Far West

Far West Diamantina Channel Country is the final frontier of Outback Queensland – a vast landscape of gibber flats, waterholes and roaming brolgas, that attracts thousands of adventurers every year.

Outback bucket list

  • Explore the Simpson Desert by 4WD and stand on top of the world at Big Red sand dune with a glass of bubbles at sunset.
  • Meet the locals at the famous Birdsville Hotel and camp under an aircraft wing after backing a winner at the iconic Birdsville Races.
  • Stand on Cameron’s Corner where Queensland meets the New South Wales and South Australian borders.

Road tripping

  • Spot pelicans at the largest breeding area in Australia at Lake Machattie and set the GPS for Bedourie to watch camels race.
  • Roll out a swag in Diamantina National Park and keep your eyes out for the mysterious Boulia Min Min lights.

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The Birdsville Hotel

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
From AU$165 - 190
Australia's most iconic outback pub. Everyone wants to say they've had a beer at The Birdsville Hotel. Since 1884, it’s weathered sandstone walls have been a welcome refuge to travellers from across the globe.

Diamantina National Park camping

Bedourie, Diamantina Area
From AU$6.35 - 25.40
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.
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