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.

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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.

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.

Shandonvale Station

Barcaldine, Barcaldine Area
From AU$225 - 320
Shandonvale is a working outback station that offer guests a unique combination luxury accommodation, regional cuisine and a hands on in sight to life on the land. Located on the clay pans of Aramac creek their 100 year old shearing quarters has been fully restored to there past grandeur, which comfortably accommodates one to eight guests, four Queen size bedrooms featured throughout, fully self contained kitchen and dinning, featuring nineteenth century wood stove, three showers, two toilets and a classic claw foot tub, washing and laundry facility.

Coopers on Cassowary

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$210 - 220
Coopers on Cassowary offers modern cottage accommodation in the heart of Longreach, Queensland. Fully self-contained three bedroom cottage, accommodating up to five people, with one master queen room, one twin room and one single room.

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.

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.

Motel Carnarvon

Roma, Maranoa Area
From AU$118 - 220
Motel Carnarvon is where you will enjoy friendly personalised service. they offer quiet, comfortable, clean and spacious all ground floor accommodation with undercover parking. Motel Carnarvon has 18 four star apartments, self contained and extremely quiet, and 20 three and a half star motel units especially suited for corporate travellers, visitors and families.
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Winton, Outback Queensland