Silo Art has taken off in Australia, and it's a great way to visit regional areas as you follow the trail.
If you're coming from Toowoomba, an hour away is the Milmerran Water Tank. It's right on the Gore Highway, and you can't miss it. It is not only your first artwork, but it's a good place to stop for a break.
There is a rest area before you get into town, showing the water tank showcasing the rural farming area and how they got water.
The water tank is one of the oldest artworks on the trail as it was completed in the late 1980s.
If you are coming from Brisbane, and are using the Cunningham Highway, about half an hour before Goondiwindi, you'll find the Yelarbon Silo Art.
The 24m-tall artwork is on the GrainCorp silos, and you can't miss them as they are in front of you as you drive down the highway.
There is a lot to pull into where to can park to take photos.
The artwork took five weeks to complete and was painted by Brisbane-based artists' collective the Brightsiders Group. It was finished in July 2019.
If you have time, the Yelarbon lagoon has a population of black swans that you'll hopefully see in the water.
You have a couple of places to check out in Goondiwindi, the water tank and a couple of street art in the town centre.
The artwork depicts the wildlife along the McIntyre River. The water tank is on McLean Street next to the Old Goondiwindi Bridge.
In the city centre, you have street art on the walls of the Queensland Hotel and the Gunsynd Motel.
The mural for the Gunsynd motel is on Marshall Street, and the Queensland Hotel is on the corner of Marshall and Pratten Streets.
If you'd like to see the Grenfell Silo Art, you'd need to detour off the Newell Highway at Forbes, but it is well worth the visit.
It was finished in March 2019 by Mongolian born, Melbourne street artist, Heesco Khosnaran, and features the farming industry of the Weddin Shire as well as its landscape.
Not only do you have the Silo Art, but this is also where famous poet Henry Lawson was born as well as Ben Hall, bushranger, Stan McCabe, cricketer, and Jan LeHane, tennis player.
The famous faces of Grenfell and Henry Lawson writing a poem on a bench on the corner of Main and Forbes Streets
Travelling along the Mid Western Highway towards Hay, this Silo Art is at another rest stop.
With plenty of parking in front, you can't miss this colourful piece capturing the wheat and sheep farming area. Completed in July 2017, it is another work from Melbourne based street artist Heesco Khosnaran.
This one is another detour but once again worth it. You could also do this one as part of a loop of ones in Western Victoria.
You have a large car park again, where you can fully appreciate the silo.
Completed in late 2016 by Brisbane artist, Fintan Magee, he found a muse in local farmer, Nick “Noodle” Hulland, who is on the silo.
Karoonda's is the biggest silo art I've seen so far, and you can see it from 10kms away.
Seven silos are decorated with animals from the area as well as the railway station.
Waikerie is a great place to see not only silo art but the Murray River attractions as well.
There is a large car park next to the silos, and you can easily move about them to see both sides.
Two artists painted one each, Jimmy DVate and Garry Duncan. The paintings depict the local fauna and flora in the area, native fish, frogs, yabbies, spiny daisy, regent parrot and the rain moth.
At the end of a great drive, there is nothing like time at the beach and more art.
While you're here, you can take in the beach, playground, pier or take a steam train ride along the beach to Fort Glanville.
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There are even more places to visit all across Australia, and you can find the location map here if you are travelling to other parts of the country.
All the times on the maps are approximate, and you should check how long it will take you, at the time you travel.
If you'd like to find out what kind of attractions there are in in this area, you can read about them here.
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