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 when sadly, it was poisoned by an unknown culprit.
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 as early settlers.
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.
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 impressive examples of pioneer architecture and learn about the history of the town.
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. It quickly became a booming gold rush town, with over 65 hotels and more than 25,000 people moving to the region.
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.
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.
In Goondiwindi you'll find its a vibrant, contemporary providing a unique and tranquil setting for one of Queensland's fastest growing communities. In late spring you'll see a breath-taking display as jacaranda trees lining the streets burst into full purple bloom.
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.
With four national parks, mountainous volcanic basalt country, sweeping black soil plains and rich fossils and dinosaur areas, Hughenden is a fantastic place to see.
Julia Creek lies proudly in the heart of the Outback. The region around Julia Creek has traditionally been utilised for sheep and cattle grazing using the Great Artesian Basin to sustain primary productions and the town water supplies.
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 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. Immerse yourself in history at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum.
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 including a hospital, café, bank, post office and bakery.
Visit the oil capital of Queensland at Moonie! Australia’s first commercial oil field was established here in 1961 and still operates today.
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. Massive dump trucks can be seen crawling up the towering piles of earth, but to gain a closer perspective of these huge pieces of machinery, check out the special viewing platform.
The city of Mount Isa is one of the most important industrial, commercial and administrative centre in Inland Queensland, Australia. Mount Isa began as a mining town, following the discovery in 1923 of substantial deposits of lead. It is now one of the world’s top ten producers of copper, silver, lead and zinc.
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. Fortunately access to town does not require a boat, as it would have done 110 million years ago when it was 40 metres under water.
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.