North Western Fishing Trail

Multiple Locations

Queensland Western Country is a unique pocket of Australia rich in culture, agriculture, and heritage. The region begins less than 3 hours drive west of Brisbane and can be explored while touring some of Queenlands major arterial highways.

Enjoy a Southern Queensland Country freshwater fishing experience the local way. Follow the footsteps of local fishing enthusiasts and take in the 7 day self-drive fishing tour from Toowoomba to Mitchell.

Destinations include: Lake Cooby, Highfields, Dalby, Condamine, Miles, Injune, Roma, Mitchell, Yuleba

Journey Details

Duration
N/A
Distance
514 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Swimming

Full Itinerary

Toowoomba to Dalby

The day begins at the picturesque Lake Cooby (North of Toowoomba). Stop at Highfields for lunch and then drive out to Dalby via Toowoomba for an afternoon of fishing at Loudoun Bridge. Camp here or head back to Dalby for a night on the town embracing western hospitality at its best.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Car
Distance 100 kms
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance
Dalby to Chinchilla

Off to the Jandowae Dam and then on to Archers Crossing just outside Chinchilla. Have a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon fishing before making your way to accommodation in Chinchilla. Be sure to try some melons in Chinchilla (its famous for them! Every 2 years in February there is even an event to celebrate the delicious fruit!)

Route Details
Mode of Travel Car
Distance 82 kms
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance
Chinchilla to Condamine

See the sun rise at the Chinchilla Weir and fish until hunger gets the better of you. Have a pub lunch in downtown Chinchilla before making your way down to Caliguel Lagoon at Condamine. Spend the night at the Lagoon or enjoy a local farmstay experience, the choice is yours.

Route Details
Mode of Travel Car
Distance 60 kms
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance
Condamine to Injune

Leave Condamine and make your way North to Gil Weir at Miles. Have lunch in Miles and then travel along the Warrego Way to Roma before heading North again to Injune. Stay the night in Injune and make sure to pick up some supplies for tomorrow. Depending on how you are feeling you might sneak in a quick trip up to Carnavon Gorge, it's amazing!

Route Details
Mode of Travel Car
Distance 263 kms
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance
Injune to Roma

Leave for Lake Nuga Nuga and spend the morning fishing. Have a picnic lunch and then travel South back to Roma. Stay in Roma for the night and experience the Big Rig night show (an interpretative representation of Romas Oil and Gas past) or meet locals in one of the numerous pubs.

Route Details
Mode of Travel Car
Distance 91 kms
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance
Roma to Mitchell

Travel a bit further west to Mitchell along the Warrego Highway, and visit the Great Artesian Spa for a soak in the thermal mineralised artesian waters (relaxing for the body and therapeutic for the soul). Pick up some more supplies, and continue your relaxing day with some fishing at Neil Turner Weir before camping the night.

Route Details
Mode of Travel Car
Distance 87 kms
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance
Mitchell to Yuleba

Say farewell to Mitchell and travel East back to Brisbane stopping in on the quaint town of Yuleba. Have a picnic lunch in Yuleba and spend the afternoon fishing at Judd’s Lagoon. Stay the night at the lagoon or make your way to Miles. That concludes that North Western Fishing Trail.

Route Details
Mode of Travel Car
Distance 146 kms
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance

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