Matilda Country is the heartland of some of our national icons and folklore. Here, such giants as the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Qantas began. Many of Banjo Paterson’s verses were inspired by western Queensland people, places or events. Further back in the mists of time, dinosaurs called this area home and elements were laid down to later become opals.
Answer the call of inner Australia and visit western Queensland this year. You can do it the comfortable way or you can dust off your sense of adventure. Come in the family car, bring your caravan, fly in or choose some of the roads less travelled on a 4WD camping holiday.
Climb a mighty sand dune, enjoy Australian wildlife at home in the outback and become the world’s best sunset photographer. And while you’re boiling the billy over a campfire, you might even find yourself whistling a few bars of Waltzing Matilda.