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Outback Queensland

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Friendly characters, a proud history and a landscape which seems endless - this is Queensland’s Outback. An amazing country of red hills, plains that stretch to eternity, spectacular sunsets and star-studded night skies. The place to enjoy the following experiences:

Outback Stations

A Station Stay is a unique Outback experience and true country hospitality at its best, where you can join in the everyday activities of a working sheep or cattle property. Your activities can include: mustering, shearing, drafting, taking property tours, fencing, fishing and discovering the unique flora and fauna.

Opal & Gem Fossicking

There are a number of opal fossicking sites throughout Queensland's Outback, particularly Opalton, Quilpie, Yowah, Cloncurry and north of Hughenden. You can fossick in a tour or by obtaining a fossicking permit. If your luck is in, you might find some boulder opal, amethystine quartz, amethyst, alluvial gold or one of the famous Yowah Nuts.

Dinosaurs & Fossils

Once part of a 'Great Inland Sea' that left the region rich in fossils, is Hughenden, Richmond and Winton on Australia’s Dinosaur Trail. Here are prehistoric creatures that roamed the land around 100 million years ago. Visit the world’s best-preserved dinosaur stampede at Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways near Winton. World Heritage-listed Riversleigh in Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, contains unique fossil finds consisting of previously unknown mammals, birds and reptiles. Some dating back 25 million years.

Queensland's outback is a place where characters share a yarn and people say g’day. A land of the dreamtime, recorded on rock faces and cave walls is ancient Aboriginal culture and where evidence of the dinosaurs reign over the earth can still be found.

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