Leichhardt Highway

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Leichhardt Highway
Queensland
Leichhardt Highway 1612.svg
Leichhardt Highway (green on black)
General information
Type Highway
Length 613 km (381 mi)
Route number(s)
  • State Highway A5
    Westwood - Goondiwindi North
  • National Highway A39 / State Route 85
    Goondiwindi North - Goondiwindi
Former
route number
National Highway 39
National Route 39
Major junctions
South end Newell Highway (A39) /
Barwon Highway (State Route 85), Goondiwindi, Queensland NSW/Qld Border
 
North end Capricorn Highway (A4), 7km south of Westwood, Queensland
Location(s)
Major settlements Moonie, Miles, Guluguba, Wandoan, Taroom, Theodore, Banana, Dululu
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Queensland

The Leichhardt Highway is a major transport route in Queensland, Australia. It is a continuation northward from Goondiwindi of the Newell Highway.[1]

It runs northward from Goondiwindi for more than 600 kilometres until its termination at the Capricorn Highway near the small town of Westwood.[2]

It is named after Prussian explorer Ludwig Leichhardt who travelled a route in the 19th Century that roughly parallels today's highway.

List of towns along the Leichhardt Highway[edit]

Travelling from south to north:

Major intersections[edit]

LGA Location km mi Destinations Notes
Goondiwindi Goondiwindi 0 0.0 Newell Highway (National Highway A39) - south - Boggabilla /
Marshall Street - west - Goondiwindi CBD
Southern end of Leichhardt Highway
Runs north as National Highway A39
2.0 1.2 Cunningham Highway (National Highway A15) - north, then east - Yelarbon Leichhardt Highway turns west as Boundary Road
6.0 3.7 Barwon Highway (State Route 85) - south, then north-west - Toobeah Leichhardt Highway turns north
21.0 13.0 Gore Highway (National Highway A39) - north-east - Milmerran Leichhardt Highway changes to State Highway A5
Western Downs Moonie 99.3 61.7 Moonie Highway (State Route 49) - north-east - Dalby /
south-west - St George
The Gums 146 91 Surat Developmental Road (State Route 87) - east - Dalby /
west - Surat
Condamine 191 119 Condamine Meandarra Road (State Route 74) - south-west - Meandarra
Miles 227 141 Warrego Highway (State Highway A2) - east - Chinchilla /
west - Roma
South-eastern concurrency terminus with Warrego Highway
228 142 Warrego Highway (State Highway A2) - west - Roma North-western concurrency terminus with Warrego Highway
Banana Taroom 374 232 Taroom Bauhinia Downs Road (State Route 7) - north-west - Bauhinia
Theodore 451 280 Eidsvold Theodore Road (State Route 73) - south - Cracow
Banana 508 316 Dawson Highway (State Route 60) - south-west - Moura /
north - Banana CBD
Southern concurrency terminus with Dawson Highway
509 316 Dawson Highway (State Route 60) - north-east - Biloela Northern concurrency terminus with Dawson Highway
Dululu 588 365 Burnett Highway (State Highway A3) - north-east - Mount Morgan /
south-east - Jambin
Westwood 613 381 Capricorn Highway (State Highway A4) - north-east - Rockhampton /
south-west - Duaringa
Northern end of Leichhardt Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maps
  2. ^ Hema, Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. pp. 8/11. ISBN 978-1-86500-456-3.