About Camooweal

Population: 208

Situated 191km from Mount Isa is the small country town, Camooweal, which is known as the gateway to the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Camooweal is home to a rich history and rural lifestyle. The Barkly Highway which joins Mount Isa to Camooweal is considered the longest main street in the world, at 188km long.

The Camooweal district is honeycombed with rare sinkholes and caves, dating back to the Cambrian Period, about 500 million years ago. Those visitors experienced in serious caving will discover a whole new world beneath the Camooweal region.




Wiliyan-ngurru National Park

Wide expanses of Mitchell grass plains and spinifex woodland are protected in this park on the Barkly Tableland, a peaceful stopover for weary travellers and ideal for seasonal birdwatching. The park features caves and sinkholes that were formed when water percolated through 500 million year-old layers of soluble

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