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Holidaying in Queensland’s Southern Outback isn’t just about roughing it in tents and lazing around a campfire. There is plenty of quality accommodation; great restaurants and cafes; and lots of options for luxury and pampering.

You can enjoy gourmet cuisine from award winning restaurants, steak and salad at the pub, or even authentic spit-roast and camp-oven cooking along the way. There are numerous cafes with great coffee and light meals as well. Or drop into Queensland’s most western winery for a glass of wine and a cheese platter in a parkland garden setting.

Accommodation options include historic hotels, luxury retreats, 3 and 4 star motels, caravan parks and cabins, and free camping options for the self-sufficient traveler. And while you’re in town, don’t forget to book in for a beauty treatment, therapeutic massage, day spa session, or a new hairstyle.

Restaurants & Cafes

Roma - Roma Explorers Restaurant

St George – Rivers Restaurant

Charleville – On the Rocks Restaurant

Cunnamulla – Club Boutique Restaurant

There are too many good cafes to list, but you can be assured that you can get a great barista-made coffee in every town. The local Visitor Information Centre will be happy to steer you in the direction of a good coffee or great dining options.


There are many excellent motels in the region. If you’re looking for a little luxury or a character hotel you might like to check out:

St George:

Riverland Motor Inn

Jacaranda Country Motel


Oasis Motel



Roma Explorers Inn

Roma Inland Motor Inn

Bungil Creek Motel

Roma Central motel


The local Visitor Information Centre will be happy to steer you in the direction of accommodation options to suit your needs and budget.

Artesian Pools

Soaking in the mineralised waters of an artesian spa is great for the body and soul.  Check out: 

  • Mitchell Great Artesian Spa Complex
  • Yowah Artesian Baths
  • Mungindi Artesian Pool
  • Artesian Spas at the Channel Country Caravan Park

Riversands Winery

Enjoy a relaxing wine and cheese platter in the parkland settings of the Riversand’s Winery in St George, Queensland’s most western winery.


There are many beauty therapy businesses in Queensland’s Southern Outback offering rejuvenating facials, massages, and hair and nail services. You might like to check out:


Mind, Body, and Soul

Vital Health

St George

The Hair and Beauty Hutt

Shea Beauty

Amber’s Hair and Beauty


Artesian Mud Baths


Glamour Boutique

Artesian Waters Day Spa

Tracy’s Beauty Centre


Outback Hair Studio


The local Visitor Information Centre will be happy to steer you in the direction of options for pampering.