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Outback Queensland


Travelling through Queensland’s Outback will take you to iconic sights and towns that have played a major role in shaping the Australian way of life.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through Outback Queensland. Discover Australia’s pioneering history, enjoy a taste of local flavours at iconic Outback pubs and travel through the stunning scenery of the Great Dividing Range.

Scattered across the region are colourful towns that boast tales of Australia’s heritage. Longreach tells the history of Australian aviation at the QANTAS Founders Outback Museum. The Stockman’s Hall of Fame allows you to relive the country’s early bush history.

The town of Winton plays a leading role in Australia’s heritage, for it is where bush poet Banjo Paterson wrote ‘Waltzing Matilda’. It is also home to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum.

Explore iconic Outback Queensland pubs, such as the Walkabout Creek Hotel at McKinlay, from Crocodile Dundee fame. There’s no better place to meet the quirky characters that embody the Outback spirit that at the 'local'.

Discover the perfectly preserved site of the only known dinosaur stampede on the planet at the Lark Quarry Conservation Park. Thousands of dinosaurs footprints from around 95 million years ago have ago have been immortalised in stone for all to see.

For iconic natural attractions, Queensland’s Outback boasts some of the bes including the lava tubes at Undara and Carnarvon Gorge.

Explore Cobbold Gorge in the midst of Far North Queensland’s Gulf Savannah region. Where sinuous sandstone cliffs flank the still and silent waterways of this natural spectacle, which is alive with bushwalking and wildlife watching opportunities.

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Signature Invitations

APT’s Signature Invitations have been carefully designed to offer that something extra. With these once-in-a-lifetime moments, you’ll experience the best the Outback has to offer.

Boodjamulla Scenic Flight

Board a scenic flight and absorb the breathtaking scenery of Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park from above.

Undara Lava Tubes

Tour the ancient tubes with a local savannah guide, who will provide a fascinating insight into the history and geology of these formations.

Stockman's Hall of Fame

Step back in time at Stockman's Hall of Fame and delve into Australia’s fascinating bush history.

APT Exclusive - Dinosaur Fossil Preparation

Join the Australian Age of Dinosaurs team in Winton for the rare chance to work with recently unearthed dinosaur fossils.

Gulflander Train

Explore the places that most people miss aboard the historic Gulflander train, crossing the captivating red plains that line the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Karumba Cruise

Cruise through picturesque wetlands at sunset with your favourite drinks in hand, enjoy delicious appetisers and relax while you learn about the local wildlife, landscapes and environment.

Hotels, Lodges & Resorts

Stay at the spectacular Shangri La Hotel during your Queensland 4WD Outback Adventure.

Shangri-La Hotel The Marina, Cairns

Experience the lush comfort of this five-star resort set in the heart of tropical Cairns, where luxurious rooms and ocean views await. Stand on your balcony and watch the sunlight shimmer off yachts docked at the marina.

Cobbold Gorge

Cobbold Gorge

Relax in the infinity pool after a day's sightseeing. What a spectacular view.

Experience supreme luxury on your 4WD Outback Adventure stay at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas.

Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort

This world-famous resort is a slice of tropical north Queensland paradise. Stay in Superior Lagoon View guest rooms, surrounded by seemingly endless sparkling saltwater lagoons.

Ambient Dining

Delight in a delicious Al Fresco Meal on your 4WD Adventure.

Special Dining Experiences

We understand that food is an important part of any holiday. That’s why no matter where in the Outback you travel with us, you’ll enjoy unique and special dining experiences specific to the region you are visiting.

From sunset drinks to picnics and special Welcome and Farewell dinners, with APT, superb dining is all part of the experience.

Enjoy Sunset Drinks on your 4WD Holiday.

Sunset Drink on the Beach

At the end of a glorious day of exploring, unwind and watch the sun set over Gulf of Carpentaria as you enjoy fresh local prawns with a glass of wine.

Sample some of Australia's finest local Seafood on your 4WD Tour.

Farewell Dinners - All Included

At the end of your tour, your farewell dinner is your chance to get together as a group one last time at a special venue. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the good times you've shared and you can relax knowing it's all included in the price.

Tour Director & Driver

Accompanied by both a dedicated Tour Director and Driver, there will be twice the expertise on offer, ensuring you a Cape York experience like no other. They understand extraordinary travel experiences - and what they have to do to make them happen.

At your service! Travel Outback Queensland with APT and you will accompanied by both a Driver and a Tour Director.

Our talented bunch of guides are passionate about the quality of the experience they deliver, and strive to give you as much insight into the region as possible.

Every last member of our team is determined to make sure your experience of this stunning part of Australia is unforgettable.