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Welcome to Drive Inland, where you will discover true beauty is on the inside!

Explore six Australian rural highways where hundreds of inland gems are waiting to be explored on a drive inland. Start exploring today!

Capricorn
Highway

580km from:
Rockhampton to Barcaldine

The Capricorn Way really displays the differences in Queensland landscapes. Starting in Rockhampton not far from the coast this 580 km highway takes you through ancient landscapes, winding its way through ranges and gem fields into Barcaldine, the gateway to Queensland’s Outback.



Capricorn Highway View Itinerary

Leichhardt
Highway

2022km from:
Melbourne to Yeppon

Leichhardt Highway Set off on a modern day adventure as you ‘blaze a trail’ along the fully sealed Leichhardt Highway. Together with the adjoining Newell Highway, the Leichhardt links Australia’s 2nd largest city, Melbourne, through Queensland’s border town, Goondiwindi and the Capricorn Coast, Yeppoon. Follow in the tracks of Ludwig Leichhardt.


Leichhardt Highway View Itinerary

Rural
Getaway

548km from:
Warialda to Mundubbera

Stretching from the Fossickers Way at Warialda in New South Wales and joining with the Country Way at Mundubbera in Queensland, the Rural Getaway provides the most direct route from Tamworth to Rockhampton. Leaving the busy highways gives travellers the opportunity to experience rural communities at a more leisurely country pace.


Rural Getaway View Itinerary

Adventure Way

1397km from:
Brisbane to Innaminka

Retrace the tracks of Cobb & Co, as you traverse the unique and fascinating Adventure Way. Bitumen roads now replace the rutted tracks once taken by horse drawn coaches of all but the last 150 km, enabling even those in a two-wheel drive to experience the richness of this route.


Adventure Way View Itinerary

Australia’s
Country Way

1380km from:
Sydney to Rockhampton

Australia’s Country Way guides you to the delights and treasures that pepper the countryside of the Great Dividing Range. From Sydney to Central Queensland the holiday is as much about savouring the journey as reaching a destination.


Country Way View Itinerary

Dawson
Highway

500km from:
Rockhampton to Emerald

Take a scenic drive from Rockhampton to Emerald through the magnificent Sandstone Wonders. Australia’s Beef Capital, Rockhampton, lies on the banks of the Fitzroy River. Look out for the bull statues situated throughout the city celebrating the breeds grown in the area. Fish for barramundi more than a metre long in the river right outside the CBD.


Dawson Highway View Itinerary

Discover Authentic Travel: Tap into Local Wisdom

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  • Rockhampton
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    Rockhampton is quickly becoming a hot destination for Australian nomads looking to escape the winter months.

    Town: Rockhampton Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Accessible Rockhampton
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    Rockhampton offers an experience for every kind of traveller and every kind of accessibility level.

    Town: Rockhampton Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Jam Works
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    Discover not only medal winning gourmet preserves at Jam Works Gourmet Foods but also enjoy the warm hospitality, food and coffee

    Town: Stanthorpe Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Wallangarra Railway Cafe
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    Looking for a unique dining experience? Visit the Wallangarra Railway Cafe, housed in a 19th-century railway building

    Town: Wallangarra Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • The Folly Truffles
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    Indulge in the rich, decadent flavors of Folly Truffles - handcrafted with care and love

    Town: Stanthorpe Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Ballandean
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    Just out of Ballandean on the western side of town is the beating heart of the Granite Belt the Ballandean Estate Wines

    Town: Stanthorpe Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Granite Belt Brewery
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    Just out of Stanthorpe on the western side of town is the Granite Belt Brewery and Restaurant

    Town: Stanthorpe Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Brinx Cafe
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    Brinx Cafe & Deli on Stanthorpe's main street offers a fantastic selection of local Granite Belt produce to savour

    Town: Stanthorpe Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Suttons Apples
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    Suttons Juice Factory, Cider, and Shed Café, off Australia’s Country Way, offers homegrown apple products and a legendary apple pie.

    Town: Stanthorpe Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Sams Fruit
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    A great place to start a Granite Belt holiday are the fruit shops in the Thulimbah and Cottonvale area

    Town: Stanthorpe Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Westside bakery
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    Discover Westside Hot Bread: country-style loaves, cakes, and pies made with Darling Downs flour and grain

    Town: Warwick Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Bluebird
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    Bluebird Kitchen and Bar specialise in slow cooking and smoking Warwick beef and pork.

    Town: Warwick Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Warwick hotel
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    The Warwick Hotel on Palmerin Street, housed in a beautiful 1908 building, features local beef on its menu

    Town: Warwick Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Farmers' Market
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    Toowoomba’s Farmers Markets at Cobb and Co on a Saturday morning offers an amazing selection of fresh produce

    Town: Toowoomba Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Condabilla Murray Cod
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    See how to cook a fresh Condabilla Murray Cod from Stoney the Fishmonger, Toowoomba

    Town: Toowoomba Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Stoney
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    Buy some of Australia’s best freshwater fish, Murray Cod at Stoney the Fishmonger in Herries Street

    Town: Toowoomba Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Pechey Distillery
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    The Pechey Distilling Company, just south of Crows Nest off Australia’s Country Way, produces gin, vodka, and cane spirit with local botanicals

    Town: Crows Nest Highways: Australia's Country Way

  • Curly Carrot
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    The Curly Carrot, located on the southern side of Crows Nest in a Tourist Park, is a relaxed café known for its meals made from local produce

    Town: Crows Nest Highways: Australia's Country Way

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SCENIC DRIVES, ROUTES AND MAPS THROUGHOUT INLAND AUSTRALIA

NATURAL WONDERS

Nature and Wildlife The beautiful pristine environment of Australia's National Parks is a special place. Be as active or chilled out as you like; explore and enjoy easy, relaxing scenic walks. Search


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OUTDOOR EXPEDITIONS

Adventure and Outdoors From Lake Monduran to Lake Cania, put your fishing skills to the test and head outback. Lake Monduran is known as the "barra country". Theres a lot of fish in the sea...but even more inland. Search


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HISTORY IN THE MAKING

Family Friendly Explore the rich culture of inland Australia- from Aboriginal heritage and traditions to colonial landmarks and early settlement museums. There is a wealth of knowledge waiting to be discovered inland. Search


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PADDOCK TO THE PLATE

Go on your own "Paddock to the Plate" Roadtrip and taste your way through Australia. Learn how your food is produced and grown. You will get a new appreciation for taste and flavours. Search


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