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Submitted: Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 12:03
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Hi all,

We are leaving the Gold Coast mid May and going up to Lawn Hill, we have 3 weeks to get up there. I've done a good bit of research and wondered if anyone has anything they can offer on things to do and free camps. We are going up via

Roma
Tambo Lake
Barcaldine
Longreach
Winton
Cloncurry
Mount Isa

And Towing a 17" Jayco starcraft.

Thanks
Andrea
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 12:25

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 12:25
Hi Andrea11, I am told that Lark Quarry (dinosaur fossils), not far south from Winton is an interesting place to visit. I will be heading up there next month.

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Follow Up By: Andrea11 - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 12:30

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 12:30
Thanks for that Kiwi Kia, my husband loves fossicking.

Andrea
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 12:32

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 12:32
Lark Quarry is definitely worthwhile. Just check the tour times or you could be waiting a while for the guided tour.

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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 17:56

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 17:56
Andrea,

Don't know if national parks at Larks Quarry would be too keen about the fossicking. :o) Protected area.

Been a couple of times. Now they have built a shelter over the main exhibit, it is a great place to visit.
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 12:37

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 12:37
Andrea,
Lots to see around Longreach; Stockmans Hall of Fame, Quantas museum, sunset cruise on the Thompson River, School of the air to name a few. Lark Quarry is a must IMO, camp at Winton and do a day trip. Underground mine tour in Mt Isa.

Have fun...
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Reply By: Member - John and Val W (ACT) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 13:32

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 13:32
Andrea,

If you are interested in fossils have a look at the Riversleigh fossil display while in Mt Isa. Then on the way up to Lawn Hill you can walk around the Riversleigh fossil site where the stuff at Mt Isa came from. There is a good bush camp on the O'Shannasy R. near the Riversleigh property, if you take the southern road in to Lawn Hill. If you leave Lawn Hill via the northern road, spend some time at the Gregory River at Gregory Downs - has to be one of the most delightful spots we have camped, right beside the water. Good swimming, but could be busy, despite lots of signs saying that camping is forbidden. Easy caravan access. Spend a few days at Lawn Hill and make sure you paddle a canoe up to the top of the gorge.

Cheers,

Val.
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