Drive, plane or train your way to the Western Downs

There’s plenty of ways to get to the Western Downs – by road (drive at your leisure) coach (with daily services departing from Brisbane), train (operating twice weekly from Brisbane) or air where QantasLink, Regional Express (Rex) and Airnorth will connect you with the region via Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport.

The Western Downs is a short two and a half-hour drive west of Brisbane and is also easily accessed by the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast. The major arterial road, the Warrego Highway connects its smaller towns while a network of open, sealed country roads offers easy access to all major towns, visitor attractions and natural sights.

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Discover some truly remarkable treasures in this corner of the Western Downs.

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Famous for its quirky and fun-filled biennial Melon Festival, a vibrant country town in the heart of the Western Downs.

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The charming town of Miles sits at the crossroads of the Warrego and Leichhardt Highways.

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The quiet wheat and cattle town of Wandoan, the perfect stopover as you travel along the Leichhardt Way.

First proclaimed by European settlement in 1862 and referred to as ‘Jindowie’, an Aboriginal word meaning ‘waterhole’.

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Driving Routes

  • Linking the east coast to the Outback, the Warrego Highway (A2) stretches 700km from Brisbane to Charleville, taking in our region’s townships and settlements along the way. Please take care when travelling west in the late afternoon.
  • The inland Leichhardt Highway (A5) is an epic journey from Melbourne through our region to Rockhampton, while the Moonie Highway (State Route 49) heads from Dalby to Thargomindah and onto the Queensland/South Australian Border.
  • The Bunya Highway (State Route 49) linking Dalby to Kingaroy, connects to Australia’s Country Way.

RV Friendly Information

A number of towns around the Western Downs are registered as RV Friendly – Chinchilla, Dalby and Miles to name a few. Dump points, potable water and casual parking areas are available in most of our communities for your convenience. For more information on the RV-friendly towns and communities in the Western Downs, please contact one of our Visitor Information Centres.

Chinchilla

Dump Point
Potable Water
Casual Parking

Wondai Road (Park Street)
Chinchilla Visitor Information Centre
Bell Street (Chinchilla CBD)

Dalby

Dump Point
Potable Water
Casual Parking

Black Street (outside Pioneer Park)
Jimbour Street (behind Dalby State School)
Dalby Visitor Information Centre

Glenmorgan

Dump Point

Sybil Street

Jandowae

Dump Point
Potable Water
Casual Parking

Dalby Street (adjacent to Lions Park)
Lions Park, High Street
High Street and George Street

Meandarra

Dump Point
Casual Parking

Walton Street
Apex Park

Miles

Dump Point
Potable Water
Casual Parking

Industrial Lane
Miles Visitor Information Centre
Corbett Drive (behind ANZAC Park)

Tara

Dump Point
Casual Parking

Tara Lagoon Parklands (off Showground Road)
Day Street (eastern end)

Wandoan

Dump Point
Potable Water
Casual Parking

Jerrard Street (near the water treatment plant)
Jerrard Street
O’Sullivan Park

Visitor Information Centres

For all enquiries including getting to and navigating the Western Downs, staying there or events, contact our Visitor Information Centres.

Town maps can be accessed here. To locate public toilets and amenities when touring through the Western Downs Region please visit the Public Toilet Map website.

Dalby

Visitor Information Centre
Thomas Jack Park
Warrego Highway
(07) 4679 4461
dalby.vic@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Miles

Visitor Information Centre
Miles Historical Village Museum
Murilla Street
(07) 4627 1492
miles.vic@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Chinchilla

Visitor Information Centre
Warrego Highway
(07) 4660 7291
chinchilla.vic@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Bell

Visitor Information Centre
Bell Bunya Community Centre
71 Maxwell Street
(07) 4663 1087
bellbunyacommunitycentre@gmail.com

Wandoan

Visitor Information Centre
O’Sullivan Park
Zupp Road
(07) 4627 5227
info@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Tara

Customer Service Centre
19 Fry Street
(07) 4678 7804
info@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Moonie

Rural Transaction Centre
Corner Moonie and Leichhardt Highways
(07) 4665 0189
moonie.rtc@wdrc.qld.gov.au

Jandowae

Community and Cultural Centre
Corner George and High Streets
(07) 4668 4480
jandowae.ccc@wdrc.qld.gov.au

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