Central West

Adventure through rolling red grasslands aboard a multi-day coach, 4WD tour, train or plane to the birthplace of Qantas and Waltzing Matilda in Outback Queensland’s Central West.

Wander the wilderness

  • Swim, kayak, water-ski or cruise the Thomson River or fish for golden perch and red claw crayfish under the coolibah and red river gums. 
  • Witness footprints of a dinosaur stampede at Lark Quarry and discover prehistoric dinosaur bones near Winton.
  • Climb to Starlight’s Lookout or take a ride in a galloping horse-drawn stagecoach through Longreach.
  • Hike to the Biloela lookout for views over Lake Callide in Banana Shire, dotted with water-skiers and campers.

Meet the locals

  • Learn to muster a herd of 600 head of cattle from Aramac on an organised cattle drive. 
  • Admire the old machinery lining the main street of Ilfracombe and learn about the birth of the Australian Labour Party in Barcaldine.
  • Learn to crack a whip, lasso or ride a horse amongst the red dirt at a working farm stay in Baralaba or slow the pace while exploring historical villages and peer into the old Wowan butter factory in Banana Shire.

Plan your holiday

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Barcaldine Country Motor Inn

Barcaldine, Barcaldine Area
From AU$80 - 130
The Barcaldine Country Motor Inn is a quality air-conditioned motel situated on the corner of the Capricorn and Landsborough Highways. The motel has 20 clean and comfortable rooms, for the comfort of the guests there are tables and chairs outside the rooms where you can take in the beautiful manicured lawns.

Longreach Motor Inn

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$125 - 250
Welcome to the Longreach Motor Inn and Harry's Restaurant, they are located across the road from the Longreach Railway Station and 200 metres from downtown Longreach. There you will have a convenient base for exploring Longreach and its hero attractions including Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum.

The Rocks Motel

Charleville, Murweh Area
From AU$148 - 200
A new era in accommodation has opened in Charleville: Where city sophistication meets country hospitality. Here they have 20 rooms all boasting superior quality bedding and furnishings, modern and stylish fixtures and fittings, sweeping wide verandas, landscaped gardens and a resort style pool.

Abajaz Motor Inn

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$122 - 160
The Abajaz Motor Inn invite you to enjoy friendly, country hospitality in their quiet, comfortable and clean rooms. The Abajaz is perfectly located midway along the walking track that links the renown Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum and School of the Air with the town centre.

Kinnon and Co Outback Accommodation

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$125 - 195
The outback has always been renowned for its warm hospitality and the Kinnon and Co self-contained accommodation continues that tradition. On adjoining landscaped sites set back from the main Longreach-Ilfracombe road, and a few minutes walk from the Stockman's Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum, you can choose from the unique Homestead Stables and Pioneer Slab Huts with deluxe heritage-inspired interiors or the comfortable Outback Lodges that offer great value for families or groups of friends.

Bailey Bar Caravan Park

Charleville, Murweh Area
From AU$37 - 130
Owners Darryn, Pam and Alan would like to invite you to join them at the Bailey Bar Caravan Park, Charleville's Top Park, conveniently located only a short walk to the heart of town. This little tree lined park is a winter haven for many travellers looking for a homely stop over on their way to the north.

Roma Central Motel

Roma, Maranoa Area
From AU$120 - 180
The brand new Roma Central Motel offers contemporary well-appointed accommodation. We are are centrally located and just a few minutes' walk to most facilities in Roma. Stay and relax in the comfort of Roma's newest Motel in acoustically designed rooms which have been built with your comfort in mind offering free high speed internet, free Wi-Fi, separate writing desk and insulated undercover parking with easy access to your room.

Hotel Corones Charleville

Charleville, Murweh Area
From AU$60.00 - 180.00
The hotel Corones is the most famous historic landmark in Charleville. It is one of the few masonry buildings built in the 1920's and represents the social and economic fabric of those prosperous and pioneering days.

Jumbuck Motel Longreach

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$120 - 148
The team at the Jumbuck Motel is looking forward to welcoming you to Longreach! They have a great restaurant and clean, comfortable, affordable air-conditioned rooms with flat screen television and complimentary Foxtel, a swimming pool and barbecue area with outdoor seating.

Bonus Downs Farmstay

Mitchell, Maranoa Area
From AU$35 - 120
Bonus Downs, a privately owned property run by Lyle and Madonna Connolly, is the ultimate outback historical experience. Experience the magnificent Bonus Downs homestead, find yourself on a tranquil bushwalk or take in the day's activities or absorb the atmosphere of the outback.
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