How To Get To Miles
Sitting at the junction of the Warrego and Leichhardt Highways, the township of Miles is a crossroads locality connecting visitors from North, South, East and West Queensland. Miles is easily accessible via road and rail.
GETTING HERE BY ROAD
The main arterial roads leading to Miles are sealed. If your visit to our festival is just one part of your organised journey throughout the Western Downs Region and you plan to venture off the major highway, you will find that some of our rural roads can be slightly narrower, with a number of tributary roads being gravel. Many of these are considered ‘all-weather' accessible, however, we encourage you to seek advice from our Visitor Information Centre (VIC) staff before going off the beaten track.
Keep in mind also that road trains and wide-load vehicles are very much a part of our bush landscape, crucial to our agriculture and energy sector industries and to you, the end user of the goods produced from the loads they carry. It is common to see trucks with 2 or 3 trailers (up to 53.5 metres or 10 car lengths long) travelling along our highways.
Less frequent are wide loads accompanied by a police escort carrying huge machinery that may take up the full width of the road. If you are fortunate to come across one of these extraordinary transport vehicles, you will be guided to move off to the side of the road to let them pass safely.
It may feel intimidating to be sharing the road with long, wide and heavy vehicles. Tips for traveling safely with road trains can be accessed from several online sources including the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, RACQ Living and the Grey Nomads.
Our best tip though is not to panic, give them space and follow the road rules and most importantly, be patient. Take time to marvel at the power and strength of these vehicles, and the extraordinary skills required to drive them. We want you to arrive safely... after all, we've got a festival awaiting you!
Another tip is to take care when travelling west on the Warrego Highway of a late afternoon. We recommend you relax in the late afternoon and experience our famous Western Downs sunsets from the comfort of a balcony in one of our country pubs or accommodation houses.
If you'd rather let someone else do the driving, why not take a bus? The following companies provide transport to and from Miles daily.
Bus Queensland (07) 4633 1177
Greyhound Australia www.greyhound.com.au 1300 473 946
Murrays www.murrays.com.au 13 22 51
Getting Here By Train
Discover the pioneering spirit of Queensland’s outback onboard The Westlander, travelling from Brisbane across the Great Dividing Range, through rich farmlands and native forests to Charleville. The Westlander plays a vital role in connecting regional communities. Follow the path of Queensland’s famed explorers onboard the The Westlander and unwind, as you sit back relax and watch the striking scenery pass you by.
The Westlander stops at Miles twice a week (only if reservations have been pre-booked), on Wed and Fri from Brisbane, and Thu and Sat from Charleville.
Contact Queensland Rail on 1300 131 722 or visit their website here to book your ticket.