Why Travel the Outback?


As the famous poem by Dorothea Mackellar goes…. “We love our sunburnt country” and with a couple of exceptions you can find a little bit of outback in every state of Australia and whilst remote, most regions are easily accessible from major cities and towns. We, of course, think Queensland and more importantly, Roma and Injune offer a great and easily accessible “Outback” experience.

In the Roma and Injune regions of Queensland we have it all – the open spaces that stretch out forever, awesome weather carved sandstone gorges, beautiful sunsets, dinosaur footprints, clear open skies, Aboriginal history and colourful characters that helped to build and make our outback what it is today.

There are many ways to see, explore and experience Australia’s Outback, none better however than with Boobook Explore, whose friendly and knowledgeable guides take you on a journey through pre and post pioneering history, point out the little known and iconic Australian wildlife, tell the stories of the local area and share through experience the outback way of life.

What is the Outback?

The “Outback” is generally used to describe the vast, remote, arid interior of Australia and is usually at least quite a few hundred kilometres away from our nation’s coastline, capital cities and urbanised areas. However, all Australian “Outback” locations are not as dry and remote as you may think.

While Outback places in Australia, such as around the townships of Roma and Injune in Queensland, maybe slightly drier than the coastal urban areas, they still support an abundance of wildlife, rivers, creeks, waterholes, important industry and rural communities. Interestingly Roma, formally recognised as being part of Australia’s Outback, is also only a one hour flight by plane or an easy 6-hour drive from Brisbane, Queensland’s bustling capital city!

“The Outback” should not be confused with the term “The bush” which by definition is used to describe rural, undeveloped land or country areas. So while you can go “Bush” in “The Outback”, not all “Bush” areas are found in “The Outback”.

So when you think about your next Australian holiday think “Outback Queensland”. Even in the arid scorched areas of Australia, you will still find beauty. Our Outback has some pure gems, that you will not find in the big smoke or anywhere else for that matter, including extraordinary flora, ecosystems and intriguing wildlife not seen anywhere else in the world.

The Sphinix
Lake Nuga Nuga

If you haven’t been to Outback Australia then you haven’t really travelled! A great friendly spot for families, couples and individuals to explore. If you love road trips and wide open spaces then get to a true outback town, like Roma and Injune. Have a yarn and let the locals show you around. Find out how you can experience the Queensland Outback with Boobook Explore.

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