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Atherton Tablelands, Holiday at Home, Queensland -

With over 300 curves through 20 km of forested and undulating road, Gillies Highway is a must-see drive that launches you into the unexpected, yet magnificent landscape of the Atherton Tablelands. It's winding curves are not only perfect for an adrenaline-filled weekend ride, but it is also a drive that leaves you starring outside of the car the entire drive. Not surprisingly, it's a dangerous route and should be enjoyed with care.   Credit: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service   Travel Time: 1 Hour plus stopping time   Gordonvale to Atherton Despite its twists and turns, this is a pretty straightforward trip. From...

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Fraser Island, Holiday at Home, Queensland -

Fraser Island is known to the traditional Butchulla owners as K’gari (pronounced ‘gurry’) which also means ‘paradise’. It’s a fitting name for the world’s largest sand island, sculpted by wind and surf, and dotted with beautiful freshwater lakes, wild wetlands and ancient rainforests. The Queensland island’s natural beauty is easily explored over a weekend, but stretch it out to four days to discover the vast array of wildlife that roam freely on land and in the offshore seas. DAY 1: GETTING TO FRASER ISLAND   The Cathedrals, Fraser Island, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland   Fraser Island is located about 300 kilometres north of Brisbane....

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Holiday at Home, Queensland, Road Trips, Scenic Rim -

Journey through ancient volcanic land and the traditional country of the Yugambeh people on this 4 day trip that will enrich the soul and provide multiple photo opportunities.   Queensland's Scenic Rim is home to a World Heritage-listed rainforest and six national parks in an area over more than 4,000 square kilometres that offer a selection of small villages, rural getaways and paddock-to-plate producers. Away from the glitz and glamour of the bustling and noisy city that is Brisbane and the popular coastal beaches, you can escape the pressures of daily life and breathe in the fresh Queensland countryside air. Join us, as we discover...

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Cobb & Co Tourist Drive, Holiday at Home, Queensland, Road Trips -

On 1 January 1866, the first Cobb & Co mail service in Queensland commenced, from Brisbane to Ipswich. Passengers heading further west took a train from Ipswich to Grandchester and then another Cobb & Co coach took them from there to Toowoomba. Today, the best way to explore is in the comfort of your vehicle, allowing you to take in the sights, and history, of this iconic Aussie touring route. As one of the shorter Brisbane drives, this trip features on our best road trips from Brisbane list as a good one or two day trip to add to the itinerary.  ...

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