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North West Queensland - the Gulf Country – is the oasis of the outback and makes up the region along the Gulf of Carpentaria coast. With over 350,000 square kilometres of scenic landscapes, the region is a hotspot for Aboriginal culture, local history, flora and fauna.
Mount Isa is a must see destination for all visitors to the region. The best way to see this iconic town is through the Outback at Isa attractions. A three hour Hard Times Mine Underground Tour is an experience of a life time. Explore the history of mining, get up and close with machinery, and live the life of a miner for a few hours! Take the kids to the Riversleigh Fossil Centre, with lab tours by the resident palaeontologist of the local Riversleigh fossil fields. All ages will be intrigued by the rich history of fossils in one of the most important fossil fields in Australia! While you’re in the area, don’t forget to check out Outback Park, a landscape that boasts lagoons, plantings and waterfalls in the perfect outback backdrop. The Gallery, simply put, features a myriad of artworks from local and regional artists, with something for everyone from sculptures to paintings.
Lake Moondarra is a popular attraction in the region with locals and tourists alike, showcasing stunning scenery and scenic picnic areas, as well as encouraging swimming, boating, sailing and canoeing. The lake is filled with barramundi so don’t forget your fishing rod. Bird watchers are spoiled at Lake Moondarra, with an array of pelicans, cormorants, galahs and ducks providing the perfect bird watching spot.
Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park showcases the true scenery of the North West Queensland region, with spectacular gorge country and sandstone ranges making the park a beautiful outback oasis.
There’s plenty of things to see and do in the mining region of North West Queensland, so don’t forget to take in all the sights of this spectacular region!
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