Hughenden has five major roads entering the town, from the North, South, East and West. Situated on the Overlanders Way approximately half - way between Townsville and Mount Isa, the Hughenden region is a hub for many destinations.
The fully sealed Flinders Highway (Overlanders Way) runs from Townsville to Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. Hughenden is 376km West of Townsville and 519 km East of Mount Isa. Access from the north is through the Kennedy Developmental Road. This partly sealed road is best checked before travelling as rain can change road conditions very quickly. Heading south on the Kennedy Developmental Road to Winton is a sealed road open to all vehicles. The unsealed road to Muttaburra also takes travellers south and is only recommended for 4WD and high clearance vehicles. Hughenden is also part of Australia's Dinosaur Trail which connects Hughenden, Richmond and Winton together in a prehistoric trail for young and old.
Please check road conditions prior to travel by contacting the Flinders Discovery Centre on Telephone: (07) 47 412 970
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