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Outback Queensland Eventures

Outback Queensland is not only renowned for its friendly characters and country charm, but also for its quirky and quintessential events.

Feel the genuine Aussie embrace as you yarn with old Drovers around the campfire or sit on the edge of your seat watching man vs beast at the largest rodeo in the southern hemisphere.

Wet a fishing line and snag a winning Barra, or place your bets on a winning horse at a country race meet.

Go on, in 2014 make your promise and take an Outback Queensland Eventure you won't regret.

Outback Events


  • Longreach Yellowbelly Fishing Classic
    Longreach Yellowbelly Fishing Classic

    Longreach Yellowbelly Fishing Classic

    Longreach Recreational Fishing Club Incorporated's 'Yellowbelly Classic' is an annual event last weekend in August every year.

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  • Birdsville Races
    Birdsville Races

    Birdsville Races

    The second race meet in the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival. Dubbed as the Melbourne Cup of the Outback, crowds of 6,000 racegoers converge on Birdsville each year to enjoy two day of quality outback racing and entertainment.

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  • Cunnamulla Fella Festival
    Cunnamulla Fella Festival

    Cunnamulla Fella Festival

    The Cunnamulla Fella Festival - where locals, bull riders, shearers, cowboys and stockmen all meet in the famous town of Cunnamulla for one of the most diverse events in the state.

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  • Jundah Races
    Jundah Races

    Jundah Races

    Looking for another unique Outback Queensland horseracing event? Why not head out to Jundah for some true Outback Country racing for this once a year race met.

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  • Windorah Yabby Races
    Windorah Yabby Races

    Windorah Yabby Races

    Heading to the Birdsville Races? Join in all the party atmosphere before you get there and head to the Windorah International Yabby Races.

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  • Charleville Cup
    Charleville Cup

    Charleville Cup

    Melbourne may have The Race That Stops a Nation, but come November, Charleville in outback Queensland gives the fillies and frocks of the south a run for their money at the Charleville Cup Festival.

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  • Julia Creek Dirt and Dust
    Julia Creek Dirt and Dust

    Julia Creek Dirt and Dust

    Thinking of having a dirty weekend? Why not head out to Julia Creek for the Dirt and Dust festival.

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  • Camooweal Drovers Camp
    Camooweal Drovers Camp

    Camooweal Drovers Camp

    This event commemorates the droving tradition that helped open up the north. Situated on the Queensland/Northern Territory border, Camooweal was the place where drovers camped by the Georgina River to wait for the call to collect stock from the beef cattle stations of North West Queensland, the Nort

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  • Kangaranga Do Festival
    Kangaranga Do Festival

    Kangaranga Do Festival

    On your way to the Birdsville Races? Then join in the fun at the annual Quilpie Kangaranga Do Festival.

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  • The Drovers Festival
    The Drovers Festival

    The Drovers Festival

    The Drovers Camp Festival is a unique outback flavoured festival. Come to yarn with the old drovers and hear their amazing stories.

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  • Betoota Races
    Betoota Races

    Betoota Races

    Renowned as the race meeting that breathes life into Outback Queensland's famed ghost town, the Betoota Races kick off the legendary Simpson Desert Racing Carnival.

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  • Opera in the Outback
    Opera in the Outback

    Opera in the Outback

    Opera in the Outback has become an iconic event for not only many in Tropical North Queensland but has become known around the world.

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  • Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic
    Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic

    Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic

    With a new format in 2014 the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic promises two days of non-stop action! Hosted at picturesque Lake Moondarra, 15 kilometres north of Mount Isa the annual Moondarra Classic offers a program jam packed with fun and excitement.

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  • Isisford Ross Cup Races
    Isisford Ross Cup Races

    Isisford Ross Cup Races

    Visit the small Outback town of Isisford , south of Longreach on the Barcoo Byway for the annual Isisford Ross Cup Raceday.

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  • Quilpie and District Show and Rodeo
    Quilpie and District Show and Rodeo

    Quilpie and District Show and Rodeo

    Looking for a fun filled family day out? Look no further than the Quilpie and District Show and Rodeo.

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  • Bedourie Bikekhana
    Bedourie Bikekhana

    Bedourie Bikekhana

    The Bedourie Bikekhana attracts competitive dirtbike and quad riders from all over the outback to compete in an epic 15-kilometre enduro and a range of races and novelty events.

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  • Outback Moon Festival
    Outback Moon Festival

    Outback Moon Festival

    The Outback Moon Festival is a night of music and entertainment by the bank of Lake Fred Tritton in Richmond, North West Queensland.

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  • Bedourie Races and Rodeo
    Bedourie Races and Rodeo

    Bedourie Races and Rodeo

    Bedourie is the third and final meeting of the famed Simpson Desert Racing Carnival. Enjoy an evening rodeo and entertainment on Friday night followed by a great day at the races on Saturday.

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