From the rugged cliffs of the Great Dividing Range explorer Major Thomas Mitchell once crossed, to the open downs country that caught his eye, it is no wonder that Tambo is being discovered by travellers. Tambo is a living museum of cultural history and a place for the visitor to gain an insight into the lifestyle of Australia’s forebears. The area boasts rich landscapes that attracted pastoralists in the 1860s to flock to Tambo region to take up land for grazing. The pastoral industry still remains the basis of Tambo’s economy today.

Gazetted in 1863, Tambo is the oldest town in the west, wander back in time along the Heritage Walk visiting old buildings and historically significant places. The Coolibah Walk follows the banks of the Barcoo where the native trees reach out across the river and provide a cool haven for the birdlife. While in town, make sure you pop into a local business for a roll of Totally Tambo toilet paper, freely given away as a gift from the community.

Pull-up at the Tambo Dam, a recreational area offering barbecue and picnic facilities, nature walks, bird-watching, native tree forest and water sports (in the warmer weather!). Visit the Tambo Teddies Workshop and see the sheep skin teddy bears being created, each bear is named after a property in the Tambo district, giving them claim to some of the oldest settled country in Queensland.

From Tambo you can head east and experience the Wilderness Way Self Drive Tour traversing three major river systems, taking you to the top of Queensland’s Great Dividing Range and looping back into town. Along the way you can visit many places of interest including sites of early European settlement and Aboriginal rock engravings, passing an array of sandstone formations and vast cliff lines. Nature lovers will enjoy the sights of native flora, fauna and brilliant wildflowers from August to September. Camp overnight in the beautiful Salvator Rosa National Park. Enjoy the 260 kilometre round-trip at your own pace and discover why this area is one of Queensland’s best kept secrets.

Tambo, Blackall-Tambo Area
Queensland
Australia

Find what's nearby

Displaying 1-10 of 11
Sort by:
Show:

Townview Motel

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$121 - 240
The Townview Motel, located in Mount Isa, is a family run business with 24 spacious rooms, and a licensed restaurant that has featured on the television program "Food Lovers' Guide to Australia". Townview Motel features an array of facilities to make your stay in Mount Isa a success!

Gee-Dees Family Cabins

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
From AU$110 - 170
Gee-Dee's Family Cabins at Karumba Point offer affordable family-style, couple or fisherperson accommodation on the Gulf of Carpentaria at the mouth of the Norman River. Your stay will be in family owned and operated, motel-like self-contained cabins, or a three bedroom holiday house, that offers you the latest in modern, clean, air conditioned rooms.

Discovery Parks - Argylla, Mount Isa

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$25 - 149
Mining is at the heart of Mount Isa – this is one of the top 10 producers of copper, silver, lead and zinc. Their caravan park accommodation at Discovery Parks – Argylla, just over one hour’s drive from Cloncurry, is a great place to relax after your day of adventures.

Karumba Point Tourist Park

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
From AU$28 - 65
Karumba Point Tourist Park is a popular destination for travellers wanting to experience all that the Gulf of Carpentaria has to offer, with the beach, shopping and local hotel being only a short distance away.

Julia Creek Caravan Park

Julia Creek, McKinlay Area
From AU$20 - 125
The Julia Creek Caravan Park is one of those friendly parks you'll find yourself recommending to others. As soon as you drive in, you'll feel right at home. "No strangers here, just friends you haven't met.

Discovery Parks - Cloncurry

Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area
From AU$23 - 125
Burke and Wills found beauty in Cloncurry on their journey through in 1861; now, take your turn when you stay with Discovery Parks – Cloncurry. Their caravan park is a great base to explore ‘The Curry’.

Travellers Haven Backpackers

The Gap, Mount Isa Area
From AU$30 - 60
Travellers Haven Backpackers is located close to the centre of Mount Isa. Single, double, twin and bunk accommodation is available. Relax in the friendly atmosphere around the pool and barbecue area, or walk into town to enjoy the many things to see and do.

Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis

Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area
From AU$35 - 135
Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis is situated on the Overlanders Way (Flinders Highway) close to the Town Centre. With well-established trees and shaded grassy areas for campsites and powered sites. Large caravans or buses can be accommodated, (No Rig Too Big).

Discovery Parks - Mount Isa

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$35 - 110
This may be the Outback, but you’ll still have a river view. Set by the banks of the beautiful Leichhardt River, the holiday park Discovery Parks – Mount Isa is an excellent base to explore. If you’ve never experienced Rodeo, you’ve come to the right place – Mount Isa is renowned as the Rodeo Capital of Australia and their annual event is fast and furious fun.

End Of The Road Motel

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
From AU$148.50 - 210
Multi award winning End Of The Road Motel features the only absolute beach front holiday accommodation in the Gulf of Carpentaria. They are situated at Karumba Point next to the famous Sunset Tavern overlooking the Gulf of Carpentaria, on the mouth of the Norman River where the outback meets the sea in style.
No Results Message
Displaying 1-10 of 11
Sort by:
Show:

Explore the region

Note: Information on listed products and services are provided by the operator and were correct at the time of publishing. Rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available prices of products and services. Please visit the operator’s website for further information. All prices quoted are in Australian dollars (AUD).