Travelling through Queensland’s Outback will take you to some of the iconic sights and towns that have played a major role in shaping the Australian way of life.
Scattered across the stretches of dusty roads are colourful towns that boast intriguing tales of Australia’s heritage. Longreach tells the history of Australian aviation at the QANTAS Founders Outback Museum. The Stockman’s Hall of Fame, meanwhile, allows you to relive the country’s early bush history, depicting tales of notorious bushrangers and convicts.
The beautiful 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, one of the leading authorities on Australian National History covering a staggering 1,800 hectares.
Explore iconic Outback Queensland pubs, such as the Blue Heeler Hotel at Kynuna and the Walkabout Creek Hotel at McKinlay, from Crocodile Dundee fame. Such places have long been meeting spots for locals and travellers, and there’s no better place to meet the quirky characters that embody the Outback spirit.
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 best.