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Matilda Highway

Landsborough Highway, Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4621 6605
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History, Sunsets, Beaches, Dinosaur

Cunnamulla to Karumba the real outback Australia and nature fantastic. All the little towns on this... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
LeeTravel1967
Road Kill Heaven, Endless Cleared Land, Lots of Driving

Drove from Karumba down through to Brisbane with the Matilda Hwy to see some of Australia's past... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
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The Matilda Way is one road that most definitely leads to adventure, and a different one each day. The fully sealed 1812 kilometre highway that stretches from the New South Wales border all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria, from Cunnamulla to Karumba. Traversing the 'real outback' the route is filled with friendly characters, unique attractions and unspoiled natural sites. Four days is a comfortable drive, depending on how long you stay in each town. The road itself is fully sealed although, as you'll be sharing it with huge road trains and a selection of stock and native animals, it pays to be wary and understand outback road courtesy. When a truck is approaching, the best and most polite approach is to pull off onto the side of the road and wait for the truck to pass. You'll protect your vehicle from rock damage and the truckies will thank you for it. As you're travelling, check the byways along the route; there are plenty of side-trips that add to the overall outback experience.
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13 Aug 2017
“History, Sunsets, Beaches, Dinosaur”
7 Apr 2017
“History, dinosaurs and good ol' fashioned country charm”
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Landsborough Highway, Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia
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+61 7 4621 6605
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Cunnamulla to Karumba the real outback Australia and nature fantastic. All the little towns on this route all have something unique about them. You have just got to stop and look. We totally enjoyed our time traveling this route. Never a dull moment, too many...More

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Alison S, Manager at Matilda Highway, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review the Matilda Way. You are so right - every little town along the way has its own flavour and offerings, and you have to spend a bit of time in each to really experience everything. There is always...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Drove from Karumba down through to Brisbane with the Matilda Hwy to see some of Australia's past. Not that many places over a huge distance, not unless you like pubs. Endless number of dead roo's on the road, massive stations all with cleared land. Between...More

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Alison S, Manager at Matilda Highway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review the Matilda Way. Sometimes people don't see the beauty of the vastness where we live, but it is heartening that you enjoyed our clear night skies. Hopefully you might travel this way again and be able to...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We have travelled the Matilda Way several times and have always enjoyed learning more about our rich history - the prehistoric with dinosaur discoveries; our agricultural history; our flying history - QANTAS and the RFDS; our literary history - think Waltzing Matilda; our political history...More

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Alison S, Manager at Matilda Highway, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hey Jiggety-Jog, thanks for the great review- you are so right there is so much to see, do, discover and learn along the Matilda Way. Come again soon :)

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