Jules loves a good Aussie drive and he really enjoyed part of the scenic Great Bunya Drive which stretches from Gympie to Toowoomba in Queensland.
It meanders for 390 kilometre through the country landscapes of the Darling Downs and South Burnett. The fertile area farms cattle, pigs and goats and grows grain and cotton.
Bunya Mountains National Park
Jules set out from Bunya Mountains National Park, the half-way point of the drive. West of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, it has freshwater dams, pastoral homesteads and rural towns. The isolated section of the Great Dividing Range has rich Aboriginal history. Formed over 30 million years ago it has an enormous stand of ancient Bunya pines.
The Woolshed at Jondaryan
One of Australia’s largest surviving woolsheds, Jondaryan is the centrepiece of the Historical Museum and Park. It was established in 1975 to showcase the history of the station and its role in pastoral development on the Darling Downs. There are historic buildings, machinery, equipment and collections gathered over many years.
2nd 2 None
Also enjoying the fertile soils of the Darling Downs, 2nd 2 None grows shiraz, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, viognier and durif grapes. Grapes are crushed on-site and they produce wines with a difference. Some are infused with a hint of herbs and are beautifully aromatic, perfectly balanced and smooth. They are open every day between 10am and 4pm.