What is Queensland’s best road trip?

We’ve listed the top 10 road trips across the state.

Queenslanders love a good road trip.

Road trips Queensland map

Whether it’s heading to the beach for a long weekend, hiring a motorhome for a family getaway or exploring somewhere off the beaten track in a 4WD – Queensland families are drawn to the outdoors. 

With Queensland being the second largest state in Australia, and road-tripping being so popular, it was fitting for RACQ to highlight the state’s must-see destinations. We’ve featured our top 10 road trips in detail below with the help of  motoring writer Barry Green and travel writer Lee Atkinson.

You’ll find the best maps, links to local attractions, discounts, images and safety tips to ensure you’re completely covered while on the road. The trips cover popular travel routes in Queensland and are suitable for all kinds of road-trippers. They include short weekend drives, challenging off-road tracks and long-distance adventures.

They strategically avoid well-trodden paths and focus on stunning rainforests, beaches, tourist attractions, lookouts and even bakeries to make your next road trip unforgettable.

Top 10 road trips in Queensland


1. The Bloomfield Track

Cairns to Cooktown, 256km

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2. Pacific Coast Way

Brisbane to Cairns, 1808km

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3. Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Brisbane to Montville, 140km

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4. 75 Mile Beach

Maroochydore to Fraser Island, 291km and ferry

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5. Southern Country Way

Brisbane to Stanthorpe, 279km

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6. Gold Coast Hinterland

Surfers Paradise to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, 109km

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7. Savannah Way

Cairns to Adels Grove, 1493km

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8. Overlander’s Way

Townsville to Camooweal, 1097km

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9. Matilda Way

Cunnamulla to Karumba, 1697km

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10. Big Red

Brisbane to Birdsville, 1892km

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