The Great Inland Way road trip starts in Sydney and takes in much of central New South Wales as you make your way north. However, it’s when you reach the Queensland border at Hebel that it really gets good! The Queensland leg of the Great Inland Way road trip extends 1863 kilometres through Outback Queensland all the way up to the Coral Sea.

This six day adventure passes through Dirranbandi and St George. Detour to Queensland’s oldest hotel at the Nindigully Pub and try the 1.2 kilogram ‘Road Train’ hamburger – if you dare!

Continue along well signed and flat sealed roads to Surat, Roma and Injune en route to the sandstone escarpments of Carnarvon National Park.

Stop off at the gateway to the sapphire gemfields in Emerald with a fossicking permit, and then detour to Capella, Clermont, Charters Towers and Undara.

Grab a bite to eat at the highest pub in Queensland in Ravenshoe, and indulge on fresh produce in the ‘food bowl of the tropics’ on the Atherton Tablelands. Here, sip freshly roasted coffee from local plantations and gorge on tropical fruits and gourmet cheeses of every variety.

Complete the Great Inland Way with a scenic cable car tour to Kuranda, before descending into the launching pad of Cairns, to explore above and below the fringing Coral Sea.

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