Kilcoy

Kilcoy is an idyllic country town located along the D'Aguilar Highway, surrounded by a scenic landscape, of rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges with views over the northern reaches of Lake Somerset. Only an hour from Brisbane, Kilcoy's country charm, with enchanting shops, landscaped parks and friendly residents is the place to visit to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Looking to keep busy during your visit to Kilcoy? Visit one of three wineries, go boating or fishing at Lake Somerset, wander around Yowie Park or visit the environmental interpretive display at the Kilcoy Information Centre.

Kilcoy has a number of accommodation styles in the area ranging from free overnight caravanning spots, bush camping experiences, to hotels, motels, farm stays and lodges, so there are plenty of options to cater for any budget if you are looking to stay a while.

Kilcoy was accredited as an RV friendly town in 2014. Here you will find three designated caravan rest areas including the Kilcoy showgrounds, Anzac Park and Seib Street. The Kilcoy Showgrounds has powered sites and amenities for a small fee. The dump point is also located at the showgrounds. Situated alongside Kilcoy creek, Anzac park is free for 48 hours with amenities and is walking distance to Kilcoy's eateries and town centre. The Seib street rest area is available as a 20 hour stop over for self contained vehicles and is located adjacent to Yowie Park. When staying at the rest areas, please be respectful of the community and other travellers by minimising noise and cleaning up after yourself before you leave.

If you are visiting Kilcoy you can't miss the yowie. The yowie legend dates back generations, including early Aboriginal accounts. With the most famous yowie encounter occurring at Sandy Creek in 1979. Yowie Park pays homage to the yowie legend with a statue of this mythical creature. It's a great place to have your photo taken!

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Kilcoy, Somerset Area
Queensland
Australia

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Birdsville Billabong

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
Free Entry
The billabong, located on the edge of town, is a beautiful place to view the outback sunset and you can also enjoy walking, kayaking, swimming or fishing. Across the water is Pelican Point, a small peninsula with a great view of the billabong and its birdlife.

Bedourie

Bedourie, Diamantina Area
Bedourie, meaning ‘dust storm', is a quaint little town with a population of 120 people. Perched on a sand dune and surrounded by Eyre Creek, it is the administrative centre of the huge 95,000 square kilometres of the Diamantina Shire – perfect for a one-of-a-kind getaway.

Birdsville

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
Possibly outback Queensland's most renowned and remote town, the name Birdsville prompts thoughts of pioneering history and outback adventure in the 'back of beyond'. Once a toll point for stock crossing the Queensland and South Australian border, Birdsville had a pre-federation population of over 300.

Deon's Lookout

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
Free Entry
Have your camera ready when you arrive at Deon's Lookout. You will love the spectacular and long-ranging views. With a rest area, public toilets and picnic table, this is a great place to break your journey.

Diamantina National Park

Bedourie, Diamantina Area
Free Entry
Stretch your gaze across vast, treeless plains, over sand dunes and along river channels towards low ranges on the horizon. Camp in the shade of a coolabah tree, dreaming at night under endless starry skies of the Maiawali and Karuwali people and travellers along the mighty Diamantina River long ago.

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There are a lot of bush yarns and legends in this Outback country, but the people of Boulia reckon the pick of the bunch are the ones about the mysterious Queensland icon, the Min Min Light. Here is a yarn about the Light they would like to share with you.

Munga-Thirri National Park (Simpson Desert)

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
Free Entry
Munga-Thirri National Park, also known as the Simpson Desert, spans 1,012,000 hectares in the arid outback, making it Queensland’s largest protected area. Parallel wind-blown sand dunes dominate the striking landscape.

Windorah

Windorah, Barcoo Area
With a panorama of giant red sandhills, Windorah is located in the heart of the Channel Country , beside Cooper's Creek. It doesn't get much more 'Outback' than here, with its stunning vistas, picturesque ruins and historical sites.

Big Red

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
Free Entry
Standing at 40 metres in height, and situated just 35km from Birdsville; this famous sand dune provides a challenge for any four wheel drive enthusiast. The first of 1,140 parallel dunes in the Simpson Desert, the spectacular sunsets from the top of Big Red are an experience not to be missed.
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