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Drive Guide puts Outback on the map


Drive Guide puts Outback on the map

Outback Queensland has everything you need for a memorable holiday, from road trips to events, Australian culture and wild adventure. RUSSELL HUNTER attends the launch of the Outback Queensland Drive Guide

Cruse ships are largely tied up in port and international air travel is problematic to say the least, but Australians still feel the need of a holiday.

And many of them are just starting to discover the allure of our very own Aussie Outback. It has all the romance, history, drama and jaw-dropping beauty of just about any overseas trip. And it’s right on our doorstep.

Unveiling the region’s 2021 Drive Outback Queensland Guide full of unmissable experiences and 12 tailored road trip itineraries, Outback Queensland is mustering up new and returning travellers.

From dinosaur fossils to lonely coastal splendour to the endless Outback night sky, it’s all within reach.

Spanning 932,678km square (two thirds of the state), Outback Queensland is on a mission to educate Aussies that the region has a lot to offer and can be explored throughout the year.

And the golden rule for Outback travellers is book ahead.

Gone are the days when you could pitch up at a bush town and find accommodation for a night or two. You possibly still can from time to time, but it might not be the accommodation you planned on. Smart travellers book ahead to get precisely what they want.

The options for exploring this wonderland are as plentiful as the experiences – far too many to list.  But a travel agent should be able to guide you.

The Aussie Outback will make you feel welcome and the towns, villages, stations and countless attractions have got together to make Outback tours more accessible than ever.

Taking the stage at the 2021 Outback Muster and Drive Guide launch, CEO Denise Brown welcomed the Drive Guide to coincide with the extended tourism season.

“It has been a great summer for those in the Outback with the summer rains breathing even more life to the region, bringing along the spectacular Outback Queensland birdlife and wildflowers that truly are a sight to behold,” she said.

Outback Queensland spans the North West (Mt Isa, Cloncurry, Julia Creek, Richmond and Hughenden), Far West (Boulia, Birdsville and Windorah), Central West (Winton, Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall and Tambo), South West (Eromanga, Thargomindah, Quilpie, Charleville, Cunnamulla, Roma and St George) and East (Biloela).


For more information and to check out the Outback Queensland Drive Guide visit


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