Queensland Odyssey 2017

Our plans for the big adventure to Queensland are now complete with just a couple of meal details to sort out.

Our costs for 15 days away including accommodation and 3 group meals are $3575 for two people.

We have plotted a route that takes in many and varied attractions along the way and will be traversing some rain forest areas as well as the dinkum red earth outback, so there will be plenty for everyone.

It is not too late to put in an entry and join what is a very social and friendly group.

Contact G2 (Sharpie) if you want an entry form and/or further information about the Odyssey

Here is our itinerary:

21st June: Day One : Coolangatta to Warwick 245km

22nd June Day Two: Warwick to Kingaroy 303km

23rd June Day Three: Kingaroy to Bundaberg 287km

24th June: Day Four: Bundaberg to Rockhampton 322km

25th June Day Five: Rockhampton to Emerald 270km or 425km

26th June Day Six; Emerald to Longreach 417km

27th June Day Seven; Longreach

28th June Day Eight: Longreach to Cloncurry 528km (real outback)

29th June Day Nine: Cloncurry to Normanton 383km (real outback)

30th June Day Ten: Normanton

1st July Day Eleven Normanton to George town 298km

2nd July Day Twelve: Georgetown to Mareeba 353km

3rd July Day Thirteen: Mareeba to Cooktown 266km

4th July Day Fourteen: Cooktown to Atherton 331km

5th July Day Fifteen: Atherton to Mission Beach 172km


There is plenty to do in and around Longreach on the first lay day and Normanton is not far from the Gulf of Carpentaria, with a side trip to Karumba to dapple your toes in the water.

Max Clarke has looked at rental cars and Avis are dearer than last Odyssey but they do a one way hire. Alfa , who are cheaper require the cars to be returned to the hire site.

For those who want to stay on and visit the Townsviller Supercar meeting. It is one of the best tracks in the series and is held on the 6th,7th,and 8th of July.

Mission Beach is approximately 140km from Cairns and 245km from Townsville.

Graeme (G2)