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Richmond, QLD

Imagine being in a place so diverse, so vast, you feel an indescribable sense of freedom. From the plains of the downs country to the silvery shimmer of the sun shining on the gidgee trees in the forest country, Richmond is often referred to as an oasis in the Outback.


Crossing the rolling downs country of north west Queensland, originally opened to white settlement by the explorer William Landsborough in 1862, the township of Richmond is a welcome sight on the horizon. Situated on the Overlander’s Way halfway between Townsville and Mount Isa, the town sits on the bank of Queensland’s longest river, the Flinders.

The region is an important pastoral centre for sheep and cattle, utilising the rich downs country. The township boasts outstanding gardens, lined streets and parks of bougainvilleas, native trees and shrubs. The bright and beautiful display is a feature that has become synonymous with Richmond.

Once part of the ancient inland sea, Richmond is rich in fossil deposits. Award-winning Kronosaurus Korner has some of Australia’s best vertebrate and marine fossils on display. If you find that are infected with ‘fossil fever’ after visiting Kronosaurus Korner, go out to one of the region’s dedicated fossicking sites to find your own fossils. Regular finds include shark teeth, fish bones, belemnites, ammonites and various shells.


If stepping back in time is more your scene, then take a heritage walk around the town, viewing the signs depicting the yesteryear.

Nearest Airport: Richmond

Where to stay?


  • 18-35's
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Remote
  • Self-Drive
  • Soft Adventure

Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Golfing
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Outback
  • Fossicking

About Richmond

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Richmond Postcode: 4822
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Outback Queensland
  • Latitude: -20.72879
  • Longitude: 143.14132
  • Elevation: 216m
  • Population: 648
  • Median Income: $34736
  • Area (Sq/km): 3358.087
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

Accommodation In Richmond

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Tours In Richmond

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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