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5 MUST-SEE DESTINATIONS: For the Outback adventurer

With an abundance of adventures, history and scenery,  Outback Queensland has the right ingredients to make an adventurers holiday a dream!

With an abundance of adventures, history and scenery,  Outback Queensland has the right ingredients to make an adventurers holiday a dream!

Offering so many amazing experiences, such as lapping up the natural beauty, getting comfy in unique accommodation and getting dusty at the local rodeo, the “to-do” list could go on!

Luckily we’ve narrowed it down to the 5 best spots in the Outback which will enrich your experience.


1. Cobbold Gorge

Cobbold Gorge

A secret Oasis in the heart of the outback! Only 6 hours from Cairns or Townsville, Cobbold Gorge is a relatively young (only 10,000 years old.) gorge that winds its way through the sandstone.

With Sunlover Holidays tours running regularly, the eerie silence of the place will have shivers running down your spine as you get up close and personal with all the wildlife that call the gorge home!


2. Lap it up in Longreach


Ever wanted to see a Boeing 747 up close? Go to Longreach, the Qantas Founders museum will keep you occupied for hours!

Ever wanted to watch a Stockman doing his thang? Go to Longreach and check out the Stockman’s hall of Fame!

Ever wanted to ride in a horse and cart through the Outback like a hardcore Cowboy? Go to Longreach and jump on the Cobb and Co Stage coach.

With enough hidden gems and local legends (hello Captain Starlight) to occupy you for days, Longreach is the rural hub you’ve been looking for! Check out Longreach getaways.


3. Waltz around the Winton


Only 180 kms north of Longreach… Welcome to where Big Sky meets Big Bones! Why not kick off the day by hunting for 100 million year old dinosaur bones? Dance forward in time to discover the birthplace of Waltzing Matilda by Banjo Patterson.

Truck Museums, a musical fence and amazing Aboriginal culture! Is there anything that this cute little gem of the outback doesn’t offer? We think not!  Waltz around Winton with Sunlover Holidays!


4. Glamping at the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo


The Event of the Year in Mount Isa, one of Australia’s biggest Mining towns. With stars including John Farnham, Birds of Tokyo and Lee Kernaghan, the rocking lineup is sure to impress everyone, even if Rodeo isn’t your thing.

Looking for something special? Do it better than everyone else by booking the glamping package with Sunlover Holidays. Immerse yourself in the full Rodeo experience and book accommodation in something comfortable and unique!


5. The secret tip – Saltbush Retreat

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Sneakily snuck into the heart of Longreach, you’ll find this jewel of the Outback – Saltbush Retreat.

While the Outback is a treasure trove of unique opportunities and adventures, have your accommodation match the adventures you’ll be having. Stay in the Stables at Saltbush Retreat and relax in the 4.5 star comfort of a modern-day-stable-boys room to really lap up luxury outback living.




Still feeling like you don’t know enough about the Outback? No problems, Sunlover Holidays are offering $50 TRIP dollars to the first 40 agents who jump onto their outback training HERE.

And remember Sunlover packages aren’t just tours and hotels, they can include flights, trains, and pretty much anything you can think of, so get in there and get educated!


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This article was written by KARRYON contributor Bob Baddams

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