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Mount Surprise
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Mount Surprise

Mount Surprise

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Mount Surprise is a town in the Gulf Savannah, Far North Queensland, Australia. The town is located in the Shire of Etheridge local government area, on the Gulf Developmental Road, 1,722 kilometres (1,070 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane and 285 kilometres (177 mi) west of the regional centre of Cairns. At the 2006 census, Mount Surprise and the surrounding area had a population of 162.
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13 Aug 2015

We stopped at Mount Surprise for a look around and some lunch during our trip from Georgetown to the Undara Lave Tubes in northern Queensland. This small town is located on the Gulf Development Road and is a centre for gem fossicking - topaz, quartz, spinel, garnet, cairngorm and aquamarine can all be found in the area. You can hire fossicking equipment, organise a licence and then head out with a mud map provided by several places in town. The Gem Den runs demonstrations on how to facet the gems and make them sparkle.

We have been told that the Bedrock Caravan Village is a great place to stay where you can base yourself for a fossicking adventure or a tour of the Undara Lava Tubes. Mount Surprise is about 4 hours drive southwest of Cairns.

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Range 22°C - 39°C
Currently 38.1°C
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