The closest place to stay to the action of this year’s Xstrata Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo is the special “Swag City”, set up at rodeo central – the city’s Buchanan Park.
Bookings are now open for “Swag City”, a designated onsite camping area for visitors attending the three days of the rodeo, being held from Friday to Sunday, August 9 to 11. Catering for caravans, camper trailers, tents and those who want to throw down a swag and camp under the stars, powered and unpowered sites are available.
Staying close to the action is the huge appeal of the “Swag City”, according to rodeo manager Ms Donna Kuskopf.
“It’s a great way to experience the rodeo,” said Ms Kuskopf. “You’ll meet plenty of fellow travellers, some who are following the Northern Circuit and you’re just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium and rodeo action.”
Facilities include showers and toilets. A bush poets’ breakfast on both days of the weekend (August 10 and 11) is always popular, with cooked breakfasts available for purchase while listening to some talented bush poets.
“Bookings are flowing in, so if you’d like to stay close to the action please book soon to avoid disappointment,” said Ms Kuskopf.
The “Swag City” ticket price includes the three-day campsite fee and three-day rodeo event pass. Non-powered sites cost $150 for adults, $120 for pensioners and $50 for children (7-17 years). Powered sites are $175 per adult, $145 per pensioner and $70 per child (7-17 years), all including a three-day rodeo pass. Children under six camp for free. For bookings, visit www.isarodeo.com.au
The Xstrata Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo won the Festival & Events category of the prestigious 2012 Queensland Tourism Awards and was a finalist at the Australian Tourism Awards.
Mount Isa is located in north-west Queensland, 900km inland from Townsville along the Overlander’s Way and is easily accessed by direct flights from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Darwin, Townsville and Cairns, as well as by road and bus.
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