How to get here

Self Drive

Cunnamulla lies at the crossroads of two great Australian drives, the Adventure Way and the Matilda Way. 

The Matilda Way stretches 1812km from the NSW border all the way to Karumba in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Adventure Way is 2088km and is now fully sealed. It follows the wheel ruts of the old Cobb & Co route from Brisbane to Adelaide.


Murray's Australia travels from Brisbane to Cunnamulla on Fridays and Saturdays, and through to St George on Wednesdays. The bus returns to Brisbane on Mondays and Saturdays, and also leaves from St George on Thursdays.

Book via Murrays Australia

Or phone Murrays Australia directly on 13 22 51.

Information subject to change


Air Travel

Regional Express (REX) Airlines travels from Brisbane to Cunnamulla (via Toowoomba, St George, Cunnamulla and onto Thargomindah and return same day) on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Book via Rex Airlines

Or phone Rex Airlines directly on 13 17 13

Information subject to change


Queensland Rail runs the 'Westlander' train from Brisbane to Charleville.

The Westlander departs Brisbane on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.15pm, arriving in Charleville on Wednesday or Friday at 11.45am. A RailBus connection then departs Charleville Station at 11.55am, arriving in Cunnamulla at 2.25pm.

The Westlander returns to Brisbane from Charleville on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6.15pm, arriving in Brisbane on Thursday or Saturday at 11.25am. A RailBus connection departs Cunnamulla at 3.00pm, arriving at Charleville Station at 5.40pm.

Book via Queensland Rail

Or phone Queensland Rail directly on 1800 872 467

Information subject to change

Road Conditions

Most highways are now sealed, and, unless conditions are wet, many places of interest can be reached by conventional vehicles. Road conditions should be checked locally with the Visitor Information Centres or the local Police along the way.

Slow down if you see stock or wild animals near the roads as they have a habit of trying to cross in front of you. And remember to give trucks and road trains right of way, especially on narrow parts of the highway. 

When meeting road trains or other heavy vehicles on unsealed or narrow sealed roads, slow down and move right over to the left of the road to give them right of way.

Paroo Shire's Current Road Conditions Report


Emergency supplies including food, water and first aid kit should be carried when travelling in remote areas.

Before travelling always advise a responsible person of your intended itinerary. If you break down, always stay with your vehicle until help arrives.

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