Kilcowera Station is an organically run outback QLD cattle property 1200km inland of Brisbane on the Dowling Track. Visitors have the chance to learn about the diverse local ecosystems, flora and fauna while soaking up the tranquility and beauty of the landscape.
Bramwell is the penultimate junction in the road. Head straight north and you are driving into the maw of the Old Telegraph Track, the black heart of the Cape itself…
Cooktown is a gateway, a true satellite at the edge of the beyond. In a land as variegated as Australia, where red cliffs bleed into green tropical forest, which blend, in turn, into wheat belts and cityscapes, the places that catch my eye are always worlds unto themselves.
Amamoor State Forest, one of southeast Queensland’s best-kept secrets, is just 20km southwest of Gympie and 120 clicks due north of Brisbane.
Carlisle heads deep into Sunset Country; living the dream, on Moreton Island.
Rinyirru National Park is a little far afield for a quick weekend jaunt out of Brisbane, perched as it is 100km or so inland of Cooktown. This is one of those places that’s worth making time for, whether you’re a far north QLD resident or plan a stopover as part of a pilgrimage to Cape York.