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Road Trippers

Hit the road and explore the wonders of Blackall with our Road Trippers itinerary page! Whether you're passing through on an epic journey or planning a scenic drive through the Outback, our guide is your key to unlocking the best of our town. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems along the way, we've curated a route that promises adventure, discovery, and unforgettable experiences. Fuel up, buckle up, and get ready to embark on the ultimate road trip through Blackall. Let's make this journey one for the books!


days / 1499kms

 Matilda Way

The Matilda Way is one road that most definitely leads to adventure, and a different one each day. The fully sealed 1812 kilometre highway stretches from the New South Wales border all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria, from Cunnamulla to Karumba. Traversing the ‘real outback’ the route is filled with friendly local characters, unique attractions and unspoiled natural sites. Four days is a comfortable drive, depending on how long you spend discovering the unique charms of each township. Along the Matilda Way you will discover little known secrets, experience the raw history of the region and natural wonders of the vast and ancient landscapes.

As you’re travelling, check the byways along the route; there are plenty of side-trips that add to the overall outback experience. Just remember you are sharing the road with huge road trains, livestock and native animals, take care and give way, you’ll protect your vehicle and the truckies will thank you for it. Come and enjoy experiencing the Outback along the Matilda Way.

Day 1: Cunnamulla

Day 2: Cunnamulla to Charleville

Day 3: Charleville to Blackall

Day 4: Blackall to Barcaldine

Day 5: Barcaldine to Longreach

Day 6: Longreach to Winton

Day 7: Winton to Kynuna

Day 8: Kynuna to Cloncurry

Day 9: Cloncurry to Normanton

Day 10: Normanton to Karumba


days / 2896kms

Gems of the Outback Loop

Come explore Outback Queensland on this 14 day gems of the outback journey. Find yourself fossicking for your fortune in Rubyvale, meet Hughie the giant Muttaburrasauras, swim in a pool fed by the Great Artesian Basin, watch the entertaining Outback Stockman’s Show, glide on the Thomson River at sunset, take a guided tour of the historic Blackall Woolscour, visit the largest cattle saleyards in the Southern Hemisphere and finish off your trip by exploring Carnarvon Gorge!

Day 1: Emerald to Alpha

Day 2: Alpha to Barcaldine

Day 3: Barcaldine to Muttaburra via Lake Dunn

Day 4: Muttaburra to Hughenden

Day 5: Hughenden to Winton

Day 6: Winton

Day 7: Winton to Longreach

Day 8: Longreach

Day 9: Longreach to Blackall

Day 10: Blackall to Augathella

Day 11: Augathella to Roma

Day 12: Roma to Carnarvon Park

Day 13: Carnarvon Gorge

Day 14: Carnarvon Gorge to Emerald

Winton - Australian Age Of Dinosaurs

Copyright: Tourism and Events Queensland

Photographer: Picture Co.

Longreach Qantas Founder Museum

Copyright: Tourism and Events Queensland

Photographer: Sam Thies

Carnavon Gorge Australia

Copyright: Tourism and Events Queensland

Photographer: Mad Dog Productions

Eromanga - Eromanga Natural History Museum

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Outback Pioneers - Longreach

Copyright: Tourism and Events Queensland

Photographer: Jesse Lindemann

Charleville - Bilby Experience

Copyright: Tourism and Events Queensland

Photographer: Matthew Taylor


days / 3440kms

Outback Legends

Pack up the car and head out west to take on the 15 day Outback Legends self drive. This journey will take you through iconic Outback Queensland towns that offer experiences and adventure for every member of the family. Highlights of this suggested journey include visiting the Jondaryan Woolshed, hearing the story of the Cunnamulla Fella, Lake Bindegolly, the Tree of Knowledge, star gazing at the Cosmos Centre and Observatory and catching the night show at Roma’s Big Rig.

Day 1: Brisbane to St George

Day 2: St George to Cunnamulla

Day 3: Cunnamulla to Thargomindah

Day 4: Thargomindah to Eromanga

Day 5: Eromanga to Quilpie

Day 6: Quilpie to Windorah

Day 7: Windorah to Yaraka

Day 8: Yaraka to Longreach

Day 9: Longreach to Rest Day

Day 10: Longreach to Blackall

Day 11: Blackall to Rest Day

Day 12: Blackall to Charleville

Day 13: Charleville to Rest Day

Day 14: Charleville to Roma

Day 15: Roma to Brisbane

Blackall Starry Night.jpg

Photographer: Peter Van Noorden

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