Leichhardt Highway

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Leichhardt Highway
Leichhardt Highway 1612.svg
Leichhardt Highway (green on black)
General information
Type Highway
Length 577 km (359 mi)
Route number(s) A5
Westwood - Goondiwindi North
National Highway A39 / State Route 85
Goondiwindi North - Goondiwindi
route number
National Highway 39
National Route 39
Major junctions
North end Capricorn Highway (A4), 7km south of Westwood, Queensland
  Burnett Highway (A3)
Dawson Highway (State Route 60)
Warrego Highway (National Highway A2)
Moonie Highway
Gore Highway (National Highway A39 / State Route 85)
Cunningham Highway (National Route 42)
South end Newell Highway (A39) /
Barwon Highway (State Route 85), Goondiwindi, Queensland NSW/Qld Border
Major settlements Dululu, Banana, Theodore, Taroom, Wandoan, Guluguba, Miles, Moonie
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 nearly 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:


See also[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.