60 days in Outback Queensland Itinerary

60 days in Outback Queensland Itinerary

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60 days in Outback Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Roma
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Charleville
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Blackall
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Barcaldine
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Longreach
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Winton
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Richmond
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Hughenden
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Charters Towers
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Cloncurry
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Mount Isa
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
12
Birdsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
13
Cunnamulla
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Roma

Roma ©
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Booringa Heritage Museum and Roma's Biggest Bottle Tree. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Roma: Calico Cottage Crafts (in Wallumbilla) and Cobb & Co Changing Station (in Surat). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma, and make a trip to The Big Rig.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Roma trip itinerary maker site .

Sydney to Roma is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You will leave for Charleville on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Roma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Booringa Heritage Museum, Cobb & Co Changing Station, Calico Cottage Crafts
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Cobb & Co Changing Station ©
Cobb & Co Changing Station
St Paul's Anglican Church Roma ©
St Paul's Anglican Church Roma
The Big Rig ©
The Big Rig

4
nights
Charleville

Charleville ©
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Charleville Bilby Experience and Augathella Meat Ant Park & Giant Meat Ant Sculpture. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre, look and learn at Charleville Cosmos Centre & Observatory, take in the views from Angellala Creek Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at Outback Native Timber Walk.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleville trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Roma to Charleville takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 8th (Wed), you're off toBlackall.

Things to do in Charleville

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Augathella Meat Ant Park & Giant Meat Ant Sculpture
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Historic House and Museum ©
Historic House and Museum

4
nights
Blackall

Blackall ©
Blackall is a small town and rural locality in the Blackall-Tambo Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blackall Woolscour and Blackall Aquatic Centre. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Jackie Howe Statue and make a trip to The Black Stump.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Blackall tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Charleville to Blackall takes 3.5 hours. You will leave for Barcaldine on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Blackall

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Blackall Aquatic Centre ©
Blackall Aquatic Centre
Blackall Woolscour ©
Blackall Woolscour
The Black Stump ©
The Black Stump

5
nights
Barcaldine

Barcaldine ©
Barcaldine is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tree of Knowledge Memorial and Lake Dunn. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Australian Workers Heritage Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Lara Wetlands, and explore and take pictures at Barcaldine Botanical Walk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcaldine trip planner.

You can drive from Blackall to Barcaldine in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Longreach on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Barcaldine

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Dunn ©
Lake Dunn
Tree of Knowledge Memorial ©
Tree of Knowledge Memorial
Australian Workers Heritage Centre ©
Australian Workers Heritage Centre

5
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Step off the beaten path and head to Camden Park Station and Langenbaker House. When in Longreach, make a side trip to see Wellshot Centre in Ilfracombe, approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, explore the galleries of Outback Pics, get outside with Spirit of the Outback Train, and contemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Longreach holiday planner.

Drive from Barcaldine to Longreach in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ilfracombe
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5
nights
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bladensburg National Park and Qantilda Museum. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, take an in-depth tour of Winton Diamantina HeritageTruck & Machinery Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Corfield & Fitzmaurice General Merchants, and make a trip to Arno's Wall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Winton road trip app .

You can drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. You'll set off for Richmond on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Winton

Museums Parks Nature
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre
Arno's Wall ©
Arno's Wall

5
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town and locality in the Shire of Richmond in western Queensland, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kronosaurus Korner and Cambridge Downs Heritage Display Centre. The adventure continues: make a trip to Richmond Fossil Hunting Sites.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Richmond travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Winton to Richmond by car takes about 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Hughenden.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums
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Kronosaurus Korner ©
Kronosaurus Korner

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Hughenden

Hughenden ©
Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Flinders Discovery Centre and Porcupine Gorge National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hughenden tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Richmond to Hughenden takes 1.5 hours. June in Hughenden sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. You'll set off for Charters Towers on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Hughenden

Parks Nature Museums
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Porcupine Gorge National Park ©
Porcupine Gorge National Park
Flinders Discovery Centre ©
Flinders Discovery Centre

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nights
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Miner's Cottage and Zara Clark Museum. There's still lots to do: 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 get great views at Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Charters Towers travel route planner.

Drive from Hughenden to Charters Towers in 3 hours. You'll set off for Cloncurry on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Charters Towers

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Zara Clark Museum ©
Zara Clark Museum
Leahton Park ©
Leahton Park
Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre ©

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nights
Cloncurry

Cloncurry ©
Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum and Burke&Wills Monument. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at John Flynn Place Museum & Fred McKay Art Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cloncurry trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Charters Towers to Cloncurry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 14th (Fri), you're off toMount Isa.

Things to do in Cloncurry

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum ©

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nights
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Outback at Isa and Hard Times Mine.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mount Isa online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Cloncurry to Mount Isa takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cloncurry in June, Mount Isa is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. You will leave for Birdsville on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors Museums Fun & Games
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Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra
Telstra Hill ©
Telstra Hill
Outback at Isa ©
Outback at Isa

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nights
Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Big Red Sand Dune and Birdsville Races. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Birdsville planner .

You can drive from Mount Isa to Birdsville in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Mount Isa, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Birdsville, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 10°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off toCunnamulla.

Things to do in Birdsville

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races

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nights
Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla
Cunnamulla is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206km south of Charleville, and approximately 750km west of the state capital, Brisbane.Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. Step off the beaten path and head to Cunnamulla Fella Centre Art Gallery and Museum and Cunnamulla Bushlands. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Neil Spencer Gallery, take a memorable drive along Matilda Highway, and identify plant and animal life at Bowra Sanctuary.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cunnamulla travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Birdsville to Cunnamulla in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 27th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cunnamulla

Wildlife Parks Scenic Drive
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