duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Gaze out to stunning views from Toowoomba's Picnic Point Lookout.
Take a break in Chinchilla, famous for its melons and and biennial Chinchilla Melon Festival.
Explore the many bushwalks in the spectacular Carnarvon Gorge National Park
Cool off with a walk to the beautiful Moss Garden in Carnarvon Gorge
See the rare tropical waterlily (Nymphea Gigantea var. neorosea) at Chinaman's Lagoon in Miles. Extinct in its natural habitat and now only surviving in a handful of locations throughout Australia of which Chinaman's Lagoon is one.
Follow the Warrego Highway to Toowoomba, the Garden City. Make your first stop the popular Picnic Point Lookout and take in panoramic views over Main Range and Lockyer Valley. Wander the immaculately tendered floral gardens of Queens Park and see Australia’s finest horse-drawn carriages at the nearby Cobb + Co Museum. Explore Ju Raku En, Australia’s largest Japanese stroll garden and discover Toowoomba’s thriving café culture and foodie scene.View Accommodation & Activities in Toowoomba
Drive west to Chinchilla fondly known as the melon capital and home to the biennial Chinchilla Melon Festival. 25 per cent of the country’s watermelons, rockmelons and honeydew melons are grown here. The area is also popular for fishing, bushwalking and camping. Next stop is the oil and gas capital - Roma. Take a wander through the 'Big Rig' to learn Australia’s story through the boom and bust years of oil and gas exploration. Continue your drive to Carnarvon Gorge National Park, an oasis in the semi-arid heart of Central Queensland.View Accommodation & Activities in Carnarvon Gorge
See spectacular sandstone gorge vistas, ancient rainforests and well-preserved Aboriginal rock art on tracks, classified to match bushwalking experience and fitness. Explore the beautiful Moss Garden walk with its splendid waterfall backdrop, ferns and mosses. By day, see kangaroos and wallabies around the picnic area and at night spot night echidnas and listen to the call of yellow-bellied gliders, owls and the bush stone curlew.
Begin with an early departure from Carnarvon Gorge for a big day of travel to Brisbane. Stretch your legs in Roma with a short stroll along the Adungadoo Trail then continue on to Miles. While in Miles you may want to take a look at the rare tropical waterlily found at Chinaman's Lagoon. Extinct in its natural habitat, this lilly now only survives in a handful of locations throughout Australia. Also while in Miles, take a stroll back through history along a streetscape from yesteryear. You'll see an old coach house, blacksmith, general store and even an old barber shop. Return to Brisbane via Dalby.