Sealed and well sign-posted roads will take you from Cunnamulla in the far South West right up to Camooweal in the far North West.

Along the way you can experience life on a working cattle and sheep station, camp under a sea of stars, four-wheel drive, fish, fossick for gemstones, soak in a spring or enjoy a cold beer in a pub with the locals.

Visit the School of the Air in Longreach and see how education is done in the bush.

Outback rodeos, races and festivals are events that unite these communities so be sure to find out when and where.

Quilpie Shire has plenty to offer the visitor when it comes to outback experiences – sometimes you will see cattle on the main street.

The Outback Festival in Winton is legendary and is held in September every second year, so plan to be there for the next festival.


The Opal Festival in Yowah is only in July and well worth a visit.

The Visitor Information Centre at  Cunnamulla can provide you with a wealth of information, including maps, road condition etc …Be sure to see Cunnamulla Fella.

While traveling through the vast unspoilt wilderness of  Western Queensland you will find modern facilities like air conditioned hotels, motels, well equipped caravan parks and service stations. However, you will quickly find that the warm, honest welcome you receive from the locals out west is what it makes outback hospitality an attraction on its own.