Nature and wildlife
Discover the abundance of natural beauty, native animals and plants along the Barcoo Way.
On the banks of the Barcoo River away from the highway noise, Stubby Bend offers fully self-contained travellers a free site for camping. Stroll the Coolibah Walk along the river.
Take a stroll down to the Barcoo Weir built back in 1934. It was built to provide greater water security for the community. A pipeline links Oma Waterhole to the Weir.
Fancy a picnic by a tranquil pond just six kilometres out of town on Emmet Road? The pond was named after Yuranigh an Aboriginal Australian from Molong in New South Wales.
If it's wildlife you're seeking, then head to Yaraka for wildlife galore. There's plenty of roos plus you may see goannas, goats, pigs, kite hawks, wedge tailed eagles.
Head to the top and let the magnificent 360-degree view take your breath away. Visitors compare Mt Slowcombe to being Queensland's equivalent to the Northern Territory's Kakadu.
At the southern end of town you'll find the Tambo Dam and parklands. Spend time relaxing on the grassy areas with a picnic or fire up one of the free barbecues.
The Bottle Tree
The name of the bottle tree can be taken literally, as there is a significant amount of water stored between the inner bark and the trunk.
Idalia National Park
Discover Idalia National Park just 113km south-west of Blackall in the Gowan Ranges. Enjoy birdwatching, bushwalking and 4WD tracks exploring historical sites.
The scenic Langlo–Adavale Road between Tambo and Blackall is approximately 200 kilometres and will take approximately one day to complete.
Cooper Creek is one of those must see outback destinations that will not disappoint. Take a stroll on the banks or cool off in this history rich water source.
It doesn't get much more 'Outback' than standing on these giant red sandhills, viewing stunning panoramic views over Windorah and surrounds.
Hit the road and explore Windorah's vast country of Gigdee woodlands, Spinifex grasslands and floodplains. Learn the native flora from common name plates along your journey.
Take part in a true outback fishing event at the Isisford Fishing Competition held annually in July at Oma Waterhole. Join in the fun and compete for cash prizes.
Spend a day or a week at this beautiful permanent waterhole, just 16km south west of Isisford. It is popular for camping, fishing and water activities.
Explore the 'rooftop of Queensland' with a self-drive tour of Tambo's stunning Wilderness Way. View a range of spectacular natural sceneries like nowhere else!