The Overlander's Way traces the paths of our droving heroes who herded their cattle from Queensland through to the grazing lands in the Northern Territory. This is a land of vast cattle stations, rugged plains and dramatic basalt landscapes, magnificent gorges and abundant wildlife, big skies and far horizons. Its people are friendly and always eager to share colourful stories about their home over a brew.
NOTE: THE MAIN ROADS THROUGH THE OUTBACK ARE SEALED. ONCE YOU LEAVE THIS MAIN ROAD, CONDITIONS DEPRECIATE QUICKLY, AND YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF ON A GRAVEL TRACK. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT OUR SAFE DRIVING SECTION.
The 'Overlander's Way' runs west from Townsville all the way to Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. This long, narrow strip of bitumen passes through the historic towns of Charters Towers, Cloncurry and Mount Isa (follow the links in the right hand column for these destinations) and also a number of tiny settlements, many of them too small to appear on most maps. But for the adventurous and enquiring soul, there is much to see and do between the major towns of the Overlander's Way, along the 650 kilometre stretch of highway between Cloncurry and Charters Towers. If you can spare the time, we'll let you in on some local secrets. Use the links to the right to discover Julia Creek, Richmond and Hughenden.