Quilpie Shire is making its mark as the adventure capital of Outback Queensland, gearing up for an action packed school holidays.
Whether it’s climbing Hells Gorge, tearing up the red earth on motorbike, taking a step back in time with Australia’s biggest dinosaur at Eromanga, yabbying, fishing, tree and rock climbing, kayaking or surfing desert sand dunes there’s an abundance of fun in the Quilpie Shire.
“These school holidays we’ll host the popular Quilpie Motorbike Gymkhana & Enduro which provides outback off-road dirt bike riding on some of the State’s most spectacular tracks, as well as serving up some of the best adventure tourism offerings. And some, like Australia’s biggest dinosaur, are entirely unique to our beautiful patch of Outback Queensland,” said Karen Grimm, Manager Tourism & Economic Development Quilpie Shire Council.
“With overseas travel off the cards it’s really made Australian’s take stock of what they can do in their own backyard. A digital detox and days spent kayaking, fishing and exploring our beautiful outdoors have never looked so good,” added Grimm.
Quilpie is home to a stunning opal altar in St Finnbarr’s Catholic Church – created from local boulder opal, and offers the chance to fossick for opal, hit a round of golf on the red earth Quilpie Golf Course and the Eromanga Natural History Museum offers kids a real life educational experience to learn about the dinosaurs who roamed the region nearly 10 million years ago, including Australia’s biggest dinosaur, Cooper.
For motorbike enthusiasts the local roads and tracks of the Quilpie Shire offer a dirt bike riding haven for all ages, while the upcoming Quilpie Motorbike Gymkhana & Enduro event will run at full-throttle across the weekend of September 25 & 26.
The mild warm mild weather of spring rounds out the long list of reasons to add the Quilpie Shire to school holiday bucket lists.
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