21 days in Outback Queensland Itinerary

21 days in Outback Queensland Itinerary

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21 days in Outback Queensland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly + Drive:  36​h
1
Paluma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Charters Towers
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Longreach
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Charleville
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Birdsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
Mount Isa
— 3 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Bristol

1
night
Paluma

Paluma
On the 12th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Paluma State Forest.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paluma attractions website .

Bristol, UK to Paluma is an approximately 36-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Bristol to Paluma due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Paluma

Nature Parks
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nights
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Get some historical perspective at The Miner's Cottage and Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zara Clark Museum and Assay Room and Mining Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Leahton Park, contemplate the long history of Stock Exchange Arcade, take in the dramatic natural features at Great Basalt Wall National Park, and don't miss a visit to Buckland's Hill.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Charters Towers trip maker website .

Getting from Paluma to Charters Towers by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Zara Clark Museum ©
Zara Clark Museum
Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre ©
Stock Exchange Arcade ©
Stock Exchange Arcade

2
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Your inner history buff will appreciate Camden Park Station and Longreach Powerhouse Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum and Langenbaker House. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Eyre Basin, and view the masterpieces at Outback Pics.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Longreach trip maker tool .

Getting from Charters Towers to Longreach by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charleville.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Ilfracombe
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Longreach Powerhouse Museum ©
Longreach Powerhouse Museum
Lake Eyre Basin ©
Lake Eyre Basin

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nights
Charleville

Charleville ©
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Charleville Bilby Experience and Charleville Cosmos Centre & Observatory. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Outback Native Timber Walk, get engrossed in the history at Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre, take in the views from Angellala Creek Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Historic House and Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleville trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Longreach to Charleville in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In February, daytime highs in Charleville are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Charleville

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Charleville Cosmos Centre & Observatory ©
Historic House and Museum ©
Historic House and Museum

2
nights
Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park and Birdsville Races. There's more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Red Sand Dune.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Birdsville trip planning app .

You can drive from Charleville to Birdsville in 17 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Charleville in February; daily highs in Birdsville reach 46°C and lows reach 29°C. You will leave for Mount Isa on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Birdsville

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races

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nights
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Moondarra and Telstra Hill. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Isa City Lookout and Mary Kathleen. Go for a jaunt from Mount Isa to Cloncurry to see Burke&Wills Monument about 1h 25 min away.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mount Isa trip planner .

Getting from Birdsville to Mount Isa by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Birdsville in February: high temperatures in Mount Isa hover around 42°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Burke&Wills Monument
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Mount Isa City Lookout ©
Mount Isa City Lookout
Telstra Hill ©
Telstra Hill
Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra