We all know and love Queensland, but what about Outback Queensland? Too warm, too far away? Not at all! These are old and outdated misconceptions that are probably stopping you from exploring this magical, unique destination.

Let’s get in ahead of the curve, and look at the next big upcoming destination for Australia. Jam packed with culture and our own history, it’s the adventure hotspot for the local explorer. The common belief that the whole area is covered in cattle and cotton is about as true as the statement ‘all of Africa is desert’. Below you’ll find 5 reasons why Outback Queensland is the newest destination on the tourist radar!


1. It’s easy to get around


Trade the traffic jam for the open highway! As one of the pioneers, the original adventurers, your route won’t be loaded up with thousands of cars and tourists! And with everything being only 3 or 4 hours away, you’re never going to be spending ALL DAY on the road.

Don’t fancy yourself as a driver? Jump on the Westlander, the overnight train out of Brisbane.


2. The Cosmos Centre and the Observatory in Charleville


Only 3 hours from Roma you can check out the Milky Way through a telescope that’s not polluted by city lights! Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to astronomy? Check this incredible attraction featured in selected Sunlover Holidays Packages, you can look at the sun through their specially designed telescope!


3. The pub with no town

Yep! You read it right! Welcome to Toompine! The pub with no town. The South Western Hotel is the only survivor of the town of Toompine, population 2! Just south of Quilpie, it’s a perfect spot for a quiet lunch surrounded by the stunning ever changing landscape!


4. Watch the sunset at the edge of the world in Adels Grove


You can explore the Gorges of the area, Canoe the creeks and rivers, or explore fields of fossils, then come home to a beautiful air conditioned cabin. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Bring your tent and pitch it on their property! They’ll still cook you food if you like! Uh-Maze-Ing


5. Walk with the Dinosaurs

An hour past Quilpie you’ll find Eromanga, get in touch with your inner mammoth hunter and check out some of Australia’s largest Dinosaur discoveries! Head south out of town a little and check out the local landmark, the Knot-o-saurus, a dinosaur and her 2 babies made out of twisted aluminium!


So there you have it, 5 amazing reasons why you should put Outback Queensland at the top of your domestic bucket list! We’ve got dinosaur stampede sites and one of a kind museums scattered across thousands of Hectares of land! The Worlds most amazing road trips at your doorstep, only a short flight and a hire car away!


Need help making it all happen? Everything above, from accommodation to car hire to rail tickets and tours of all the amazing places are available from Sunlover Holidays! Give the experts a call on 1300 730 039 and let them help discover how easy to access the Outback truly is!




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Written by KARRYON contributor Bob Baddams

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