Matilda Way

Multiple Locations

The Matilda Way is one road that most definitely leads to adventure, and a different one each day. The fully sealed 1812 kilometre highway that stretches from the New South Wales border all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria can be completed in as little as 24 hours. But, that's one heck of a drive and you'll be missing out on the 'real outback' and its friendly characters, unique attractions and unspoiled natural sites.

Four days is a comfortable drive, depending on how long you stay in each town. The road itself is fully sealed although, as you'll be sharing it with huge road trains and a selection of stock and native animals, it pays to be wary and understand outback road courtesy. When a truck is approaching, the best and most polite approach is to pull off onto the side of the road and wait for the truck to pass. You'll protect your vehicle from rock damage and the truckies will thank you for it. As you're travelling, check the byways along the route; there are plenty of side-trips that add to the overall outback experience.

Journey Details

Duration
96 Hours
Distance
1812 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Full Itinerary

Barringun to Cunnamulla

Goodbye New South Wales, hello Queensland! With a population of just four, don't expect a tumultuous reception in Barringun. The once-thriving New South Wales border town was so alive that there were two police stations; one on the southern side of the border and the other, with Queensland constabulary, just a stone's throw away.

The Tattersall's Hotel is one of the few original buildings still standing. Fuel is available in the township, along with refreshments and meals at the hotel.

The next major settlement is Cunnamulla, 119 kilometres to the north. Just south of Cunnamulla check out the dwarf-like red sand dunes adorned with pines. If the winter rainfalls are sufficient, have the camera at the ready for a landscape ablaze with wildflowers.

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Route Details

Route Type
One Way
Level of Difficulty
Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance
Mode of Travel
Car
Cunnamulla to Charleville

Cunnamulla, a country town full of outback traditions, provides enough reason to expand the itinerary and linger a while. This is a general service town with all the facilities that a traveller requires. Historical sites range from the Bicentennial Museum and Old Masonic Lodge to the Robber's Tree. The latter was a short-term sanctuary for Joseph Wells, who bungled an attempt to rob the town branch of the Queensland National Bank. The Cunnamulla railway station is one of only two totally covered platforms in Queensland.

A side trip to Eulo, the home of the world famous lizard races, is recommended. The mud springs and opal fields of Yowah are also worth a trip.

When all is done, head back to the Matilda Highway and head for Wyandra, 97 kilometres to the north. The highway follows the route of the railway and it's the railway system that actually dictated where towns would be created. Wyandra was once a major water stop for steam engines that hauled wool and sheep to the marketplace. There are some great examples of early architecture and many of these have helped form a self-guided heritage trail.

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Route Details

Route Type
One Way
Level of Difficulty
Level 2: Suitable for families with young children
Mode of Travel
Car
Charleville to Blackall

Charleville is a town that is worth some serious attention. It has a history featuring early cameleers, Cobb & Co. and Qantas. It has one of Queensland's largest schools of the air and is a major home base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which services towns as far away as Birdsville in the state's far south-west. Experience the amazing Cosmos Centre, a small observatory that introduces you to the world beyond.

Head north to Augathella (84 kilometres northbound) or detour through Quilpie and its opal fields. The pub in this town is the central social hub and a good place to hear about the exploits of the family of Kenniffs, infamous local bushrangers. On a more cultural note, local artists and artisans show off their latest creations at Boadicea Arts and Crafts.

Tambo is 119 kilometres north of Augathella and is home to the famous Tambo Teddies, established during the years of low wool prices but still going strong and producing teddies adored by children everywhere.

A side trip recommended for four-wheel-drive enthusiasts is out to Salvator Rosa National Park. If time is short, settle for a stroll along the banks of the Barcoo and do the Coolibah Walk.

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Route Details

Route Type
One Way
Level of Difficulty
Level 2: Suitable for families with young children
Mode of Travel
Car
Blackall to Barcaldine

Roughly 100 kilometres north of Tambo you'll arrive at the 'home of the original black stump'. Heed not what other states claim, as locals descended from early identities such as Jackie Howe steadfastly stick to the belief that the Thistle Street located stump is the genuine article.

In 1892 Jackie set a world record by shearing 321 sheep in seven hours and 40 minutes. He held that record for 58 years and when it was finally broken it was only by a shearer using machine shears, which were unheard of in Jackie's era.

It's here that you will again greet the Barcoo River, which flows close to the town. Keep count of how many times you cross the Barcoo on this trip, as local legend has it that after the tenth crossing you're there to stay.

The Historic Blackall Woolscour was brought back to life by locals to become a major tourist attraction. Whilst it's open throughout the year, 'steam-up' is usually restricted to the months between May and September. Blackall was supposed to have the first artesian bore in the central west, only to be beaten to the punch by Barcaldine, just 109 kilometres further along the Matilda Highway.

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Route Details

Route Type
One Way
Level of Difficulty
Level 2: Suitable for families with young children
Mode of Travel
Car
Barcaldine to Longreach

Barcaldine is a town that makes for a great 'pub crawl', although obviously not if you're driving. Each of the six pubs on the same side of the street are a tremendous example of nineteenth century architecture.

The town has a few other surprises including the Australian Worker's Heritage Centre. Set on five acres, this centre should keep you interested for a good couple of hours or longer. Make sure you also check out the 'Tree of Knowledge' in the main street, which is the founding site of the Australian Labor Party. Sadly, the tree was poisoned in 2006, but a fantastic memorial was built on around the tree's stump.

If you're travelling between Barcaldine and Ilfracombe during late August to early September, and the year's rainfall has been sufficient, the floral landscapes are spectacular.

In Ilfracombe, old tractors, disused farm equipment and historic examples of rural machinery have been neatly laid out to rest, forming a virtual open-air street museum known as 'machinery mile'.

Wander around town and visit the Wellshot hotel, take a dip in the artesian spa, see the corrugated iron Langenbaker Cottage and the Post Office, which claims to have been Australia's first motorised mail service.

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One Way
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Mode of Travel
Car
Longreach to Winton

The bustling town of Longreach came into prominence for visitors in 1988 when the Queen opened the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame. This modern centre is world famous and warrants much more than just a casual glance. The entire history, adventure and essence of the Australian outback is rolled into one huge, diverse and informative display.

Adding life to this western Queensland town are a number of other first-class attractions, namely the Qantas Founders Museum, with its own decommissioned Boeing 747 Jet as its centrepiece. The School of Distance Education offers tours of its facility, which provides an education to students within a 1000 kilometre or more radius via satellite internet. The Longreach Pastoral College, the Longreach Power House Museum and the Longreach Arts and Cultural Centre, in the old Ambulance Station, where locals display their arts and crafts, are also worth a visit.

Various companies offer regular sunset cruises on the Thomson River, some in historic paddle steamers, with campfire meals and bush poetry thrown in. Hop aboard a Cobb and Co. coach for a tour of the town or head out to a real working sheep and cattle property to get a glimpse into life on the land.

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Route Details

Route Type
One Way
Level of Difficulty
Level 2: Suitable for families with young children
Mode of Travel
Car
Winton to Cloncurry

It's virtually impossible to arrive in Winton and not be humming or singing 'Waltzing Matilda'. After all, it is a national song and it's there at the original North Gregory Hotel in Winton where Banjo Paterson first publicly performed it.

Not only is Banjo's song the best-known piece of Australiana on the world stage but it also gave rise to the world's only centre dedicated to a song. The Waltzing Matilda Centre gives many reasons to puff up the chest with a degree of Aussie pride.

In town, and in holiday season, the town's local open-air picture theatre, The Royal, screens latest releases and also hosts a recently developed outback film festival that attracts film buffs from all over the country.

This is also the town where the Qantas airline was born. The first general meeting of the airline was held at the Winton Club before operations moved to Longreach.

The landscape between Winton and Cloncurry is undulating and open downs country but some 80 kilometres north of Winton you'll pass through Ayrshire Hills, an ancient weathered formation that look very much like the mesas from a spaghetti western. These isolated mesas back Kynuna to the west of the town.

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Route Details

Route Type
One Way
Level of Difficulty
Mode of Travel
Car
Cloncurry to Normanton

Cloncurry is an interesting outback town and definitely deserves extended time for exploration. Mining has played a key role in the development and growth of the town and a bloke called Ernest Henry is responsible for its very existence. In 1867 he discovered copper and even today copper mining remains a major player in the growth of Cloncurry. Tours of the Ernest Henry mine are available and worth a visit.

A visit to John Flynn Place will provide a history lesson or two. The Reverend Flynn developed the Royal Flying Doctor service in the late 1920s to serve isolated outback towns and the service is still as integral to the outback's survival today as it ever was.

While the Matilda Way doesn't actually pass through Mount Isa, Cloncurry is so close to the nation's inland city that it's senseless not to visit. Mount Isa is home to a replica mine which is open for tours and machinery demonstrations. Come August, the world's third largest rodeo draws cowboys and girls, from all over the world.

Continuing on to Normanton, the vista changes and you'll see taller and taller termite mounds, which is a sure sign you've reached north west Queensland.

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Route Details

Route Type
One Way
Level of Difficulty
Mode of Travel
Car
Normanton to Karumba

It's a good stretch of road extending the 71 kilometres to Karumba, a town right on the Gulf of Carpentaria. Although it seems to take the longest of any previously travelled section of the highway, it's all to do with the excitement of finally reaching the 'end of the road' and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Its very location makes Karumba an excellent place to get a 'feed' of fresh seafood including excellent prawns, for which the town is noted. Visit one of the many vibrant bars at night and you're sure to run into somebody from the prawn trawling fleet. Speaking of bars, music buffs may know the Red Hot Chill Peppers' song 'Animal Bar', from the album Stadium Arcadium, which is written about Karumba and named after one of the town's bars.

Around Karumba it's relatively flat country, but it's the birdlife that excites. Saurus cranes, similar to a brolga, are in abundance. If you're in Karumba in September or October, keep an eye out for the 'morning glory' a unique cloud formation that sometimes forms in the early morning.

Congratulations for making the full length of the Matilda Highway.

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The luxury bungalow tent island retreat of Svendsens Beach Great Keppel Island offers guests the perfect eco friendly island holiday with a 'glamping' experience. At their reasonable prices anyone can afford a week on the pristine side of Great Keppel Island. Walk the many bushwalks (up to five hour tracks), snorkel on their lovely coral reefs or just relax. They meet you at the island ferry and transport you over to share their small, friendly, ecologically gentle island way of life, where their power comes from wind generators and solar panels. Whales migrate past the island in Winter (July-September) and turtles nest in Summer (November-February). The accommodation is for adults only. Svendsens Beach can accommodate a maximum of 10 adults in the two luxury tent-bungalows, the newly appointed studio and the rental house. The tents and studio form one small cluster, where up to three couples can share, whereas the house is completely separate and self-contained.

Noosa Avalon Farm Cottages

Pinbarren, Noosa Area
From AU$121 - 300
Noosa Cottages is an Eco award winning Retreat and Sanctuary for your Queensland holidays in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland, fully self-contained holiday accommodation on 30 private treed acres. Sunshine coast accommodation with panoramic mountain views, offering great value for money. Noosa Avalon Farm Cottages has five very individual private country cottages from rustic to country elegance and can sleep one to 23 guests. Great for families, honeymooners, romance, children and pets, and business groups in the real Australian bush. Don't forget your marshmallows to toast around your campfire and enjoy a kaleidoscope of stars. Close to Lake Cootharaba, Cooroy, Pomona, Eumundi, Fraser Island and Cooloola, Enjoy National Parks, kangaroos, lakes and native animals, butterfly and bird watching, walking and horse riding trails, Eumundi markets, art galleries, museums, Majestic Silent Movie Theatre, antiques, restaurants, fishing and swimming. They are environmentally friendly since 1986 and do not use poisons on Avalon. Five minutes to your local friendly town of Pomona, quirky and historical, lot of antiques and country shopping, only 90 minutes from Brisbane. The kids will love animal feeding and viewing on the farm. Experience wildlife and farm animals with a focus on revegetation, habitat and education.
From AU$110 - 110
Enjoy your farm stay activities and accommodation at Chinchilla, the beginning of the outback. In 1990 Shirley and Brian returned to the family property (settled in 1910) to build their Bimbimbi home. Later they restored the original pioneer family home complete with original furniture at Little Hollow. They now can share with guests their love and enjoyment of country life either at Bimbimbi which offers full accommodation or self-catered accommodation at Little-Hollow. The 2,500 acre Hereford grazing property is situated 20 kilometres west of Chinchilla and is only a three and a half hours drive from Brisbane. When you step out of your car the peace and tranquility of the views, bush and wilderness areas will enfold you. Guests can walk to explore or just watch the Hereford cows and calves graze. Bordering on the Condamine River this property has preserved a major part of the original bush and wilderness areas. It has been recognised by Greening Australia and is registered as “Land for Wildlife”.

Henderson Park Farm Retreat

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
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From AU$165 - 225
Henderson Park, a fifth generation family run working cattle property, is uniquely positioned just 10 minutes off the East Coast Highway and 30 minutes north of Rockhampton, Central Queensland. Join an educational property tour, simply unwind or take a break from travelling. Go on a bush walk, see wildlife and cattle in their natural environment, go canoeing, swimming, fishing (creek is stocked with Barramundi!) and admire the stunning sunset and evening bird song. There are two styles of fully self contained accommodation available. Luxurious accommodation is provided in an intimate setting at Hedlow Lodge, which boasts 180 degree views over the property and water from the spacious communal deck. Four queen ensuited rooms are available in Hedlow Lodge. Their Pioneer Style Cabins are cosy and timber lined with private verandahs also overlooking beautiful Hedlow Creek. Two cabins are available each with different bedding configuration. Ranked number 1 of 32 places to stay in the Rockhampton region on Trip Advisor, hosts Annika and Ryan are waiting to welcome you to their little piece of paradise!

Hay Point Country Bed and Breakfast

Hay Point, Mackay Area
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From AU$140 - 140
Relax and escape to this tropical country retreat located only 25 minutes south of Mackay. Access roads are all sealed - only 10 minutes from the highway. The air-conditioned self-contained unit provides a convenient home-base while you explore the Mackay/Whitsunday region's rainforests, reefs and many other unique tourist attractions. After a day of sightseeing or fishing, unwind with a game of tennis and then cool down in the resort-style pool. You might like to assist with feeding the farm animals or just take a leisurely walk while you absorb the country atmosphere. A full breakfast is included in the tariff and country style evening meals are available with 24 hours notice. The unit has a well-equipped kitchen and the laundry includes a washing machine, iron and ironing board. Wi-fi is available and they accept Visa and MasterCard.

Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
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From AU$42 - 525
Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park is located on the waterfront of the Tallebudgera Estuary, an ideal holiday spot for families who love the water. There’s a netted swimming area in the creek plus a patrolled surf beach 300 metres from the park. This family park has it all with three swimming pools which are heated seasonally, a tennis court, well-stocked kiosk, camp kitchens, barbecues, a playground and recreation room. Park accommodation includes a wide variety of two and three bedroom villas that sleep from four to nine guests. Villas on the waterfront have picturesque views, and for the budget conscious, the lodging rooms are ideal with shared facilities. The wide range of sites is suitable for caravans, camper trailers, camper vans and tents. Options include waterfront, ensuite, powered and un-powered. A boat ramp adjacent to the park provides easy boating and fishing access. Scenic Burleigh Heads National Park is within a short stroll for bushwalks and spectacular views. The drive to theme parks and Surfers Paradise is a comfortable 30 minutes from the park and easy access to public transport gets you to nearby golf courses, restaurants, and services clubs.

Greenlee Cottages

Sarabah, Scenic Rim Area
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From AU$175 - 300
Greenlee Cottages are four contemporary cottages with rustic charm set in the Scenic Rim, with a backdrop of Greenlee Farm macadamia orchard. Soak up the great views of the Canungra Valley from the deck. Listen to the Canungra Creek flowing by. Relax with a good book. Immerse yourself in nature with native wildlife and birdlife on your doorstep. The cottages accommodate between two and four people. Woodcutters cottage is disable friendly so all guests can enjoy the beauty of the surrounds. Enjoy the comfortable queen beds and the rustic touches in the bathrooms. Each cottage has its own welcoming feel. Wi-fi is available. Indulge in a breakfast basket full of food sourced from the Scenic Rim that you can cook in your kitchenette. A barbecue gazebo is available for your use at any time. Barbecue packs can be arranged with notice. Farm tours can be arranged to explore the macadamia farm. Make time to taste the many wines of the area, or go bushwalking at close locations like O’Reillys, Binna Burra or Tamborine Mountain. Learn about the woodcutting history of the Canungra area. Only one hour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.
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From AU$70 - 180
Come and live the real outback life. Myella is a working cattle farm situated 1.5 hours from Rockhampton. They offer friendly and clean accommodation. The rooms have air-conditioning, fan and most have a refrigerator and feature a painting from a local artist. The beds are comfortable and all linen is provided. Standard rooms have shared bathrooms, there are some ensuite rooms available. One bathroom on the farm has wheelchair access. Powered or unpowered campsites are available. There is a television, laundry, swimming pool, a large lawn area, and the dining hut is made from Myella farm timber. Great home cooked meals are available. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Tours are available (additional cost) or book an all inclusive package. Try horse riding, motorbike lessons, cow milking, whip cracking, lasso, feed cows, horses and chickens. See the wild kangaroos, go on a bush walk or just take in the breathtaking country scenery. Become one of the family and enjoy great country home cooked food. Transfers available or enquire for their self drive packages.
From AU$185 - 265
Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay is a tranquil and private farmstay holiday getaway featuring self contained accommodation. Located in the Gold Coast Hinterland at the foot of Tamborine Mountain, their farmstay is just a one hour drive from Brisbane and an easy 40 minute drive from the Gold Coast. Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay are nestled in some of the Scenic Rim Regions most beautiful countryside and on the doorstep of award-winning wineries and the best equine stables and polo fields. Whether you're looking for adventure or just some peace and relaxation, Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay has something for everyone. They even offer facilities for you to bring your own horse, perfect for those who are attending one of the many equine events in the area.

Wittacork Dairy Cottages

Witta, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$190 - 350
Wittacork is a modern working dairy farm on 300 acres, containing over 100 acres of pristine rainforest. The farm adjoins Lake Baroon Conservation Area and National Park and is a Land for Wildlife registered property. The self contained cottages are set on a ridge overlooking Lake Baroon and the Obi Obi Gorge National Park and surrounded by rainforest. Guests can watch the cows being milked, feed the calves, collect eggs, bushwalk or laze on the deck soaking in the peace and the views. The property has a two kilometres of walking tracks in the rainforest with bridges across creeks and waterfall viewing areas.
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