Travelling The Leichhardt Way - Rockhampton to Brisbane
Stops & Highlights Between Rockhampton to Brisbane
Rockhampton - Mt Morgan
Aim to visit the complimentary Rockhampton Zoo in the afternoon for native Australian and exotic animal feeding and viewing. Ideally situated between the Rockhampton Botanical Gardens and the stunning Murray Lagoon, these attractions will make for the perfect day trip! A rail museum, art gallery and military museum round out some of the attractions of 'Rocky'. Driving south from Rockhampton, you’ll see numerous Brahman cattle in the fields.
Rockhampton - Mt Morgan Continued...
Mt Morgan - Biloela
Whilst you are visiting the town, you can see the iconic Biloela Water Tank Art, featuring the 'Spirit of the Land' Mural, as well as browsing through the Queensland Heritage Park’s historic pioneer buildings and vintage agricultural machinery collection. Then 12 kilometres south of Biloela, is the geologically rare Mount Scoria, comprised of numerous finger-like basalt columns which emit musical tones when struck. There is an endless list of sights to see and things to do whilst visiting this special part of Outback Queensland!
Biloela - Theodore
Theodore - Miles
There are also significant collection displays at the Dogwood Crossing Miles - Art Gallery & Community Centre, Great Artesian Basin Interpretive Centre & Miles War Memorial. The town also features the world’s first combined-cycle power station fired by untreated coal seam gas with Australia's first steam turbine condenser cooled by coal seam methane waste water.
Options from Dalby
Featuring the Dalby Pioneer Park Museum, Jondaryan Woolshed, Warra Mine Site, Jimbour House and nearby Darling Downs Zoo, there is so much to see and many things to do while you are here. Enjoy the peaceful natural surrounds of the Lake Broadwater Conservation Park, Bunya Mountains National Park and Myall Creek. Or embark on the Dalby Heritage Trail, have fun on a Bunya Mountains Horse Drawn Tour, visit the Dalby Country Antiques or go to the Dalby District Show or Jandowae Timbertown Festival.
Dalby - Moonie
Moonie - St George
The first stop in St George will have to be The Unique Egg where you can watch Stavros Margaritis carve unique emu eggs as he has done for more than 60 years. His illuminated eggs are a truly amazing sight to see! Amble the Ballonne River Walk or take a river cruise as you enjoy the serenity of the great outdoors. Partake in a spot of fishing from the river bank - the Murray Cod are humongous! Enjoy a wildflower tour here between August and October, a cotton farm and winery tour, an air or 4WD tour, see the stunning Aboriginal rock pools or marvel at one of the biggest populations of birds in Australia.
Options from St George
Lightning Ridge is the Black Opal 'Capital of the World'. You can experience underground sculptures, a bottlehouse museum, a castle, the largest display of old and rare cactus in the Southern Hemisphere and visit hills named 'Lunatic', and 'Pig'. Go on a pub crawl to 'The Pub in the Scrub' and 'Sheepyard Flat', tour an underground mine, or even have a go at fossicking yourself at the Australian Opal Centre. At the end of the day, enjoy slipping into the free naturally-heated Artesian Bore baths covered in the fabric of beautiful outback's night stars and sky.
St George - Goondiwindi
Stretch your legs on the lovely river walk along the banks of the Macintyre River at the Natural Heritage & Water Park, marvel at the architecture of the iconic Victoria Hotel or see the local Goondiwindi War Memorial. Outside of town is an abundance of native flora, botanical gardens, and a water course for swimming and watersports, both making great picnic spots. Take a bushtucker or cotton farm tour while you’re visiting before your return trip back to the 'big smoke'.
Goondiwindi - Toowoomba
Toowoomba - Brisbane
Featuring glimmering skyscrapers, department and boutique stores, an array of casual and fine dining options, parklands, botanical gardens and lookouts, Brisbane has so much to offer in the way of attractions and unique experiences. Some of the major tourist spots to visit, include the South Bank Parklands, Mt-Coot-tha Botanical Gardens, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Story Bridge and take the Brisbane Riverwalk pathway. With plenty of sights to enjoy and things to do in Brisbane, it's hard to decide on what to do first!
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