Mount Isa 900km west of Townsville.
Mount Isa is situated 900 kilometres west of Townsville and 1900 kilometres north-west of Brisbane. The city of Mount Isa covers an area of over 41,000 square kilometres stretching to the township of Camooweal located just before the Northern Territory border. This fact makes Mount Isa geographically, the largest city in the world.
Mount Isa is predominately a mining town and was founded in 1923-24. The township remains a large mining and service orientated community and is considered to be the hub of the North West region.
Mount Isa is often referred to as the 'Rodeo Capital of Australia' with the largest rodeo in the southern hemisphere held every year in August. During this period visitors from all over Australia and the world make the long trip west, increasing the population to more than 30,000 people.
Be warned book your accommodation early as 100% of the accommodation books out early in the year to cover events during this festival period.
The township of Hughenden is situatd approximately 350 kms west of Townsville.
Hughenden is best known for the discovery of the dinosaur known as the Muttaburrasaurus. Hughenden is located on the edge of the ancient underground sea. Because of this, many important fossils have been discovered in this region with the Muttaburrasaurus being the most important. The town is located above the Great Artesian Basin.
The Shire is located above the Great Artesian Basin and relies on Sub-artesian bores for its water supply. Five bores serve as the water supply for Hughenden Township
Flinders Shire is predominantly a grazing area. The basalt red and black volcanic soil country north of the Flinders River consists of cattle properties, with the black soil Downs country south of Hughenden providing suitable grazing for sheep.
Lord Cattle offers employment opportunities and outback lifestyles, in a range of jobs at the homesteads and stock camps, including Jackaroo's, Jillaroo's, Station hand / Stockperson's (Ringers), & Bore persons.more