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Each Outback town has its own story to tell, each built around its own piece of Australian history. In the comprehensive listing of Outback towns you will find information on the history, places to stay, facilities in each town such as fuel and shopping, attractions, nearby national parks and tour companies.

This information will help you plan your holiday so you don’t miss a thing.

South West and Channel Country.
From amazing spring wildflowers to the Channel Country, this is an area of diverse landscapes.

Fossick for opals at Yowah, Cunnamulla and Quilpie, explore the universe’s wonders at Charleville’s Cosmos Centre, seek out birdlife in saltwater and freshwater habitats and relax at the Great Artisan Spa in Mitchell.

Central West and Matilda Country.
Australia’s most famous song, Waltzing Matilda, was written and first performed in this part of the Outback.

Australia’s international airline, Qantas, was founded here. The shearer’s strike in Barcaldine in 1891 led to the formation of the Australian Labor Party. All this incredible history has been recorded in towns such as Longreach, Winton, Blackall and Barcaldine.

North West and Dinosaur, Fossil and Mining Country.
One of the oldest areas on earth, the North West has an impressive record of the dinosaur era.

Check out the Interpretive Centres in Mount Isa, Richmond and Hughenden. Take a tour of an underground mine in the eye-opening mining city of Mount Isa. Nearby Cloncurry commemorates the ground-breaking work undertaken by Dr John Flynn and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

     
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    Jabiru Safari Lodge at Mareeba Wetlands

    Jabiru Safari Lodge at Mareeba Wetlands provides a sanctuary for outback wildlife in the heart of the 2000 hectare Mareeba Tropical Savanna and Wetlands Reserve. The Reserve is a nature refuge and protects over 2000 hectares of Savanna woodland, incl...

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    Honeybee House

    Honeybee House is a two bedroom self-contained holiday home on 5 acres (2.2 hectares) of tropical gardens and rainforest, from which you can explore Kuranda, Cairns, Port Douglas and the Atherton Tablelands. Located less than 10 minutes drive f...

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    Barking Owl Retreat

    Atherton Tablelands Bed and Breakfast Farm Stay accommodation, Barking Owl Retreat in Kairi, on the Cairns Highlands offers private luxury accommodation with the friendliness and atmosphere of a traditional bed and breakfast farm stay. This Atherton ...

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    Tinaroo Lake Resort - Holiday Apartments

    Tinaroo Lake Resort is located on a peninsula surrounded by the pristine waters of Lake Tinaroo on the Tropical Tablelands, near Cairns in Far North Queensland. The delightfully appointed one, two and three bedroom apartments are self contained and a...

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    Platypus Springs Rainforest Retreat

    Tranquillity and Peace will surround you the moment you step into Platypus Springs Rainforest Retreat in Kuranda Queensland. Their Retreat is exclusively for one couple only - no more than two per stay. Their Retreat offers total privacy and absol...

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    Danbulla National Park and State Forest Camping Ground

    Stay in one of the five camping areas along the 28 kilometre Danbulla Road and enjoy the unique features of the area including crater lakes, strangler figs, rainforest walks and places of important local history and interest. Camping permits are req...

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