Australia’s Country Way

OUR COUNTRY. OUR WAY, 1380KM, Sydney, Rockhampton

Australia's Country Way

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.

Winding roads reveal sweeping vistas, seasonal produce, and welcoming hospitality – Australia’s Country Way is the classic road trip. Kilometres of crops and grazing livestock flank the road, interrupted by stunning natural formations and welcoming towns imbued with history. Accommodation ranges from the ubiquitous friendly roadside motel to cosy cabins, luxury retreats, romantic B&Bs and farm stays.

Like a giant smorgasbord Australia’s Country Way uncovers the true-blue producers and no shortage of ways to enjoy the country harvest. Each region has a claim to culinary fame and restaurants, fine dining, cafes, cellar doors and delis harness these assets along the route.

Explore the wine regions of the Hunter Valley, Tamworth, New England, Granite Belt and South Burnett regions. Enjoy the fruit and vegetables around Stanthorpe and Warwick. Uncover the bountiful citrus, beef and grain growing districts of the Darling Downs, Burnett, Gayndah, Mundubbera and Rockhampton. Drop a line for freshwater fish at the dams and lakes adjoining Australia’s Country Way. You will find trout and many other species readily available.

Australia's Country Way Itineraries

Scenic Way


From Biloela to Biloela

Much like the Dawson Valley, Banana Shire’s Callide Valley provides rich coal resources and vital power supplies to Queensland.

Australia’s Country Way


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 Rockhampton.

Become a Local Drive


From Blackbutt to Murgon

The Local’s Drive gives you a taste of life in the South Burnett, and a quick guide on to how to plan a longer trip in the region.

Past and Present Drive


From Kilkivan to Boondooma

Explore Australia's history through from Kilkivan to Boondooma. Divulge in the best scenery and food the South Burnett has to offer.



From Nanango to Maidenwell

Delight your senses with the Grapes and Gourmet Drive. Breathtaking views, delicious local food and wonderful wineries.

Fishing the Fitzroy


From Fitzroy River to Port Alma

Spend time Fishing the Fitzroy River and discover why Rockhampton is now the must do fishing destination in Queensland.

Fishing Trail Long Weekend


From Yarraman to Boondooma

A fishing adventure through the South Burnett starting in the south of the region and finishing in the north.

Wines, Walks and Heritage Drive


From Blackbutt to Nanango

The Wine, Walks and Heritage drive delights the senses and immerses you into a rich country culture of the South Burnett.

Explore the “Beef Capital of Australia”


From Rockhampton to The Caves

Spend a leisurely day touring the remarkable tourist attractions the region has on offer.

Magical Mountains


From Thangool to Kroombit Tops

Experience the magic of Mount Scoria and Kroombit Tops in this 'twin peaks' adventure

Mount Morgan Explorer


From Dululu to Rockhampton

Make your way from Dululu to Rockhampton via Mount Morgan, once home to the richest gold mine in the Southern Hemisphere!

Rural Villages


From Biloela to Biloela

Terrific way to experience country life, the rural villages to the north of the shire may seem small but they are the big heart of their community.

Farmers Country Drive


From Toowoomba to Toowoomba

Enjoy a day trip from Toowoomba through the townships of Maclagan, Haden and Goombungee and get a glimpse into these picturesque landscapes.

The Great Bunya Drive


From Toowoomba to Gympie

The Great Bunya Drive is a scenic self-drive route meandering through 390 kilometres of beautiful country landscapes.