Outback Towns

Queensland

So big and so diverse, spectacular sunsets, relaxing artesian spa’s, amazing country pubs, dinosaurs, camel races, gem fields, rich history in mining, aviation and the land, all served with warm country hospitality. You’ve gotta see this…..

Alpha

The 'Town of Murals'. Located on the Capricorn Highway, its streets are named after poets, the main street...

Amby

Experience the Amby-ence, Amby is perhaps one of the most relaxing and unassuming towns within the outback...

Anakie

Anakie is positioned at the Sapphire Gemfields 'crossroads' along the Capricorn Highway, and hosts...

Aramac

Wide Streets and Wide Open Spaces - the streets of Aramac were "loosely" designed on the wide streets of...

Atherton

Atherton is the largest town in the Atherton Tablelands, an area filled with tropical rainforests, scenic...

Augathella

'Home of the Meat Ant' - One thing about Augathella, don't be afraid to stop and ask a local, this is one of...

Barcaldine

Barcaldine is located 1080 km north west of Brisbane and is a wool growing and catlle raising district. The...

Bedourie

Bedourie is a modern town situated on a sand dune overlooking the Eyre creek flood plain. The town has...

Belyando Crossing

A service centre 167kms North of Clermont and 201kms South of Charters Towers.

Betoota

Betoota is a small "Ghost Town" in the Diamantina Shire 165 kms East of Birdsville

Biloela

'Banana Shire - a great place to visit, a great place to invest, a great place to live, a great place to...

Birdsville

Entering Birdsville, you may well wonder was this worth the drive, because my friends, this is one of the...

Blackall

Blackall, located 950km n/w of Brisbane on the bank of the Barcoo River boasts to be the biggest cattle...

Blackwater

Blackwater is known as the Coal Capital of Queensland. Located on the Capricorn Highway, Blackwater also...

Bluff

Bluff is located in the Central Highlands, 94 kilometres east of Emerald on the Capricorn Highway. A must see...

Bollon

Bollon is a small township of population approximately 500, 112 kms west of St George on the Adventure Way...

Boonah

South West of Brisbane on the Scenic Rim

Boulia

There's no bull about Boulia. Is this a myth that can be busted, or are these mysterious Min Min lights for...

Bowen

Bowen is located between the far north Queensland towns of Townsville and Mackay

Brigalow

No time for rabbiting around. One of the few things to check out in Brigalow is the Rabbit Proof Fence which...

Brisbane

Capital of Queensland Australia

Burketown

Burketown is Barramundi Capital of Australia! For What's Hot in Burketown and Burketown's best click here....

Cairns

Large tropical city in Far North Queensland, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Savannah Way and Cape York....

Cameron Corner

The Intersection of three Australian states - Queensland, South Australia and NSW

Camooweal

The Barkly Highway between Mount Isa and Camooweal is considered the longest main street in the world at...

Cape York Peninsula

Cape York is seen by adventurers, travellers and 4wders as Australia’s last frontier, isolated and the last...

Capella

The spectacular Peak Range creates a dramatic backdrop to Capella. Make Capella your base while exploring the...

Charleville

Last call for passengers to the "Outback". Located 740 km WNW of Brisbane with a population of around 3500,...

Charters Towers

Charters Towers was a thirsty town, with 65 hotels in it's heyday.

Chinchilla

Nestled in the heart of the Western Downs, Chinchilla is less than 300 kilometres from Brisbane on the...

Clermont

Today Clermont boasts beautiful mountaintops of the Peak Range, green tranquil settings great for relaxing...

Cloncurry

Located 1708km north west of Brisbane and 120km east of Mount Isa, Cloncurry's claim to fame is the...

Comet

Part of Queensland's Central Highlands and established in association with the westward development of the...

Cooktown

Cooktown is a small town located at the mouth of the Endeavour River, on Cape York Peninsula in Far North...

Croydon

Take the time machine back into an era of the outbacks last great goldrush!

Cunnamulla

Perched on the banks of the Warrego River, 800km West of Brisbane, Cunnamulla is home to about 1500 and is...

Dalby

Cattle, cotton, pigs and sheep, rivers wide and black soil deep! In the heart of the downs, Dalby lays along...

Dingo

Dingo is a small town located just across the railway line from the Capricorn Highway. This busy town sits on...

Dirranbandi

Life is dandy, living in Dirranbandi! Well at least the locals think so. Really!, they seem to be a happy...

Drillham

One of Drillham's "highlights" is a roadside Cairn commemorating railway workers efforts.

Duaringa

Duaringa is located 107 kilometres west of Rockhampton along the Capricorn Highway. The small town is the...

Dulacca

This town was established with the coming of the railways in 1879 and was named after the nearby Dulacca...

Einasleigh

Former copper town

Emerald

Emerald is a large, modern country town that was originally established in 1879 as a base for the building of...

Eulo

Part of the Adventure Way A small outback town 70kms west of Cunnamulla Queensland

Gatton

Rich farming area

Georgetown

Georgetown is a town on the Etheridge River, and the administrative centre of the Shire of Etheridge in North...

Goondiwindi

Gallop into Gundy - 360km from Brisbane sits a monument to a local legend. Not another explorer or pioneer...

Greenvale

A township was built in the 1970s to house workers for the nearby Greenvale Nickel mine.

Gympie

Famously known as the town which saved Queensland from bankruptcy.

Hebel

Tucked away on the NSW/QLD border between, Lightning Ridge and Dirranbandi on the Castlereagh Hwy is Hebel,...

Hughenden

Hughenden is located half-way between Townsville and Mount Isa on the Flinders Highway, North West Queensland...

Ilfracombe

For a town with a population of just 350, Ilfracombe offers a warm outback welcome and a seemingly endless...

Injune

A tiny town nestled on the edge of the spectacular Carnarvon ranges, Injune is one of the best vantage points...

Jackson

Jackson is a wayside stop on the Warrego Highway west of Dulacca in the Murilla Shire.

Jericho

Take a step back in time

Jondaryan

The highlight of each year at Jondaryan is the nine day Australian Heritage Festival which is held at the end...

Julia Creek

Think you've got what it takes? Like most remote outback communities, Julia Creek have taken their initative...

Jundah

Described as being in the "middle of nowhere"

Karumba

A small fishing town in the Gulf of Carpentaria

Kilkivan

Kilkivan is famous for it's history of gold and copper mining. You can experience the history of mining at...

Kingaroy

Know as the peanut capital of Australia

Kuranda

The picturesque mountain village of Kuranda - 25km northwest of Cairns is surrounded by World Heritage...

Lakeland

Located at the start of the Peninsula Developmental Road on Cape York.

Longreach

The town made famous for the Stockman's Hall of Fame is located in the middle of woop woop in outback...

Macalister

Tiny outback town

Mackay

Mackay has long been known as the ‘sugar capital’ of Australia; with crops being grown in the area since...

Mareeba

Mareeba is much more than just a gateway town - north to Cooktown, Weipa and the tip of Cape York, or along...

Miles

Miles is a small town located 346 kms north west of Brisbane accessible via the Leichardt and Warrego...

Millmerran

Powering ahead - Located in the heart of the downs country Millmerran traditionally provided for the...

Mitchell

The town has all the ingredients essential for a pleasant outback getaway, natural artesian spa, fantastic...

Moonie

Moonie is the oil capital of Queensland, - a tiny settlement on the intersection of the Leichhardt and Moonie...

Moranbah

In 1968 a proposal was put forward to the then Shire Clerk, Mr. Peter Lawrence for the construction of a new...

Morven

Escape to outback Queensland's Morven! Embrace the stillness and peace of the country with this quiet little...

Mount Garnet

A small mining town on the Savannah Way.

Mount Isa

The history in mining, fossils and indigenous culture which makes it a real draw card for tourists to outback...

Mt Surprise

Mount Surprise is a small town on the Savannah Way (Gulf Developmental Road) in the Gulf Savannah region of...

Muckadilla

Muckadilla is situated 40 kilometres west of Roma on the Warrego Highway. In 1889, the Queensland Government...

Mungallala

Mungallala, said to mean 'food and water' is, located about half way between Mitchell and Morven where the...

Murgon

A relaxed outback Queensland country town, Murgon is known for its diverse industries.

Muttaburra

Home of the Muttasaurus

Nindigully

Home of the Nindigully Pub and those famous Pig Races

Normanton

Located at the head of the Norman River, 700km west of Cairns ,with a population of 1,328, Normanton is known...

Oakey

The town's moment of glory came with the birth of the brilliant horse Bernborough at Rosalie Plains in 1939....

Pittsworth

Pittsworth is well known for its tree lined streets, mostly made up of purple Jacarandas and orange Silky...

Prairie

Prairie is part of the Flinders Shire which covers an area of approximately 41000 square kilometres and is...

Quamby

Small outback town near Cloncurry.

Quilpie

Quilpie is home to about 600 people and produces Australia's National Gemstone - opal.

Ravenshoe

Ravenshoe is noted as the highest town in Queensland and is surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforest....

Richmond

Although not great in size and numbers the 'Overlander's Way' town of Richmond is certainly leaving behind...

Rolleston

Rolleston is located in the Bauhinia Shire of Queensland's Central Highlands and is the nearest town to the...

Roma

Located 470km west of Queenslands capital Brisbane, Roma is itself a capital in it's own right. The town of...

Rubyvale

Rubyvale boasts a vibrant town centre located off the Capricorn Highway, in Queensland's Central Highlands....

Sapphire

With a name like that you can only guess what can be found - Sapphires. There is a sense of fun and adventure...

Sarina

An attractive town, south of Mackay in Queensland known for its sugar industry.

Springsure

The town derived its name from the permanent springs in the creek and gullies at the time of settlement in...

St George

Codfish bigger than your boat. Located on the western side of Qld cotton country approx. 550km from Brisbane...

Stanthorpe

There's more to this town than apple's and grapes- There's attractions and batholyths of unusual shapes!...

Stonehenge

Sshhh....Don't repeat what I'm about to tell you! Not many know that the little outback Qld town of Stonhenge...

Surat

The hub of activity in Surat is still the Cobb & Co changing station as it was 150 years ago.