Longreach and Central West

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

Seek adventure

Climb Starlight’s Lookout, take a ride in a galloping horse-drawn stagecoach and learn about Australia’s heritage in Longreach. Witness footprints of a dinosaur stampede at the Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways and see the world's largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils at The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum near Winton. Swim, kayak, water-ski or cruise the Thomson River or fish for yellow belly and red claw crayfish under the red river gums. Hike to the Biloela lookout for views over Callide Dam in the Sandstone Wilderness, dotted with water-skiers and campers.

Meet the locals

Watch teddy bears come to life in Tambo and admire the old machinery lining the main street of Ilfracombe. Visit the birthplace of the Australian Labour Party in Barcaldine and head to Blackall for an artesian bubble-spa. Learn to crack a whip, lasso or ride a horse in 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.

Plan your holiday

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Barcaldine Country Motor Inn

Barcaldine, Barcaldine Area
From AU$85.00 - 150.00
The Barcaldine Country Motor Inn is a quality air-conditioned motel situated on the corner of the Capricorn and Landsborough Highways. The motel has 32 rooms and seven self contained clean and comfortable units.

Abajaz Motor Inn

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$122 - 160
You will feel right at home when you arrive at Abajaz Motor Inn in Longreach. Hosts Rodd and Liane love taking care of guests with their special brand of country hospitality. On arrival, you’ll be shown to your spotlessly clean room.

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.

Roma Explorers Inn

Roma, Maranoa Area
From AU$145 - 215
Roma Explorers Inn is not only a motel but also offers superb dining facilities with their 100 plus seat restaurant and bar as well as casual breakfast dining in the Outback Café. Situated only two kilometres from the centre of town, Explorers Inn offers comfortable and spacious, guest rooms, all ground floor with undercover car-parking right outside your door.

Shandonvale Station

Barcaldine, Barcaldine Area
From AU$320 - 380
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.

Blackall Caravan Park

Blackall, Blackall-Tambo Area
From AU$27 - 160
The Blackall Caravan Park offers powered and unpowered sites, fully self-contained cabins and units. Two amenity blocks newly renovated with ensuites, laundry, dump point, pets are welcome, free wi-fi and drive through shady grass/slab sites.

Kings Motor Inn and Steakhouse

Roma, Maranoa Area
From AU$100 - 170
Kings Motor Inn and Steakhouse, situated in the vibrant town of Roma, offers comfortable, affordable accommodation and great meals. With 25 motel rooms of various styles they can accommodate singles, couples or families.

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.

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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