Day 1: Townsville to Charter Towers
Make your way from Townsville in Queensland to Charter Towers and discover a surplus of rich history including World War II bunkers and the Pioneers Cemetery. Finish the day with a juicy steak at the local Cattleman’s Steakhouse Restaurant.
Day 2: Charter Towers to Hughenden
Stop by Hughenden on the banks of the Flinders River and check out ‘Hughie’ the full-size dinosaur skeleton discovered in 1963.
Day 3: Hughenden to Richmond
Spend the day relaxing in Hughenden and learn more about everything dinosaur. Be sure to check out the Hughenden Dinosaur Festival if you’re in town too and have the time of your life.
Day 4: Richmond to Julia Creek
Stop for the night beside the waters of Julia Creek and tuck into a relaxing dinner in front of a spectacular sunset. Take in the sights and sounds of native wildlife as you revel in this peaceful spot.
Day 5: Julia Creek to Cloncurry
Continue on your drive and check out the cattle-grazing town of Cloncurry and read up on the history of the first Royal Flying Doctor Service established in 1928.
Day 6: Cloncurry to Mount Isa
Bring your party shoes and jump into the famous Mount Isa Rodeo and Mardi Gras celebrations run in Mount Isa.
Day 7: Mount Isa to Camooweal
Enter the ‘Gateway to the Northern Territory’ through Camooweal and explore amazing cave formations on the edge of the Barkly Tablelands at the Camooweal Caves National Park. Feel free to camp out amongst the wildlife and brace yourself for breathtaking sunsets.
Day 8: Camooweal to Tennant Creek
Now it’s just a short drive to the NT border, and there’s plenty to do before you hit Tennant Creek. Immerse yourself in the Indigenous culture at Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre, or as you ride the trails by horseback with a traditional owner guide. Discover the fascinating exploration and pioneering history including the days of the gold rush at Battery Hill Mining & Visitor Centre.