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Adventure Way Discovery

Location: Toowoomba, QLD | Type: Itineraries

Address:
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350


Website: www.bigskycountrydrives.com.au

Journey Distance 1944 Km

Journey Info

This eight day itinerary includes discovering Australian stories, adventures and starry night constellations. Highlights of the journey include the historic Glengallan Homestead, historic pubs and homesteads and an open air mud bath. Visit an endangered species first hand with a Bilby experience, immerse in stunning natural landscapes and view the skies from a new perspective.

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Website: www.bigskycountrydrives.com.au

Brisbane to Toowoomba (via Warwick)

Glengallan Homestead

Travel south on the Cunningham Highway to historic Warwick, soaked in early settlement history with sandstone buildings and castlelike churches. Take a country drive to Allora, the childhood home of P.L. Travers who wrote the Mary Poppins stories. Visit the heritage-listed Glengallan Homestead, a 19th century country house and Rudd’s Pub named after author Steele Rudd en route to Toowoomba.

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Level of Difficulty: Grade 1

Itinerary Route: One way

Mode of Travel: Four Wheel Drive

Activities: Four Wheel Driving, Birdwatching, Scenic Drives, Walks

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Toowoomba to St George

The Woolshed at Jondaryan

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.

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Mode of Travel: Four Wheel Drive

Activities: Fishing, Scenic Drives, Walks

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St George to Cunnamulla

Sandy Town River Cruise

Enjoy a morning nature cruise along the Balonne River with Sandytown River Cruises. The river is a bird waters’ paradise with over 230 species found within the region. 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.

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Itinerary Route: One way

Mode of Travel: Four Wheel Drive

Activities: Birdwatching, Boating, Scenic Drives, Walks

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Cunnamulla to Charleville

Bilby Experience

Follow the Mitchell Highway to Charleville, heart of the ‘mulga country’ and immortalised 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.

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Itinerary Route: One way

Mode of Travel: Four Wheel Drive

Activities: Scenic Drives, Walks

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Charleville to Roma

Roma Saleyards

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 Way to Roma where twice weekly you can join a free tour of the Roma Saleyards, 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.

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Mode of Travel: Four Wheel Drive

Activities: Scenic Drives, Walks

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Roma to Bunya Mountains

Jimbour House

Continue along the Warrego Way 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.

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Mode of Travel: Four Wheel Drive

Activities: Birdwatching, Scenic Drives, Walks

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Bunya Mountains

Bunya Mountains National Park

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: 4x4

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Bunya Mountains to Brisbane

Travel down the Bunya Highway to Kingaroy. 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.

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Level of Difficulty: Grade 1

Itinerary Route: One way

Mode of Travel: Four Wheel Drive

Activities: Scenic Drives, Walks

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