Named after the traditional owners, the sealed Highway links the Hunter Valley with Outback NSW. This 600-kilometre journey begins just across the Great Dividing Range at Willow Tree, before following the course of the Namoi River as it makes its way toward the Darling River then on to Bourke. This is the agricultural heartland of NSW, growing everything from wheat and cotton to sunflowers and sorghum. Attractions of these lands range from the sight of giant combine harvesters travelling through acres of grain to mountain vistas and Dorothea Mackellar’s “sunburnt plains”. The journey passes through many attractive towns such as Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett, Lightning Ridge, Narrabri, Gunnedah, Quirindi and Willow Tree.