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 31.9º 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 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.