While some may think the Outback is strictly four wheel drive material - it's not. Major highways such as the Matilda Highway and Overlander's Way are fully sealed and the accommodation is as varied as it is comfortable. If you're on the caravan journey of a lifetime, you will be pleased to know nearly all towns have caravan parks.
One way to start a perfect Outback adventure is aboard one of Queensland Rail's Inlander trains. The 10 hour trip will have you passing through all the towns between Townsville and Mt Isa with Richmond being about halfway from either destination. There are two departures per week. For rail only bookings phone 132 232 or visit www.traveltrain.com.au.
Bus QLD is commited to making your journey as safe and comfortable as possible. They offer services from Townsville to Mt Isa on Monday & Saturday during the day and on Wednesday nights. They also offer a trip from Mt Isa to Townsville on Tuesday & Sunday during the day and Thursday nights. Call Kronosaurus Korner on (07) 47413 429 for more information or visit http://busqld.com.au/long-distance-services/mt-isa-townsville/.
Greyhound Australia services all towns along the Overlander's Way between Townsville & Mt Isa with connection to the Northern Territory four days a week: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. For more information contact Kronosaurus Korner (Richmond Bus Depot) on (07) 47 413 429 or the Greyhound call centre on 1300 473 946 or visit www.greyhound.com.au.
Enjoy the spectacular views of Outback Queensland from the air with Queensland's own airline. Rex Airlines operates flights between Townsville and Mount Isa stopping at Richmond three days a week: Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Bookings can be made at Richmond Newsagency for Schedules and Fares Call 131713 or visit www.rex.com.au.