When you go on holidays, you often rely on taxis and public transport to get you around. However, there are just some places where this isn’t possible. An example is many of the locations on the 3 day self-drive below. In this case, the best option is to hire a car. So, if you want to see the hidden beauties of Queensland, consider car hire in Brisbane and take the back road drive from Brisbane to Bunya Mountains on your next trip.

Day 1 – Brisbane to Toowoomba

After picking up your hire car near Brisbane Airport, take the scenic route towards Toowoomba via the Brisbane hinterland. The first stop on your trip is Samford Village, a cute little suburb offering lots of great places to eat and local goods to purchase. From Samford, it’s only 20 minutes to Mount Glorious, where beautiful mountain scenes will greet you.

If you’re the adventurous type, you may also want to stop in Esk on your way to Toowoomba. With activities like white-water kayaking, abseiling, sky diving and mountain bike riding, there is something to sooth any adrenalin junky. It also offers camel safaris and sailing.

Towards the end of the day, pack up your companions and put your foot to the floor, heading towards Toowoomba.

Day 2 – Toowoomba to Bunya Mountains
Toowoomba is known as Queensland’s “garden city”, offering over 150 public parks and gardens, offering a lot of free fun for the whole family.

After leaving Toowoomba, drive on towards Bunya Mountains. If you like a little tipple, you can take a short detour to the township of Maclagan. This suburb offers two spectacular wineries – Rangemore Estate Winery and Rimfire Winery. At Rangemore Estate you can camp amongst the vineyard and Rimfire has a great cellar door, cafe and country gardens.

After this stop, head north towards the mountains. They will become apparent when you begin to see the unique, dome-shaped crowns of the Bunya Pine Trees dotted throughout the rainforest along the crest of the range.

Day 3 – Bunya Mountains to Brisbane
If you get up early enough, you can enjoy a leisurely walk in the national park through dappled trails. After the short hike, start driving south to Kingaroy, the “peanut capitol”, and taste the town’s namesake.

After this short stop, the drive back to Brisbane follows the D’Aguilar Highway, passing through Yarraman, a Hoop Pine timber town surrounded by rolling hills and rich farmlands, as well as the town of Blackbutt. End your trip by dropping your rental vehicle at Alpha Car Hire in Brisbane.

For more information or to book a car hire in Brisbane, Melbourne or another location in Australia, contact Alpha Car Hire on 1300 22 74 73 today.