This is the quiet alternative tourist route between Queensland and New South Wales. 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. Take the time to chat with locals while enjoying a counter lunch at the local pub, a glass of wine at a winery or a round of golf at one of the delightful country courses.
Join in with the celebrations and events that are often unique and exciting. Explore the diverse nature of the route by taking scenic walks, bird-watching or enjoy the view from the lookouts which many of the towns along the way have established. These areas have fascinating histories that have been documented and displayed in their museums and information centres. Much can be gleaned from locals or simply by walking or driving around to view landmarks and local heritage displays. Friendly country people you’ll meet on the way will make it easy to relax and unwind.
Travel the Rural Getaway, the quiet alternative and experience the best that rural communities have to offer, and most importantly of all… enjoy the journey!