Avon Downs – Tennant Creek and Barkly

Avon Downs on the Barkly tablelands is primarily made up of cattle stations and associated industries, the people are friendly and welcoming.

Barkly Highway washout during Wet Season
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Education

Education is available from the School of the Air and Northern Territory Open Education Centre. Remote Area Family Services (RAFS) visits every couple of months and conduct playgroups. A primary school is also located in Camooweal (70km).

Health services

A clinic is located in Camooweal and at Alpurrurulam Community. The entire district is serviced by the Royal Flying Doctor Service or the Mt Isa Community Rescue Helicopter in cases of emergency.

Recreation activities

Annual events include Camooweal, Brunette Downs and Mt Isa Rodeos and the ABC Races at Brunette Downs over four days in June. Police host an annual Camooweal vs. Barkly cattle stations cricket match. There is also fishing and bush activities such as BBQs and socialising with local residents.

Attractions

Camooweal Caves National Park

Lawn Hill National Park

Junction Waterhole

Rankine River