After a week or so of bush camping on the Savannah Way, we crossed the border into Queensland on the Barkley Hwy and rolled into Mount Isa for some much needed shopping, showering and general clean up. Mt Isa is a mining town. There’s a couple of mining related tourist attractions around town but, being from WA, there was no novelty for us. We walked around town, had a beer at a bar or two, did the shopping, but mostly just chilled out in the caravan park which had a swimming pool. With a population of around 22,000 people, it’s a pretty big town with heaps of shops and places to eat and drink.
After Mount Isa is Cloncurry. We pretty much just drove through. We had a look at the museum but it was closed for the christmas break. From Cloncurry we turn south east onto the Landsborough Hwy on our advance towards Brisbane. We passed the Walkabout Creek Hotel in McKinlay, made famous from the movie Crocodile Dundee. It’s a beautiful old timber building, well maintained and kept super clean and tidy. Good spot for a glass or two of liquid motivation. There’s also accommodation. We grabbed a drink and continued our journey.