Cooyar to Maidenwell

From Cooyar you head out across the swing bridge (probably best to walk across this). From the bridge, you turn right onto The Palms Road, which is all bitumen and generally in very good condition. Please be aware mobile phone coverage can get a little patchy in this section and there are no towns or water stops until Maidenwell. If time permits, it is well worth stopping at The Palms National Park. This is situated at the base of quite a long climb so it may be a good spot to have a snack and refuel. The Palms Road will take you past Upper Yarraman Hall. This is also a great spot to stop for a rest. The views are wonderful.

From Upper Yarraman Hall the route takes riders across the New England Highway and left into Maidenwell Upper Yarraman Road. The road surface across the highway changes to gravel. Generally, this gravel section is in good condition. This route takes you into the high country between Yarraman and Maidenwell. There are several wonderful views to take in, especially west towards the Bunya Mountains.

At Kingaroy Cooyar Road the route turns right and you are only a few short kilometres from Maidenwell. Maidenwell has a wonderful country Hotel with great meals. Across the road from the hotel is the Trading Post. They are open early for breakfast and the coffee is terrific. Camping can be found just behind the Hotel in the Free Camping area at the showgrounds, where there are hot showers and toilet facilities.

Distance

29.6km

Total Descent

507m

Terrain

Hilly

Min Elevation

424m

Max Climb

9.4%

Max Elevation

642m

Total Elevation

593m

Difficulty

Medium