With Good Friday and Easter just a couple of weeks away, we're getting pumped up for our next road trip. Autumn brings back the memory of winter, so where else to go than the Sunshine State? We found the perfect road trip for the long weekend: jump in your car in Brisbane and follow the oldest highway in Queensland.
Around thirty minutes in you will pass through Ipswich, a city grown from industrial roots. Today it is a popular suburb and famous for its' Workshops Rail Museum. Once the largest employer in the state, it is an icon for the region. Ever since the museum opened its doors in 2002, it has won award after award. Take the afternoon to enjoy the cultural collections and see a genuine heritage railway workshop in operation.
Enjoy the country and unique antique towns when you continue your journey through the Lockyer Valley. Stop off in Marburg, where the story goes that the town got its name from a station master nearby. He asked the first German settlers where they lived and they answered 'ober dar'. The station master thought it would be more useful if 'ober dar' got a name, so he proposed to call it 'Marburg' - after a town in Germany he had read about. The settlers liked the station masters idea and the name stuck. Continue your journey to Toowoomba, 'Woombie' or 'T-ba' for locals. Nicknamed 'The Garden City', it is a must to visit one of the 150 public parks. Easterfest takes places during the Easter weekend so music fans, be sure to secure your tickets for this three day festival.
Continue your journey to Roma and visit The Big Rig. Roma is known for its' oil and gas industry and The Big Rig gives you the chance to see the machinery up close and learn more about the industry. Another well-known spot in Roma are the Roma Saleyards, the biggest cattle selling facility in Australia. Settle in on the special catwalk for visitors and take in all the action. After this you might be in need of some relaxation, so continue your journey to Mitchell to enjoy the largest open spa in Australia, the Great Artesian Spa.
Your next destination will be the end of this long weekend road trip: Charleville. The outback town was first settled in 1847 and is home to the biggest outback pub in the region. Visit the Cosmos Centre and enjoy a starry night like you've never have before. Get to know Aussie locals in the Charleville wildlife centre, wet a line at the Mangalore Warrego River or enjoy the many historic buildings. Charleville is the perfect end to this magical road trip.
If you're ready for your next road trpi, give us a call on 1300 656 601 or simply book it yourself online today!