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Bush Tucker Garden

Richmond, Richmond Area

Free Entry 

Situated on the banks of award winning Lake Fred Tritton this garden is a joint project involving the Richmond Shire Council as well as the local indigenous and non-indigenous community and the dedication of the CDEP workers.

All plants are native to the region and are labelled with their traditional purposes, helping to promote the educational aspects of indigenous culture.

The garden's waterfall represents the birthplace of Richmond's water flowing from the basalt country to the white gravel. Gidgee stones and moonrocks complete the gardens.

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Bush Tucker

Other Information

Accessibility:

There is access for guests with a disability.

Children:

Children are welcome.

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The Frog and Toad is the signature dining destination at the Buffs Club in Mt Isa. A casual restaurant, choose to dine indoors or on the open-air deck overlooking the tranquil water feature in the garden. The menu champions fresh produce and high quality proteins, from the char-grilled barramundi to the Black Angus rump steak.

Cobbold Gorge Tours

Multiple Locations
From AU$80.00 - 50000.00
A jewel in the Gulf Savannah crown. Deep in the heart of the Gulf Savannah region of Far North Queensland is a hidden outback oasis - Cobbold Gorge. Only a six hour drive from Cairns and Townsville, you can immerse yourself in the natural wonder of a truly unique North Queensland outback holiday destination. Cobbold Gorge offers the ultimate outback family holiday adventure with modern accommodation and recreational vehicle and caravan friendly camping facilities. The guided tours have been tailored to bring you the best of stunning scenery, diverse flora and fauna and rich cultural history. To protect this unique environment, access to Cobbold Gorge is by guided tour only. Gorge Tour - A three hour boat cruise and tour of the gorge will be the highlight of your trip to outback Queensland, Cape York and the Savannah Way. The Ultimate Outback Adventure - This full day tour allows you to venture further into the sandstone escarpment, viewing towering sandstone arches and fossicking for agates. Learn about the history of the area, including a visit to the grave of pioneer John Corbett, before enjoying a relaxing boat cruise through Cobbold Gorge. Morning 'smoko' and lunch are provided.

Croc and Crab Tours Karumba

Multiple Locations
From AU$65.00 - 119.00
This is the full gulf experience in one trip with Croc and Crab Tours Karumba. Travel with them onboard their fully shaded luxury vessel, where they ensure an exciting 45 kilometre outback by the sea, calm water adventure. Crab in the morning with the professionals who have over 17 years in commercial crabbing throughout Queensland. Enjoy live crab pot lifting, handling and crab tying, crocodile spotting (a must) and bird spotting whilst enjoying the sample of the local gulf products of Queensland mud crab and local gulf banana prawns onboard, with cold ice refreshments. Maybe their luxury sunset cruise is also to your liking. Experience Karumba from the water and watch the sky and sea turn into fire with this peaceful and relaxing cruise. Local gulf seafood is served along with ice cold refreshments and a tropical fruit platter. This is sure to be a memorable evening in your outback bythe sea adventure. Come along and join them onboard. They look forward to meeting you soon.

Abyssinian Cafe

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
Located within the Townview Motel, on the corner of Kookaburra St and Marian St Mt Isa, is the Abyssian Cafe. Open daily, the cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to motel guests and the general public. The eclectic, quirky menu features traditional Ethiopian cuisine and a full range of traditional Australian meals, as well as Indian Food. Look for the red cottage-style building – you may even recognise it from appearances on SBS TV.

Livingstones Restaurant

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
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Outback At Isa

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
Free Entry
Outback at Isa is the hub of Tourism in North West Queensland. Your one stop shop to explore what the region has to offer. They are an award winning visitor information centre, and run the Hard Times Underground Mine Tours, Riversleigh Fossil Centre, The Isa Experience, The Outback Park and Art Gallery. The Hard Times Mine is a unique underground mining experience in a mine built and operated by real miners that provides a rare opportunity to get up close and experience first hand the daily life and workings of an underground mine. The Isa Experience Gallery is an interactive, multi-media gallery interpreting the region's fascinating cultural, indigenous, pioneering and mining heritage. The Riversleigh Fossil Centre interprets the fossils extracted from the nearby World-Heritage Riversleigh fossil fields. Themed and designed to showcase the endemic plants of the region, Outback Park is a two hectare landscaped park featuring a beautiful lagoon and waterfall. Outback at Isa has the latest information on roads and weather, plus advice on where to go when starting your outback journey. There are WIFI facilities, a café serving meals and coffee, and find something unique in their Explorers Gift Shop.

Kerry D Fishing

Multiple Locations
From AU$110.00 - 250.00
For a great day out fishing in the Gulf of Carpentaria! Kerry D is a locally owned and operated family run fishing charter business in Karumba. They depart daily and offer half and full day all inclusive fishing trips suitable for all ages. The boats are easy to board, fish all round, comfortable to travel in, they have full shade canopy, toilet on board and are very stable vessels that are specifically designed for this area. Your skipper, local owner Darryl, will take you out to get hooked on the many species that inhabit the gulf waters, from the mighty fighting Mackerel and King Salmon to the great Southern Gulf Barra. All fishing gear - quality bait, shimano bait runner reels, abu rods and an assortment of tackle is included in your half or full day fishing expedition. Kerry D Fishing look forward to seeing you on board for a great day out! For bookings phone your hosts Daz and Sandy in Karumba.

RedEarth Restaurant

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Duchess, Cloncurry Area
Free Entry
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Lawn Hill, Burke Area
Free Entry
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