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Aug 18, 2016 - Barkley Homestead to Camooweal

Up the Centre 17.8.16 Barkley Homestead Just enjoyed being at a pleasant place today. Walked around the large park, they also have a small airstrip here. We seen two tiny planes and a helicopter, coming and going. 18. 8.16 Barkley Homestead to Camooweal 260km The road today was one of the roughest sealed roads we have travelled on. Yea!!! We are back in Queensland. One look at Camooweal, and we decided one night would be enough here. So once again we will deviate from our itinerary. Until Mackay we will be two days early everywhere, will...

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May 21, 2016 - Camooweal

We made the decision to stay here another day- so peaceful and quiet. When the dogs woke me this morning for their morning toilet stop, I opened the van door to witness a really beautiful sunrise- was worth getting out of bed just to see it. We took the dogs for another walk up the road, then spent a very quiet day just doing nothing much at all. I actually finished reading the first book I have read since leaving home. We have had brolgas around the billabong most of the day, quite wonderful.

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May 20, 2016 - Mt Isa to Camooweal

We left Mt Isa this morning at about 10am with a clean and sparkly car and van and arrived at Camooweal at about 12.30pm. Camp for the night is beside a billabong off the Georgina River?? There are about 20 other vans here, each with our own piece of billabong frontage. I keep being amazed by the uniqueness and individual beauty of each spot. This spot is in really quite arid country, but the billabong is full of water lillies and there is an amazing amount of different birdlife. Ian and I are spending a lot of time with bird book and...

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Sep 16, 2012 - Longest drive so far: 1002kms

From Kakadu National Park we headed south back down to Mataranka for one night to enjoy one last swim at Bitter Springs. From there we knew we had a big drive ahead of us to get across the top of Australia and into Queensland. We got away early and hoped to cover 700km’s to the Barkley Road House. Both Sean & I shared the driving, swapping every few hours and before we knew it we arrived at 3pm. The Barkley Road House like many road houses in the middle of nowhere is nothing to write home about. The thought of spending all afternoon & night...

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Aug 29, 2012 - West Leichhardt Station to Camooweal Billabong

Mt Isa reminded us a bit like Broken Hill, a mining town where the mine is right in the heart of town and the countryside is quite similar too. We pulled up at the 'Outback at Isa' information centre and then went off to check out the underground hospital which was built just in case it was needed during the Japanese Invasion. It was never needed. Quite smalle and in the shape on an E the hospital apparently could hold 100 casualties. They have such an extensive collection of all things needed in a hospital. Max was pretty interested in the...

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Aug 3, 2012 - Mount Isa

Saw some clouds today! For Mike's benefit they were very high and light Jetstream Clouds. They didn't last long. By the time we were half way to Mount Isa, they'd gone. People have said that the drive from Clocurry to Mount Isa is one of the prettiest in the country. After the wide open plains of the Great Artesian Basin, it certainly offers a change in scenery. And for you Lindsay, today was almost HOT!! Made good time to get here by lunch time and seeing it was bordering on HOT we stripped the beds and caught up on the washing. By the...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Camooweal

Today we travelled from Mount Isa to the small town of Camooweal just inside the Queensland border.As we were waiting at the traffic lights in Mount Isa, Marissa and her husband pulled up in a 4wd next door and we had a chat until the lights turned green. Imagine meeting someone at the traffic lights. The road on the way was very good and there was wildflowers and trees amongst the rocky hills. We were meant to free camp but Mum and Brenton thought it was too cold to free camp. So we went to Post Office Hotel Caravan Park and just relaxed...

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Sep 12, 2011 - Day 8 Mount Isa to Camooweal

Mick is always the last to get sick, and it began last night. Sweats, headache and sore throat. We drugged him up, stopped at the supermarket, and went on our way.  We had finally picked up the camping bible, which shows all the camping spots in Australia, and Mick found a free camping spot by a billabong at Camooweal, only 188km away. We arrived in time for lunch, and despite more windy weather, it really was a beautiful spot to stop. Unfortunately Mck didn't get any better, so the kids and I played about, while he tried to get some...

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May 28, 2011 - Camooweal

28th May. This morning we left Mount Isa (It’s not supposed to be Mt. Isa as there isn’t really a mountain, so we were told by the Info lady) We headed for Camooweal, which 180klms from Mount Isa, Camooweal is a tiny main street town, roadhouse, hotel/motel a couple of caravan parks and little else, we decided to camp out at the Georgina River which is at the northern end of town, 48hr camping is permitted along the river’s edge, but there are no facilities. When we arrived at lunchtime there were literally dozens of vans, buses, tents etc...

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Oct 22, 2010 - Camooweal

Camooweal – 28 September to 29 September (1 night) This was one of the longest legs of our journey to date and the 448km drive from Threeways to Camooweal was pretty dull and the countryside mostly low and flat – typical cattle station country. Sections of this stretch of road were very bumpy. Initially we were going to stop at a place called Barkly Homestead for the night, but as it was only around 11:00am when we arrived there, we decided to continue on to Camooweal. Camooweal is a small town with a population of around 200 and is...

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Living the Dream

May 31, 2009 - Camooweal

Still freezing cold in the morning but at least not raining or windy. Hope it warms up today as we are getting sick and tired of the cold. Had a quick drive through Tennant Creek township. Must admit it is nicer than I expected. It is very small but quite neat and tidy. Drove out to have a look at the mine hoping to have a tour but had not realized we should have made a booking so no tour guide available (it is Sunday after all). Had a wander around the outside then drove out to Lake Mary Ann, a dam which is also a picnic spot, just out of...

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Feb 19, 2008 - Camooweal and The Northern Territory

Hi Everyone, So sorry about being so slack at writing over the past few weeks, I have been so busy doing things :) Well a few weekends ago on a lazy sunday morning a group of us decided to take off and explore the land a little further than Mt Isa, so off we headed in the 4WD's (you cant get far without them around here!) to Camooweal. Camooweal is actually considered to be a remote suburb of Mt Isa, so along what is considered the longest main road in the world, The Barklay Highway. A really exciting trip it was, every where you look it...

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