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


Average Temperature 31.9ยบ 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 mining history that will lead you deep underground.

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

Instagram post 2198609209262679560_223853423 ๐ŸŒณ Did you know that Roma's largest bottle tree has an incredible girth of 9.51 metres, a height of 6 metres and a crown of 20 metres? ๐ŸŒณ The tree was transplanted by the local council to its present location from a local property in 1927! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ #OutbackQueensland photo by @wandering_aus
Instagram post 2197678069254135762_223853423 โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿพ Is there any other better way to finish the day in Outback Queensland? Who wishes they were here right now? ๐Ÿ˜ #OutbackQueensland photo by @troyboy00
Instagram post 2196973437094926984_223853423 Love exploring? This is north west Queensland's only railway tunnel ๐Ÿš‚ Take your 4WD to find the abandoned town of Hightville and Wee MacGregory Mine ๐Ÿš™ between #MountIsa and #Cloncurry ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ—บ๏ธHightville was established in 1913 to support the nearby mine, the mine closed in 1920, bringing the demise of the small town. Nearby you'll also find local favourites, Fountain Springs and Rigby Falls ๐Ÿ’ฆ #OutbackQueensland photo by @sara_jane_xoxo
Instagram post 2196072534026053620_223853423 ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Situated in the remote north-west highlands of Queensland, Boodjamulla National Park encompasses Lawn Hill Gorge and the Riversleigh World Heritage Area ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒ What's our favourite way to experience the true magic of this national park? By canoe along the emerald green waters of the park's canoe trail! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ›ถ#OutbackQueensland photo by @seanscottphotography
Instagram post 2195471048643139261_223853423 โ˜€๏ธ Chasing sunsets? Here's one of our favourites along the Warrego Way ๐Ÿ‘‰ Baldy Top Lookout โœจ๐Ÿ˜ You'll find it just outside of #Quilpie ๐Ÿ™Œ #OutbackQueensland photo by @visitquilpieshire