If you are driving to the Central West region, RACQ has some great ideas for suggested itineraries in and around the region. We’ll be adding to this selection in the lead up to the event, so please check back again.
For more information about travelling in the Region, take a look at the Barcaldine Regional Council Brochure.
Tambo’s Wilderness Way is a self-drive tour through an area of rugged beauty with the road traversing a landscape of deep gorges and vast cliff lines. Enjoy vistas of tangled ranges and unique flora. To travel the Wilderness Way you can head out along the Augathella – Tambo road and follow the road signs. You can do the complete loop and come out on the Springsure Road or do the journey in the opposite direction. The round trip covers 320kms and there is a camping area in the Salvator Rosa National Park section.
Drive through beautiful country landscape as you make your way along the road from Blackall to Idalia National Park. This national park protects an area that has a great variety of vegetation, wildlife and birdlife, dense mulga woodlands and seven macropod species. Idalia’s craggy escarpments emerge from dense mulga woodland to give breathtaking views. Follow the scenic drives or leave the car behind and explore further into the park to go bushwalking or bird watching.
Your adventure begins by travelling the 200kms to Muttaburra from Barcaldine along the bitumen through Aramac. Once you reach Muttaburra explore the delights of this country village including the statue of the Muttaburrasaurus and the Dr Arratta Memorial Museum and Cassimatis Store & Cottage. You then have a choice of two alternative routes to Longreach from Muttaburra.
Follow the Landsborough Highway from Barcaldine to Aramac (68kms) before travelling to Lake Dunn or Lake Galilee.
Lake Dunn is a freshwater lake 68kms northeast of Aramac, while Lake Galilee is a saltwater lake 93kms northeast of Aramac.