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Sep 2, 2015 - Mt Isa to Boulia

Had a good run south..single lane sealed highway all the way from Mt Isa to Boulia. Biggest problem was the young male drivers who had no intention of slowing at all, despite us indicating, clearing the road completely and stopping. A couple flew past still doing their 90-100kmh, dropped their offside wheels into the rocky shoulders, and our windscreen bore the brunt. We were so ticked off at their stupidity. Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed the day's run through some magnificent countryside in outback Qld. Is stunning in that every...

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Sep 2, 2015 - Land of the Min Min Lights

Finally away from Mt Isa, after a much longer stay than anticipated. We were awaiting stove knobs to arrive from Melbourne - they took 11 days!!! However, we really like Mt Isa, so it was no hardship to spend a little extra R & R there. Decided to go to Winton via Boulia, a little township founded by Burke and Wills, and known for the Min Min Lights. (Google, if you do not know what they are!!) There is a wonderful interactive display of them, along with stories of some of those who have experienced them. Had the largest hamburger ever at...

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Aug 21, 2013 - Mt. Isa to Boulia

19th August, 2013 You have all heard of Mt. Isa I am sure but did you know that a prospector by the name of John Campbell Miles discovered lead ore while travelling through the region in 1923. In January 1924 Mt. Isa Mines Ltd. Was established and is Australia’s most distant mine from a sea port or coal field and consequently the town of Mt. Isa was born for the amenity of men that were attracted to work there. In August 1928 The Royal Flying Doctor was established in the town. By 1955 Mt. Isa Mines had become the largest mining company in...

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Jul 22, 2012 - The Joy of Free Camping

Hi, We were the last to leave the camping area at Dajarra and after paying our $10 fee to the shire office we ambled down the road towards Boulia. We collected some firewood along the way as we were pretty sure we would be free camping by the river. Only a relatively short trip so we arrived in the town early afternoon. We had lunch at the information centre and then looked at the caravan park and went and found the place that we really wanted to be. We are at the Boulia Racetrack, where the camel races were held last weekend. We picked the...

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May 13, 2012 - Boulia to Jervois

13th May 2012 Day 6: Michael seen paw prints this morning on his way to the bin that was provided that he reckons were from a lion or the like so we decided that it was time to head off pronto. We left at 8am for a big trip into the Northern Territory for the first time in our caravan travels. The Donohue Highway proved to be better than we expected. It was approx. 260km from Boulia to the NT border. This is still 200km short of Jervois Station which is the first fuel stop. Once we crossed into NT the road deteriorated from a dirt highway...

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Aug 13, 2006 - Hughenden to Boulia

Day 2 of my trip to the center began on a bit of a sour note. The previous night we had been given the option as a group to leave promptly after breakfast and then drive out to see the sunrise in the outback. Swift movement can be difficult in the morning especially when 39 people have almost no bathroom space. We ended up getting out to a decent spot, but didn't get to "the best spot". Our next destination was Winton. A small outback town which was where Banjo Patterson was when he composed the poem that became "Waltzing Matilda". We...

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