We made an early start of leaving the Burk and Wills Roadhouse. We wanted to get in and settled into Cloncurry before the heat of the day. During our drive to the roadhouse the temperatures were around 40c. During our drive to Cloncurry the temperature was only around 34c.
We arrived at the Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis late morning and found that they are also experiencing more activity than usual. Instead of the usual three caravans thay have in at this time of the year, they have been having around 30 caravans each night. The Queenslanders are helping the remote regions by travelling around while it is hot as campers from New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia have headed back home to cooler weather.
After setting, up we drove over to the Information Centre to gather up some ideas of what to see while we are here.
After we had set up camp we pealed the 2Kg of prawns we purchase on leaving Karumba Point, had some for lunch and put the rest in the fridge for later on. Chris then made prawn stock out of the prawn heads at the camp kitchen. That is possibly going to be added into a risotto one night. While the prawn heads were cooking we enjoyed the swimming pool next to the camp kitchen cooling off from the afternoon heat.
We visited the John Flynn Centre and the Information Centre with its Mary Kathleen Museum.
We decided to stay an extra day and used it to visit the Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine and township on our way to Mount Isa.