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 second largest city, Melbourne, through Queensland’s border town, Goondiwindi and onto the charismatic heart of the Capricorn Coast, Yeppoon. Follow in the tracks of the intrepid explorer, Ludwig Leichhardt, along this inland route named in his honour.
This is a journey rich in discovery from the vast rolling pastures of the inland grazing districts to the astounding beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Along the way you’ll encounter spectacular gorges, peaceful lagoons, inland waterways ideal for casting a line, world acclaimed botanic gardens, historical treasures and unspoilt natural treats just waiting to be discovered. Friendly locals in quaint country towns provide a warm welcome and useful tips for where best to fish, explore, and relax.
The Leichhardt and Newell Highways combine to make the fastest touring route from Melbourne to the Tropics. It takes you away from the hustle and bustle and avoids the more hectic pace of travel associated with the coastal routes making it a perfect choice for your next trip.
Take the fastest highway out of Melbourne to the calm beauty of the tropics.
The stations that lie among the gorges, gullies, plains and ranges of Banana Shire’s rich cattle country stretch out across grand vistas.
If you’re an experienced 4WD enthusiast expect some serious WOW moments! You’ll love this path less travelled with its spectacular panoramic views ove
The past lives large on this trail with wonderful markers and reminders along the way that capture the region’s unique history.
This short drive will take you deep into an epic story of Australia's coal mining industry.
Spend time Fishing the Fitzroy River and discover why Rockhampton is now the must do fishing destination in Queensland.
Spend a leisurely day touring the remarkable tourist attractions the region has on offer.
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.