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Dowling Track
Dowling Track
Dowling Track
Dowling Track
Map of Dowling Track
Dowling Track
Queensland 4492 Australia

Dowling Track
Thargomindah, South West

Free Entry

07 4655 3399


The Dowling Track - a journey of discovery.

Travel in the footsteps of Vincent James Dowling and other early pioneers over 100 years ago discovered this area, known as the "Plains of Promise"- people travelled the track looking for a new life and new opportunities.

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The Australian author, Henry Lawson walked from Bourke to Hungerford and back in the hellish summer heat looking for work.

The Dowling Track is Four Wheel Drive experience linking Back 'o' Bourke and beyond to Quilpie in South West Queensland, total kilometres, 567.

Immerse yourself in the rich and diverse heritage as you travel this unspoilt land. See the stars stretch for-ever, it is where your journey becomes more important than your final destination.

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Property Details


  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Swimming
  • Walking

Other Information

Children are welcome.

Access Car

Four Wheel Drives are recommended for the Dowling Track. Conventional vehicles can travel with caution and subject to weather conditions.

General Comments

Highlights of the Dowling Track include: Historical Cobb and Co Hotels, Currawinya National Park, Opal Fossicking and the Hydro Power Display. The track is 567 kilometres long and should take approximately two days to complete.


Entry costs may apply to attractions and accommodation along the trip. Contact the individual operator for further details.

Free Entry

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.