Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area
Stop at Clem Walton Park, a picturesque spot on the creek banks. Continue back on the main track, passing by Corella River and the site of the old Ballara township, to Fountain Springs - a permanent waterhole with abundant birdlife. Continue the circuit back through Ballara and onto Hightville and Wee McGregor Mine. Beware of unmarked open mine shafts. Fossick for Maltese Crosses at Crystal Mountain (licence and permission required). The track passes through spectacular sawback ranges.
The Fountain Springs Circuit is approximately 40 kilometres long and will take approximately one day to complete. The road has some very rough sections and should only be attempted by experienced four wheel drive drivers.