Outback Queensland | Travel Information

Domestic Airport

One of the best views of the Outback is from above. Take to the air and maximise your time on the ground to tick off as many experiences as you can west of the Great Dividing Range.

For those who want to get to the Outback fast, take the daily Qantas flights from Brisbane to Roma, Charleville, Longreach or Mount Isa. If you have time on your hands, Regional Airline REX has connecting flights from Brisbane, Toowoomba, Townsville and Cairns to Outback destinations including Bedourie, Boulia, Birdsville, Charleville, Cunnamulla, Julia Creek, Longreach, Mount Isa, Quilpie, Richmond and Windorah. Tickets and journeys can be explored further at their respective websites. 

Train

Travel in comfort and see the blue Outback skies, rich golden soil and farmland from your window. There are a variety of train options available to suit your travel style, location and itinerary which are run through Queensland Rail. Tickets and journeys can be explored further at their website. 

Bus

Enjoy the beauty of an Outback road trip without doing all the driving. Travelling by bus to the Outback is easier and more comfortable than ever with Bus Queensland. They’ll connect you with adventures and once-in-a-lifetime experiences from Brisbane and Townsville to over 80 iconic Outback locations. Tickets and journeys can be explored further at their website. 

Drive

The well-maintained highways and mostly sealed roads will connect you between the Outback towns and make travelling through the region easier than most would think. For those in search of an off-the-beaten track 4WD experience, take an alternate route between towns and follow the nature tracks and back roads to explore this remarkable part of Australia. Hiring a car would be the best option. 



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Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Winton, Winton Area
From AU$50 - 215
The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History is home to the world's largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils. A working dinosaur museum with the most productive Fossil Preparation Laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere, it's located on 1,800 hectares of spectacular mesa plateau with vast scenery, wildlife and walking trails.

Kronosaurus Korner

Richmond, Richmond Area
From AU$15.00 - 60.00
Visiting Australia's premier marine fossil museum, Kronosaurus Korner, is an unforgettable prehistoric adventure, where you see some of the most awe inspiring marine creatures such as 'Penny' the Richmond plesiosaur - Australia's best vertebrate fossil, 'Krono' Kronosaurus queenslandicus - a 10 metre, giant marine reptile and 'Wanda' - Australia's largest fossilised fish.

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.

Camden Park Station - Longreach

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$45 - 89
Live Australia’s outback story on a tour of Camden Park Station, where you'll meet Outback Dan and the Walker family and visit their 18,000 acre working sheep and cattle station. Walk through the historical homestead gardens, shearing shed and cattle yards then tour the farm after a scrumptious smoko.

Expedition National Park

Taroom, Banana Area
Free Entry
Rugged gorges with towering sandstone cliffs, spectacular views of the Carnarvon ranges, and colourful wildflowers in late winter and spring, are highlights of this rugged outback park, which includes Robinson Gorge, Lonesome and Beilba sections.

Boulia Marine Reptile Fossil Display

Boulia, Boulia Area
From AU$12 - 12
Boulia has an unique collection of fossils from the Cretaceous Era when Boulia was part of the inland Eromanga Sea. The fossils are the real thing and some show explicit detail such as teeth. Many Ichthyosaurs and Plesiosaurs have been found in Boulia as well as a unique species of turtle named for the finders, John and Richard Suter called Bouliachelys suteri.

Richmond Fossil Hunting Sites

Richmond, Richmond Area
Free Entry
Unlock your inner-palaeontologist and explore Australia’s ancient marine past at Richmond’s Free Fossil Hunting Sites. The ancient treasures of the Fossil Hunting Sites were deposited around 100 million years ago when Richmond was covered by a shallow inland sea.

Mitchell War Memorial

Mitchell, Maranoa Area
Free Entry
Mitchell's war memorial stands out from the crowd for its unusual design and colour, urging recall and fostering remembrance of names which, as its engraving says, 'liveth forever more'. Major General Sir Thomas Glasgow unveiled the memorial, erected in 1927.

Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours and Safaris

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
From AU$55 - 90
Witness the majestic and historic Texas Longhorns on a horse drawn wagon ride or Safari - an experience like no other. Take a traditional horse drawn wagon ride or Ranger Safari and a trip back in time, back to the 'Old West' to the time of the legendary Texas Longhorns.

Dalrymple Sales Yards - Cattle Sales

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
Free Entry
Experience the thrill of a live cattle auction, held every Wednesday at the Dalrymple Sales Yards. The Charters Towers region is the largest cattle producing Local Government area in Australia with beef produced on 250 commercial properties running around 600000 head of cattle collectively.
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