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Unveiling Australia’s Country Way

Category: Inspiration, Date: 5 July 2024

Queensland’s Heartland Beckons

Australia’s Country Way stretches a formidable 1,577 kilometres, weaving its way from Rockhampton to Brisbane through Queensland’s stunning and varied heartland. Along this picturesque route, travellers are treated to a delightful mix of natural beauty, rich history, and true-blue Aussie hospitality. If you’re considering a road trip that showcases the heart of Queensland, here’s a guide to the must-visit attractions and activities on the Country Way.

Dive into Rockhampton

Begin your journey in Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia. This vibrant city seamlessly blends the historic with the contemporary. Visit the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, reputed to be among the best regional gardens in the country, and the Rockhampton Art Gallery, which boasts an impressive collection of Australian art. For the history buffs, the Archer Park Rail Museum offers an immersive experience of the region’s rail heritage.

Rockhampton Museum of Art Credit: Tourism & Events Queensland

Wander through Biloela

A hub of rural life, Biloela provides an authentic glimpse into Australia’s agricultural heartland. Calliope River Historical Village is a living museum showcasing the region’s past, while Mount Scoria, a peak rising above the plains, beckons hikers and nature enthusiasts.

Biloela Credit: Tourism & Events Queensland/Katrina Elliott

Discover Monto’s Rich Heritage

Monto, Queensland’s youngest town, is steeped in history. Explore the Cania Gorge National Park, where sandstone cliffs and caves offer hiking trails and aboriginal rock art. The Three Moon Creek is a testament to the region’s pioneering spirit and its critical role during the gold rush.

Get Cultured in Kingaroy

Kingaroy is often termed the ‘Peanut Capital of Australia’. Learn about the region’s vibrant peanut industry and indulge in wine tasting at local vineyards. The nearby Bunya Mountains National Park, with its ancient bunya pines, offers excellent hiking trails and abundant wildlife.

The Peanut Van Queensland
The Peanut Van Credit: Tourism & Events Queensland 

Experience Esk

This charming town, nestled beneath Glen Rock, is a gateway to the Somerset region. For art enthusiasts, the Esk Cultural Heritage Precinct is a gem, and the nearby Wivenhoe and Somerset dams provide opportunities for water sports and relaxation. For the more energetic, jump on your pushy, or hire a bike, and explore the Rail Trail, a disused rail line that winds through the Brisbane Valley.

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail queensland
Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Credit: Tourism & Events Queensland   

End in Beautiful Brisbane 

Conclude your journey in Brisbane, Queensland’s capital. Cruise along the Brisbane River, shop at Queen Street Mall, and revel in the city’s myriad cultural attractions. Don’t miss the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Queensland Museum. 

Navigating the Country Way 

Australia’s Country Way is more than a road; it’s a journey through Queensland’s heart and soul. From historical towns to natural wonders, this route showcases the diverse and rich tapestry of Australia’s rural life and landscapes. So, pack your bags and set forth; the Country Way awaits, promising memories that will last a lifetime. 

Need Accommodation? 

Visit www.caravanqld.com.au/park to find a caravan park to stay at as you travel along the Country Way. 

For more Queensland road trip inspiration, check out our page.

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