Take the road less travelled, through a string of tiny country towns along Queensland’s Sunset Way Tourist Drive. It’s a place where historic treasures and riverside camping locations are around every corner, on a journey of beautiful sunsets and sweeping plains.
It’s guaranteed no traffic lights, or even roundabouts along this relaxed country drive, travelling west from Tara in Southern Queensland Country and following sunsets across big open skies until you reach Surat, three hours west, on the edge of Queensland’s Outback.
It’s a drive of nostalgia and Australiana, falling in love with Aussie flora at Myall Park Botanic Garden and then happening upon a roadside vintage garage straight out of the 1940s! You’ll re-visit the class and hardships of coach travel at Surat’s Cobb and Co Changing Station and re-connect with the stories of Aussie diggers at Meandarra’s impressive ANZAC Memorial Museum.
Riverside walks and picnic stops, as well as freshwater fishing and camping spots are everywhere, but if you’d prefer to find a bed, you’ll find one in each town.
Accessible three and a half hours west of Brisbane, or as a side route if you’re travelling north/south on the Leichhardt Highway or Great Inland Way.