Barkly Highway

The Barkly Highway runs from Cloncurry in western Queensland to the Stuart Highway at Threeways in the Northern Territory. It forms part of the main route from the eastern states to Darwin.
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Mount Isa Caravan Park

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/mount-isa-caravan-park/qld
Mount Isa Caravan Park offers Powered Sites, some with concrete slabs and some being drive-through as well as Cabins, Villas and Family Units. There are also tent sites.
ToiletsAccessibleShowersDrinking WaterLaundromatMobile Phone CoverageWiFi InternetShadeBBQCamp KitchenBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePowerSwimming PoolIceLPG RefillsCabinsDump PointNo GeneratorsPets Welcome
  • Caravan Park
  • Kiosk
  • Children's Play Facility
  • Cabins
  • Convenience Store

Camooweal Billabong – Lake Francis & Lake Canellan Camping Areas

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/camooweal-billabong-lake-francis-lake-canellan-camping-areas/qld
Lake Francis and Lake Canellan are billabongs on the Georgina River at Camooweal. The campgrounds provide a beautiful outlook over the lakes where waterbirds go about their daily life.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinCaravansLong RigTent SiteGenerators AllowedPets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Camping Area

Sunset Top Tourist Park

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/sunset-top-tourist-park/qld
Accommodation in Mount Isa is always in demand so it is advisable to book ahead. The Sunset Top Tourist Park is on the bank of Breakaway Creek, providing a pleasant link to nature in this outback mining town.

The only "waterfront" park in Mt Isa.
ToiletsAccessibleShowersDrinking WaterLaundromatMobile Phone CoverageShadeBBQCamp KitchenBinCabinsCaravansLong RigTent SitePowerSwimming PoolPets WelcomeCamping FeeHot ShowersTV ReceptionNo FiresDump Point
  • Caravan Park
  • Cabins
  • Children's Play Facility
  • Information

AAOK Moondarra Accommodation Village

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/aaok-moondarra-accommodation-village/qld
Moondarra Accommodation Village and Caravan Park is the place to stay in Mount Isa. We offer camp sites, caravan sites - powered and unpowered, cabins, ensuited workforce style rooms and we have a pool, restaurant, camp kitchens and amenities
ToiletsShowersDrinking WaterLaundromatMobile Phone CoverageWiFi InternetShadeCamp KitchenBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePowerPets WelcomeSwimming PoolCoffee & TeaCold DrinksLPG SwapMealsCamping FeePublic PhoneBBQ
  • Caravan Park
  • Kiosk
  • Restaurant
  • Sit Down Meals

Soudan Bore Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/soudan-bore-rest-area/nt
An oasis in the desert always attracts bountiful wildlife. Soudan Bore is a place where you don't have to be wild in order to enjoy this overnight rest area. Even if your caravan doesn't consist of camels, this is a good place to spend the night.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaNon Drinking WaterShadePicnic TablesBinFire PlaceCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Seymour River Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/seymour-river-camping-area/qld
Seymour River Camping Area is set beside a large waterhole in the Seymour River.
Rough Road ConditionsFree Overnight CampCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeRiver Fishing
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot

Mary Kathleen Old Township

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/mary-kathleen-old-township/qld
Mary Kathleen was a uranium mine from 1954 to 1984. The township no longer has any buildings, but the streets and concrete slabs are still there.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadeCaravansLong RigTent SiteGenerators AllowedPets WelcomeWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Place of Interest

Discovery Holiday Park Argylla

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/discovery-holiday-park-argylla/qld
Discovery Parks Argylla is situated in a quiet bush setting, 2.5km east of town centre on the Barkly Highway, driving from Townsville. We are walking distance from the local supermarket and a two minute drive from the Tourist Information Centre.
AccreditationToiletsShowersDrinking WaterLaundromatMobile Phone CoverageWiFi InternetBBQCamp KitchenBinCabinsCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomePowerSwimming PoolCold DrinksIceLPG Refills
  • Caravan Park
  • Cabins
  • Kiosk

Avon Downs Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/avon-downs-rest-area/nt
Avon Downs Rest Area is a free overnighter with a bitumen surface and plenty of room for any size rig. There is limited shade here.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleNon Drinking WaterShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigPublic PhonePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Corella Dam Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/corella-dam-camping-area/qld
At Clem Corella Dam Camping Area you can forget about the rat race and lose yourself in the Aussie bush. Set up camp without having to worry about being moved on. Throw in a line, relax and dream about nothing whatsoever.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeFire PlaceCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingFishing Spot
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing Spot

Camooweal Roadhouse Caravan Park

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/camooweal-roadhouse-caravan-park/qld
The Camooweal Roadhouse Caravan Park is the first place you come to as you enter Queensland from the Northern Territory. With food, fuel and accommodation, this place has it all in one place.
ToiletsShowersDrinking WaterLaundromatMobile Phone CoveragePublic PhoneShadeBBQCamp KitchenBinCaravansLong RigDump PointTent SitePowerPets WelcomeMealsTakeaway FoodCoffee & TeaCold DrinksUnleaded Petrol BowserPremium Petrol Bowser
  • Caravan Park
  • Service Station
  • Roadhouse
  • Kiosk
  • Convenience Store

41 Mile Bore

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/41-mile-bore/nt
41 Mile Bore is a free overnighter that goes deep into the scrub from the road. This makes it a little less bore-ing...
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaNon Drinking WaterCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

QLD NT Border Parking Bay Barkly Highway

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/qld-nt-border-parking-bay-barkly-highway/nt
As border crossings go, this one has a little less pizazz than most. Just a low budget sign and a flat parking area.
Day Rest AreaBinPets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Day Use Area

Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/cloncurry-caravan-park-oasis/qld
There is no reason to pay a fortune for a powered site when staying in the 'Curry'. Level grassy sites and you can choose your own.
ToiletsAccessibleShowersDrinking WaterLaundromatMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePowerPets WelcomeSwimming Pool
  • Caravan Park

Lake Mary Kathleen

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/lake-mary-kathleen/qld
Located on Rosebud Station, Lake Mary Kathleen is a large body of water created by a dam on the East branch of the Leichhardt River.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaNo CaravansNo Long RigsNo PetsCamp TrailersTent SitePublic Boat RampFishing SpotWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Place of Interest
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Mary Kathleen Mine Site

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/mary-kathleen-mine-site/qld
The Mary Kathleen mine produced uranium ore from 1954 to 1984. The Blue lake at the bottom of the open cut mine is spectacular, but care should be taken not to fall in, as it is toxic and radioactive.
Dry Access OnlyRough Road ConditionsMobile Phone CoverageNo CaravansNo Long RigsPhoto Opportunity
  • Place of Interest

Barkly Highway Parking Space at Breakaway

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/barkly-highway-parking-space-at-breakaway/qld
Truck layby with just a few garbage bins. Large gravel area.
Day Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageBinPets Welcome
  • Day Use Area

Corella Dam Boat Ramp

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/corella-dam-boat-ramp/qld
The Corella Dam Boat Ramp is just across the bay from the Corella Dam Camping Area. While there is some room for camping here, it is a bit tight for large rigs and caravans.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaFire PlaceCaravansTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingPublic Boat RampFishing SpotWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Clem Walton Park

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/clem-walton-park/qld
At Clem Walton Park you can forget about the rat race and lose yourself in the Aussie bush. Set up camp without having to worry about being moved on. Throw in a line, relax and dream about nothing whatsoever.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampToiletsMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansNo Long RigsTent SitePets WelcomeNo SwimmingRiver FishingWalking
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing Spot

Rotary Park Mount Isa West

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/rotary-park-mount-isa-west/qld
This day rest area is just a little run down. But there is plenty of room and it is right on the bank of the Leichhardt River.
Day Rest AreaToiletsDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomePublic Parking
  • Day Use Area

David Hall Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/david-hall-rest-area/qld
The town name "Gunpowder" conjures up visions of the Wild West, but while this location may not be all that wild, it is certainly WEST, being just 101km from the Northern Territory border. It is home to the David Hall Rest Area.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

WWII Site Rest Area Barkly Highway

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/wwii-site-rest-area-barkly-highway/qld
At the WWII Site Rest Area on the Barkly Highway, between Camooweal and Mount Isa you will find a little bit of welcome shade.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigDump PointPets WelcomeInformation Board
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Information

Camooweal Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/camooweal-rest-area/qld
Nice level day rest area in the heart of Camooweal where you can unhitch if you need to so you can explore the area. There is enough room here to manoeuvre any size rig.
Day Rest AreaDrinking WaterHose Attachment TapMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Day Use Area

Drovers Camp

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/drovers-camp/qld
This Droving Museum is a classic. Tucked away inside this innocuous looking building is a treasure trove of ancient memorabilia. It is a tribute to our past and well worth the detour to check it out.
Mobile Phone CoverageToiletsDrinking WaterNo PetsPhoto Opportunity
  • Place of Interest

Cloncurry Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/cloncurry-rest-area/qld
The Cloncurry Rest Area is an outdoor museum of the machinery from years gone by. It also hosts a fascinating display of information about the old Mary Kathleen uranium mine.
Day Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Day Use Area
  • Place of Interest
  • Kiosk
  • Children's Play Facility

Wal's Camp

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/wals-camp/qld
Wal's camp it just outside Cloncurry. Not hard to find. Sometimes you can get power there, but it is still a work in progress. It is sort of a bush camp that might become a caravan park when it grows up.
Camping FeeToiletsShowersAccessibleShadeFire PlaceBBQCaravansLong RigTent SitePowerGenerators AllowedPets WelcomeWalking
  • Campground

Burke & Wills Memorial Rest Area at Corella River

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/burke-wills-memorial-rest-area-at-corella-river/qld
That remarkable journey by explorers Burke and Wills has provided a magnificent collection of historical monuments spread over a vast area of this country. They certainly deserved to be remembered.
Day Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeNo Long RigsNo CaravansPets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Fountain Springs Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/fountain-springs-rest-area/qld
Fountain Springs is a popular overnighter because it has good amenities and is exactly half way between Mt Isa and The Curry.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigTent SiteGenerators AllowedPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Lake Moondarra Picnic Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/lake-moondarra-picnic-area/qld
Lake Moondarra Picnic Area is popular with Mount Isa locals as a peaceful fishing and picnic area. There is a boat ramp and the lake is an excellent water skiing venue.
Day Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeSwimmingPublic Boat RampFishing SpotWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Day Use Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Post Office Hotel-Motel & Caravan Park

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/post-office-hotel-motel-caravan-park/qld
ToiletsAccessibleShowersDrinking WaterLaundromatMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigDump PointTent SitePowerPets WelcomeSwimming PoolMealsCoffee & TeaCold Drinks
  • Caravan Park
  • Restaurant
  • Sit Down Meals
  • Alcohol Licence
  • Children's Play Facility

Wonarah Bore Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/wonarah-bore-rest-area/nt
Wonarah Bore Rest Area is a large free overnight rest area located on a diversion off the northern side of the Barkley Highway. Plenty of room for any size rig with a drive through configuration.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaNon Drinking WaterShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Barkly Homestead

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/barkly-homestead/nt
The Barkly Homestead is an iconic roadhouse where everyone stops, either to stay overnight in the caravan park or to refuel the tank and the tummy. Interesting souvenirs and history.
ToiletsShowersDrinking WaterCaravansLong RigTent SitePowerFire PlaceBBQPicnic TablesShadePets WelcomeBinPublic PhoneMobile Phone CoverageLPG RefillsATMTakeaway FoodCoffee & TeaPhoto Opportunity
  • Roadhouse
  • Caravan Park
  • Cafe
  • Convenience Store
  • Alcohol Licence

Discovery Holiday Park Cloncurry

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/discovery-holiday-park-cloncurry/qld
It was the infamous Burke and Wills who first discovered the beauty of Cloncurry in 1861. Now it’s your turn. Discovery Holiday Parks – Cloncurry is the perfect place to stay while you immerse yourself in our rich local history.
AccreditationToiletsShowersDrinking WaterLaundromatMobile Phone CoverageInternet CafePicnic TablesBBQBinCabinsCaravansLong RigTent SitePowerPets WelcomeSwimming PoolCoffee & TeaCold DrinksPhoto Opportunity
  • Caravan Park
  • Cabins
  • Kiosk

Wunara Store Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/wunara-store-rest-area/nt
Wunara Store is an overnight rest area on the Barkley Highway. There is no store here any more. Just a space to camp and spend the night. There is no meaningful shade either, just a few scrubby mulga bushes.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Frewena Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/frewena-rest-area/nt
Frewena Rest Area is a large roomy overnight rest area configured as a drive-through. Plenty of room and a windmill to photograph.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaNon Drinking WaterPets WelcomeLong Rig
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Threeways Roadhouse & Tourist Park

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/threeways-roadhouse-tourist-park/nt
Threeways Roadhouse & Tourist Park is a family run business with an emphasis on friendly service. Keeping with tradition we are still a Shell fuel outlet accepting Shell fuel cards and all major credit cards.
ToiletsAccessibleShowersDrinking WaterLaundromatPublic PhoneShadePicnic TablesBBQCamp KitchenBinCabinsCaravansLong RigPowerPets WelcomeSwimming PoolMealsTakeaway FoodCoffee & TeaCold DrinksATM
  • Caravan Park
  • Cabins
  • Roadhouse
  • Restaurant
  • Alcohol Licence

Discovery Holiday Park Mount Isa

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/discovery-holiday-park-mount-isa/qld
For a true Aussie outback experience, head to Discovery Holiday Parks – Mount Isa. Set by the banks of the beautiful Leichhardt River, this park is the perfect base to play ‘explorer’.
AccreditationToiletsShowersDrinking WaterLaundromatMobile Phone CoverageInternet CafeShadePicnic TablesBBQCamp KitchenBinCabinsCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeSwimming PoolCoffee & TeaCold DrinksPhoto Opportunity
  • Caravan Park
  • Cabins
  • Kiosk

Camooweal Caves National Park

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/camooweal-caves-national-park/qld
The Camooweal Caves are sinkholes in the ground. Here, water has percolated through 500 million year-old layers of soluble dolomite creating caverns linked by vertical shafts up to 75 m deep.
Dry Access OnlyRough Road ConditionsDay Rest AreaToiletsNon Drinking WaterShadePicnic TablesNo FiresNo CaravansNo Long RigsNo PetsPhoto OpportunityBird WatchingWalking
  • National Park
  • Day Use Area
The town of Cloncurry was surveyed in 1876 and named after the river of the same name. The river was named by Burke in 1861 for his cousin, Lady Elizabeth Cloncurry, of County Galway in Ireland.

In May 1867, Ernest Henry travelled through the area searching for grazing land. Instead he discovered copper.

As you travel west along the Barkly Highway you come to another iconic source of mineral wealth, Mount Isa. Here the mine produces silver, lead, zinc and copper.

In 1923, John Campbell Miles was travelling across the plains not far from the deserted copper fields of Cloncurry, on his way to the Northern Territory, when he noticed some mineralised outcrops near the Leichhardt River. Equipped with a horse shoeing hammer, he broke off some of the heavy stone and sent the samples off to Cloncurry for analysis. They were found to contain high percentages of lead-silver ore. Campbell Miles had stumbled upon one of the richest known silver-lead-zinc seams in the world.

Approximately halfway between Cloncurry and Mount Isa is the remnants of the old uranium mining town of Mary Kathleen. The mine is still there; a hole in the ground filled with bright blue water, heavily contaminated with radioactive minerals. You can visit the mine but be careful not to fall in.

The Barkly has a reputation for wind and when you are travelling into a headwind, fuel consumption can be significantly higher than normal. When travelling in the outback be sure to carry additional fuel and drinking water. The distances are vast and the heat can be overpowering.

One of the iconic locations on the Barkly Highway is the Barkly Homestead Roadhouse and Everything Else. Everyone who travels the Barkly stops at the Barkly. Here you can refuel the tanks, top up the water, stock up on groceries and even post some letters.

The Homestead is well located opposite the junction of the Tablelands Highway and 187km south-east of the Threeways on the Stuart Highway.

The Threeways Roadhouse is located about 300m north of the threeways junction. Like most major outback roadhouses it also provides all of the services that a weary traveller needs, from fuel and food to accommodation. If you find yourself here, you are either at the end or the beginning of the journey.
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