The Rainforest Way
An exciting series of self-drive touring routes.
Explore Spectacular
Rainforests & National Parks
In northern New South Wales and south-east Queensland.
Something For Everyone
Discover this beautiful area & its natural, cultural & historic attractions.

Welcome to The Rainforest Way

The Rainforest Way is an exciting series of self-drive touring routes that let you explore the spectacular World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and National Parks in the unique hinterland of northern New South Wales and south-east Queensland.

Suggested Drive Itineraries

These suggested drive itineraries make it easy to discover this beautiful area and its natural, cultural and historic attractions.  Whether you decide to explore only one or take a few days to discover it all, you’ll find everything you need along the way to make this an enjoyable journey.

Something for Everyone

In this website you will find maps, self-drive touring guides, accommodation ideas and loads of things to do throughout each of the drive routes. Whether you want to sit back, relax and soak up the fresh air and the spectacular views or hoist a backpack and challenge yourself on an amazing mountain climb – there is something for everyone!

More than just a rainforest visit…

More than just a way to visit the rainforest, The Rainforest Way also encourages you to be an environmentally friendly visitor to these very special areas that are home to more than 200 rare or threatened species and eco systems.  We ask that you respect the environment you are travelling through and ensure its protection for many, many generations to come.

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