"The Gulf country." Mount Isa by laughingsun69

Mount Isa Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 58 photos

Gregory downs

Hi i recently discovered i had relatives at gregory downs so i thought id pay them a visit ,it was a very enjoyable experience in lots of ways .It turns out my incle Elton owns a cattle station here thats 450 square kms and he runs approx 10,000 head of cattle give or take a 1000 as cattle rustling still happens in these parts ,considering it can take you a day to get to some of the most extreme perimeters, we know its happening but we more or less have to catch them red handed to proof it and also have to be careful not to confront them alone or theres a good chance youll end up as road kill.

the gregory pub

Hi to pass through this town in the day you could be forgiven in thinking that no one lives here ,but come friday night people come in from the surrounding cattle stations to let there hair hang down,well thats an understatement they go crazy !

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:friendly people great wildlife
  • Cons:can get very humid in summer
  • In a nutshell:beers, bundi rum,barra fishing in the gulf country;)
  • Last visit to Mount Isa: Jun 2003
  • Intro Written Dec 2, 2003
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  • Hermanater's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2007 at 1:13 PM

    Happy Birthday mate.....Have a great new year and watch out for them crocs.....

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2004 at 12:01 AM

    great tips about the swimming and being sensible with transport.....I had an enjoyable time in Mount Isa, though preeeeeeetty hot

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2004 at 11:42 PM

    what a remarkable place to visit! Especially if you have relatives...Great experience!

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2004 at 7:02 PM

    Happy gathering with the causin. Thanks for the tips.

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2004 at 11:15 PM

    crocodiles,....., aus really is a dangerous place eh ;) j/k

  • vaticanus's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2004 at 6:44 AM

    The scarriest story I was ever told (and I can tell a few myself) was about some campers who woke up to the noise of salt water crocs crawling between their tents.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2004 at 3:42 AM

    Wild area, huh??? I guess I missed all that while in Mt. Isa! Fun page to read, though!!

  • utttz's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2004 at 3:08 AM

    in mount eliza there are no crocs and no pubs: do you need a croc to have a pub down there?

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2004 at 6:07 AM

    I really enjoy your pages and way of writing.

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2004 at 5:51 AM

    Between tini58de,uttz & our mate annabanana they've summed up my thoughts about this interesting little page Dave. Cheers mate!

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