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Big Sky Country Drives

Two of these pass through our District


Queensland’s Big Sky Country Drives take in a big slice of​ ​our state!​ Venturing through Southern Queensland Country to the red dirt of the Outback, across two regions that together cover more than half of Queensland and present a of plethora of experiences for all the senses. Be guided by our selection of self-drives that are packed with experiences and accommodation along the way.

Gourmet Country and Outback

The last 2 days of this drive pass through Hampton and visit the Ravensbourne National Park - an ideal place for a picnic and a walk though the rainforest. On a clear day, you can see New South Wales.


National Parks & Artisan Stories

Over 10 days, drive the “Valley of the Lakes” scenic route, discover well preserved rainforests at Ravensbourne National Park, ancient bunya pines at Bunya Mountains National Park, and Aboriginal rock art at Carnarvon Gorge National Park. Take a therapeutic soak in an Artesian Spa in Mitchell, and experience wonderful Outback hospitality at Bonus Downs Farm Stay.

On the second day, spend a few hours in the little high country town of Crows Nest. Visit the Historical Village.

Big Country Drives

For detailed itineraries and maps of these and other the Big Country Drives, see the Southern Queensland Country Websote 



view from Beutels Lookout 325g
Beutels Lookout
Museum 325gw
Crows Nest Historical Village