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.

Awards
• 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


The Water Tower

Julia Creek
Opened in 1971, the water tower is wine glass shaped and stands 30m. It has the capacity to hold 100,000 gallons of water and stands above one of Julia Creek's bores. A blue light illuminates the Water Tower at night creating a striking visual effect

Underground Hospital

Mount Isa
The Underground Hospital is a must see attraction for all visitors to Mount Isa. Built in 1942 following the bombing of Darwin, the Underground Hospital is one of a kind. The Underground Hospital is open from 10.00am to 2.00pm, 7 days.

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