smithy and the team to discover Queensland's heartland, their pioneering legends, Outback stations and the majestic Thomson River.

Queensland Heritage Park

Biloela, Banana Area
From AU$2 - 10
The Queensland Heritage Park complex in Biloela, Central Queensland, represents a celebration of our nation's glorious past and the pioneering spirit of Australians. Through a remarkable range of exhibits the Queensland Heritage Park provides and insight into the past for present and future generations.
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