Central & Southern Queensland

Birdsville, South-West Queensland

Birdsville is one of Australia's iconic outback towns. Once a notorious place through which cattle drovers moved their stock, Birdsville is now a thriving community where you can enjoy a cold drink at the Birdsville Hotel, back a winner at the world-renowned Birdsville Races or dance the day away at the Birdsville Big Red Bash.
Our aircraft land just outside the pub, making for an impressive entrance.
Visit Big Red, a stunning 40 metre sand dune, the first of 1140 parallel dunes marking the edge of the Simpson Desert, for sunset drinks.
Meet some true outback locals over a beer in the Birdsville Hotel.

Tours featuring Birdsville:
Cape York Air Safari
Cape York & Northern Islands
Lake Eyre & The Birdsville Races
Outback Horizons
Taste of the Outback 3 days
Taste of the Outback 4 days
Ultimate Outback Air Safari

Carnarvon Gorge, Central Queensland

Carnarvon Gorge is an oasis in the semi-arid heart of central Queensland, in the Southern Brigalow Belt bio-region. Carnarvon Creek has carved a winding course through sandstone over millions of years to form a spectacular steep gorge with narrow, vibrantly coloured and lush gorges. Take guided walks of Mickey’s Creek, Warrumbah Gorge, Moss Garden and a side gorge so narrow you can touch both walls at once. See how the spring systems work, explore the remnant rainforest, spot some of the 173 species of birds and myriad animals including kangaroos, echidnas and yellow-bellied gliders, and take some fabulous photos. Accommodation near the gorge is available at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge and Wallaroo Outback Retreat.

Tours featuring Carnarvon Gorge:
Cape York Air Safari
Cape York & Northern Islands

The Dig Tree, South-West Queensland

Near the borders of NSW, SA & QLD, on the banks of the Cooper Creek, The Dig Tree is where the explorers Burke and Wills famously set up camp during their quest to travel from the south to the north of Australia via the interior. We can land very close to the tree, and spend a little time learning about their ill-fated expedition.

Tours featuring The Dig Tree:
Cape York Air Safari
Cape York & Northern Islands

Lady Elliot Island, Southern Queensland

Lady Elliot Island is on the southern Great Barrier Reef. Situated within a highly protected Green Zone, the coral cay is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef.
There are only a few locations on the east coast of Australia where you can watch the sun set over the water - Lady Elliot is one of these special places.
With a range of comfortable accommodation options, with each unit designed to minimise impact on the island, Lady Elliot offers a wonderful eco-stay on the reef.
Access to Lady Elliot Island is via Seair aircraft from the Gold Coast or Hervey Bay.

Tours featuring Lady Elliot Island:
Islands of the Great Barrier Reef
Ultimate Wildlife Air Safari

Longreach, Central Queensland

Longreach, in just about the dead centre of Queensland, is full of history old and new – from Aboriginal heritage, to stockmen and pioneers, and the birthplace of Qantas.
Camden Park Station offers and insight into the history of grazing in the outback, and delicious food in a 1920s shearing shed.
A cruise along the coolabah-lined Thomson River, with its abundant birdlife, is the perfect way to start the day.
The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Outback Heritage Centre features series of exhibitions and displays which cover indigenous and more recent history of the region.
The Qantas Founders Museum tells the story of Australia’s national airline, from its early days in Outback Queensland to the present day.

Tours featuring Longreach:
Cape York Air Safari
Cape York & Northern Islands

Mitchell Grass Retreat, Longreach, Central Queensland

Luxury glamping just outside of Longreach, Mitchell Grass Retreat allows you to visit the best of Longreach, while staying out of town. With a private deck, air conditioning, indulgent king size bed and bath looking out over the plain, you may not want to leave!

Tours featuring Mitchell Grass Retreat:
Cape York Air Safari
Cape York & Northern Islands

Wallaroo Outback Retreat, Central Queensland

Nestled amongst the magnificent sandstone cliffs of the Carnarvon Ranges, Wallaroo is a 72,000 acre cattle property owned by your hosts, Pauline and Justin MacDonnell, near Carnarvon Gorge. Featuring luxury glamping tents, some with ensuite, some with separate private bathrooms, Wallaroo Outback Retreat is a self-catering retreat built from timber milled on the property. It’s close enough to Carnarvon Gorge for a day trip, however it also includes some incredible indigenous history (The Axe Factory and The Date Site) as well as its own spectacular gorges filled with views, flora and fauna. Your Boobook Tours specialist guide is also your cook.

Tours featuring Wallaroo Outback Retreat:
Cape York Air Safari
Grand Northern Heritage

Winton, Central Queensland

Winton, north of Longreach, is Queensland’s dinosaur centre. The world’s only recorded dinosaur stampede, known as the Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways, was discovered here in the 1960s. Many other dinosaur fossils have since been found in the region, with the Age Of Dinosaurs Museum featuring a huge collection.
The area’s other claim to fame is showcased at The Waltzing Matilda Centre - the first museum in the world dedicated to a song. ‘Waltzing Matilda’ was written by Banjo Paterson whilst holidaying on Dagworth Station. Legend has it that this song was first performed in public at the North Gregory Hotel.

Tours featuring Winton:
Grand Northern Heritage

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