Roadtrip to DarwinSeptember 1, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C
Von Cairns nach Darwin 🚙
Von Cairns nach Darwin 🚙
The dog was guarding our bikes in Boulia. 😊
A wet day. 200 km driving in the rain. We had to pass a lot of road floodings. 120 km before Mt. Isa we had to wait almost 2 hrs. till the water lowered enough to pass.
A well earned Kilkenny in the Irish Club.
Que vous dire sur Mount Isa...ben voilà, rien de spécial, juste une anecdote très drôle sur la ville à lire sur le lien suivant : http://archives-lepost.huffingtonpost.fr/article/2008/08/18/1246060_vous-etes-laides-venez-vivre-a-mount-isa.html
Tu es laide et tu n'as pas encore trouvé chaussure à ton pied? Vient à Mount Isa...ça vend du rêve.Read more
Auf dem Weg liegt jetzt Mount Isa, das weltgrößte Blei-Silber Bergwerk. Ein riesiger Verwaltungsbezirk, schon lange zuvor nimmt die Dichte der Road Trains deutlich zu. Für uns auch ein guter Versorgungspunkt, um die Vorräte wieder aufzufüllen...
On the way to Alice Springs. We stopped at mount isa.
We hit a lot of grashopper🤤. It was horrible. We had to clean the car, the radiator was completly blocked.
The neighbouring campsite assured us that their children would be up at 5.30 so we packed up the swag and waltzed down the Matilda Highway to the Mutton Hole Wetlands National Park (you could call it a billabong) for billy tea and breakfast with the dawn chorus. The wetlands is home to 120 species of birds either as residents or migrants having a break. The sign said canoeing was permissible but risky with canoes being referred to as 'croc bait'.
Stopped for fuel at the Burke and Wills Roadhouse then lunch at Cloncurry, birthplace of John Flynn.
Grocery shopping at Mount Isa and camped for the night.Read more
We did a 3 hour guided tour in a mine. Exciting!
Copper, Zinc, Lead and Silver are mined here. 300000 tones of Copper in a year 😲
Mount Isa is the centrum for mining in Queensland. .
In our hotel mining workers are circulating in three shifts. Sleepless nights 😕
Back in Mount Isa. Will go to the Irish Club for dinner and to have a few beer.
Watch out for the termite hills 🐜
And finally a selfie 😎
We were up at 6am, put the girls in the car in their PJ's and headed towards Mt Isa. We stopped at the Barkly Roadhouse for some pricey fuel and some breakfast in the van. We also spotted an Aviary with a couple of Red Tailed Black Cockatoos which the girls got a kick out of.
We continued on. A lot of long straight roads with some changes in the landscape but not changing as quickly as other part of the trip. One thing we did notice was that we were on a slow but steady assent from the Lake Eyre Basin. We crossed the Queensland boarder around 1pm then made a quick stop in Camooweal for lunch. The girls caught up on some homework and reading and begrudgingly took a break from their much loved DVD players.
Between the slow climb and strong head winds we discovered the car was going through fuel much faster and we just made it to Mt Isa as the fuel light came on!
We filled up and went to the Big 4 (after google maps sent us to the wrong caravan park). We arrived about 4.30 and had enough daylight left to get some washing done before dinner.
Early to bed, ready for another big driving day tomorrow.Read more
You might also know this place by the following names:
Mount Isa, مونت ایسا, Маунт Айза, ماونت ئیسا, Mont Isa, מאונט איסה, ISA, მაუნტ-აიზა, 마운트아이자, ماؤنٹ ایسا, Маунт-Айза, Моунт Айза, Маунт Ајза, 伊薩山