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Getting Here

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.

Travel Distances

124 km Toowoomba
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

By Road

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:
Phone 13 19 40 or contact our Visitor Information Centres.

Don’t get out of your depth in floodwater, If It’s Flooded, Forget it.

By Coach

Daily services depart from Brisbane (Roma Street) to Miles and Wandoan, stopping at Toowoomba, Dalby and Chinchilla.

Greyhound Australia or P: 1300 473 946

Bus Queensland
 or P: 1300 287 537

 or P: 13 22 51

By Train

The Westlander operates twice weekly services from Brisbane (Roma Street) to Miles and onwards to Charleville, stopping at Toowoomba, Dalby and Chinchilla. or P:1300 131 722.

By Air

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.

Brisbane Airport
The Brisbane Airport is a three hour drive from Toowoomba with domestic and international flights available.


For more information on experiencing the Western Downs contact one of our friendly Visitor Information Centres
Ph: 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624)
(07) 4679 4000 for interstate callers or email:

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