Outback road trips made easier

New guide to help you get the most out of your western Queensland holiday.

Outback Queensland is anticipating a bumper 2021 tourist season as Australians continue exploring their own country with overseas travel still not an option.

The Outback Queensland Tourism Association launched its new season with the release of the 2021 Drive Outback Queensland Guide, which is available for download.

Covering 932,678sq.km, or two-thirds of the state, outback Queensland is rich in cultural experiences, beautiful landscapes, natural wonders, indulgent retreats and world-class events all accompanied with country hospitality from the locals.

Chairman of the Outback Queensland Tourism Association and Blackall-Tambo Regional Council Mayor, Andrew Martin, said remote regions of the state were ready to welcome visitors.

Sculpture Trail at Blackall.

“We are excited to launch the Outback Queensland Drive Guide alongside the launch of this year’s tourism season,” Cr Martin said.

“We hope the guide not only inspires new visitors but educates returning travellers on the abundance of experiences on offer in the outback.

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“With International borders closed for the foreseeable future, outback Queensland is calling on Aussies to this year explore the roads less travelled.”

The 32-page guide has everything you need for an outback road-trip holiday to remember, whether you are travelling by yourself or with the family.

Age of  Dinosaurs Museum at Winton.

It includes must-dos and points of interest for five different outback regions – south-west, central west, far west, north- west and east.

The guide also includes a selection of eight self-drive itineraries to help you get the most out of your time, ranging from five days to two weeks.

To make sure you don’t miss any of the outback’s feature attractions in 2021, the guide also has a handy calendar of major events.

It also includes a list of the outback’s most popular national parks and details 21 visitor information centres from Balonne to Winton.

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