Mount Isa to Karumba Qld Road Trip

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  1. Mount Isa
  2. Rosebud Cattle Station
  3. Mary Kathleen Mine
  4. Cloncurry
  5. Burke & Wills Road House
  6. Normanton
  7. Karumba
Mount Isa The Rotary Underground Museum featuring the Aboriginal Kalkadoon Tribe Cultural Display on the top of the hill, Mt Isa

Mount Isa The Rotary Underground Museum featuring the Aboriginal Kalkadoon Tribe Cultural Display on the top of the hill, Mt Isa

Lake Moondarra

This 111,370 hectare lake is the cities main water supply. It is stocked with Barramundi by the local fishing club and is home to the annual Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic. Permits are not required to fish at Lake Moondarra, but catch limits do apply. Access to the lake is by a sealed road and offers a picturesque shoreline drive. The lake is a popular place for locals and tourists to visit because of its spectacular scenery. The lakes still water encourages swimming, boating, sailing and canoeing. Stroll the 800 metres return Wallaby Walk for great views. There are large shady trees located around the lake plus several picnic areas with free wood barbecues wood is usually supplied. The lake hosts an array of bird life such as pelicans, cormorants, galahs and ducks, just to name a few, giving excellent photographic opportunities. Avid bird watchers can obtain a species list from the Visitors Information Centre.

Turn east off the Barkly Highway, 5 kilometres north of the township of Mount Isa and 2 kilometres south of the Mount Isa Airport, onto Leichhardt River Road signposted to Lake Moondarra. Travel 10 kilometres to the lake.

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Outback at Isa

Outback at Isa is an interactive, multimedia gallery, showcasing Mount Isa’s cultural, indigenous, pioneering and mining heritage. The Visitors Information Centre is located within the gallery where many of the local attractions are displayed. The Outback Park is a two hectare landscaped park showcasing the flora native to the region. Relax as you enjoy your lunch by the lagoon surrounded by lush native plantings and Lawn Hill inspired waterfall.

Located in Centennial Park, Marion Street Barkly Highway

www.outbackatisa.com.au

Mary Kathleen Mine Tripadvisor Testimonial

Mary Kathleen Mine Tripadvisor Testimonial

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4. Cloncurry

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For a town where it only takes 10 minutes to get from one side to the other, there’s more to Cloncurry than meets the eye.

Rich in history and minerals, the town with a heart of gold has a lot more to offer than a place to make a pitstop.

From local natural wonders to the best coffee in town, find out why Cloncurry is one of the hottest places literally on your Outback bucket list.

 

1. IT’S AS HOT AS A VINDALOO

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With average winter temperatures barely dipping below the 25 degree mark and summer shifting it into the 40’s, it’s fitting that the town’s nickname is “The Curry”.

 

2. IT WAS THE FIRST IN AUSTRALIA TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

For such a steamy town, it’s no surprise that it was the first in the country to implement airconditioning in the classrooms of the local school.

 

3. THE MOST EXPENSIVE BULL IN AUSTRALIA LIVES IN CLONCURRY

In 2017 a record was broken and Cloncurry welcomed its newest, beefiest resident.

The two yearold Brahman bull, bred 100km west of Rockhampton, was sold to Cloncurry beef breeders for a whopping $325,000, nine times the price of the average sales at the auction – #nobull

 

4. THERE’S A DESERTED TOWN NEARBY

Mary Kathleen  15 things you didnt know about Cloncurry

#OutbackQueensland photo by @anne_lieschen

Cloncurry ramps up its spook factor with its very own ghost town, Mary Kathleen. Located on the outskirts of Cloncurry, the town was deserted after its lone mine fell into disuse.

Now the remaining shell of the mine is a tourist attraction, with visitors venturing into it’s heart to imagine what it used to be.

To learn more about the deserted town, follow its timeline with a collection of photographs and memorabilia at the Cloncurry Visitor Centre and Museum, housed at the Mary Kathleen Park.

 

5. COPPER IS AT THE TOWN’S CORE

In 1867, Earnest Henry discovered copper 120km east of Mount Isa and decided to set up camp to continue his search. To this day, Cloncurry’s core industries remain copper and gold mining.

 

6. IT’S KNOWN AS ONE OF THE FRIENDLIEST TOWNS IN QUEENSLAND

Voted as Queensland’s Friendliest Town in 2013, Cloncurry’s quality outback hospitality earned itself the reputation as the friendly heart of the great northwest.

 

7. IT’S NOT YOUR TYPICAL OUTBACK LANDSCAPE

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Contrary to the stereotypical image of the outback with its flat, dry backdrops with roads leading into seemingly endless horizons, Cloncurry is actually set upon a series of hills with a river flowing by the town.

 

8. IT’S SURROUNDED BY NATURAL BEAUTY

Chinaman Creek Dam  15 things you didnt know about Cloncurry

 

Not only is the town’s surprisingly bumpy landscape a sight to see, between the hills are other natural wonders waiting to be explored.

A visit to Cloncurry isn’t complete without a trip to Chinaman Creek Dam, a ten minute drive west of town. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and blanket to watch the candycoloured hues of the sunset dance over Mt Leviathan.

On your way back, stop by the Cloncurry Lookout for panoramic views over the town from the banks of the Cloncurry River.

 

9. LET CLONCURRY ENTERTAIN YOU

For a small country town, Cloncurry has some serious entertainment cred. It’s equipped with a community precinct convention centre with indoor and outdoor function areas, kitchen, and bar facilities, library, art gallery, equestrian and racecourse centre, sporting and recreation grounds, as well as a Shire Hall.

 

10. IT’S THE MOST GEOLOGICALLY RICH TOWN IN OUTBACK QUEENSLAND

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With 11 working mines in the area, Cloncurry boasts the richest land in Outback Queensland. But those minerals won’t mine themselves, so the population mainly consists of miners.

 

11. IT’S PART OF BURKE AND WILLS COUNTRY

Burke and Wills passed through the area on their expedition from Melbourne to the Gulf in 1861.

It seems the pioneering pair were so besotted with the area that they forgot their water bottle, which can be found in the Cloncurry Museum. There’s also a dedicated memorial based 43km west of town on the bank of the Corella River.

 

12. IT’S THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE

Royal Flying Doctors  15 things you didnt know about Cloncurry

 

From its humble beginnings in 1928 to its technologically advanced systems of today, the Royal Flying Doctor Service continues to provide an essential service to the residents of Outback Queensland. The John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery in Cloncurry plays tribute to the service and its founder with memorabilia, photographs, models, and historic artefacts.

 

13. IT’S GOT MORE HOTEL ROOMS THAN STREETS

You don’t have to worry about bringing along a plus one, there’s plenty of space to stay and everyone’s welcome. If you’re after the ultimate outback adventure, set up camp at Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis or Discovery Parks.

If you’re not looking to rough it, there are nine hotel/motels in town that are up for grabs.

 

14. YOU CAN GET A TASTE OF THE LOCAL SPIRIT WITH YOUR COFFEE

When visiting “The Curry”, stopping by for lunch at the Red Door Café is a must. Not only does it provide mouthwatering meals and delicious coffee, the café is an initiative by the MultiSkill Centre to provide vocational trading assist in lowering the unemployment levels in the town.

 

15. IT’S THE GATEWAY TO THE NORTHWEST POCKET OF OUTBACK QUEENSLAND

Mount Isa  15 things you didnt know about Cloncurry

#OutbackQueensland photo by @lovegutz

Sitting smack bang at the crossroads to the bucketlist worthy towns of the Gulf Savannah, Cloncurry opens up the path to great northwest.

To the west, explore cowboy country in Mount Isa, home to the largest rodeo in the southern hemisphere.

Track southeast to Winton and transport yourself to the dinosaur era, or head north to Normanton to spot a creature of a different kind. Snap a picture with Krys the Savannah King, the a life size replica of the largest croc in the world at 8.6m that was caught in the area.

5. Burke & Wills Road House

 

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Breaking the trip between Cloncurry and Normanton on the Matilda Highway is the Burke & Wills Roadhouse, so named after the route taken by the illfated explorers. Situated at the Burke & Wills Junction it is also the turnoff for travellers heading to Gregory Downs, Adel’s Grove or Boodjamulla Lawn Hill National Park.

 

Photo credit: www.fealyfamily.com

Photo credit: www.fealyfamily.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation:

  • The Burke and Wills Roadhouse has budget accommodation and powered sites available.

Food & Drink, Restaurants & Pubs:

  • The Burke and Wills Roadhouse provides meals, cold drinks and snacks.

6. Normanton

Located at the head of the Norman River, 700km west of Cairns ,with a population of 1,328, Normanton is known as the Barramundi Capital of the North, with locals regularly catching fish in excess of 5kg.

About Normanton

Normanton – The Barramundi Capital of the North

Located at the head of the Norman River, 700km west of Cairns ,with a population of 1,328, Normanton is known as the Barramundi Capital of the North, with locals regularly catching fish in excess of 5kg.

The town sits on a high ironstone ridge and the surrounding area comprises coastal saltpans and mangrove fringed river systems. Normanton is internationally recognised as an important location for Australias migratory wading birds such as brolga and sarus crane.

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The Morning Glory

From late September to early November a peculiar cloud formation occurs. The Morning Glory is a series of long cigar shaped cloud formations that roll out of the Gulf in lines of three or four, usually in the early hours before daylight.

Normanton History

Normanton was established in 1868. In 1891 theGulflander Railmotor weekly train service from Croydon to Normanton was established. The town became the principal port for the goldrush town of Croydon, 150km to the eastsoutheast.

Normantons Indigenous Culture

The Normanton area of the Gulf of Carpentaria holds the traditional lands of the Gkuthaarn, Kukatj, Kurtijar and Kokoberrin peoples.

Things To See And Do in Normanton

Take a scenic wildlifespotting cruise or try your hand at fishing with a local Savannah Guide, visit the railway station, take a ride on the Gulflander.

Historic buildings include the Purple Pub, the Albion Hotel, the original Burns Philp building, the Bank of New South Wales which is now a listed National Trust building.

7. Karumba

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park

Without a doubt Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park location in one of Australias finest with nearby beach, panoramic ocean views, excellent fishing

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park is an ideal place to stay and we recommend to all visitors who have intention to stay short or long term stay because one will get following facilities under one roof such as

01. EnSuited Cabins.
02. EnSuited Villas.
03. Unpowered Site.
04. Powered Site.
05. Coined Washing Machine.
06. Fish Cleaning Area.
07. Dump Stations.
08. Amenities.
09. Office / Shop / Cafe.
10. Clothes Lines.
11. Shed.
12. Camp Kitchen.
13. BBQ.
14. Swimming Pool.
15. Car Wash.
16. Pizza Service.
17. Staff Hospitality.
18. Park Slabs Area.
19. Park Gardens.
20. Park Trees.

A beautiful relaxing atmosphere is created by the abundance of trees and colorful flowers situated through out the park with wildlife frequenting constantly.

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BBQ facilities are available at the park and public phone booths are also situated in convenient locations. There are spotless ablution blocks providing excellent shower and laundry facilities.

For those lazy days relaxing you can also treat yourself to a dip in the swimming pool that is provided for all to use.

Internet facilities are provided.

The caravan sites range from cement slabs and outrageous lawns. They are excellent for campers of all types. There is a special area for cleaning fish and if you would like to walk then there is walking track just few steps away from the Park. The layout of the sites is non regimental adding an easy going feel to the park. Well established trees are everywhere with a shady spot being no problem to find.

The swimming pool is there for all to enjoy. A great setting for those lazy days to lay back and relax. The swimming pool is open all year round and is maintained daily.

Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an adult.

Karumba Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Tripadvisor Testimonial

Karumba Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Tripadvisor Testimonial

 

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