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North West Outback Queensland Region - Holiday Activities, Tours, Attractions
Listed Below are the North West Outback Queensland Region - Holiday Activities, Tours, Attractions - Find where to Go, what to See and Do.
- Where to Go, What to See and Do
The North West Region covers a large outback area in North West Queensland include the major towns of Mount Isa, Camooweal and Cloncurry and the local economy is driven by mining, agriculture and tourism. The North West region and the neighbouring Central West Region together form the Outback Country with much to see and do in its spectacular and rugged landscapes. Discover ancient dinosaurs in its world-class fossil sites. Tour working underground mines, walk through to breathtaking gorges and try your luck at fossicking for gold and gemstones. Some of the major activities include: # Outback Stations Stays offer a unique opportunity of living life on the land and helping with the everyday activities of a working sheep or cattle property. # Four Wheel Driving - There are many tracks that wind through spectacular outback scenery from the channel country to desert dunes. # Great Outback Pubs - visting an outback pub gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the heritage, yarns and culture of the local communities. # Fishing - There are stunning waterways and great fishing opportunities from peaceful billabongs to mighty rivers, expansive braided channels to Lake Eyre and artificial lakes. # Dinosaurs and Fossils - Much of the Outback was once part of the `Great Inland Sea` and the area is rich in fossils. Visit Richmond, Hughenden and Winton on Australia`s Dinosaur Trail # Opal Gem Fossicking - There are a number of opal and gem fossicking, and gold panning sites throughout the Outback, particularly Opalton, Yowah and Quilpie. # Birdwatching and Bushwalking - There is a diversity of natural areas to explore: sand dunes, gibber plains, Mitchell grass plains, wetlands and mountains of the Great Dividing Range.