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Tourist attraction and drive signs

Tourist signs are brown with a white design that can include route numbers and names or symbols. These signs show that:

  • there is a scenic tourist drive
  • a tourist attraction is coming up on or near the road you are on.

Tourist drive signs

A tourist drive is a scenic drive or route that connects a number of tourist features or natural attractions. The drive can include access to tourist facilities or features, or views of natural attractions, such as mountain peaks, waterfalls or named rock formations.

There are many scenic tourist drives in Queensland. They're marked by tourist drive signs:

  • when approaching the tourist drive
  • when the tourist drive starts
  • along the tourist drive
  • when the tourist drive ends.
Sign Meaning
brown sign with white text, tourist drive turn left 300m

Tourist drive advance signs

These signs tell drivers that the turn off for the tourist drive is ahead after the indicated distance.

brown sign with white arrow, route number and the words tourist drive

Tourist drive intersection signs

These signs show you when to turn off for the tourist drive at the intersection.

brown sign with text, tourist drive length 6km follow route number

Tourist drive start signs

These signs show that the tourist drive has started and how long it is.

brown pentagonal sign with arrow brown pentagonal sign with the number 6
brown pentagonal sign with the text end 6 brown pentagonal sign with the word end and blank space

Tourist drive route markers

These signs are put along tourist drive routes to reassure you that you are still on the tourist drive. The number on the sign refers to the tourist route.

Tourist drive route marker signs have a pentagonal shape and can have a combination of:

  • number
  • symbol
  • arrow
  • logo
  • 'end'.
green sign with white text list of locations and distances with brown panels showing tourist drive info

Tourist drive reassurance signs

These signs are used to guide you along the tourist drive and reassure you that you are still on it.

They can also show the distance to any tourist attractions on the drive or the distance left on the drive.

brown sign with pentagonal route number badge brown sign with arrow and pentagonal badge with grapes icon
brown sign with pentagonal route number badge, grapes icon and an arrow brown sign with the word end, a pentagonal route number badge and grapes icon
brown sign with pentagonal badge with yellow steering wheel, as well as an arrow brown sign with white text end and route number badge

Tourist drive shields/markers

These signs are used to guide you along the tourist drive to tourist attractions.

Tourist attraction signs

Tourist attraction signs show that tourist features or natural attractions are ahead and how to find them. Attractions that might be marked by a tourist attraction sign are:

  • scenic lookouts
  • walking tracks and viewing platforms
  • historical towns, sites, buildings and monuments
  • waterfalls, rock formations, caves, rivers, dams, lakes, mountains or beaches
  • museums, galleries and art and craft outlets
  • wineries and wine regions
  • recreation areas
  • parks and forests
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage sites
  • industry attractions (e.g. farms or factories)
  • zoos and wildlife parks
  • theme parks
  • tourist towns or areas
  • iconic state attractions.
Sign Meaning
brown sign with white text, lizard farm this exit brown sign with white text, lizard farm use Holley exit

Tourist attraction signs

These signs are used to help you find the tourist facility listed on the sign.

brown sign with white arrow to left and the word museum

Tourist attraction position signs

These signs are used to direct you to the entry for a tourist site.

brown sign with symbol of a hand outline in dots

Aboriginal heritage signs

These signs show where there is an Aboriginal feature or establishment. The name of the area may be on the sign with the symbol.

brown sign with a camera icon

Lookout signs

These signs show that a scenic lookout is ahead. The name of the area may be on the sign with the symbol.

brown sign with icon of 2 people hiking

Walking trail signs

These signs show that a walking trail is ahead. The name of the trail may be on the sign with the symbol.

brown sign with white grapes icon

Winery signs

These signs show you are near a:

  • winery
  • wine tourism region
  • wine tourist drive.

The winery or wine region name may be on the sign as well as the symbol.

brown sign with icons of a person on a horse and a person hiking with the words national trail

National Trail direction signs

These signs show that a national trail is next to or about to cross the road. Bushwalkers and horse riders using a national trail may cross the road nearby.

brown sign with text about access to the Barrier Reef islands and a green, white and yellow icon representing islands
white, green, blue and yellow icon representing highlands white, red and yellow icon representing the outback white, red, yellow and blue icon representing the coast

Special tourist information signs

These signs show that a specific or major tourist attraction is in the area. This symbol is added to the tourist drive advance signs and can represent:

  • islands/tropics
  • coastal/beach
  • outback
  • highland.

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Last updated
10 September 2015
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