Thursday, January 12, 2023

The Best Places in Outback Queensland


Word on the street is that Australians could more than double the amount of annual leave they have just by picking the right days off. Queenslanders are in luck as they could enjoy 47 days off (yes, you heard us!), using only 19 days of annual leave; those not living in the Sunny state can still get a cruisy 38 days off using only 15 days of annual leave.

Get started on those leave applications and plan your next getaway to Queensland’s best hidden secrets in Outback Queensland. With plenty of things to do and see, your co-workers will be jealous all year round.

 More in Mount Isa

A true gem in the North West – Mount Isa is known for its rich history and splendid oasis. You’ll need an extra-long weekend to take in the sights of this heritage town. Start your journey at The Riversleigh Fossil Discover Centre discovering some of the world’s most unique finds and uncovering the evolution of Australia’s wildlife. Camp out amongst the native Australian wildlife at Mt Isa Caravan Park, the perfect place to observe natural landscapes. With plenty of things to do, you’ll be wanting more in Mount Isa.

The Geological Treasure of Cobbold Gorge

Spend the Anzac and Labour Day holiday exploring the natural wonder of Cobbold Gorge. The hidden treasure is beloved amongst locals for its narrow and vast sandstone formations, the unique ancient geological landform is a bucket list destination. Take in the breathtaking spectacle from every angle, whether you prefer to explore the 10,000-year-old up close on paddleboard, or on a walking tour. Queensland’s best hidden secret needs to be seen to be believed.

Country Living in Cunnamulla

If you spent too much time binge watching Yellowstone and want to live your Dutton Ranch dreams, then the red dirt country of Cunnamulla is the holiday for you! Learn about the towns outback roots by popping into the Cunnamulla Fella Visitor Centre or joining a Cunnamulla Town and Industry Tour. Stay at the ‘Shearers Quarters’ in Charlotte Plains, a family-owned and operated sheep station where you’ll be shearing sheep and soaking in outback thermal baths. You’ll be living like a Cunnamulla Fella in no time!

Escape to Julia Creek

A long weekend mid-year is the perfect time to unplug and unwind, and there’s no better place than Julia Creek – and trust us, this beauty is nothing short of luxury in the Outback. Visit the best bakery in the west, Corrina’s CafĂ© & Bakery for country hospitality and fresh baked goods. Stay at the award-winning, Julia Creek Caravan Park and relax in the property’s Artesian Baths while overlooking the sunset, with a glass of chardonnay and strawberries on the side. The town even offers complimentary cruiser bikes to explore the surrounds; perfect for families and couples that want to escape the hustle and bustle.

Fish Out to Karumba

Sit back and lure in your next big catch in Karumba! The exotic tropical fishing destination is popular amongst anglers on the hunt for Barramundi and King Salmon. Not a fisher? No worries, wonder out to Ash’s on the Point and snag it’s infamous Barra burger. Learn about the history of the most sought-after fish at The Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre, with state-of-the-art interactive activities you’ll be a seasoned fisher in no time! Don’t miss out on The Sand Island Sunset Cruise where you can watch the sunset while eating local prawns on the beach. If you’re looking for a fun adventure with friends and family, then venture out to Karumba where the outback meets the sea.

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