Travelling The Adventure Way -Brisbane to Cunnamulla
You’ve got the spirit of adventure…let that lead you on the outback trip of a lifetime through Southern Queensland’s Adventure Way and see some of country’s most spectacular, remote and iconic outback townships. Getting away early is easy when you’re eager to explore new destinations. There’s no doubt that Brisbane will be in the rearview mirror before you can say “let’s go on a road trip”!
Traverse the fascinating Adventure Way, filled with tales of many hardships and strong ‘Aussie Outback’ spirit, retracing the tracks of the Cobb & Co. With stunningly vivid outback sunrises and sunsets adorning the horizon, clear starry night skies and sweeping plains bursting with an abundance of native wildlife, The Adventure Way is nothing short of an ‘adventure’ and it won’t take you long to understand why they aptly call it so!
The Warrego Highway is the road that leads you to your next daily adventure. See the ‘river city’s’ skyline disappear as you head towards Southern Queensland Country and the Lockyer Valley, passing through Ipswich. Discover the beautiful & picturesque ‘Garden City’ of Toowoomba, renowned for its many gardens and parks, and of course its ‘Carnival of Flowers’ every September.
Now travelling in the Western Downs Region of Dalby, you will find the quiet, small towns of Moonie and Tara where you can enjoy the Moonie Yabbie Races, visit Tara’s infamous Commercial Hotel or join in the fun at the Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races! After your stops here, you will then carry on to the beautiful town of St George where you can also add on trips out to Cunnamulla. Hear the renowned story of the ‘Cunnamulla Fella’ and Great Artesian Basin as you journey through 6 hectares of different ecosystems to a birdwatcher’s paradise. Boasting over 200 species of birds, you will truly be amazed by this natural spectacle, or experience what life is like in the outback on a station stay.
Stops & Highlights Between Brisbane to Cunnamulla
Brisbane - Toowoomba
Home to the 'Carnival of Flowers' in September, Toowoomba is a truly picturesque and gracious town with numerous gardens and public parks, like Queens Park and the elegant Laurel Bank Park. Discover the beauty of this 'Garden City' of Toowoomba. Catch a bus from town to the university to see the Ju Raku En Japanese Garden. Discover the new shopping precint, laneways and the many relaxed eateries and cafe options by following the amazing 'First Coat Street Graffiti and Mural Art' walking trail. Take a bus up to Picnic Point for beautiful views from the top of the Great Dividing Range and eastwards across the valley towards Brisbane.
Toowoomba - Dalby
Past Dalby is Tara, home to vast wheat fields and the heart of some of Australia’s finest Merino country. Moonie, a tiny settlement on the intersection of the Leichhardt and Moonie Highways, is the oil capital of Queensland with Australia’s first commercial oil field. It’s also the home to the Moonie Yabbie Races, billed as the 'race that stops the outback', a quirky country event run each November. You’ll love the fashions on the field, race action, food and live entertainment! You can also browse local arts and crafts and experience the Moonie Heritage Trail where you’ll see brilliant murals depicting the history of the town.
Moonie - St George
St George - Cunnamulla
The Cunnamulla Heritage Trail explains the town's fascinating past, while the Stephanie Mills Gallery displays local photographic artwork that provides a unique perspective on the region's scenery. In Cunnamulla, you can hear the story of the 'Cunnamulla Fella' at the Cunnamulla Fella Centre, along with the Great Artesian Basin which flows beneath 1/5 of Australia. The basin is the lifeblood of the Outback which you can see on your journey through 6 hectares of different ecosystems to a birdwatcher’s paradise, boasting over 200 species of birds, just 16km from town. Or choose to “live the life” of the people that helped shape this country on a typical station stay. Like many places in the outback, Cunnamulla has a beautiful river where you can take a sunset river cruise, fish, or stroll the river walk along the banks, overlooking the floodplains.
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