Leichhardt Highway

Natural Way North, 2022KM, Melbourne, Yeppoon

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 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.