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Watugo Outback Tours

Departing from Brisbane, Watugo offers a variety of specialised holidays that highlight the magnificent landscapes, fascinating characters, innovative attractions and exciting events that make the outback such a unique destination.

Watugo Outback Tours is a Brisbane based family business which caters for tours of up to 20 passengers and offers that special personal touch. Their buses are 21 seater deluxe Toyota Coasters, are seat belted, air conditioned, curtained and the compact disc player provides a selection of music from relaxing background to the rock and roll of your choice. They pace their days with plenty of stops so that you can enjoy your surroundings, grab a bite to eat or just a comfort stop as required.

The tours operate all year round, departing from Brisbane, and are usually five to ten day duration, depending on whether the trip is taken in a specific outback event. For example, an outback race carnival or festival, or to have a more extensive outback experience which could include visits to such places as Charleville, Longreach, Winton, the Central Queensland gemfields and Carnarvon Gorge National Park.

Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals and all entry fees are included in the cost of most tours. In designing these tours they are conscious of the fact that they need to allow sufficient time to appreciate the outback experience and maintain the flexibility of having the time to enjoy the unexpected and unique.

Touring Options

South West Queensland Discovery Tour

Adventure into some of Queensland’s vast and arid outback and discover striking and contrasting landscapes.

See the evidence of the ill-fated Burke and Wills Expedition at the ‘Dig Tree’, and their gravesites at Innamincka. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Cooper Creek, and imagine the colourful atmosphere with a visit to the Birdsville Racetrack.

Relive the days of our pioneeers on a ‘Tully-Durack’ tour during a two night stay at Ray Station outside of Quilpie. This 11 day tour travels through Saint George, Cunnamulla (Nardoo Station), Thargomindah, Innamincka, Birdsville, Quilpie and Mitchell.

Watugo Outback Queensland Charter

Watugo Tours specialises in small group charters (up to 15 passengers). Let them design a tour specifically to cater for your particular requirements to some of Queensland’s famous Outback events, such as the Birdsville Races, Mount Isa Rodeo, Boulia Camel Races, Bush Poetry Championships, World Championship Lizard Races.

Or design your own special interest tours such as photography, dinosaurs, heritage, national parks, wildlife (witness kangaroos and emus in their natural environment as well as many other examples of native flora and fauna), opal and sapphire gemfields.

Create your own Outback Adventure!

North West Queensland Adventure Tour

Step back 100 million years to lava tubes, dinosaurs and marine fossils to the recent gold rush days and the present mining and prawning industries.

From dramatic basalt and sandstone landscapes, spectacular gorges and sunset cruises, join Watugo Tours on this 11 day tour visiting some of the well known North West Queensland remote destinations.

Travel through the Atherton Tablelands to the Undara Lava Tubes, Cobbold Gorge, Karumba, Lawn Hill Park and the Riversleigh Fossil Field. Two nights at The Isa, onto Cloncurry and the Kronosaurus Korner at Richmond. Porcupine Gorge, Hughenden’s Muttaburrasaurus and the golden history of Charters Towers.


Popular Activities

  • Bush Walking
  • Fossicking
  • Sightseeing
  • National Park
  • Outback
  • Wildlife

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