It was time for us to plan another road trip and this time it was an Outback Queensland 2 Week Road Trip for us!
And because we lived up in North Queensland, what better opportunity for us to explore a bit of Outback Queensland, than right now.
So where did we start?
Like most of our planning to travel, we started with Google Maps looking at where we live and what would be our ideal trip away to see things we haven’t seen.
Out west looked good, rather than heading too far up into North Queensland yet.
So here I’ll give you a run down on where we are travelling and what we are going to be doing in each place as we go west through Outback Queensland.
You can click on the highlighted links and they will take you to my other pages where I have written about that place or that experience.
My aim is to document the trip so you and your family can use the information if you want to.
It’ll make it a easier for you to plan your holiday travel!
You might not stay in a camper trailer like us and choose to stay in Hotels and Motor Inns.
But either way you just have to maximise the time in each place to create your memories.
I’m sure we will probably be fitting in a bit more than we have planned.
We will see how we go!
Outback Queensland Road Trip
Here is the itinerary for our Outback Queensland 2 Week Road Trip.
So from here on, the highlighted links below will take you to the page to read about each day or experience.
Every page has the details of what we did on that day and also the addresses of where we did it for you.
Day 1 – Biloela to Rubyvale
The drive took 4 hours from our house in Biloela.
Not long you may think but couple this with the fact we are leaving for 2 weeks with a loaded caravan and kids, four hours can seem like twenty some days!
Click Here to read about Day 1 – Travelling to Rubyvale.
We stayed in the Rubyvale Caravan Park which was a great first stop, here are the address and contact details for you.
Rubyvale Caravan Park
16 Main Street
Rubyvale Qld 4702
P 07 4985 4118
Things to do in Rubyvale
Day 2 to 4 – Rubyvale to Longreach
It takes roughly 4 hours to drive from Rubyvale to Longreach.
Here are the things we did in the morning at Rubyvale and also what we did in Longreach.
Click Here to read about Day 2 – Drive to Longreach
Click Here to read about Day 3 Part 1 – Stockman’s Hall of Fame
Click Here to read about Day 3 Part 2 – Qantas Founders Museum
Click Here to read about Day 4 – Outback Pioneers, Stagecoach Ride and River Cruise
Where did we set up the Jayco while we were in Longreach?
We stayed at the Longreach Tourist Park which is a huge park, here are the contact details and location for you.
Longreach Tourist Park
12 Thrush Rd
Longreach Qld 4730
P 07 4658 1781
Things to do in Longreach
We used the Longreach Big 3 Pass to got to all three of these below over a two day period.
Day 5 to 7 – Longreach to Winton
It’s only 1.5 hours drive form Longreach to Winton, so a walk in the park compared to some of the trips we do.
Click Here to read about Day 5 – Drive to Winton
Click Here to read about Day 6 – Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Click Here to read about Day 7 – Bladensburg National Park
We stayed at the Matilda Country Tourist Park which is quite a small park compared to most.
It still had all of the necessities though which was great!
Matilda Country Tourist Park
43 Chirnside Street
Winton Qld 4735
P 07 4657 1607
Things to do in Winton
Day 8 to 10 – Winton to Mount Isa
Winton to Mount Isa is a 5 hour drive.
Here’s what we did on the way to Mont Isa and also the day of the trip we did it.
Click Here to read about Day 8 Part 1 – Walkabout Creek Hotel
Click Here to read about Day 8 Part 2 – Mount Isa Caravan Park
Click Here to read about Day 9 – Underground Hospital, Lake Moondarra and The Lookout
Click Here to read about Day 10 – Camooweal and the Qld/NT border
We stayed at the Mount Isa Caravan Park which is just on the outskirts of town.
It’s a pretty dusty caravan park but I’m guessing that at certain times of the year all of the caravan parks would be dusty.
Here is the address and the phone number for you if you need to book a spot before you get there.
Mount Isa Caravan Park
112 Marian Street
Mount Isa Qld 4825
P 07 4743 3252
Things to do in Mount Isa
On way to Mount Isa you can visit the Walkabout Creek Hotel where Crocodile Dundee was filmed.
Hard Times Mine Underground Tour
Day 11 – Mount Isa to Hughenden
So we left Mount Isa and drove the 5.5 hours to a small town called Hughenden.
Click Here to read about Day 11 – Drive to Hughenden
We stayed at the most famous caravan park in Hughenden (probably the only par to be honest) and we wished we could of stayed longer.
The caravan park was awesome and there is a lot to explore in the area too.
Here’s the contact details for you if you are swinging through Hughenden on the way to Townsville.
Hughenden – Allan Terry – Caravan Park
2 Resolution Street
Hughenden Qld 4821
P 07 4741 1190
Things to do in Hughenden
Mount Walker Lookout
Day 12 to 15 – Hughenden to Townsville
The drive from Hughenden to Townsville takes 4 hours.
Click Here to read about Day 12 – Drive from Hughenden to Townsville
Click Here to read about Day 13 – Shopping, Barber and Castle Hill
Click Here to read about Day 14 – Kissing Point, Jezzine Barracks and The Strand
Click Here to read about Day 15 – Day trip to Magnetic Island
We stayed in possibly the best caravan park in Townsville while we were here.
We got the last spot available too, so we were very lucky!
Here is the address and phone number for Rowes Bay caravan park on the beach in Townsville.
Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park
46 Heatleys Parade
Belgian Gardens QLD 4810
07 4771 3576
Things to do in Townsville
Day 16 – Townsville to Biloela
The trip home took a long time, all in all it was a 9.5 hour drive.
And the saddest part of the journey is the trip home, at least we have all of the wonderful memories to treasure though.
You can read about the last day here, Click Here to read about Day 16
Outback Queensland Road Trip Map
Here is our Outback Queensland trip in Google Maps for you to look at if you want as well.
It gives you a bit more visual outline of the above itinerary so you can see how far we travelled.
Bye Bye Outback Queensland
So there you have it, we finished our Outback Queensland 2 Week Road Trip!
After spending a long time sorting out the itinerary and planning all the experiences it all came together without a hitch.
Now you can benefit from what we have done if you have a few spare weeks to travel too.
Now it’s time for you to head off to start our journey with us.
Read through Day 1 and at the bottom is the link to Day 2 and so on right through until Day 16.
This will make it easy for you to have look through each day and write your own Outback Queensland planner.