Gold Coast to Goondiwindi avoiding Cunninghams Gap

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 11:27
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Hey guys, I am travellling from the Southern Gold Coast to Goondiwindi but dont want to go over Cunnighams Gap again, what is the alernate route? Someone said I could go out the back route through Nerang and Warrick? and someone else suggested going to Toowoomba along the Gore Hwy?

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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh - Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 11:46

Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 11:46
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Hmm there are your choices.


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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 11:51

Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 11:51
Toowoomba range is an alternative but it is a range like Cunningham's Gap.

Alternative is Heifer Creek road. Go to Gatton (don't bypass) and about 5km further on (just before Grantham) turn left and follow signs to Clifton to go up through Heifer creek. From Clifton go through Leyburn and onto Goondiwindi.

Slower road but less trucks and not as steep if towing. Change of scenery too.

A Radical alternative maybe go south and follow Bruxner highway out to Goondiwindi.

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Follow Up By: Member - Wayne N (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 14:34

Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 14:34
Heifer Creek Road is closed indefinitely due to land slips (or risk of land slips) since the SE Qld floods.

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Reply By: Member - Julie P (VIC) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 15:53

Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 15:53
I personally would take the Bruxner Hway via Kyogle - but what is wrong with Cunninghams Gap - just a bit slower with the stop and go still on -or zNerang-Beaudesert-Warwick - on Mt Lindsay Hway - either way probably further than the Gap
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Follow Up By: Member - Julie P (VIC) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 15:55

Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 15:55
Why would you go all the way to Toowoomba - the range road is a mess anyway - lots of landslips through the floods - and still some difficulty - long steep climb - Nerang-Beaudesert-Warwick is the way to go in my opinion definitely.
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Follow Up By: Danger Mouse - Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 16:13

Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 16:13
"Nerang-Beaudesert-Warwick is the way to go in my opinion definitely." means you still have to go up Cunningham's Gap.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 17:16

Saturday, Feb 05, 2011 at 17:16
All 4 lanes of the Toowoomba range are now open. Why don't you want to go via Cunningham's Gap?
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Reply By: Member - Amy G (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 06, 2011 at 10:00

Sunday, Feb 06, 2011 at 10:00
The distance from the Gold Coast is about the same (ie via Cunningham's Gap or via Warrego Highway & Toowoomba). You can look at the different options via a directions search on http://maps.google.com.au

Personally I'd probably take Cunningham's Gap (Beaudesert/Warwick) over the Toowoomba Range. The Range is good until you get to the end part and then it is STEEP! Much steeper than Cunningham's Gap. If you get stuck behind a truck you're stuffed. On the contrary, the speed limit through the gap is 70 and I can make it up at that speed in my N/A 80 series :)

Like everyone else, I'm wondering why don't you want to go through Cunningham's Gap?
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