Travelling to Queensland this year we took the road less travelled by taking secondary roads West and East of the usual central west route of the Newell highway.
Going North Bendigo - Echuca - Deniliquin - Canargo - Carrathool (between Hay and Narrandera on the Murrumbidgee River) - Hilton - Condobolin - Coonamble - Walgett - Lightning Ridge - Dirranbandi - St George - Toowoomba - Mt Tamborine (Gold Coast QLD)
Returning via a route East of the Newell highway going South but West of the alternative New England Highway up on the Great Dividing Range.
Mt Tamborine - Warwick - Texas - Ashford - Delungra - Bingara - Manila - Gennedah - Coolah - Wellington - Cowra - Canberra - Cooma - Jindabyne - Mt Kosciusko - Alpine Way to Corryong - Albury - Bendigo.
A typical secondary road in NSW. 100 Kmh speed limit and basically the same distance but you get to see some of the beaten track locations.
The Bridge over the Murrumbidgee near Carathool
First night camp by the Murrumbidgee
Plains country sunset NSW
Even the dirt roads were in good nick. This would be a different proposition in the wet.
Coonamble Caravan Park
Deep Sea fishing is the first Qld chore. Here my Nephew with a Spanish Mackerel
After fishing meeting
The house on the mountain
Coolah Caravan Park
Grandson Eladio visiting his dad in Canberra
Towing on the Murray River