Camooweal Tours and Attractions
The Drovers Camp is situated 188km west of Mount Isa on the Barkly Highway 1 km from Camooweal on the eastern outskirts. Here the droving era of Australia is being preserved for future generations and recognizes the contribution of drovers to the development of the nation’s cattle industry in the way of a Memorabilia Shed and a Gallery housing photos, maps, artwork and general memorabilia.
The Drovers Camp Association was formed in 1997 to recognise and preserve the rich history of the pioneers of Australia’s outback as it was felt that a significant piece of this history was at a risk of being lost.
The Drovers Camp Association has now become a very successful organisation boasting names like John Williamson, Slim Dusty and Ted Egan as foundation members who were integral in the successful formation of the Drover’s Camp Association.
So while in Camooweal take a tour (included with entry) through the interpretive and historical displays and artwork, have a photo taken riding Murranji and browse through the impressive range of Australiana books.
The Camooweal Drovers Camp facility is a Wheelchair and RV Friendly operation and is open 7 days a week, 9am – 3pm from 1st May to 30th September with tours available from May to the end of August at 9.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm Entry $5 Children 15 & under free.
After the tour take a rest in our picnic area or visit the friendly staff at the Camooweal Drovers Camp Information Centre located on the Drovers Camp Grounds which has information on what to see and do in Camooweal.
The Drovers Camp is a non-profit organisation and relies on donations, grants and volunteers to keep operating. If you have a couple of weeks (or longer) to spend volunteering please give the Drovers Camp a call.
A place to park your motor home or van is provided with hot showers, toilets and power. Jobs could include general maintenance, gardening or anything your skills may provide. If you are a people person you might like to be trained to take tourists through the shed.