Ancient Landscapes


Snaking through the center of the beautiful Dawson Valley are the green hues of the mighty Dawson River, and the ancient landscapes and pioneering country towns of this unforgettable Central Queensland trail.


You’ll know you’ve reached Taroom when you pass the unique Steel Wings Windmill, only one of two windmills in Australia featuring this unique pivoting design. It’s definitely worth bringing the fishing lines with Dawson River fishing at your fingertips. Head to the Sandy Creek Bridge, Ken’s Camp or Glebe Weir and drop a line for the mighty barramundi, saratoga, sleepy cod and more. Read on


An easy one-hour drive from Taroom you’ll find a kind of old-world elegance in the palm tree lined streets and gracious old wooden buildings of Theodore. This is the town that water built. Established as the first irrigation project in Queensland, Theodore is still home to the Glebe Weir, which can be seen from the road. Read more


Moura is right in the heart of the beautiful Dawson Valley, on the banks of the Dawson River. Originally a cattle town, you’ll still find fortnightly cattle auctions come alive with a sea Akubra hats. Find out more about Moura’s cattle and mining past at the Moura Coal and Country Museum. Read more

The best 4WD Experiences

Sandy Point
This is an easy laid back beach drive with beautiful views.

Isla Gorge National Park
A 200km 4WD track that encompasses series of natural lakes near Theodore.

Robinson Gorge
Hard-core 4WD action, only for the experienced driver.

Nathan Gorge
Off the beaten track this trip is a true wilderness experience with rocky escarpments and the steep riverbanks of Dawson River.