SURAT

The Cobb & Co Way is the route taken on Cobb & Co’s very last coach run in Australia. It runs from Surat to Yuleba, with markers along the way commemorating parts of the iconic Cobb & Co story.

Surat, steeped in the history of the Cobb & Co…

On The Great Inland Way, 78 kilometres to the south of Roma along the Carnarvon Highway, you will find the picturesque township of Surat. Historically the site of a Cobb & Co Changing Station, the Surat community has, with much dedication, preserved this precious remnant of their history. Today, as in the past, the Cobb & Co Changing Station now forms the centre of the community’s cultural hub. 

Steeped in history with links to Cobb & Co and the ‘boom time’ of the wool growing industry, Surat is an ideal destination for anyone wishing to reconnect with the history of the pioneering spirit of life on the land.

The Cobb & Co Changing Station – the original site of the Cobb & Co Store and drop-off point for coach travellers and goods, houses a museum of regularly changing displays depicting the lifestyles of yesteryear. The museum is also home to a 14-seater Cobb & Co coach.

The Surat on Balonne Gallery is also housed in the Cobb & Co Changing Station Complex. The Gallery hosts exhibitions of works from local artists and those from further afield.

It has an impressive exhibition program which will rival any of its city counterparts. Visitors are encouraged to include the gallery on their travel itineraries.

Another highlight housed in the Cobb & Co Changing Station Complex is the Window to the Balonne Aquarium, a 25,000 litre fresh water aquarium. Visitors can see a range of native fish species which live in the local river systems including Murray cod and yellowbelly.

Proudly Supported by:
Maranoa Regional Council

Travel in the horse-drawn coach, ride on your horse, or watch the action ... but beware of the bushrangers!