duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Discover the story of Australia's Cobb + Co route at Toowoomba's impressive Cobb + Co Museum
Take a break in Chinchilla, Australia's melon capital.
Savour the Bonus Downs Sundowner’s Dinner including a two-course spit roast, under the stars.
Enjoy a picnic lunch under a shady tree beside the Bulloo River in Quilpie
See real bones of Australia's largest dinosaur and the world's largest marsupial at Eromanga Natural History Museum
See a Native Well just outside of Jundah. Once a valuable water source for indigenous people you'll be amazed at how these were manually constructed.
Say G'day to Outback Dan at Camden Park Station. Tour the station then toast the sunset from a special location on their property.
Experience the sights and sounds of the Blackall Saleyards - now organic accredited
Join Boobook Ecotours in Roma for a full day tour which includes a working cropping and grazing property.
Visit historic Jimbour House, built in 1876. Wander their beautiful private gardens.
Travel along the Warrego Highway to the Garden City of Toowoomba, follow an avenue of trees to Picnic Point Lookout for panoramic views over Main Range and Lockyer Valley. Head to the Cobb +Co Museum, home to Australia’s finest collection of horse-drawn vehicles – a collection of nearly 50 vehicles! Make time to discover Toowoomba’s arty laneways, superb coffee and vibrant cultural scene.View Accommodation & Activities in Toowoomba
Heading west, see cotton fields lining the highway as you arrive in Chinchilla famous for its melons, fossicking, fishing and bushwalking. Take a relaxing soak in the mineralised thermal waters of Mitchell’s Artesian Spa before arriving at Bonus Downs Station.View Accommodation & Attractions in Mitchell
Join in the daily station activities, tour the property and enjoy the warm hospitality of your hosts. Watch a spectacular sunset at the waters edge as you savour the Bonus Downs Sundowner’s Dinner including a two-course spit roast, under the stars.
Today is a big day of driving, so make sure you get an early start. Make a morning tea stop at Charleville then continue driving to Quilpie. Stretch your legs and enjoy a picnic lunch under a shady tree beside the Bulloo River or and make time to see St Finbarr’s Opal Altar for a truly beautiful display of Australia’s Boulder Opal. Drive another 107km along a fully sealed road to Eromanga, Australia’s furthest town from the ocean and home of the Eromanga Natural History Museum.View Accommodation & Activities in Eromanga
See real bones of ‘Cooper’ Australia’s largest dinosaur and the world’s largest marsupials - massive 80,000-year-old Diprotodons, that carried 70kg joeys in their pouches! Join a guided tag-a-long tour* to one of the few working dinosaur dig sites. (*Seasonal tour. Minimum numbers apply)
Wake up to a beautiful outback sunrise and drive along the Diamantina Development Road northeast to Windorah in the heart of the Channel Country. Pass through ever-changing landscapes to Jundah and keep your eyes peeled for the Native Well just out of town. Late afternoon in Longreach, join the Drover's Sunset Cruise on the the Thomson River.View Accommodation & Attractions in Longreach
Board a Cobb & Co stage coach for an exhilarating gallop through the bush, watch the entertaining Outback Stockman’s Show at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and join the Jets Tour at Qantas Founders Museum. Meet the Walker family on the Camden Park Sunset Tour, a working sheep and cattle station. Choose to stay another day in Longreach and take a day trip to Winton’s Australian Age of Dinosaurs to test out the new Dinosaur Canyon attraction.
Head east to Barcaldine and visit the Tree of Knowledge Memorial where once stood the ghost gum that was the central meeting place for the Shearers’ Strike in 1891. Visit the Blackall Woolscour, the only fully intact steam powered wool-washing plant in Australia or see the Blackall cattle saleyards. Watch a teddy being made at the Tambo Teddies workshop or take a stroll down their heritage walk. Arriving in Charleville, get up close and personal with one of Australia’s most endangered species at the Bilby Experience and view the stars like never before at the Cosmos Centre’s Night Telescope Observatory Session.View Accommodation & Attractions in Charleville
Travel east along the Warrego Highway to Roma, home of the Big Rig. Continue on to Miles Historical Village, its ‘streetscape’ of 30 buildings breathing life into a bygone era. Follow the Dalby Heritage Trail and visit some of Dalby's stunning historical buildings, homes and churches. **Option: Choose to overnight in Roma and join a full day station tour with Boobook Tours.View Accommodation & Attractions in Dalby
Drive another 27kms out to Jimbour to spend the morning at the historic Jimbour House. This grand establishment was built in 1876 and while the interior remains closed except for private events including weddings, it is definitely worth making the small donation at the garden entry to gain access to the ‘Living History Walk’ around the grounds. Follow the Warrego Highway back to Brisbane.