While the Outback Queensland Tourism Association this week announced that visitor numbers had continued to grow in 2019 and expenditure was at an all-time high, one western Queensland attraction hasn't been feeling the love.
There is a saying that out of tragedy, good can come, which is what has recently happened for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland Section.
Muttaburra's adoption of public art as a feature of the town has extended to its claim as the centre of Queensland, marked in steel with a detailed map and rainfall record.
A sandstone carving of a baby dinosaur emerging, a metallic yellowbelly, and a flourishing steel grasstree are among the new sculptures that will be brightening up the small town of Muttaburra after this weekend.
Bob Elliott may have found fewer prehistoric fossils than his father David Elliott OAM but he says he's found the best ones.
Adjudicators from as far away as Germany have helped judge a combined 227 dance routines in the unique Dirty Feet Outback Dance Festival in Julia Creek.
A hairdresser from Manildra in central West NSW is also shearing some quality wool from the family's Merino flock.
It's a long way from western Queensland to Flemington racecourse but an uncanny link between the two was revealed when the 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup toured the region recently.
Los Angeles might have the nine white letters that spell out the word Hollywood but now the western Queensland town of Blackall has its own version.