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Richmond

Imagine being in a place so diverse, so vast, you feel an indescribable sense of freedom. From the plains of the downs country to the silvery shimmer of the sun shining on the gidgee trees in the forest country, Richmond is often referred to as an oasis in the Outback.

Crossing the rolling downs country of north west Queensland, originally opened to white settlement by the explorer William Landsborough in 1862, the township of Richmond is a welcome sight on the horizon. Situated on the Overlander’s Way halfway between Townsville and Mount Isa, the town is located on the bank of Queensland's longest river, the Flinders, and is known for its recreational Lake Fred Tritton and bougainvillea-lined streets, parks and gardens.

Lake Fred Tritton is conveniently located at the edge of town. With a 1.2 kilometre circumference and a maximum depth of eight metres, Lake Fred Tritton allows visitors and locals the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of water sports.

Richmond is home to the award-winning major attraction Kronosaurus Korner, where you will find the only museum in Australia primarily dedicated to displaying marine reptiles, as well as a very special dinosaur. Minmi, with impressions of its fossilised skin, is considered to be Australia's best preserved dinosaur skeleton. Minmi takes pride of place alongside the Richmond Pliosaur skeletons. This fossil, found in 1989, has to be seen to be believed.

If you find that you are infected with 'fossil fever' after visiting Kronosaurus Korner, call at reception for a map to guide you through the region's designated fossicking sites.

If stepping back in time is more your scene, then take a heritage walk around the town, viewing the signs depicting yesteryear. Pay your respects to the pioneers that shaped this country at the Pioneer Cemetery, relax in the Lions Park, visit the Cambridge Ruins 40 kilometres out of town, or take a walk along the Flinders River.

Richmond, Richmond Area
Queensland
Australia

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Deep in the heart of the Gulf Savannah region in Far North Queensland is a hidden outback oasis - Cobbold Gorge. This Savannah Guide Station is located on a working cattle property and features a unique, narrow gorge set amid rugged sandstone formations with spectacular 30 metre cliffs that narrow to just two metres wide. To protect the fragile environment, access is by guided tour only. Cruise the gorge in an electric boat to explore the ancient geology with an expert guide - an awesome and unforgettable experience. Discover wildlife, go bushwalking or birdwatching, spot a crocodile and experience life on a cattle station. There is no need to rough it! Cobbold Gorge Village accommodation ranges from recently refurbished air-conditioned ensuite rooms to shady campsites. There are unpowered, powered and ensuite sites in the grassed camping area. McDonalds Deck provides snacks, meals and a licensed bar to relax and take in the peaceful atmosphere. The friendly staff and well-informed guides will help make your visit memorable. If you are limited for time, consider flying in - a well maintained airstrip is located nearby. For Tour options and prices see Cobbold Gorge Tours

Ammonite Inn

Richmond, Richmond Area
From AU$120.00 - 160.00
The Ammonite Inn (Richmond, Queensland) is your place to stay on the Overlander's Way. The Motel has a licensed restaurant 'Rivers', conference facilities and a swimming pool. There is spacious undercover parking and all rooms are air-conditioned. Your hosts Jamie and Gayle looks forward to providing you with first class service and an enjoyable stay.

Entrikens Pioneer Motel

Richmond, Richmond Area
From AU$105.00 - 115.00
Your hosts Robena and Neil Entriken invite you to enjoy their Country hospitality. The Motel is conveniently situated in the centre of Richmond, directly opposite a dinosaur fossil museum, and just a short walk to the shops and local tourist attractions. You will enjoy your stay in comfort in the family run motel. Air-conditioned rooms are very clean, quiet, and comfortable. On request, courtesy transfers to and from the airport can be arranged. Rooms are serviced daily. The rooms have tea coffee facilities, a fridge, heater, air conditioners, ensuite, undercover parking, and a television. Continental and hot breakfasts are available and are delivered to the rooms. There is a play park for children next to the motel.
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