While you’re travelling through Queensland’s interior one thing you will notice popping up, is the ever-present Outback pub. Whether the local watering hole is a grand old federation building with a sweeping verandah or a tin shack, you know you will get a cold beer, a big steak and good dose of local gossip.
You never know who you’ll meet sitting on the bar stool next to you. It could be the local mayor or a farmer whose family has been on the land for generations. Living like a local also means getting out of the towns and making the most of one thing there’s an abundance of in the west: nature.
Camping and fishing are favourite pastimes and the region plays host to a diverse range of fishing habitats. Wet your line as you canoe along a fresh water billabong or head up to the Gulf country where the Outback meets the sea and catch barramundi so big you’ll be able to feed the whole family for dinner.