Review: Lake Julius - QLD

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 18:11
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Up in Mt Isa for work and here for the weekend so today was a trip out to Mt Isa, mainly for fishing. the turn off is about 19k's from Mt Isa and it is all dirt and dust for the 90 odd k's ti Lake Julius.
First point - you need a boat. There is little access to the lake apart from a boat ramp. The view from the lookout is awesome as is the country you travel through to get there. The lake is so quiet you can here barramundi jumping on the other side of the lake.
Second point - there is only a small sign post so don't miss it like I did and ended up touring the outback :-)
There are posts everywhere saying no camping so I am assuming it has to be a day trip. You also have to cross the Leichhardt River bed at the entrance to the lake so anything without ground clearance should stay home.
So an awesome drive through outback country, a beautiful view of the lake, but no fishing for me :-(
I also saw my first wild dingo on the way there so that was a bonus.
I can only imagine what this place would be like from a boat - maybe next time :-)
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