Dear Valued Customers
It is with great sadness that we wish to advise that we will no longer operate Long Distance services, on behalf of Translink, after 9 December 2021.
If you wish to make a booking after this date, please see the below information regarding the new operators.
Hop on one of our air conditioned coaches as you explore Brisbane to Mount Isa at your own pace. Take in the spectacular landscapes along the way, without having to concentrate on the road, meet other travellers and have a chat with the locals.
Our Brisbane to Mount Isa bus service is the most affordable Outback Queensland travel option. But don’t let that fool you, we’re still proudly providing Queensland’s best service!
The city of Mount Isa is situated in Outback Queensland’s vast and rugged North West Region. Affectionately known as the ‘oasis of the outback’, Mount Isa is a gleaming mirage on the horizon for travellers from all directions.
Nestled amongst the ochre-red Selwyn Ranges, on the banks of the Leichhardt River, Mount Isa is a bustling melting pot of culture and industry. Home to one the most productive single mines, the city also hosts the Southern Hemisphere’s largest rodeo.
It’s grown from strength to strength over the years, yet the extreme picturesque landscape has barely changed, turning into one of the major draw-cards for visitors each year. Mount Isa has ample locations to fish, camp or kick back and relax whilst enjoying the phenomenal outback sunset.
The tough terrain is also a 4WD enthusiast haven, with visitors being invited to explore the region just as the pioneers once did many years ago.
The twin jewels in Mount Isa’s crown include the spectacular Lawn Hill Gorge in Boodjamulla National Park, as well as the neighbouring, world heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil Fields.
Bus Queensland runs services between Brisbane and Mount Isa, 7 days a week & 365 days a year. For timetable details, please see below.
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For travellers embaking on the outback trip of a lifetime, to locals making their way home, Bus Queensland Outback's coach services proudly connects you to more than 80 Outback Queensland destinations. Travel in budget friendly comfort whilst enjoying the breathtaking Queensland and Northern New South Wales landscapes.
Bus Queensland connects many of the great hidden gems of the Outback – we make it easy for you.
Home to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Outback Heritage Centre, is the historic and beautiful Longreach – the ‘Heart of the Outback’, in Outback Queensland’s Central Western Region. The museum pays homage to the pioneers of the Australian Outback; some of Australia’s greatest explorers, stock workers, pastoralist and Indigenous peoples. It’s a must-see if you’re travelling in the area!
Charleville’s Cosmos Centre and Observatory is committed to providing visitors with a spectacular experience, delighting in the wonder of the outback’s night sky. The travel guides at the Cosmos Centre share their expertise and help you observe binary stars, galaxies, star clusters, planets, as well as the Sun and Moon, with specialist telescopes.
The Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge and Campdraft is regarded as one of the greatest horse events in Australia. The Curry Challenge is an elite and prestigious event, drawing competitors from all states into a fierce and thrilling competition and exhibits fine horsemanship at its best. Created as a memorial for Reg Brown, a highly respected grazier from Nonda Downs near Julia Creek, the Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge was born with the help of his daughter Heather and neighbour, Peter Abdy. The Challenge and Campdraft are a living tribute to the Australian horseman and marks the beginning of a new era for young performance horses in Australia.
The Dalby War Memorial honours those who served in World War One, World War Two, and the Korean War and were killed in action.
Dogwood Crossing in Miles is a hive of creativity and community, serving as a thriving cultural hub for both local and touring exhibits. The much-loved Dogwood Crossing in Miles, QLD, is a location for locals to learn about art and experiment with new media. It’s an architectural marvel that’s jam-packed with information about the region’s history, art, and stories for tourists. Dogwood Crossing is a one-of-a-kind outback art gallery and the region’s leading touring artist destination.
Jack “Jackie” Howe, a legendary sheep shearer and rock star of his time, rose to prominence in 1892, when an Australia-wide competition was organised to choose the country’s best sheep shearer. Jack established a world record by shearing 321 sheep in 7 hours and 40 minutes, winning two gold medals, and cementing his place in history. Later, he established a new record by shearing 237 sheep with electric shears and it took another 58 years before anyone matched his record. Howe’s record was reported to still be unbeaten after 123 years in October 2015!
Mount Isa is well known for its mining industry and hot, semi-arid climate. But did you know that Mount Isa is also home to the largest rodeo in the southern hemisphere? The Mount Isa Rodeo has been running for 57 years and is a spectacular showcase of world-class competition and entertainment for the whole family!
With Outback Pioneers, you step into pioneers’ shoes as you discover holidays and experiences designed to take you to the heart of outback life, past and present. You’ll experience something that is uniquely Australian and is an iconic part of Australia’s story. It’s inspiring. It’s entertaining. It’s quirky. Ride the Cobb and Co. stagecoach, laugh at an old time tent show, sail the Thomson River at sunset for a stockman’s campfire dinner, visit a historic working station and much more. Outback Pioneers award-winning experiences have all been created by the Kinnon family to share their passion for the outback and to help preserve the outback way of life.
The Roma Saleyards is the largest livestock selling centre in Australia, with over 400,000 cattle passing through a year. Appreciate the new modern interpretive centre telling the tale of the cattle industry.
A spectacular 10 days of blossoms, flavours and also noises, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers takes over the Southern Queensland city of Toowoomba in the most beautiful of methods each September. The program consists of greater than 60 one-of-a-kind occasions and experiences, including award winning parks, stunning private yards, a road parade breaking with flower colour, worldwide well-known musical acts, some of the most effective food and also red wine to be located in Queensland and a multitude of cultural as well as all-natural experiences.
The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival is inspired by the Sundance Film Festival. It is an incorporated, non-profit organisation created by the passion and drive of the Winton locals and thanks to several visionary partners. This iconic community in the heart of the Australian Outback, is the birthplace of Qantas and its reputation as “Hollywood in the Outback” is emerging in recent times. Several major movie productions including Nick Cave’s “Proposition” and Ivan Sen’s “Mystery Road” and “Goldstone” have been filmed right here.
Update: 29th June 2021
Bus Queensland advises that all services will continue as scheduled during the 3 day lockdown starting 6pm today. The Queensland Government advises that residents in locked down areas can only leave home for one of the following reasons:
1. To buy essentials such as groceries or medications.
2. Work or study if you can’t do either from home.
3. Exercise in your local area.
4. Healthcare or to provide help, care or support.
Wear a mask when you leave home.
We ask that all passengers please keep up to date with the current requirements found at https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/restrictions-impacted-areas
Update: 29th June 2021
Passengers on our Lightning Ridge services crossing between NSW/QLD borders will require a border pass. We ask that passengers please keep up to date with the current border crossing requirements found at https://www.qld.gov.au/border-pass
Payment over the phone and via our website is preferred.
Please do not travel if you are feeling unwell.