This is the real Australia.
Queensland’s Outback is a vast and ancient land that moves at a different pace to the modern-day world. It commands respect with its unforgiving landscape, but will capture your heart with its breath-taking beauty.
It’s a land where the dinosaurs once roamed and the Brolgas now dance. A land of rare and endangered animals and night skies so clear and bright you can almost touch the universe.
Camp by a billabong or visit the cradle of Australian culture at historic Longreach. Muster cattle on a farm stay or enjoy a beer and a steak at an old-fashioned country pub.
As you get off the beaten track, you’ll discover remote wilderness still largely unexplored by Europeans. Take an Outback safari through the wild Matilda Country, or try your luck fossicking. Who knows, you just might strike it rich! Then as the sun dips below the horizon, hook yourself a fresh barramundi, and enjoy a fishy feast over an open fire.
Hard work and determination have helped create the Outback into the place it is today. More on Outback Heritage >
With vibrant red sand dunes and sunsets, striking salt lakes and big crocs, taking the road less travelled is an awesome experience. More on Off the Beaten Track >
Dig for dinosaur bones in Outback Queensland and learn all about these ancient animals in dinosaur museums. You'll have a roaring good time. More on Dinosaur Bones and Fossils >
Strike it rich! Uncover the best spots for fossicking for gold, gems, opals and fossils in Queensland. More on Gems and Fossicking >