The town of Quilpie, in Outback Queensland, offers the visitor a range of experiences from fishing and picnicking at the Bulloo River to beautiful parks and nature reserves for the botanically minded.
For a great vantage of the surrounding area, a climb to Baldy Top lookout is highly recommended. And for those looking for something precious, you can spend the day fossicking for opals.
For an insight to the area, be sure to check out the Visitor Information Centre, Shire Gallery and Shire Museums.
Listen for names such as Tully, Durack and Costello, who were among the first settlers. Hear about the struggles during flood and drought and the hardship of isolation from the people who have experienced it on the interactive compact disc at the Quilpie Shire Museum.
Quilpie is a great service town for the traveller as it has all the necessities and many of the luxuries visitors may desire. Access the free wi-fi at the Visitor Information Centre or Library to keep in touch with friends and family in air-conditioned comfort.
You may come to Quilpie to admire the exquisite boulder opal in its hometown but there is so much more to do and see, so allow yourself plenty of time to take in the Quilpie Outback adventure. Quilpie is an RV friendly town, so come on, pull up stumps and stay awhile and visit this unique town.