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 31.9ΒΊ 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

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Our Aussie natives aren't usually shy out west.

Just remember to take extra caution on the roads around dusk and dawn when our friendly natives often come out to play. 
Photo by @sidetracked.australia
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We're not horsing around, #outbackqueensland is full of them!

Tag a mate you'd want to take πŸ‘‡

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We don't need any excuse in #outbackqueensland to toss our akubras in the air. 
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To find it πŸ“@visitlongreach aka 'the heart of the outback'.
Getting there is easy, whether you choose πŸš—πŸšŒπŸšŠβœˆοΈ.
So, what are you waiting for? Tag an outback mate you'd like to travel with 🀠
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First rule: Get yourself a window seat πŸ’Ί

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