What’s on in the Queensland Outback this year

If you spotted camels and cowboys in Brisbane city recently, you were not dreaming… The Outback did come to the city, just for the day, to celebrate the launch of The Year of the Outback and give the city folk a taste of what is on offer out West in 2019. See more of the launch here!

In April, head out to the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival for three days of jam-packed fun! Did you know the festival is so popular that the tiny Outback town swells from 300 people to 3,000 over the course of the weekend? With horse racing, live music, a triathlon and bog snorkelling on the agenda, we can guarantee it will be an experience that you will not forget!

Here are six other reasons why you need to visit Julia Creek this year!

Later in the month, Roma’s Easter in the Country Festival is on again for its fortieth year! Pack your bags and head out to Roma for five days of celebrating everything that is great about the country.

There is even something for golf fanatics on the calendar, with the Outback Golf Masters on in June through to August. What could be more special than playing a round on six of the world’s most unique courses?

If you are a movie buff, head to Winton between the 28th June and the 6th July for a real treat! The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival is an event that celebrates movie making in the Outback. Did you know that Winton is sometimes called the Hollywood of the Outback?

The Royal Open Air Theatre in Winton

When you step into the Royal Open Air Theatre in Winton, it's like you take a giant leap back in time… ?️For more information, visit http://bit.ly/Outback-Road-Trip

Posted by Queensland Weekender on Monday, 10 September 2018

While you are out west, why not extend your trip and head to Boulia for the start of the Boulia Camel Races on the 19th July? The Boulia Camel Races are known as the Melbourne Cup of Camel Racing, and trust us, they are just as exciting!

Before you head out to Boulia, why not brush up on your trivia? Here are ten things that you may not know about the charming town!

In August, the Cobb & Co Festival is taking over Surat to celebrate the Cobb & Co Coach service. The festival is a great chance to travel back in time and experience this fascinating part of Australia’s history.

Approximately 800 kilometres west of Brisbane lies Cunnamulla – a quaint country town that hosts the Cunnamulla Fella Festival every August. The Cunnamulla Festival is an annual three-day event that showcases the best of Outback Queensland. With entertainment such as a shearing display and bronc and bull riding on the cards, it is an event that will have you planning your return trip before it is even over.

Cunnamulla Fella Festival

? "… Oh, I'm the Cunnamulla fella… yes, I'm the Cunnamulla fella!" ?The Cunnamulla Fella Festival is back for 2018, with this small town's annual celebration kicking off August 24-26! Will we see you there?! ??Visit our website for all the details of our outback adventure: http://bit.ly/SouthWestDrive

Posted by Queensland Weekender on Sunday, 3 June 2018

If you are still up for more fun, the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is on from the 8th-11th August. The Rodeo recently won gold at the Australian Tourism Awards, and with good reason. After sixty years in business, the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo organisers sure know how to throw a great event.

If you attend any of these fabulous events, let us know by tagging us in your photos on Instagram #QueenslandWeekender

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