North West Region

Travel Times

Mount Isa to Cloncurry 1 Hour 20 mins

Mount Isa to Richmond 4 Hours 20 mins

Mount Isa to Hughenden 5 Hours 30 mins

Mount Isa to Longreach (by air) 1 Hour 15 mins

Weather

Average Temperature 31.9º C

Average Rainfall 213 mm

About North West Region


Pack your hard-hat and sense of adventure – just four hours’ drive west of Townsville, Outback Queensland’s north west region begins.

It’s packed with dinosaur fossils, jaw-dropping scenery and a mining history that will lead you deep underground in Mount Isa.

Ancient history is the only kind served around here, from Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park where you can walk amongst 25-million-year-old World Heritage-listed sites at Riversleigh, to ancient underwater marine reptiles in Richmond, or the fossil collections in Hughenden.

No two days are the same in these parts: and in the north west a sense of adventure is the only packing essential.

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Meanwhile in the #outbackqueensland North West Region

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We've received some amazing photos for our 2022 Outback Queensland Travellers Guide front cover competition including this one from @photografphotography in Winton.

There's still time to enter. Submit up to 3 images showing your fun and adventures for your chance to have your photo selected. 

The winner will also win a $500 @cameraproau voucher.

We have partnered with Professional Photographers' Association of Queensland @ppaq.official to choose the most inspirational Outback Queensland image.

The winner will be contacted in late October 2021 and will be announced here on Instagram.
Entrants must be 18 years of age or over.

To enter go to the link in our bio.
Entries close 30 September 2021.

The winner will be contacted in late October 2021 and will be announced here on Facebook.
Entrants must be 18 years of age or over.

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Instagram post 18177565249144759 The Noccundra Hotel is owned by Nockatunga Station, and today it serves as a meeting place for locals, families, stockmen, and travellers alike, all of whom enjoy the unsophisticated atmosphere of this remote and isolated Pub. 

The Hotel is a popular rest stop or overnight stay for visitors driving to the "Dig Tree", Innamincka, Cameron Corner, Thargomindah, and all points in between. 

Great photo by @offtrack_offgrid 

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1. What is this cloud formation called?
2. Where is the best place to see it?
3. When is the best time of year to see it?

We'll update the post tomorrow with the correct answers but in the meantime who will get them all right?

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Instagram post 18192142555189477 Augathella is famous for its colourful history of bushrangers, bullockies and bullock teams who camped along the Warrego River.

Here are the top 5 things to do when you visit!

1. View the giant meat ant sculpture.
2. Meet the locals at the Ellangowan Hotel
3. See the water tower which forms part of the @siloarttrail 
4. Visit the Boadicea Gallery and Cinema to see an exhibition of more than 150 heritage photos and view the 1956 movie ‘Smiley’.
5. Take the self-guided drive around town.

Tell us which is your favourite.

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