The Balonne Shire is located west of the Great Dividing Range and east of the outback. From here, it won't take you long to get to the bigger centre of Toowoomba, or to the Outback. This nook of Queensland offers the perfect combination of small-town culture with excellent facilities for visitors – whether you're staying overnight or for a few weeks.
Regional Express (Rex) Airlines provide a twice-weekly air service, which will get you to St George from Brisbane, Toowoomba, Cunnamulla and Thargomindah. For bookings and/or more information call 13 17 13 or visit www.rex.com.au.
Alternatively a two hours' drive north to Roma, there are several daily Qantas flights into Brisbane with car hire facilities on offer. Moree is two and a half hours south with direct flights from Sydney and car hire facilities, while Brisbane West Wellcamp airport near Toowoomba is four hours east with car hire facilities available.
Car hire is available from the Caltex Service Station in St George who is an agent for Hertz. For car hire bookings and/or more information call 07 4625 5322 or visit www.busqld.com.au
The shire hub, St George, straddles the intersections of five highways including the Moonie, Carnarvon, Castlereagh, Barwon and Balonne Highways which provide perfect road access. In addition to this, the Balonne Shire is also located on the Adventure Way (PDF) and Great Inland Way (PDF) highway tourist routes.
For up to date road conditions, contact the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre on 07 4620 8877 or visit the Queensland Government Traffic and Travel Information website www.131940.qld.gov.au or call 13 19 40.