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Outback Queensland

Sleep under a starry sky, eat damper around a campfire and meet the locals in a pub. Outback Queensland is a unique and intriguing region. You can dig for million-year-old dinosaur fossils and watch camels race in the desert.

In the Outback you can visit a cattle or sheep station and learn how to muster and shear. Go fossicking for opals around Quilpie to Cloncurry.

Queensland’s Outback is vast and beautiful, with wide-open spaces and interesting characters. But even though it’s a place with vast spaces you could spend a day, a week or a month and still not see it all.

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Windmills have become iconic with Australia’s outback. They are a familiar sight, a stand signalling a watering point crucial for the survival of stock, wildlife and man. Photographing Australian Outback windmills is something I love doing and its fascinating to learn about the stories behind these windmills. Australian Outback windmills For...
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The characters you meet along the roads and tracks through Australia during any trip into the outback forge memories and reminiscences to be recalled over BBQ’s and dinner parties time and time again for many years afterwards. Here are some tips on how to capture great photographs of Outback...
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An adventure into the outback is one journey you won't forget. You’ll visit historic pubs, see spectacular sunsets and gape at star-studded night skies. There's the excitement of seeing bucking broncos at a rodeo or searching for an ancient fossil. Queensland’s outback extends from the far south-west corner through to...
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If you're looking for a place to take the family for a holiday, Queensland offers plenty of options. From the Gold Coasts' theme parks to star-gazing in the Outback or staying at a farm. Here are some ideas for your next family vacation. 1-Gold Coast This is the land of theme...

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