Outback Queensland | Things to See and Do


Outback Queensland is an adventure waiting to happen.  If you love road trips and wide open spaces, characters and long yarns then get along to a true Outback town and let the locals show you around.

  • Feel the electric excitement of a rodeo before the bull bucks into the ring.
  • Cheer on a winner at an annual camel or yabby race.
  • Have a yarn with a local character in some of Queensland’s most iconic pubs and award winning restaurants
  • Scoot your boots at a music festival or wax lyrical at a cultural festival.
  • Dig up a dinosaur bone or precious gem in some of the world’s greatest fossicking grounds.
  • Explore the heritage-listed Riversleigh Fossil Sites.
  • Paint your 4x4 red on your off road adventure.
  • Sleep under the stars when you camp in landscapes that feel like a different world.

Like it or not, Outback Queensland will indelibly ink itself in your mind and you’ll find yourself returning again and again.


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Kronosaurus Korner

Richmond, Richmond Area
From AU$15.00 - 60.00
Visiting Australia's premier marine fossil museum, Kronosaurus Korner, is an unforgettable prehistoric adventure, where you see some of the most awe inspiring marine creatures such as 'Penny' the Richmond plesiosaur - Australia's best vertebrate fossil, 'Krono' Kronosaurus queenslandicus - a 10 metre, giant marine reptile and 'Wanda' - Australia's largest fossilised fish.

Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Winton, Winton Area
From AU$50 - 215
The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History is home to the world's largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils. A working dinosaur museum with the most productive Fossil Preparation Laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere, it's located on 1,800 hectares of spectacular mesa plateau with vast scenery, wildlife and walking trails.

Cobbold Gorge Tours

Multiple Locations
Deep in the heart of the Gulf Savannah region of Far North Queensland is a hidden outback oasis - Cobbold Gorge. Only a six hour drive from Cairns and Townsville, you can immerse yourself in the natural wonder of a truly unique North Queensland outback holiday destination.

Qantas Founders Museum

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$18 - 165
Qantas Founders Museum is an independent not-for-profit community organisation, operating since 1996, to commemorate the ethos and preserve the material heritage of the founders and early operations of Qantas Airways Ltd.

Outback Pioneers

Multiple Locations
Outback Pioneers' award-winning outback tours and experiences, based in Longreach, is all about holidays and experiences that bring the pioneer past to life and take you to the heart of what it means to live large in a region many hundreds of kilometres from big-city boundaries.

Camden Park Station - Longreach

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$45 - 89
Live Australia’s outback story on a tour of Camden Park Station, where you'll meet Outback Dan and the Walker family and visit their 18,000 acre working sheep and cattle station. Walk through the historical homestead gardens, shearing shed and cattle yards then tour the farm after a scrumptious smoko.

Outback Aussie Tours

Multiple Locations
Explore Outback Queensland and beyond with Outback Aussie Tours, a multi-award winning touring company and Savannah Guides accredited operator. They will take you on a journey to discover the natural and cultural heritage to favoured Outback places like Longreach, Winton, Birdsville, Corner Country, Gulf Savannah, Cape York and Torres Strait.

Central West Outback Adventure Drive

Multiple Locations
Nothing beats an outback road trip through the wide-open spaces, sweeping sand dunes and quirky towns of central west Queensland's 'big sky country'. Beginning in Longreach, the home of Qantas and the Stockman's Hall of Fame, this adventure drive will give you a taste of what life in one of Australia's most remote regions is like.

Quilpie Opal Fossicking

Quilpie, Quilpie Area
Free Entry
Allow the Quilpie Shire to introduce you to a radiant beauty - the exquisite boulder opal. Try your luck at finding your own piece of opal, the Quilpie Shire Council fossicking area, two kilometres west of Quilpie, provides a real opportunity for all ages to have a go at uncovering this pretty gemstone.

The White Bull, Aramac

Aramac, Barcaldine Area
Free Entry
The White Bull in Gordon Street Aramac commemorates one of the most famous cattle stealing episodes in Australia's history. Harry Redford stole a large mobe of cattle and a white bull from Bowen Downs near Aramac and drove the mob to South Australia through some of the toughest country in Australia.
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