Fountain Springs - QLD

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

DEG: -20.967529 139.934799
DMS: 20º 58' 3.11" S 139º 56' 5.28" E
UTM: 54 K 7681078mN 389266mE
Altitude: 406.29m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Location

771.56kms SouthWest of Daintree - Driving 1338 km (15 hours 43 mins)

Address & Contact

Fountain Springs Rd
Kuridala QLD 4824
Phone: N/A
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Information

Fountain Springs is very picturesque place with a permanent water source bubbling up through the quartzite fault line. On the traditional country of the Kalkadoon people it is a place cultural and spiritual significance dating back tens of thousands of years.

It is a popular swimming and picnic area and the scenery surrounding the springs is spectacular. A towering rock face of quartzite with a split through its middle (fault line) visible points to the location of the waterhole. Fountain Springs is also famously featured in the Crocodile Dundee movie scene where the character Sue Charlton played by Linda Kozlowski’s is nearly grabbed by a crocodile.


There are two access options from Mount Isa, one of which is extremely rugged and requires a fully equipped four wheel drive.
1. 4WD route: travel from Mt Isa past Mt. Frosty to the Maltese Cross site via the rough 4wd track. From Wee Macgregor, the road over the range is very very rough and meets the Fountain Springs road a couple of kilometres north of Ballara. The section through the tunnel is extremely rough.

2. The easy way in is via the Fountain Springs Rd (access off the Barkly Hwy). Travel 27km.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Mount Isa Aero
Distance from Fountain Springs 56.52km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.335.334.231.827.824.824.727.331.234.636.437.1
Mean Min. °C23.723.421.718.413.89.98.610.214.218.521.423.0
Mean Rain mm116.4101.364.915.113.05.95.93.76.719.239.074.0

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