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

Duncan McIntyre Museum

Julia Creek
Check out the newly renovated Duncan McIntyre Museum located in the main street of Julia Creek. Historical facts, images and items are on display to the public. www.atthecreek.com.au

"Ghosts After Dark" Film on Towers Hill

Charters Towers
The Ghosts of Charters Towers visit Towers Hill every night with a presentation and film about the characters of the gold rush era that made the city that became known as "The World." Tickets, which are essential, can be purchased at the Visitor Information Centre in Mosman Street. www.visitcharterstowers.com.au

Heart of the Goldfields Rodeo

An action packed event for the whole family
Start Date 17/07/2015
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