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More reasons to head to Outback Queensland

24 June 2020

Three new tourism attractions have opened in Barcaldine just in time for the Queensland winter school holidays.

Despite a minor setback during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Desert Dreaming Centre, Yambangku and Freedom Parks are now ready to welcome tourists to the region.

Funded through the Outback Tourism Infrastructure Fund, the attractions will be a major draw card for visitors looking to experience Outback Queensland.

The three Outback Tourism Infrastructure projects:

  • Desert Dreaming Centre: a new attraction where tourists can experience authentic Indigenous and paleo pastimes.
  • Yambangku: Aboriginal Hands Sharing on Country Together: a new Indigenous ecotourism experience on a remote cattle property, Gracevale.
  • Freedom Parks: Construction of Barcaldine Regional Council's Freedom Parks in Aramac, Jericho and Muttaburra to accommodate campers, caravanners and RVs.

A fourth attraction in Barcaldine, the Australian Workers Heritage Centre is also currently under construction and is set to open at the end of the year.

The Queensland Government’s $10 million Outback Tourism Infrastructure Fund has supported projects that extend right across the state from Adels Grove and Cobbold Gorge in the north, through central Queensland and down to Roma and Cunnamulla in the south.