Road trips, off-roading and four-wheel driving encouraged for tourists on outback Queensland adventures

Road trips, off-roading and four-wheel driving encouraged for tourists on outback Queensland adventures

An in-depth drive guide has been launched this week in an effort to bring more tourists to outback Queensland this year. Outback Queensland Tourism Association (OQTA) chief executive officer Denise Brown launched the initiative, which includes 12 different detailed itineraries covering different parts of Queensland. OQTA chairman and Blackall/Tambo Regional Council Mayor Andrew Martin said with 1 million square kilometres of outback to explore, there was something for everyone. "We want to share it with the rest of the nation." The extensive guide showcases 12 routes which span everywhere from Brisbane to Cooktown to Thargomindah to Burketown. With extensive routes, including the distance, duration and a list of highlights along the way, Cr Martin said he hoped anyone in Australia looking for a holiday would take advantage of the self-guided tour options. "We're trying to encourage them to come now, don't wait for the traditional season. "There are a number of spots across from the outback that had a significant amount of caravans across the Christmas period and that was brand new for a lot of us." Cr Martin said …
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