Mount Isa

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  • Day210

    T4 - Outback

    May 19, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C


    ▪️Es ist die letzte Stadt in Queensland vor dem Staat "Northern Territory"
    ▪️Hier gibt es wieder Coles, Woolworth und vollem Handyempfang :)
    ▪️Den ganzen Tag verbrachten wir in einem Waschsalon, da es dort Steckdosen gab
    ▪️Haben eine Jobsuchanzeige bei Gumtree für Darwin geschaltet
    ▪️Hatten die Idee noch einen Abstecher nach Alice Springs (Zentrum von Australien) zu machen, um von dort aus an einer Outbacktour zum Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock) teilzunehmen - diese sollen sehr schön sein mit einer Nacht unterm Sternenhimmel :D
    ▪️ Kalkulierten und recherchierten, ob wir es auch auf eigene Faust mit Henry wagen können - JA! :D
    ▪️Ca. 200 AU$ extra Kosten pro Person wären es - die Tourenpreise gehen bei 300 AU$ p.P. erst los und da ist die Fahrt nach Alice Springs nicht inklusive (sparen min. 150 AU$)

    💡In der Nacht bzw. ab 18 Uhr, wenn es dunkel wird, sollte man im Outback nicht mehr Auto fahren. Der Wildwechsel ist sehr stark, da die Fahrbahnen nicht so stark besucht sind und die meisten Tiere nachtaktiv sind.
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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.

  • 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.Read more

  • 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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  • Day28

    Driving Mt Isa

    September 7, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    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.
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