Medical service popular with truckies at remote roadhouse


Once a fortnight a nurse sets up a clinic at the remote Lynd Oasis Roadhouse and it has been extremely well received.

The Oasis is 347km west of Townsville just near the Lynd Junction and at the end of the Hann Highway about 300km from Hughenden.

Everyday scores of trucks stop off there from the Atherton Tablelands, and western centres such as Hughenden, Julia Creek and Cloncurry, Charters Towers and coastal Townsville.

The nurse sets up a clinic at the strategically located roadhouse which is owned and run by members of the Royes Family.

She is able to dispense prescriptions which saves people long trips to Charters Towers, Hughenden of Atherton to be dispensed.

A lot of truckies stop there to see the nurse and have a cold drink and a feed from the menu.

Spy has been to the Oasis many times, but not for some years.

Another attraction there is the smallest licensed bar in Australia which can only fit three patrons inside.

So you can imagine the line-up when buses full of tourists stop there.

Spy has heard the roadhouse is for sale.

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