North Queensland Outback Holidays

Stretching from the Northern Territory border in the west to the Great Dividing Range in the east, The North Queensland Outback covers 186,000 square kilometres where the rich biodiversity of the tropics meets the golden bushland of the outback. The Gulf Savannah region offers a unique wilderness adventure unlike anything else in the world. The holiday of a lifetime, this authentic outback experience will create lifelong memories in some of the most breathtaking natural environments the world has to offer.

Home to an abundance of native flora and fauna to historic towns, aboriginal culture, gemstones and precious resources and World Heritage listed fossil fields, this captivating part of the North Queensland Outback is also home to amazing natural phenomena including hot springs, lava tubes, deep gorges, winding river systems and some of the world's best fishing.

The North Queensland Outback is also home to Australia's best adventure drive, Savannah Way, the only route that crosses the continent. From Cairns to Broome via Katherine, the route features some of the country's most amazing scenery, more than 15 National Parks and four World Heritage listed attractions. Covering nearly 3000km, Savannah Way is ideal for cross country adventures.

The North Queensland Outback is also home to the Undara Lava Tubes, spectacular natural attractions that are a monument to the ancient history of Australia. The Undara Lava Tubes are the remnants of the longest lava flow originating from a single volcano in the world. These natural geological wonders join gem fossicking and minerals such as moonstone, quartz, peridot, garnet, aquamarine and gold as some of the most popular natural attractions in the area. However there is plenty more to discover including night time wildlife spotlight walks, the Kalkani Crater, sunset tours, self-guided walks and more.

The North Queensland Outback and Gulf Savannah are perfect for visiting year round with each season offering its own unique characteristics. Divided between the wet and dry seasons, the wet or 'green' season is surprisingly comfortable despite the rainfall and offers a less crowded holiday experience with plenty of wildlife.