Australia’s Country Way

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

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.

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.

Historical Trail


From Taroom to Biloela

The Banana Shire is littered with Historical features and experiences for you to enjoy. From Museums and Homestead’s to Historical Villages, you don’

Bird Watchers Route


From Ban Ban Springs to Coalstoun Lakes

For wildlife adventures travel our Southern wildlife adventure loop.

Southern Drive


From Eidsvold to Eidsvold

View fantastic farming country and fertile river flats on a road trip you won't forget. 

Mundubbera to Gayndah


From Mundubbera to Gayndah

Take this drive through Mundubbera to Gayndah and discover beautiful countryside, friendly locals and historical gems.

National Parks and Adventure Drive


From Monto to Cania Gorge – Kroombit Tops

For the 4WD enthusiast, this drive offers a voyage of discovery and adventure.

Gayndah-Biggenden Loop


From Gayndah to Biggenden

Experience ancient history and culture through this exciting and unique loop.

Eidsvold Drive


From Muldilgie to Eidsvold

Take the alternative route to Eidsvold and discover unique and exciting sites along the way.

Riverleigh Drive


From Riverleigh to Mundubbera

Travel around lush orchards, vineyards and vast grazing country.

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.

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.