14 days in Townsville & Outback Queensland Itinerary

14 days in Townsville & Outback Queensland Itinerary

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Townsville
— 1 day
Drive
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Charters Towers
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hughenden
— 1 night
Drive
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Richmond
— 1 night
Drive
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Julia Creek
— 1 night
Drive
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Cloncurry
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Isa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Winton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Longreach
— 1 night
Drive
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Eulo
— 1 night
Drive
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Roma
— 1 night
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Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of Kissing Point Fort, then contemplate the long history of National Trust Heritage Centre, and finally learn about all things military at Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Townsville trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Townsville. In February, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Townsville

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:

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Charters Towers

Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get a taste of life in the country at Leahton Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Basalt Wall National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Assay Room and Mining Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Zara Clark Museum, then make a trip to Buckland's Hill, and finally get great views at Towers Hill Lookout.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Charters Towers trip app.

Drive from Townsville to Charters Towers in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hughenden.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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Hughenden

Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. On the 9th (Tue), examine the collection at Flinders Discovery Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hughenden driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Charters Towers to Hughenden in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hughenden can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Richmond.

Things to do in Hughenden

Museums
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:
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Richmond

Richmond is a town and locality in the Shire of Richmond in western Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): gain insight at Cambridge Downs Heritage Display Centre, then see the interesting displays at Kronosaurus Korner, and then don't miss a visit to Richmond Fossil Hunting Sites.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Richmond day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hughenden to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Richmond sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Julia Creek.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:
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Julia Creek

Julia Creek is a town in mid northern Queensland, located on the Flinders Highway (Overlander's Way), the main road between Mount Isa and Townsville. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Julia Creek trip planner.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Julia Creek takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cloncurry.

Things to do in Julia Creek

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

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Cloncurry

Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Dr David Harvey-Sutton Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at John Flynn Place Museum & Fred McKay Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Burke&Wills Monument.

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Traveling by car from Julia Creek to Cloncurry takes 1.5 hours. In February in Cloncurry, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Cloncurry

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

2
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Mount Isa

Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Underground Hospital and Museum, get outside with Lake Moondarra, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Isa City Lookout, and finally get outside with Telstra Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Outback at Isa and then go deep underground at Mary Kathleen.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mount Isa online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cloncurry to Mount Isa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cloncurry in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Mount Isa, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Winton.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

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Winton

Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. On the 15th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Waltzing Matilda Centre, then stop by Winton Opal Gems, then see the interesting displays at Qantilda Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Corfield & Fitzmaurice General Merchants. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs and then make a trip to Arno's Wall.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Winton day trip app.

You can drive from Mount Isa to Winton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Longreach.

Things to do in Winton

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

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Longreach

Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Longreach online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Winton to Longreach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Eulo.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:

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Eulo

Eulo is an opal-mining town and locality in the Shire of Paroo in South West Queensland, Australia. On the 18th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at Artesian Mud Baths.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Eulo day trip site.

Drive from Longreach to Eulo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Roma.

Things to do in Eulo

Spas
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:
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Roma

Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Roma's Biggest Bottle Tree, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma, and finally get the lay of the land with BOOBOOK Ecotours.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Roma trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eulo to Roma takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Roma

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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