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Adventure Way Discovery

Location: Toowoomba, QLD | Type: Itineraries

Address:
Corner Herries and Ruthven Streets
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350


Website: www.queenslandsbigskycountry.com

Journey Distance 1944 Km

Journey Info

Follow this self-drive touring loop between Brisbane and Charleville, taking in pretty country drives, popular tourist routes and the famous Adventure Way tourist drive. See quaint country towns and heritage-listed Homesteads as you travel the Sunflower Tourism Route between Warwick and Toowoomba. Explore the world’s oldest and largest operating Woolshed at Jondaryan, and throw in a line and take a sunset cruise in St George, Queensland’s inland fishing capital. Enjoy a relaxing open-air mud bath under the stars in Eulo, and learn the mysteries of the night sky at Charleville’s Cosmos Centre. Meet the inspiring volunteers at the Bilby Experience and see the largest cattle sale yards in the Southern Hemisphere. Wander the beautiful gardens of heritage listed Jimbour House then escape to the spectacular Bunya Mountains National Park. Delight in the taste sensations of the South Burnett as you journey back to Brisbane.

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Website: www.queenslandsbigskycountry.com

Brisbane to Toowoomba (via Warwick)

Driving Scenic Rim

Travel south on the Cunningham Highway to historic Warwick, soaked in early settlement history with sandstone buildings and castle-like churches. Follow the Sunflower Route to Allora, the childhood home of P.L. Travers who wrote the Mary Poppins stories. Visit the heritage listed Glengallan Homestead, a nineteenth century country house and Rudd’s Pub named after author Steele Rudd en route to Toowoomba.

Route Details

Duration: 3

Distance: 249

Level of Difficulty: 

Itinerary Route: One way

Mode of Travel: Four Wheel Drive

Activities: Birdwatching, Camping, Scenic Drives, Walks

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Toowoomba to St George

Dalby Cotton

Continue your drive west to the heritage-listed Woolshed at Jondaryan, the oldest and largest operating Woolshed in the world. Download the self-guided tour app for an interactive walk through restored colonial buildings and the original Woolshed building. Follow the Adventure Way drive route through Dalby to St George, the inland fishing capital of Queensland.

Route Details

Duration: 4

Distance: 386

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Itinerary Route: One way

Mode of Travel: Four Wheel Drive

Activities: Birdwatching, Camping, Fishing, Scenic Drives, Walks

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St George to Cunnamulla

Eulo Mud Baths

Discover hand-carved illuminated emu eggs at The Unique Egg, ‘unique’ to St George. This world-class collection has been handcrafted over a period of more than 40 years. Continue on the Adventure Way to Cunnamulla for a visit to the Cunnamulla Centre and a side trip to Eulo for an open-air mud bath accompanied by wine and nibbles.

Route Details

Duration: 3

Distance: 294

Level of Difficulty: 

Itinerary Route: One way

Mode of Travel: Four Wheel Drive

Activities: Birdwatching, Camping, Scenic Drives, Walks

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Cunnamulla to Charleville

Charleville Bilby Experience

Follow the Mitchell Highway to Charleville, heart of the ‘mulga country’ and immortalized in Slim Dusty’s song by the same name. Get up close and personal with the Bilby, one of Australia’s most endangered species at the Bilby Experience. Join experienced night sky guides at the Cosmos Centre to view distant stars, planets and star clusters through powerful telescopes.

Route Details

Duration: 2

Distance: 198

Level of Difficulty: 

Itinerary Route: One way

Mode of Travel: Four Wheel Drive

Activities: Birdwatching, Camping, Fishing, Scenic Drives, Walks

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Charleville to Roma

Roma Sale Yards

Travel to Mitchell for a therapeutic soak in the Great Artesian Spa. Visit the original courthouse where local bushrangers the Kenniff Brothers were committed to stand trial. Drive east on the Warrego Highway to Roma where twice weekly you can join a free tour of the Roma Sale yards, the largest cattle selling facility in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy an amazing theatrical presentation, recreating the story of Australia’s Oil and Gas Industry at the Big Rig Night Show.

Route Details

Duration: 2.75

Distance: 466

Level of Difficulty: 

Itinerary Route: One way

Mode of Travel: Four Wheel Drive

Activities: Birdwatching, Camping, Fishing, Scenic Drives, Swimming, Walks

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Roma to Bunya Mountains

Bunya

Continue along the Warrego Highway towards Dalby then drive through the rich black soil grain growing area of the Jimbour Plains to heritage listed Jimbour House. Stroll through the beautiful formal gardens of this French classic sandstone Homestead built in 1875. Discover quaint arts and craft shops nestled in the foothills of the Bunya Mountains in the picturesque town of Bell then take the Kingaroy Road to Bunya Mountains National Park where its pristine rainforest and ancient bunya pines await.

Route Details

Duration: 3.25

Distance: 330

Level of Difficulty: 

Itinerary Route: One way

Mode of Travel: Four Wheel Drive

Activities: Birdwatching, Camping, Scenic Drives, Walks, Hiking

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Bunya Mountains

Bunya Mountains

Discover cool mountains, rainforests and waterfalls on a selection of spectacular walking tracks within the Bunya Mountains National Park. Enjoy the privacy of your Bunya Mountains Chalet, hand feed King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas, tour the rainforest in a Clydesdale drawn wagon and enjoy the simple pleasure of billy tea and damper. Watch for the Chocolate Wattled Bat at dusk and try your luck at spotting nocturnal animals.

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Mode of Travel: Car

Activities: Scenic Drives, Walks

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Bunya Mountains to Brisbane

Kingaroy

Travel down the Bunya Highway to Kingaroy and the Taste of South Burnett, a one-stop shop for locally produced wine, cheese and fudge. Visit the Kingaroy Observatory to view the real surface of the Sun by day and the starry constellations by night. Indulge with a gourmet platter at Crane Wines, a rustic cellar door perched high on the Booie Range with breathtaking views east over the valley. Your final leg of the drive will travel through the timber town of Blackbutt and the country township of Woodford back to Brisbane.

Route Details

Duration: 2.5

Distance: 221

Level of Difficulty: 

Itinerary Route: One way

Mode of Travel: Four Wheel Drive

Activities: Birdwatching, Camping, Scenic Drives, Walks

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