30 days in Outback Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Outback Queensland route planner
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Fly
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Roma
— 3 nights
Drive
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Charleville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barcaldine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Longreach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Winton
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hughenden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Richmond
— 1 night
Drive
8
Mount Isa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Karumba
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Undara Volcanic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Charters Towers
— 4 nights
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Roma — 3 nights

Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Roma: Great Artesian Spa (in Mitchell) and Cobb & Co Changing Station (in Surat). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Big Rig, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma, steep yourself in history at Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Bush Gardens.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Roma travel itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Roma is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Charleville.
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Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Parks
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Charleville — 2 nights

Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Charleville Bilby Experience, then see the sky in a new way at Charleville Cosmos Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Charleville Water Tower Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Historic House and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Outback Native Timber Walk, then take in the views from Angellala Creek Bridge, and finally stroll around Augathella Meat Ant Park & Giant Meat Ant Sculpture.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Charleville journey planner.

You can drive from Roma to Charleville in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Barcaldine.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Barcaldine — 3 nights

Barcaldine is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcaldine: Blackall (The Black Stump, Blackall Woolscour, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Tree of Knowledge Memorial, get outside with Barcaldine Tag Along Tours - Dunraven Station, explore the activities along Lara Wetlands, and take an in-depth tour of Australian Workers Heritage Centre.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Barcaldine online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Charleville to Barcaldine in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Longreach.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Longreach — 3 nights

Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Longreach is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Qantas Founders Museum, browse the exhibits of Outback Pics, take an in-depth tour of Langenbaker House, and make a trip to Wellshot Centre.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Longreach trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Barcaldine to Longreach takes 1.5 hours. September in Longreach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Winton.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Winton — 4 nights

Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Bladensburg National Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall, contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park, and stroll around Musical Fence.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Winton trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Longreach to Winton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hughenden.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Hughenden — 2 nights

Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. On the 17th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Porcupine Gorge National Park. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mount Walker Lookouts and then examine the collection at Flinders Discovery Centre.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hughenden itinerary planner.

You can drive from Winton to Hughenden in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hughenden are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Richmond.
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Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Richmond — 1 night

Richmond is a town and locality in the Shire of Richmond in western Queensland, Australia. On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Kronosaurus Korner, then gain insight at Cambridge Downs Heritage Display Centre, and then make a trip to Richmond Fossil Hunting Sites.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Richmond travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hughenden to Richmond in 1.5 hours. September in Richmond sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Mount Isa.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Mount Isa — 3 nights

Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. Go for a jaunt from Mount Isa to Cloncurry to see John Flynn Place Museum & Fred McKay Art Gallery about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: go deep underground at Hard Times Mine, enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Isa City Lookout, let little ones run wild at Mount Isa Family Fun Park, and get outside with Telstra Hill.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mount Isa trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Mount Isa takes 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mount Isa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Karumba.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Karumba — 2 nights

Karumba is a town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia. On the 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Barramundi Discovery Centre & Hatchery Karumba, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then cast your line with Kerry D Fishing Charters. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Midnight Emporium, then identify plant and animal life at Mutton Hole Wetlands Conservation Park, then don't miss a visit to Krys the Crocodile, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Bynoe Arts Centre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Karumba online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Mount Isa to Karumba in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Mount Isa in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Karumba, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Undara Volcanic National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Undara Volcanic National Park — 2 nights

On the 25th (Sun), surround yourself with nature on Undara Experience and then explore the fascinating underground world of Undarra Lava Tubes.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Undara Volcanic National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Karumba to Undara Volcanic National Park in 6 hours. You'll set off for Charters Towers on the 26th (Mon).
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Charters Towers — 4 nights

Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Charters Towers is known for historic sites, shopping, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Texas Longhorn Tours, get thoroughly spooked out with Charters Towers Ghost Tours - Ghost Tours Australia, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Miner's Cottage, and wander the wide-open spaces of Leahton Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Charters Towers vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Undara Volcanic National Park to Charters Towers takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30: