Pack your hard-hat and sense of adventure – just four hours’ drive west of Townsville
, Outback Queensland’s North West region, known as Flinders Shire, begins. Dinosaur fossils, jaw-dropping scenery and the mining magnate of Mount Isa
Up for a challenge
Join an underground Mount Isa mines tour or keep the sky in sight at Lake Moondarra
for barramundi. Put on your Akubra and best boots, and buckle up for the biggest rodeo
in the southern hemisphere in Mount Isa. Battle the gruelling Julia Creek
triathlon at the annual 'Dirt n Dust Festival' and learn about the endangered McKinlay
dunnart, found only in the Mitchell Grass Downs.