duration: 8 days / 7 nights
'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'.....see Mary Poppins' creator's childhood home at Allora
Walk through time and re-live the Glengallan story from squattocracy to farmer settlement. Explore this 1867 sandstone mansion once described as "the finest house in the colony".
Take a self-guided walk around the oldest operating woolshed in the world
See the larger than life statue of the Cunnamulla Fella. This larrikin stockman was immortalised in a poem penned by Stan Coster and sung by another fella called Slim Dusty.
Take a side trip to the tiny township of Eulo. At the Artesian Mud Baths, soak in warm artesian water impregnated with clay, then pat on a milky grey mud pack and let your skin soak in the goodness from this mineral rich mud.
See the Bilby show in the Charleville Bilby Experience. Come and learn all about this endangered marsupial and the challenges our wildlife are facing and how we are fighting to save them.
Join a free tour of the largest cattle saleyards in the Southern Hemisphere when in Roma.
Stroll through the beautiful formal gardens of this French classic sandstone homestead built in 1875.
Enjoy weaving in and out of diverse grasslands, eucalypt forest, rainforest and vine scrubs along the 35km of walking tracks in Bunya Mountains.
Indulge with a gourmet platter at Crane Wines, a rustic cellar door perched high on the Booie Range with breathtaking views east over the valley.
Head south on the Cunningham Highway to historic Warwick, soaked in early settlement history with sandstone buildings and castle-like churches. Drive through fertile farming land and beautiful countryside to Allora, the childhood home of P.L. Travers who wrote the Mary Poppins stories. Visit the heritage listed Glengallan Homestead, a 19th century country house and Rudd’s Pub named after author Steele Rudd en route to Toowoomba.View Accommodation & Activities in Toowoomba
Continue your drive west to the heritage-listed Woolshed at Jondaryan, the oldest and largest operating Woolshed in the world. Download the self-guided tour app for an interactive walk through restored colonial buildings and the original Woolshed building. Follow the Adventure Way drive route through Dalby to St George, the inland fishing capital of Queensland.View Accommodation & Activities in St George
Enjoy a morning nature cruise along the Balonne River with Sandytown River Cruises. The river is a bird watchers' paradise with over 230 species found within the region. Continue on the Adventure Way to Cunnamulla for a visit to the Cunnamulla Centre and a side trip to Eulo for an open-air mud bath accompanied by wine and nibbles.View Accommodation & Activities in Carnarvon Gorge
Follow the Mitchell Highway to Charleville, heart of the ‘mulga country’ and immortalised in Slim Dusty’s song by the same name. Get up close and personal with the Bilby, one of Australia’s most endangered species at the Bilby Experience. Join experienced night sky guides at the Cosmos Centre to view distant stars, planets and star clusters through powerful telescopes.View Accommodation & Activities in Cunnamulla
Travel to Mitchell for a therapeutic soak in the Great Artesian Spa. Visit the original courthouse where local bushrangers the Kenniff Brothers were committed to stand trial. Drive east on the Warrego Highway to Roma where twice weekly you can join a free tour of the Roma Sale yards, the largest cattle selling facility in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy an amazing theatrical presentation, recreating the story of Australia’s Oil and Gas Industry at the Big Rig Night Show.View Accommodation & Activities in Roma
Continue along the Warrego Highway towards Dalby then drive through the rich black soil grain growing area of the Jimbour Plains to heritage listed Jimbour House. Stroll through the beautiful formal gardens of this French classic sandstone homestead built in 1875. Discover quaint arts and craft shops nestled in the foothills of the Bunya Mountains in the picturesque town of Bell then take the Kingaroy Road to Bunya Mountains National Park where its pristine rainforest and ancient bunya pines await.View Accommodation & Activities in the Bunya Mountains
Discover cool mountains, rainforests and waterfalls on a selection of spectacular walking tracks within the Bunya Mountains National Park. Enjoy the privacy of your Bunya Mountains Chalet, hand feed King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas, tour the rainforest in a Clydesdale drawn wagon and enjoy the simple pleasure of billy tea and damper. Watch for the Chocolate Wattled Bat at dusk and try your luck at spotting nocturnal animals.
Travel down the Bunya Highway to Kingaroy. Visit the Kingaroy Observatory to view the real surface of the Sun by day and the starry constellations by night. Indulge with a gourmet platter at Crane Wines, a rustic cellar door perched high on the Booie Range with breathtaking views east over the valley. Your final leg of the drive will travel through the timber town of Blackbutt and the country township of Woodford back to Brisbane.