Barkly Highway Caravan Parks

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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Sunset Top Tourist Park

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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.
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AAOK Moondarra Accommodation Village

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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
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Mount Isa Caravan Park

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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.
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Discovery Holiday Park Argylla

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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.
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Camooweal Roadhouse Caravan Park

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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.
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Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis

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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.
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Post Office Hotel-Motel & Caravan Park

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Barkly Homestead

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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.
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Threeways Roadhouse & Tourist Park

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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.
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Discovery Holiday Park Mount Isa

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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’.
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Discovery Holiday Park Cloncurry

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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.
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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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