Top outback sporting events

See world-class rodeos, endurance challenges, and events showcasing the outback strength and skill.

Normanton Rodeo

The Normanton Rodeo & Campdraft is an action packed Rodeo program that runs over 4 fun-filled days.

Normanton

Outback Festival

See the famous Australian Dunny Derby at Winton's Outback Festival. There's five days of quirky events featuring Century Cycle Challenge, dinner under the stars and more

Winton

Richmond Fishing Classic

The Richmond Fishing Classic event attracts visitors from all over Queensland. It's a great weekend for families and people of all ages.

Richmond

Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic

One of Outback Queensland's most unique events, the Lake Mooondarra Fishing Classic boasts THREE days of non-stop action!

Mount Isa

Dirt n Dust Festival

It's billed as the dirtiest, dustiest, most challenging Festival you will find in Australia Featuring Australia’s toughest sprint triathlon, horse races, bull rides and bog snorkelling.

Julia Creek

Porcupine Gorge Challenge

Challengers follow a gruelling 8 kilometre course along the base of the spectacular Porcupine Gorge National Park. 

Hughenden

Georgetown Rodeo

Georgetown's Rodeo is held annually in June. Make sure to see top events, tie-down roping, bull riding, team roping and saddle bronc.

Georgetown

Stockman's Challenge

Listed as one of the “150 Must Do Things” on Queensland’s 150th Anniversary Celebration Calendar, the Curry Challenge is an elite and prestigious event.

Cloncurry

Boulia Camel Races

The famous Boulia Camel Races, held annually on the third weekend in July, attracts people from all over the world to the township of Boulia.

Boulia

Mount Isa Rodeo

The Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo is where the romance of the Australian Outback meets the grit of a mining town, east meets west and man meets beast.

Mount Isa

Normanton Barra Classic

The Normanton Barra Classic offers a $10,000 Cash Raffle, and $6,000 (Senior heaviest Barra) Fishing Comp prize, making the Classic a must do fishing event.

Normanton

Richmond Rodeo

The Richmond APRA Rodeo has a full action packed rodeo program with a fantastic day and night of Rodeo entertainment, food, bar and live music until late.

Richmond

Curry Merry Muster

Known for being Australia's Highest Single Payout Professional Rodeo, the event is an action packed weekend full of extreme sports, entertainment and family fun.

Cloncurry

Boulia Rodeo Campdraft

See all the action; gymkhana, barrel racing, rough riding events, steer rides, bull rides. This exciting event is held every April. Bar and a catered kitchen operate all weekend.

Boulia

Top outback cultural events

Meet quirky outback characters, immerse yourself in Australia's pioneering and Indigenous culture, see Australia's top creatives at play.