Tours and Trails


Heritage Trails

The Western Downs was built by early pioneers who braved the harsh environment of unexplored terrain to establish cattle stations, railway extensions, and productive farm land. Our pioneering history is vivid and highly valued in each of our towns. We invite you to explore the foundations of our communities through the significant sites, historic buildings and notable landmarks in one of our Heritage Trails.

Jandowae Heritage Trail
Tara Yesteryears Trail fact sheet
Wandoan Heritage Trail

Walking and Cycling Tracks

The Western Downs is fortunate to boast a range of scenic and intriguing locations that allow you to relax, slow down and get close to nature while absorbing the beauty of the Western Downs. Many of these have been developed into wonderful walkways with interpretive signage and fully paved tracks that you can casually cycle or enjoy on foot. Keep the following tracks in mind when staying in our communities and unwind from the day by strolling along their paths.

Myall Creek Parklands Walkway, Dalby
Tara Lagoon Parklands and Walk of Remembrance
Meacle Family Walkway, Meandarra
Dogwood Creek Walking Track, Miles
Chinchilla Walking Tracks
Hugh Sawrey Walkway, Kogan

Our Western Downs in 3 Days

There are plenty of things to see and do in the Western Downs, but we understand that sometimes you only have a few days to get away. So we’ve come up with six one-day itineraries that showcase the best attractions and experiences that our region has to offer. Choose the three that appeal most to you and spend your next long weekend exploring our region.

Our Western Downs in 3 days