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Top must-do's Central Queensland

Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame

Located in Longreach, The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is Australia’s premier outback heritage institution. The Centre’s five themed galleries proudly display the history behind some of Australia’s greatest and bravest explorers, stock workers, pastoralist, and Aborigines.

Australian Age of the Dinosaurs Museum

See a dinosaur stampede recreated and walk amongst fossils and footprints 1000's of years old at the Australian Age of the Dinosaurs Museum in Winton.

Capricorn Caves

Visit the Capricorn Cave and embark on the Cathedral Tour showcasing the largest and most spectacular caves, full of ancient geological history, early explorers, the wonders of wildlife and special cave acoustics.

Carnarvon Gorge

Hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland's central highlands, Carnarvon Gorge features towering sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured side gorges, diverse flora and fauna and Aboriginal rock art. Wonderful scenery for a walk along fresh water streams.

Outback Century Cycle Challenge

At the Outback Festival in Winton sports fans can test their skills with some gruelling sporting challenges including the Outback Century Cycle Challenge - the toughest, flattest cycling event in the Outback, and Outback Iron Man, Woman and Junior events.

Outback Festival in Winton

From across Australia you'll be dancing in the streets at Winton's Outback Festival in Central Queensland. A colourful celebration of culture and Australian legends.

Porcupine Gorge

Porcupine Gorge is Australia's mini Grand Canyon, with towering cliffs of coloured sandstone and deep waterholes, great hikes, great places to camp and great for astrology photography.

Qantas Museum

The museum tells the story of Australia’s national airline, from its early days in Outback Queensland to present day.  Characters of the early Qantas days, their pioneering spirit and the impact the airline had for all Australians, is brought to life through life size exhibits, historical artefacts and interactive displays including the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar.

Queensland Masters - Australia's most remote golf series

This golf experience is not to be missed. A $1m hole-in-one challenge is just one of the highlights of Australia's most remote golf series through South West, Central Queensland and North West Queensland.

Quilton Australia Dunny Derby

Coined Queensland's quirkiest event, the 'Quilton Australia Dunny Derby' at the Outback Festival in Winton is not one to miss. The 200 metre Derby starts off Le Mans style with the jockey running to his thunderbox (seat) before the team pushes/pulls their Dunny through the ‘obstacles’ to the finish line.

Red Dirt Tours

Red Dirt Tours is a locally owned and operated small business specialising in the natural and historical environments in and around Winton - Dinosaurs, Waltzing Matilda, grazing, and spectacular scenery, showing off Queensland's backyard.

Rockhampton Botanical Gardens and Zoo

Discover more than 60 species of native and exotic animals, and see the huge freshwater crocodile called 'The Colonel' at the Rockhampton Zoo. Located in Rockampton's Botanical Gardens, the zoo is open to the public and free of charge - a great day out for the whole family.

Rockhampton Railway Museum

Visit the Rockhampton Railway Museum where you'll find the locomotive used in the Harry Potter films.

See the iconic Thong Tree in Rubyvale

A quirky roadside attraction is one of a kind and worth stopping by to take a look.

Snorkel Great Keppel Island

Snorkel directly off the beach at Great Keppel Island. Fun for the whole family.

Thallon Silo Mural

Driving along the Carnarvon Highway, you simply can't miss the vibrant Thallon Silo Mural.