Captured by incredible creators Mattea and Jordy of 75 Vibes, the QLD outback serves as a perfect backdrop to our Topanga Picnic Rug. Read on to find out how to curate your very own outback adventure.
The Queensland Outback
Outback Queensland, covering approximately 1.7 million square kilometers, is a vast and rugged region compassing remote towns, sprawling cattle stations, red desert landscapes, and towering sandstone formations. Adventurers can immerse themselves in the stunning natural beauty of Outback Queensland by exploring the Simpson Desert, Carnarvon Gorge, and Bungle Bungle Range through guided tours or self-guided hikes.
QLD Places to see
The Big Red Sand Dune
40 metres in height, and situated just 35 kilometre from Birdsville; the famous Big Red Sand Dunes provide a challenge for 4WD lovers. The first of 1,140 parallel dunes in the Simpson Desert, the spectacular sunsets from the top of Big Red are mesmerising.
Talaroo Hot Springs
Talaroo Hot Springs in outback Queensland unite 65-million-year-old geological marvels with the Ewamian Aboriginal cultures. The hot springs hold a deep spiritual connection that spans back thousands of years. If that wasn't special enough, this is the only Australian hot spring.
Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park
Boodjamulla is an exceptional park in Queensland, renowned for its stunning gorge scenery, diverse wildlife, exhilarating walking and canoeing, and fossil deposits dating back 25 million years. The serpentine ribbon of green that is Lawn Hill Gorge carves through the dry savannah landscape, creating a verdant oasis in the heart of the outback...
Things to know before your trip
There are many unique destinations to explore. Research and plan your itinerary ahead of time to ensure you have enough time to visit the places you want to see.
Be aware of the climate: The outback can experience extreme temperatures and weather conditions, so it's important to be prepared. Bring appropriate clothing, sunscreen, and plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Know the road conditions: Many roads in the outback are unpaved and can be rough, so it's important to have a sturdy and reliable vehicle. Research road conditions and closures before you leave and be sure to take necessary precautions.
Outback picnicking tips
Plan your visit for the right time. The outback can get very hot. It is recommended to visit between October and March when the temps are cooler. Schedule your picnic in for sunset, when the rays are less piercing. Avoid thunderstorms or high winds.
Keep it all cool! Make sure to pack yourself an esky as well as lots of water to get you through the evening. Bring light food with lots of veggies and fruit. Sandwiches, nuts and granola bars will also do well!
Make sure to pack out all of your trash and leave everything as you found it to help preserve the natural beauty of the area.