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Flinders Area, QLD

Flinders Shire has many attractions to offer with four National Parks, Gemfields, mountainous volcanic basalt country and sweeping black soil plains and rich fossil and dinosaur areas. One of the most famous of these attractions is Porcupine Gorge National Park. Porcupine Gorge offers camping, birdwatching, swimming, splendid photographic opportunities and a diverse range of flora and fauna living amongst the brilliantly coloured volcanic basalt countryside and sandstone rocks. Campers should take their own water. Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve is also a beautiful natural spot for fishing, camping, bushwalking and swimming.

Hughenden is the major centre of the Flinders Shire, the other centres being Prairie, Torrens Creek and Stamford. Hughenden is situated on the banks of Queensland’s longest river, the Flinders. The annual rainfall predominantly falls between December and March, although some variation has been experienced over the last couple of years with rains falling as early as October. The town is located above the Great Artesian Basin and relies on sub-artesian bores for its water supply.

The Flinders Shire is predominantly a grazing area. The basalt red and black volcanic soil country north of the Flinders River consists of cattle properties, with the black soil downs country of Hughenden proving suitable grazing land for sheep.

Nearest Airport: Hughenden Airport


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Environmental
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Nature based

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Driving
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Fossicking
  • Gold prospecting
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Off Road Driving
  • Outback

About Flinders Area

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains