An easy escape from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast, the Western Downs region begins only two and a half hours west of Brisbane.
Our major arterial road, the Warrego Highway travels through towns while a network of open, sealed roads offers easy access to all major towns, visitor attractions and natural sights.
|209 km||84 km||Dalby|
|257 km||132 km||48 km||Jandowae|
|289 km||164 km||80 km||64 km||Chinchilla|
|299 km||174 km||90 km||95 km||69 km||Tara|
|335 km||210 km||126 km||110 km||46 km||114 km||Miles|
|403 km||278 km||195 km||177 km||114 km||183 km||69 km||Wandoan|
|476 km||351 km||267 km||250 km||186 km||255 km||141 km||166 km||Roma|
|742 km||617 km||533 km||515 km||452 km||521 km||407 km||432 km||266 km||Charleville|
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.
Road condition reports:
Don’t get out of your depth in floodwater, If It’s Flooded, Forget it.
The Westlander operates twice weekly services from Brisbane (Roma Street) to Miles and onwards to Charleville, stopping at Toowoomba, Dalby and Chinchilla. www.queenslandrail.com.au or P:1300 131 722.
Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport
Wellcamp Airport serves as an excellent access point into the Western Downs. Pick up a hire car and hit the open roads
QantasLink flies daily to Toowoomba from Sydney with connections from Australian capital cities.
P: 13 13 13.
Regional Express (Rex)
Regional Express (Rex) flies from Brisbane to Toowoomba and onwards to Western Queensland.
P: 13 17 13.
Airnorth flies direct from Melbourne and Townsville to Toowoomba.
P: 1800 627 474.
The Brisbane Airport is a three hour drive from Toowoomba with domestic and international flights available.