Leichhardt Highway

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Leichhardt Highway

Leichhardt Highway 1612.svg
Leichhardt Highway (green on black)
General information
Length613 km (381 mi)
Route number(s)
  • State Highway A5
    Westwood - Goondiwindi North
  • State Highway A5 / State Route 85
    Goondiwindi North - Goondiwindi
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
Major settlementsMoonie, Miles, Guluguba, Wandoan, Taroom, Theodore, Banana, Dululu
Highway system

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]

GoondiwindiGoondiwindi00.0 Newell Highway (National Highway A39) - south - Boggabilla /
Marshall Street - west - Goondiwindi CBD
Southern end of Leichhardt Highway
Runs north as State Highway A5
2.01.2 Cunningham Highway (National Highway A15) - north, then east - YelarbonLeichhardt Highway turns west as Boundary Road
6.03.7 Barwon Highway (State Route 85) - south, then north-west - ToobeahLeichhardt Highway turns north
21.013.0 Gore Highway (State Highway A39) - north-east - Milmerran
Western DownsMoonie99.361.7 Moonie Highway (State Route 49) - north-east - Dalby /
south-west - St George
The Gums14691 Surat Developmental Road (State Route 87) - east - Dalby /
west - Surat
Condamine191119 Condamine Meandarra Road (State Route 74) - south-west - Meandarra
Miles227141 Warrego Highway (State Highway A2) - east - Chinchilla /
west - Roma
South-eastern concurrency terminus with Warrego Highway
228142 Warrego Highway (State Highway A2) - west - RomaNorth-western concurrency terminus with Warrego Highway
BananaTaroom374232 Taroom Bauhinia Downs Road (State Route 7) - north-west - Bauhinia
Theodore451280 Eidsvold Theodore Road (State Route 73) - south - Cracow
Banana508316 Dawson Highway (State Route 60) - south-west - Moura /
north - Banana CBD
Southern concurrency terminus with Dawson Highway
509316 Dawson Highway (State Route 60) - north-east - BiloelaNorthern concurrency terminus with Dawson Highway
Dululu588365 Burnett Highway (State Highway A3) - north-east - Mount Morgan /
south-east - Jambin
Westwood613381 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


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.