Camooweal given the location is a recommended stop over. Facilities that get you by, and either the last or first stop in Queensland. Camooweal is about 200k west of Mount Isa, and despite the distance is a constituency of the Isa. This quirk of administrative fate deems Mount Isa as the largest city by size in the world.
Camooweal is an old town, that time has not been kind too. But that said has some great attributes. Firstly is the Camooweal time zone being totally out of kilter to its earth location. The sun rises at a late hour, and therefore late sunsets are the norm. Also the fact that nearly every motor vehicle passing through the town fills up at Camooweal being the most acknowledged. The hotel and caravan park being another. This is a really nice facility.
The first settler to the area was John Sutherland, who took up the Rocklandís lease in 1865. Stock losses to the local dingoís and Wedge-tailed Eagles and lack of water and isolation soon forced him to abandon his lease. The Englishmen Benjamin Crosthwaite and William Tetley, who were marginally more successful, took up the lease again in 1876. The initial town was gazetted in 1884 to be built on a 4-square-mile (10 km2) plot by Lake Francis.
Bustout enjoyed our stop over at Camooweal and we recommend travelers do likewise.