Mining town in the Outback
17.07.2012 - 19.07.2012 24 °C
Mount Isa is a big mining town in the Queensland North-West Outback and Mt Isa Mining produces copper, lead, tin and zinc. We enjoyed the warmer weather and I was very pleased to find biltong, braai spices and Ouma rusks in the local Woolworths supermarket. I suspect there must be a big South African commuinity in Mount Isa. The biltong tastes authentic and is much better than the Australian/Kiwi Beef Jerky.
We also visited the Irish Club which is the biggest outside Ireland and the club has a Melbourne Tram inside the pub area.
Mount Isa, not exactly a holiday destination but the caravna parks are full (mostly grey nomads) and it is a good stopover to replenish stocks and fix things.
Tomorrow we will be heading north to the Gulf Country (woodland and savanna surrounding the Gulf of Carpentaria) and our first stop will be at Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, another World Heritage listed site.