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

Zara Clark Museum

Charters Towers
The National Trust owned museum houses a large range of collection of photographs, equipment and other memorabilia that reflect Charters Towers' golden past. Friendly volunteers and staff are only too willing to share their special stories and demonstrate some of the equipment that is housed in the historic Burns Philip building, built 1888. www.visitcharterstowers.com.au

Horseshoe B Longhorns - Texas Longhorn Wagon & Safari Tours

Charters Towers
Horseshoe B Longhorns is the largest purebred Texas Longhorn herd in Australia and is the only attraction in the country where you can take a horse drawn canvas covered wagon ride viewing these historic ‘wild west’ cattle. Safari tours are also available. Minimum number of passengers applies. www.texaslonghorn.com.au

Charters Towers Amateur Races

Start Date 17/10/2015
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