Getting to Our Western Downs Getting to Our Western Downs

Three hours drive west of Brisbane, along the Warrego Highway, you'll enter Our Western Downs; a vibrant region with plenty to offer. The main arterial roads leading to our principal towns are sealed, however, due care should be taken noting the number of heavier vehicles which share our roads.

For a scenic rural introduction to our region, that avoids the main highways and possible delays of traffic, please peruse our options for an Adventure Off the Highway.

Some of our rural roads can be slightly narrower than other highways, with a number of tributary roads being gravel. Many of these are considered ‘all-weather' accessible, however, we encourage you to seek advice from our friendly visitor information centre (VIC) staff before going off the beaten track.

Our principal towns offer many essential services including post, emergency, medical, food, fuel, laundry and dump points. Our public libraries offer free internet access, and free Wi-Fi is conveniently accessible from our libraries and visitor information centres. Some of our smaller towns have limited services so if you are requiring something specific (e.g. an ATM) please contact our friendly VIC staff to check availability.

 

Getting Here By Car …

Brisbane to Charleville - Warrego Highway
  Discover our townships of ¨ Dalby ¨ Macalister ¨ Warra ¨ Brigalow ¨ Chinchilla ¨ Miles ¨ Drillham ¨ Dulacca ¨

Brisbane to Adelaide - Adventure Way
  Explore the areas of ¨ Dalby ¨ Moonie ¨

Melbourne to Rockhampton - Leichhardt Highway
  Access the communities of  ¨ Moonie ¨ The Gums ¨ Condamine ¨ Miles ¨ Guluguba ¨ Wandoan ¨

Warialda to Mundubbera - Rural Get-A-Way
  Travel through our country towns of ¨ Dalby ¨ Jandowae ¨

Toowoomba to Gympie - Great Bunya Drive
  Meander through our regional centre and country hideaways of ¨ Dalby ¨ Jimbour ¨ Bell ¨

Please take care when travelling west on the Warrego Highway of a late afternoon. We recommend you relax in the late afternoon and experience our famous Western Downs sunsets from the comfort of a balcony in one of our country pubs or accommodation houses.

For further advice on road conditions contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13 19 40 or contact the friendly staff at one of our Visitor Information Centres.

 

Getting Here By Train …

Brisbane (Roma Street) to Miles
Departs Brisbane at night and arrives in Miles early the following day.
Stops at Toowoomba, Dalby and Chinchilla.
The Westlanderwww.queenslandrail.com.au • 1800 872 467

 

Getting Here By Bus …

Brisbane (Roma Street) to Miles
Brisbane (Roma Street) to Tara
Brisbane (Roma Street) to Wandoan
Stops at Toowoomba, Dalby and Chinchilla.
Greyhound Australiawww.greyhound.com.au • 1300 473 946
Bus Queensland • 4633 1177
Murrayswww.murrays.com.au • 13 22 51