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  • Day16

    Riversleigh Fossil Centre -Mt Isa

    May 9 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Riversleigh World Heritage site, which Sir David Attenborough described as a treasure house of palaeontology, attracts palaeontologists from the world over. The fossil deposits are one of Australia's richest and most important fossil field discoveries. Twenty-five million years ago, the area was a lush rainforest teaming with life and included the ancient ansestors of our koalas and kangaroo together with other flauna and fauna specimens.
    Mt Isa's Riversleigh Fossil Center provides easy way to get a better understanding of the sorts of animals whose fossils have been discovered at Riversldigh 250ks away, via its state of the art facility and interactive displays.
    * The importance of fossils.
    * Short faced kangaroo ( Rhizosthenurus flanneryi ) approx 12 million years ago.
    * The madtsoiid snake was a giant predator, similar in size to a South American Anaconda.
    * Palorchestes was a large marsupial that probably used it's huge claws and trunk like snout to feed on leaves and twigs of the trees.
    * Ancient koalas, Nimiokoala, had longer snouts and were about a third of the size of today's koala - they weighed only 3-4 kgs. Pic depicing the two different skull sizes.
    * Marsupial lions were present in Australia at least 24million years ago.
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  • Day8

    Mount Isa

    September 15, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Mount Isa
    315 km
    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.
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  • Day92


    February 5, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    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 :
    Tu es laide et tu n'as pas encore trouvé chaussure à ton pied? Vient à Mount Isa...ça vend du rêve.
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    Celine Roland

    bon bah j'arrive !


    Bah oui mais toi t'es pas laide

    Celine Roland

    rooh c'est gentil... ;-) j'avoue que la proportion 1femme pour 5 hommes fout un peu les boules quand même...

  • Day93


    February 1, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

    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...Read more


    Melbourne 2.000 km 🙈

  • Day238

    Mount Isa

    April 21, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    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.

  • Day5

    Karumba to Mount Isa

    June 19, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    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.
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  • Day4

    There are no camels or desert!!

    February 27 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Travel day, heading to Mt Isa through Winton, Kyuna, McKinley and Cloncurry. Not a huge amount to see on the road for most of the way, lots of flat farming land, which is pretty green at the moment, great news for the farmers. I spotted a buffalo, but it could have been a big cow lol. McKinley is the home of the "Walkabout Creek Hotel" from Crocodile Dundee, that is the only thing there, lots of nothingness and then a pub! Heaps of movie memorabilia, and a bloke there told us where to find the waterhole from the crocodile scene, apparently it was shot at "Fountain Springs", we can day trip it there from Mt Isa, so it's on the list! Lots of road trains, they can get up to 53m long, we overtook a triple...I don't think I took a breath lol. They all seem to carry cattle, Shaun got sprayed with cow piss as one passed us going the other way, probably not best to sit behind one then!

    We stopped for fuel in Cloncurry and the fun began, the Cv on one side was split!! Yep the new one put in at Emerald!!! So after some advice we decided to push on to Mt Isa, we really didn't have a choice. I whispered "its all part of the adventure", not sure I had great timing with that one! Cloncurry to Mt Isa is 120km, we did it at 80km/hr....stopping to let the cv cool down at you guessed it "Fountain Springs", apparently there are camels here, didn't see any though. The road from Cloncurry is AMAZING, no desert, just lots of rocky outcrops and amazing green gullies at every turn, definitely the highlight of our trip so far! I wished I had my bike here, hopefully I will get to ride this road when we get the bikes with us. As we came around a bend we saw Mt Isa and its smoke stacks in the distance, so very strange to see the mine right in the middle of town and after such amazing bush scenery on the way.

    We limped into what will be our home for a while "Moondarra Caravan Park". We have work here and the cruiser yet again needs repairs! Our first impressions were positive, the people are very casual and welcoming, we have a great river front site and we are invited to a day drinking party at the pool off to a great start!! More tomorrow when we have settled in and got organised....
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    Looks awsum [Tanya]


    Looking forward to this stretch. [Shannon Boston]

    Lets Get Lost Together

    It was an experience lol...Cloncurry to Mt Isa is the best bit :-)


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