Australia

North West Queensland an oasis in the outback

Dinosaur fossils, mining history and an oasis haven in the outback.

North West Queensland is a great spot to discover.

A jewel worth visiting is the town of Mt Isa and it’s surroundings.

With an amazing history and vast landscapes it’s worth the visit.

The neighbouring National Park Boodjamulla is a pure tropical oasis. Bush walking, canoeing and cruises can be enjoyed in this haven.

It’s a beautiful diverse habit. Carved sandstone cliffs towering above emerald green waters. The Hertiage site is an area of rich fossils dating back 25 million years.

Camping is available, which can be booked via the Queensland national park webpage. It’s a great spot to relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Riverleigh only a short drive from the National park is definitely worth a visit especially to see the remains of ancient reptiles.

Gregory river is a beautiful spot to soak up the sun and enjoy a refreshing dip in the flowing river. This can be access before the turn off to the National park.

It’s a place to immerse yourself in an ancient landscape.

Mt Isa being the central town in West Queensland is a good 2 hour drive from this ancient location. This town provides all the essential and some great history to learn about.

The town of Mt Isa is home to the first school of air. Due to its remoteness, teachers educated students via satellite internet as far as 1000kms. This was established in the 1960s.

Its also Home to the largest flying doctors and biggest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere. Attracting all the best cowgirls and boys.

Many tours are available to learn about the mining and the once operating underground hospital during WW2.

Once a blooming uranium mining town Mary Kathleen is situated in the Cloncurry shire of Western Queensland a short drive away from Mt Isa and Cloncurry. During the 1950s the ore was mined via a open cut method.

The remains of this area is quite a fascinating sight, offering travellers to wonder 360 degrees around the sight.

Today a ghost town, 6km away is now a free camping area it was established for all the workers at the mine. Providing all the local stores and amenities.

Lake Moondarra is a popular spot for barramundi fishing and camping under a starry sky.

This is a beautiful area of Queensland which is worth immersing your adventurous spirit.

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