Experience the Overlander's Way

From the Great Barrier Reef to the heart of Australia.

For more than 100 years pioneers have been discovering the Overlander's Way. Today, travellers can follow in their footsteps on a 1550 kilometre driving adventure across the breadth of Queensland and into the Northern Territory linking the wonders of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef to the rugged Aussie Outback.

The Overlander's Way follows the paths of our droving heroes who brought vast herds of live cattle from the east Kimberley to the coast. The route, which later served as an important supply line during World War Two, starts at Townsville and takes in the Outback towns of Charters Towers, Hughenden, Richmond, Julia Creek, Cloncurry, Mount Isa and Camooweal on the Queensland-Northern Territory border and Tennant Creek.

• Bronze Winner 'Destination Marketing' at the Queensland Tourism Awards 2013
• Winner ‘Tourism Marketing’ at the Mount Isa Airport Outback Queensland Tourism Awards 2013
• Winner ‘Tourism Marketing’ at the Longreach Airport Outback Queensland Tourism Awards 2012
• Winner ‘Most Significant Council Tourism Initiative’ at the Annual Outback Queensland Tourism Awards 2011
• LGMA Queensland Awards for Excellence in 2011, McKinlay Shire Council was recognised for their achievement in collaboration with their project ‘Overlander’s Way Marketing and Rebranding Project’

Check out the latest Media Release on the Overlander's Way Signage Project.

Overlander's Way Highlights

Tors Drive In Theatre

Charters Towers
Welcome to the Tors Drive-In, Charters Towers, Queensland. We are one of the oldest drive-in theatres in Queensland, and have been open continuously since 1966! Come along to see the lastest movies and recapture some of the nostalgia of the drive-in era. You'll always get double features at the Tors for less than the price of a single movie at other cinemas and we have the best hot food and candy bar in town at the lowest prices! www.torsdrive-in.com

The Miner's Cottage

Charters Towers
The Miner's Cottage Museum and Interpretive Centre was established in 1992. It has become a "must see" tourist attraction. Learn about the fabulous gold mining under the streets of Charters Towers and learn how to "pan for real gold". www.theminerscottage.com.au

Charters Towers Dust 'n' Gold Rodeo

An action packed event for the whole family!
Start Date 04/04/2015
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