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Camooweal

Camooweal is located on the Queensland-Northern Territory border, 330 kilometres south of Burketown, 188 kilometres from Mount Isa and 440 kilometres from the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory.

Camooweal proudly declares itself 'Gateway to the Northern Territory/Queensland'. The road from Mount Isa to the town, known to locals as 'Tojo's Highway', was built during World War II with American funds and was originally designed as a link between the southern states and the theoretical 'front line' in the Northern Territory.

The explorer William Landsborough was the first European to pass through the Camooweal area. At the time (1862) he was looking for Burke and Wills. His reports led to the area being settled by pastoralists but it wasn't until 1884 that the town of Camooweal was gazetted. It grew as a service centre for the surrounding properties but the growth of Mount Isa meant sustained growth was not possible. Camooweal is now considered a 'suburb' of Mount Isa, such is the vastness of the region, and the huge jurisdiction the Mount Isa City Council operates. The Barkly Highway between Mount Isa and Camooweal is considered the longest main street in the world at 188 kilometres long!

The Camooweal district is honeycombed with rare sink holes and caves, dating back to the Cambrian Period, about 500 million years ago. Those visitors experienced in serious caving will discover a whole new world beneath the Camooweal region.

While in Cammoweal visit The Barkly Tableland Heritage Centre, Freckleton's Store, Cammoweal Caves National Park, Camooweal Cemetery and the Drovers Camp Information Centre.

Albert Park Motor Inn - Longreach

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Burke & Wills Motel - Mt Isa

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From: A$164

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Central Point Motel - Mt Isa

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From: A$117

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Chillagoe Cabins - Chillagoe

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Club Boutique Hotel - Cunnamulla

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From: A$94

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Inland Oasis Motel - Mount Isa

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From: A$138

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Kinnon and Co - Longreach

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From: A$200

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Leichhardt Accommodation - Mount Isa

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From: A$117

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Longreach Motor Inn - Longreach

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From: A$154

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North Gregory Hotel - Winton

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From: A$156

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O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat - Lamington National Park

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From: A$253

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Oaks Moranbah - Moranbah

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From: A$151

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Outback Mt Isa - Mount Isa

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From: A$128

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Spicers Hidden Vale - Grandchester

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From: A$338

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The Rocks Motel - Charleville

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Camooweal

Camooweal: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Camooweal Caves National Park


Wide expanses of Mitchell grass plains and spinifex woodland are protected in this park on the Barkly Tableland, a peaceful stopover for weary travellers. The park features caves and sinkholes that were formed when water percolated through 500 million year-old layers of soluble dolomite creating caverns linked by vertical shafts up to 75 metres deep.

Relax and refresh at this pleasant stopover on the Barkly Highway. Take the short 70 metre return walk to the Little Nowranie Cave entrance or the 220 metre return track to the Great Nowranie Cave. Be extremely cautious around the edges of the sinkholes. The caves are not accessible to visitors. Camp in a remote bush setting at Nowranie Waterhole camping area. Look for a variety of birds including waterbirds and woodland species at different times of the year. RIde your mountain bike or trail bike on the park's internal roads and firebreaks.




Camooweal-Urandangi Road
Camooweal, QLD, 4828

Located 8.3K from Camooweal

Camooweal: Events

Drover's Camp Festival


The Drovers Camp Festival is a unique outback flavoured festival. Come to yarn with the old drovers and hear their amazing stories.

A fun-filled weekend. Friday opens with a riotous street parade including humorous floats, musicians, horses and coaches culminating in a fun-filled, lively night full of entertainment. The street parade will be followed by the Ozzie Outdoors Mail Race where the winner and runner up prize money goes to your chosen charity. To top this weekend off, enjoy Bronco Branding, Saturday night concert with a special artist and poetry. During the weekend wander through the Memorabilia Shed and enjoy the top class art and photographic exhibitions and competition and displays. Be entertained at the Drover's Campsite.

The Drover's Camp is one kilometre east of the township of Camooweal, turn left at the cemetery road, then left again.

Please book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Aug
      26th Aug
      27th Aug


Lot 15,
Barkly Highway
Camooweal, QLD, 4828

Located 0.3K from Camooweal

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