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How many times have you driven through little towns on your way to ‘somewhere’, only to find out later from other tourists that you missed something really interesting or special? That can be really disappointing, especially if you’re unlikely to visit that area again.

So many little towns rely on tourist dollars for their survival and we’d like to help them out by getting the word out – whether it’s an event, a museum, a cafe, bed and breakfast, a park, a bakery, a great camping spot, a farm-stay, a country pub with good tucker; whatever it is, we’re inviting you to share your discoveries with us, website visitors and friends.

It’s really easy, just send us all the details, some pics of you enjoying your time in that town if you have them and we’ll do the rest. Best of all, it’s completely free to contribute! Email us here.

We’re indebted to Australian Heritage for much of the content in this section.


Quilpie Shire won a gold National Qantas Australian Tourism Award on March 17, 2023 in the ‘Visitor Information Services’ category and Quilpeta – Quilpie Night Show Experience – took out the Best New Visitor Experience Award at the Outback Queensland Tourism awards.

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140 Years of the Birdsville Races

As this iconic outback town saddled up for the 140th anniversary of the Birdsville Races in September 2022, we took a look back at some of the historic moments, milestones and characters that have made this regular event Australia’s oldest and most iconic outback race.

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Karratha – February 2019

The City of Karratha has been transformed in recent years, becoming one of Australia’s most liveable regional cities, set in a beautiful natural landscape.

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Adelong’s verandah-lined main street is classified by the National Trust (NSW) and some buildings date back to the goldrush era of the 1800s. The nearby Heritage Listed Industrial Site, Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins, boasts a remarkable collection of stone ruins and the remains of the Reefer quartz crushing mill.

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The phrase ‘beyond the black stump’ has connections with the town of Blackall, though it is not the only Australian town that lays claim to the coining of the phrase. The original stump at Blackall was used as a reference point when the area was surveyed in 1887.

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Broken Hill Heritage Listing

On January 20th, 2017, Broken Hill became Australia’s first National Heritage city. That sounds impressive, but you could be forgiven for asking: “What does that really mean?”

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Daly Waters

The Northern Territory’s Daly Waters Hotel is a legendary spot in a tiny town on the Stuart Highway. Today, with a population of about 23, the town of Daly Waters has little to commend it apart from its historic pub.

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Marree is an outback town near Lake Eyre South and is an old settlement on the edge of the vast desert area of Central Australia. It is a true desert settlement, receiving an average annual rainfall of only 155mm.

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