Brisbane itself is a thriving modern and cosmopolitan city, with beaches on its doorstep. It is also the capital of the state of Queensland and the transport hub of the state.
Queensland is a huge state with a vast inland and coast which has spectacular natural beauty and a culture which must be experienced to be believed.
There are several companies which offer Outback tours to experience various natural wonders and sites of beauty and true Aussie Outback lifestyles:
Outback Aussie Tours run by Alan and Sue Smith is a multi award winning organisation.
Most of their multi-day bus tours depart from Longreach which is an easy 2 hour flight from Brisbane.
They’ll show you the North Queensland regions around Longreach and Winton, home to the Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. http://www.outbackaussietours.com.au/
Outback Spirit are active in a number of states including Queensland.
Their 15 day Outback Queensland Spectacular tour takes you directly from Brisbane via Mount Isa and the Gulf of Carpentaria to Cairns to Explore the quintessential outback and discover wilderness and heritage. http://www.outbackspirittours.com.au/
Nature Bound offer tours for the over 50s.
The Corner Country Tour takes you from Brisbane out through Queensland to the corner where three states, (South Australia, New South Wales and QLD) meet.
Exploring the Queensland outback along the way on a 14 day journey which returns to Brisbane. http://www.natureboundaustralia.com/
WayOutback are small group specialists.
Their 11 day Brissie to the reef tour takes you along the coast from Brisbane to Cairns.
With optional extras like quad-biking, white water rafting, goat mustering and hot air ballooning you’ll be in for adventure. http://www.wayoutback.com.au/
Australian Wilderness Tours can take you to the Cape.
Out of Cairns, which is an easy flight from Brisbane, the 7 day Top End & Gulf Tropical Experience has highlights of the underground lava tubes at Unanderra and visiting the Gulf of Carpentaria. http://www.awtours.com.au/
Out The Back Australia have a tour which follows the steps of the explorers into Queensland.
Take a train tour from Brisbane to Charleville and then continue on by coach to Cunnamulla.
This overnight tour will let you meet local people and see native flora and fauna that just can’t be found in the bigger centres. http://www.outthebackaustralia.com/
These examples are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes the touring the Outback from Brisbane, so dive right in and see what other outback tours you can find.
And if you’ve been inspired by that, why don’t you think about exploring the Outback on a tour from Sydney as well?
Outback tours from Sydney offer the nature, culture and history of the New South Wales bush.