Brisbane to Surat: A self-drive itinerary



  • Day 1 - Brisbane to Toowoomba
  • Day 2 - Toowoomba to Dalby
  • Day 3 - Dalby to Surat
  • Day 4 - Surat to Bunya Mountains
  • Day 5 - Bunya Mountains to Brisbane
Map for Brisbane to Surat: A self-drive itinerary
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Brisbane to Toowoomba

Driving Time: 2hrs Distance: 127km

Your campervan journey west takes you past the Lockyer National Park, home to sandstone gorges, unspoilt eucalypt forests and rare flora and fauna like the brush-tailed rock wallaby.

Then it’s on to Toowoomba, the surprisingly hip capital of the Darling Downs region. Discover the city’s enthralling history, browse a fine collection of Australian art at the gallery, and enjoy an array of excellent cafes, bars and restaurants. There are a number of campgrounds on the outskirts of Toowoomba, or you could spend the night at nearby Murphy’s Creek or the Jondaryan Woolshed.


  • Zen out at Australia’s largest Japanese garden
  • Glimpse Queensland’s horse-drawn past at the fascinating Cobb & Co Museum
  • Admire paintings by Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Rupert Bunny at Toowoomba’s art gallery
  • Check out local street art at Kontraband Studios
  • Get a jaw-dropping view of the Lockyer Valley from Picnic Point


Say ‘konichiwa’ to Australia’s biggest Japanese garden.

Japanese Garden

Experience jaw-dropping views from Picnic Point.

Picnic Point

Admire Australian masters at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery and local street art at Kontraband Studios.

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery