Outback Queensland is a mesmerising place where the land and the people tell Australia’s story. Known for its wide open skies and breathtaking landscapes, Outback Queensland offers an incredible array of rural Australian experiences.

The destination is home to colourful characters, a laid-back culture, indigenous attractions, rich history and ancient landscapes. It hosts a vast network of welcoming communities.

Study Outback Queensland

Outback Queensland offers good primary and secondary school options. The main townships of Longreach, Mount Isa, and Emerald offer the majority of choices.

TAFE Queensland North provides its services across Outback Queensland including Mount Isa, Cloncurry, and Normanton, It offers courses in the areas of building and related trades, business and management, community services and sports, IT and creative arts, education and training, engineering and related trades, horticulture, conservation and land management, nursing and much more.

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Things to do in Outback Queensland

Attractions and activities in Outback Queensland include star gazing at the Cosmos Centre in Charleville, hearing the story of the early operators at Qantas at the Founders Museum in Longreach, digging for dinosaur fossils at The Australian Age of Dinosaur Museum or meeting one of Australia’s most endangered species – the Bilby.

Outback Queensland’s bakeries, cafés and restaurants offer a genuine Australian experience and menu. It is one of the rare places where you can indulge in a locally produced beef from a cattle station just down the road. There are plenty of resting spots between towns to stop and enjoy a meal, cold drink and friendly chat with the locals.