Destinations

With so many things to do in Outback Queensland there's no shortage of reasons to get yourself an affordable hop on hop off travel pass and see them all.  Travel in comfort on a fully air conditioned Bus Queensland coach and hit the open road less traveled.  

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Barcaldine

Barcaldine is situated on the junction of the Capricorn and Landsborough Highways and known as the Garden City of the West. Barcaldine is home to the Tree of Knowledge – a ghost gum – that grew outside the Railway Station for about 180 years until 2006.

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Biloela

Biloela is the indigenous word for the noisy, sometimes destructive, but always beautiful white cockatoo.  It is not unusual to see a flock of these birds in flight almost daily in the town.  Originally established as a railway town in the early 1920’s and became the commercial hub of the Banana Shire. 

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Blackall

Blackall is an appealing country town with tree lined streets and heritage buildings with a prominent sheep and cattle industry. Blackall has a strong community focus and offers a quiet and relaxed outback lifestyle ideal for those who want to experience a close-knit community.


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Charleville

In the heart of 'mulga country', Charleville and surrounding pastoral properties are rich in history, flora and fauna. Wander along the Charleville Heritage Trail to see some examples of pioneer architecture and learn about the history of the town.

Charters Towers

Discover the enchanting town of Charters Towers where the streets are like viewing a living montage of Australian history and heritage. Gold was first discovered in the outback town of Charters Towers in 1871 by Aboriginal horse boy, Jupiter Mosman. 

Cloncurry

The town of Cloncurry was established on rich mining and pastoral industries. Copper and gold were discovered in the late 1860’s drawing hundreds of miners, including Chinese and Afghans who provided camel transport for the industries.


Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla, meaning 'long stretch of water' which refers to the nearby Warrego River is in the Paroo Shire.  Cunnamulla is known for its famous character the Cunnamulla Fella, immortalized in song by the late Slim Dusty.

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Dalby

Dalby is a picturesque, rural hive situated in the black soil plains of the Northern Darling Downs.  Major industries included wheat, sorghum, cotton, sheep, pigs and cattle with an agricultural college.

Goondiwindi

In Goondiwindi you'll find its a vibrant, contemporary city providing a unique and tranquil setting. In late spring, see a breath-taking display as jacaranda trees lining the streets burst into full purple bloom. 


Hebel

In the little town of Hebel it feels like time has stood still, leaving behind tales of the Ned Kelly gang and Cobb & Co.  Built as a dance hall in 1897, Hebel General Store retains its original dance floor.

Hughenden

In the little town of Hebel it feels like time has stood still, leaving behind tales of the Ned Kelly gang and Cobb & Co.  Built as a dance hall in 1897, Hebel General Store retains its original dance floor.

Julia Creek

In the little town of Hebel it feels like time has stood still, leaving behind tales of the Ned Kelly gang and Cobb & Co.  Built as a dance hall in 1897, Hebel General Store retains its original dance floor.


Lightning Ridge

There are a few Mining towns in Australia but none of them are quite unique as Lightning Ridge. Make your pilgrimage to the home of the spectacular black opal, the rarest form of Australia's magnificent national gemstone. 

Longreach

Longreach is the heart of the Queensland Outback and is famous for is characters, history, heritage and community. Iconic attractions set amidst a wonderful natural landscape welcome you into this unique and friendly outback town.

Miles

Originally named Dogwood Crossing, Miles was established on a track blazed by the explorer Ludwig Leichardt in 1884.  This historical village will literally have you stepping back into history with many turn-of-the-century buildings.


Moonie

Visit the oil capital of Queensland at Moonie!  Australia’s first commercial oil field was established here in 1961 and still operates today.

Moura

It is no secret that coal mining has played a major role in the town of Moura’s development and this can be easily witnessed as you enter the town. 

Mount Isa

The city of Mount Isa is one of the most important industrial, commercial and administrative centre in Inland Queensland, Australia.  


Richmond

Nowhere else in the Outback offers fishing and fossicking in the same place than the rural town of Richmond.  You’ll find Richmond right in the middle of the Tennant Creek. 

Rockhampton

Rockhampton owes much of its past and present to the beef industry.  The Big Bull statues that are scattered around town are a tribute to the city’s Beef Capital of Australia title.

Roma

Roma, the centre of the Maranoa offers every modern convenience without losing its country charm.  Rich in agricultural prosperity, the town is home to Australia’s largest cattle-selling centre.


St George

St George is an oasis in the bush. Life here is easy with the river the source of rest and play for the friendly locals who welcome visitors to share their town. A town worth the trip for.

Tara

Explore the road less travelled in the peaceful town of Tara; as far from city life as you can imagine!  Everything at Tara happens at a relaxed pace and travelers are always welcome to stay as long as they like.

Toowoomba

With the Massive colour in spring, clear, hot summer days, all the autumn leaves you could want and crisp air in winter; there is nowhere else in Queensland you will experience all four seasons as distinctly. 


Townsville

Townsville City combines federation architecture with sophisticated restaurants, accommodation and shopping like no other regional Queensland city. 

Winton

Winton has a rich history with links to the Great Shearers' Strike, Waltzing Matilda and Qantas, but today the town is as well known for something far more ancient - Dinosaurs.