The Outback Tour (Oct-2018) – Day 2 – Gayndah to Toowoomba

After spending the night in Gayndah it was time to hit the road and head towards Toowoomba. Our drive would take us through Goomeri, Nananago and Yarraman, Cooyar and Crows Nest.

Before going to far though we had to go and check out the Deep Creek (Chowey) Rail Bridge at Didcot. After the obligatory photo stop it was back on the road to grab a bite to eat at the Water Inn Cafe in Yarraman

From Yarraman it was onto the New England Highway with a short drive to Cooyar. The service station in Cooyar is now home to a great little “biker” cafe called McCoy’s. It’s worth the visit for a coffee and to check out the motorcycle memorabilia. The cafe is owned by former professional motorcycle racer Garry McCoy. We also ran into an old mate from Brisbane at the cafe and had a great time catching up.

The countryside around here is great for touring on 2 or 4 wheels, being only 1 hour from Toowoomba it makes a great day out from Brisbane. As Toowoomba was our destination and we were going to visit the local Harley dealer we hit the road.

Toowoomba is a beautiful regional city n the Darling Downs region it s the second most populated inland city in the country after Canberra. Once we got into town we made our way over to Darling Downs Harley-Davidson to browse around.

Then it was onto Grand Central Shopping Centre and Queens Park to look at the floral displays.

Our motel for the night was the Federal Hotel-Motel on James Street, I’ve been staying at the motel at different times for the past 15 years. It’s good to see they are keeping the place updated and clean. The rooms are well priced and the pub is right next door.