Boulia is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia. It is located approximately 296 kilometres (184 mi) by road south of Mount Isa, and lies on the Burke River, which was named after the explorer Robert O'Hara Burkewho passed through the area with the Burke and Wills expedition in 1860. Boulia is the administrative centre of theBoulia Shire, population approximately 600, which covers an area of 61,176 square kilometres (23,620 sq mi). At the2011 census, Boulia had a population of 230, up from 205 in 2006.
The area is best known for sightings of the Min Min lights, mysterious shimmering lights that appear at night. The lights are said to be caused by atmospheric refraction that occurs when cold air is trapped below warmer air, a phenomenon known as Fata Morgana.
Entry into Boulia