Days 15 and 16
We packed up early and headed off to Kronosaurus Korner. Our boys really loved visiting the Age of Dinosaurs in Winton, so we decided to make the detour to Richmond so they could see the marine ‘dinosaurs’.
We loved this museum. It was well priced and set up very nicely. On arrival, we watched a short video on all the dinosaurs they have found in the region and how they believe they came to be there. Then we were given some hand held radio devices on which we could press a button and listen to the history about each display. I was surprised at how well this went down with our boys. They actually went to each display, found the number and stood there, looking at the fossils while listening to the audio. The amount of information that they remembered was unbelievable!
I have to say, this museum was really worth the drive and the entrance fee.
We have been seeing lots of these long road trains for a while now and as we were getting ready to enter the Kronosaurus Korner, we were lucky enough to have one turn the corner. This one had four long carriages on it.
See the red number 1 on the display. This is the number you press to hear the correct audio.
The boys and hubby here are listening to the number 1 audio.
Places of Interest: Richmond
- Kronosaurus Korner
- Free Fossicking Sites
- Lake Fred Tritton
- Bush Tucker Garden
- Heritage Walk Trail
- Cambridge Ruin
- Richmond War Memorial
- Pioneer Cemetery
After visiting the Kronosaurus Korner, we headed down the highway to Mount Isa.
Coming into Mount Isa, the scenery started to change dramatically. Mount Isa has been declared a drought site for the last two years and you could certainly tell.
What was really funny, was the first time we saw a red light in the town. We haven’t come across a set of traffic lights in around a week, so it was really a strange sight to see. We stayed at the Discovery Park in Mount Isa which was very dry and dusty, but the amenities were clean.
After having some breakfast, we headed into town to see the Underground Hospital and Tent Site. Nothing we had read about this hospital mentioned a cost involved, so when we saw the small sign at the entrance, we were quite surprised. At $40 a family, was it really worth it? I’m not sure.
There were some pretty awesome views from the Lookout!
After this we spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing in the caravan as the wind was really starting to pick up and it was starting to drizzle.
Places of Interest: Mount Isa
- Underground Hospital and Tent Site
- Outback at Isa
- City Lookout
- Mount Isa Rodeo
- Lawn Hill Gorge, Boodjamulla
- Riversleigh Fossil Centre
- Lake Moondarra
- The Mines