Ideal for a day trip to Fountain Springs.
Travel 60klm West on the Overlander's Highway towards Mount Isa, turn left 100m before the Fountain Springs Rest Area. Follow this track in 27klm through a lovely part of this area, the colours in the quartzite Fountain Range on your right and Mount Philp on your left , the large split in the Fountain Range marks the entrance to the picturesque permanent waterhole of Fountain Springs.
The main rockpool is quite deep and cold in the winter as the pool receives only a few hours of sunlight each day, this area is abundant with wildlife. Fountain Springs was the water supply for the nearby town of Ballara from 1913 through to 1927, and is one of the only permanent water sources in the area.
A Ballara Mining Heritage Trail brochure is available at Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum.
Please note, the track is not suitable for caravans or motorhomes.