Brisbane to Toowoomba: A self-drive itinerary
- Day 1 - Brisbane to Toowoomba
- Day 2 - Toowoomba to Chinchilla via Dalby
- Day 3 - Chinchilla to Brisbane
Brisbane to Toowoomba
Driving Time: 1hr Distance: 127km
Collect your Cosy Camper in Brisbane and head due west to Toowoomba, Queensland’s garden city. It’s a big country town with a dash of urban flair, and visitors can take advantage of superb cafes, restaurants and bars. Wander through the enormous Japanese garden, view the carriage collection at the Cobb & Co Museum and take in an array of mainstream and alternative artworks.
- Say ‘konichiwa’ to Australia’s biggest Japanese garden
- Explore Queensland’s horse-drawn history at the Cobb & Co Museum
- Admire Australian masters at Toowomba Regional Art Gallery and local street art at Kontraband Studios
- Experience jaw-dropping views from Picnic Point
Say ‘konichiwa’ to Australia’s biggest Japanese garden.
Experience jaw-dropping views from Picnic Point.
Admire Australian masters at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery and local street art at Kontraband Studios.
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Toowoomba to Chinchilla via Dalby
Driving Time: 2hrs Distance: 165km
Leave the city behind as you drive west to Dalby, a lively agricultural centre. Spot waterbirds along Myall Creek, and discover the town’s interesting history along the Dalby Heritage Trail.
Continue west along the Warrego Highway to Chinchilla, the melon capital of Australia. As well as tasting the region’s renowned fruit, you’ll want to fossick for petrified ‘Chinchilla red’ wood and pay a visit to the local museum, home to the first ticket ever issued by Qantas.
Celebrate the harvest at Dalby’s annual Cotton Festival.
Chinchilla to Brisbane
Driving Time: 4hrs Distance: 290km
Drive east to visit the Bunya Mountains National Park, whose mountains are covered with unspoiled rainforest and enormous bunya pines. Walking tracks range from 500m to 10km in length, passing by waterfalls, tree ferns and extraordinary views. Birdwatchers will be in heaven here – the Bunya Mountains are home to green catbirds, paradise riflebirds, black-breasted button quails and elegant satin bowerbirds.
Head back to Brisbane via the Yarraman and Benarkin State Forests. There is a skydiving centre at Toogoolawah, while the Bellevue Homestead near Esk offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of a wealthy 19th-century pastoral family.