Great Inland Way

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area

The Great Inland way starts in Sydney and takes in much of central New South Wales before reaching the Queensland border at Hebel. The Queensland leg of the Great Inland Way road trip extends 1863 kilometres from Outback Queensland to the Coral Sea, beginning on the New South Wales border through to Cairns in the tropical north.

This six day bucket list adventure passes through Dirranbandi and St George, on the banks of the Balonne River and home to well stocked yellowbelly. Detour to Queensland's oldest hotel at the Nindigully Pub and try the 1.2 kilogram 'Road Train' hamburger - if you dare!

Continue along well signed and flat sealed roads, past open plains of Mitchell grass, brolgas and cattle properties to Surat, Roma and Injune en route to the sandstone escarpments of Carnarvon National Park.

Stop off at the gateway to the sapphire gemfields in Emerald with a fossicking permit, and then detour to Capella, Clermont, Charters Towers and Undara - to overnight in an old railway carriage and explore the historic lava tubes.

Grab a bite to eat at the highest pub in Queensland in Ravenshoe, and indulge on fresh produce in the 'food bowl of the tropics' on the Atherton Tablelands. Here, sip freshly roasted coffee from local plantations and gorge on tropical fruits and gourmet cheeses of every variety.

Complete the Great Inland Way with a scenic cable car tour overlooking the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef to Kuranda markets high in the hinterland, before descending into the launching pad of Cairns, to explore above and below the fringing Coral Sea.

Journey Details

6 Days
Itinerary Type
One Way
Mode of Travel
1863 Kilometres
Itinerary Route
One Way
Level of Difficulty
Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance


  • Animal Viewing
  • Art and Craft
  • Birdwatching
  • Bush Tucker
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Fossicking
  • Guided Walks
  • Train Ride
  • Wine Tasting
Herries Street
Corner of Ruthven Street
Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area

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