Natural Sciences Loop

Natural sciences loop map

The secret is out... 

The sky's literally the limit on the fully sealed outback adventure loop. If you prefer 'sight doing' over 'sightseeing' then be sure to allow time to actively explore the towns along the route. Take a look at some of the town highlights. 

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CHARLEVILLE Stargazing & Endangered Marsupials

  • Get up close and personal with the endangered Bilby
  • Discover the night sky and so much more at the Cosmos Centre & Observatory
  • See the Vortex rainmaker guns and learn their story
  • Uncover the top secret USAAF WWII base
  • Follow the Outback Native Timber self-guided walk
  • See the automated Weather Balloon release daily at 9:15am
Charleville Visitor Information Centre
Railway Station, King Street, Charleville
(07) 4656 8359

CUNNAMULLA Artesian Bores & Natural Sandhills

  • Discover the ancient artesian water story and Time Tunnel
  • Kayak the tranquil waters of the Warrego River
  • Spot the Cooper Creek Turtle and native birdlife
  • Soak in an artesian bore or artesian mud bath (Eulo)
  • Fossick for the unique Yowah ‘nut’ opal
Cunnamulla Fella Centre
2 Jane Street, Cunnamulla 
(07) 4655 8470

THARGOMINDAH Wetland Systems & The Dig Tree

  • Join a tour of Australia’s first hydro-electricity system and mud brick hospital
  • Drive to the historic Burke & Wills Dig Tree (unsealed)
  • Spend a day at the historic Noccundra Hotel
  • Follow the Bulloo River walk to the Weir
  • Discover salt and freshwater wetlands at Lake Bindegolly
Thargomindah Visitor Information Centre
Echidna Place, 37 Dowling Street, Thargomindah 
(07) 4621 8095

EROMANGA Giant Marsupial & Dinosaur Discoveries

  • Journey to Australia’s furthest town from the sea
  • See giant Diprotodon (world’s largest marsupial) fossils found in Eulo
  • Meet Cooper, a Titanosaur, Australia’s largest dinosaur
  • Learn how to prep real fossilised dinosaur bones
  • Discover Australia’s largest oil producing region
Eromanga Natural History Museum
1 Dinosaur Drive, Eromanga
(07) 4656 3084

QUILPIE The Boulder Opal & Hell Hole Gorge

  • Fossick for boulder opals and admire the Opal Altar
  • Climb Baldy Top summit for awesome sunset views
  • Catch yabbies and yellowbelly in the Bulloo River
  • Take a day trip to Hell Hole Gorge
  • Spot native birds and wildlife at Lake Houdraman
Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum & Gallery
51 Brolga Street, Quilpie
(07) 4656 0540

Want more information or a map?

Click here (or the image above) to download the natural Sciences Loop map as a pdf, or call the Outback Visitor Information centres.