Outback Queensland

Region

This is big country, in fact more than half of the state’s landmass is within the outback region. Familiar names like Longreach, Mt Isa, Charleville and Birdsville are just a few of the unique locations you will find here. If you really want to experience the outback lifestyle a road trip in outback Queensland is the perfect place to start.

Explore unique landscapes like the arid red desert plains or discover ancient dinosaur habitats. If fossicking for gemstones is your thing then try noodling for opal or panning for saphires. If you are a stargazer, outback Queensland has big skies too. Visit the Cosmos Centre & Observatory in Charleville make your way to the Birdsville races and explore the corner country.

There are 16 local government areas in Outback Queensland to discover what they have on offer.

Outback Queensland

Region
Mount Isa

Mount Isa

City

VIC

Longreach

Regional Council

Barcoo

Shire

Taking in 60,901 square kilometres in South Western Queensland, "Barcoo" is the seventh largest shire in...

Betoota Sign

Betoota

Place Of Interest

Diamantina

Betoota stands alone on a vast gibber plain, 170 kilometres east of Birdsville. While Betoota is...

Kangaroo

Kajabbi

Place Of Interest

Cloncurry

Kajabbi is a tiny, sleepy settlement in north west Queensland. It is located 118 kilometres north...

Kangaroo

Toompine

Place Of Interest

Quilpie

Toompine known as "The pub without a town". Cobb and Co. once serviced this town with...

Kangaroo

Urandangi

Place Of Interest

Boulia

While you are in the area visit Urandangi, a unique Outback town near the Northern Territory...

Yaraka

Yaraka

Place Of Interest

Longreach

The small township of Yaraka is situated 100 kilometres away from Isisford, nestled between Mesa Hills...

Quilpie

Shire

Richmond

Shire

Barcaldine

Regional Council

Boulia

Shire

Murweh

Shire

Paroo

Shire

Blackall-Tambo

Regional Council

Diamantina

Shire

Mornington

Shire

Bulloo

Shire

Cloncurry

Shire

Winton

Shire

Flinders

Shire

McKinlay

Shire