Things to See and Do - Tourist Drives

Warwick Tourist Drives

Collect your brochures and maps at the Warwick Visitor Information Centre at 49 Albion Street Warwick or click here for further details.

The Settlers Route: Tourist Route 1 — 72 kilometres

The Settler’s Route will take you through stunning scenery with deep gullies, steep mountains and a myriad of river crossings. Heading north from Warwick you will travel through various small villages all steeped with history and historic buildings. Killarney, known as the scenic gem of the Southern Downs extends the drive to include Dagg’s Falls, Brown’s Falls and Queen Mary Falls National Park and the breathtaking views of Carr’s Lookout.

The mountain road takes you through sub-tropical rainforest and 4WD’s can detour along the popular and spectacular Condamine Gorge, also known as the ‘14 River Crossing’ 4WD track.

Sunflower Route: Tourist Route 11 — 50 kilometres

Summer is the best time to take in the wonder and splendour of the Sunflower Route.  The 50 kilometre round trip will also take you through the patchwork countryside of ploughed black soil, green lucerne and grazing crops, and brick-red sorghum.

Travel through some of the region’s most picturesque country and spend time in Allora visiting its quiet relaxing parks and gardens and charming heritage listed streetscape. Other attractions in the vicinity include heritage listed Glengallan Homestead.

Sprint Route: Tourist Route 12 — 118 kilometres

Leyburn’s Historic Motor Sprint Around the Houses attracts thousands of people each year on the third weekend of August. In fact, it’s not unusual to see vintage car rallies and bikies’ groups motor their way down the Sprint Route at any time of the year.

Leyburn is a picturesque village brimming with talent and friendliness. Spend some time walking around Leyburn’s historic buildings. These include Queensland’s oldest continually licensed hotel and a shingle-roofed church dating back to 1860.

Continue the route through the gold rush country of Thane and then onto the popular fishing and boating spot of Leslie Dam.

Cedar Route: Tourist Route 14 - 62 kilometres

The Cedar Route winds through the World Heritage area of the Goomburra Valley and shows nature in all its glory. Put on your hiking boots to enjoy the many walking tracks in the Goomburra section of Main Range National Park. The Dalrymple Creek Bush Walk is disabled assisted and has a kids’ activity page on the EPA website (www.epa.qld.gov.au ). Take time to visit the newly renovated Sylvester Lookout. Learn all about the endangered frogs and other native species that call this park home and see how many you can find when you take one of the many gentle bushwalks. From fun four-wheel-driving, perfect picnic spots and spectacular scenery, the Cedar Route appeals to all.  

Falls Drive

This is the newest of the tourist routes in the Warwick area and four waterfalls are featured on the spectacular drive on the southern Queensland border between Boonah and Killarney.

The route leaves the Boonah-Rathdowney Road south of Boonah and through Teviot Gap near Killarney takes in the four waterfalls on part of Spring Creek Road - Browns, Daggs, Queen Mary and Teviot Falls - and Carrs Lookout.

Spring Creek flows over Queen Mary Falls, which is in Main Range National Park. The creek flows into the Condamine River nearby where it begins at The Head and flows on to the Murray-Darling, Australia's longest river system, which stretches to the ocean in South Australia.

This tourist route can form part of a wonderful circle drive taking in Cunninghams Gap, Warwick, Killarney and Boonah - a special part of southern Queensland

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