Go West!

Stop to smell the wildflowers, chat a while and take the country roads less travelled in Queensland’s beautiful Western Country

A range of experiences perfect for short breaks or extended journeys is in store in Queensland’s Western Country. Good highways and interesting backroads give way to sweeping vistas, a patchwork of crops and grazing livestock, welcoming towns imbued with history, great camping and fishing, meandering rivers and creeks and national parks preserving habitats from eucalypt forests to rock-rimmed gorges.

Stretching from the well-known border town of Goondiwindi in the south to Expedition National Park in the north, from Dalby in the east to St George and Bollon in the west, the region starts only a three-hour drive from Brisbane and is easily accessed via a number of major touring routes.

Don’t leave home without our guide to some of the region’s many towns and attractions.


There’s a host of things to see and do in and around the border town of GOONDIWINDI, perched on the banks of the Macintyre River. You can’t miss the giant fibreglass Murray cod that sits high atop a pole at the Driver Reviver site in Redmond Park – it’s a clue to the excellent freshwater fishing in the mighty Macintyre. After cod, yellowbelly are the next coveted catch. Pick up a fishing permit from Goondiwindi Sport Store and hook into it!

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