Mount Isa

About Mount Isa


Population: 18,678

The city of Mount Isa is ideally situated in Queensland’s vast North West in arid, and romantic, Outback Australia. Affectionately known as the ‘oasis of the outback‘, Mount Isa is a gleaming mirage on the horizon for travellers from all directions.

Nestled among the ochre-red Selwyn Ranges, on the banks of the Leichhardt River, Mount Isa is a bustling melting pot of culture and industry being home to one the most productive single mines and the southern hemisphere’s largest rodeo.

It’s grown from strength to strength over the years but the harsh picturesque landscape has barely changed, becoming one of the main draw-cards for visitors each year. Mount Isa has ample places to fish, camp or relax and enjoy an outback sunset. The rugged terrain is a four-wheel-driver’s haven, and visitors can explore the region just as the pioneers of the region did many years ago. The twin jewels in Mount Isa’s crown are the spectacular Lawn Hill Gorge in Boodjamulla National Park and the neighbouring, world heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil Fields

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Experiences

Riversleigh World Heritage Site, Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park

The Australian Fossil Mammal Sites at Riversleigh and Naracoorte were inscribed in the World Heritage List in 1994 for their outstanding representation of the evolution of Australian mammals and the quality of their fossils, which are preserved in limestone. The Riversleigh section, which covers 10,000 hectares, is located

Mount Isa Underground Hospital and Museum

The first hospital in Mount Isa was a row of tents operated by the company from the earliest years of mining operations. Mount Isa Mines opened a 40 bed Community Hospital on the leases in 1929. Eventually another hospital was built on the Hospital reserve in town. With

Lake Moondarra

Lake Moondarra is situated just 17 kilometres north of the city centre of Mount Isa. It provides water to the city and the adjacent Mount Isa Mines (MIM) mining lease. Access to the lake is by a sealed road and offers a picturesque shoreline drive. The lake is

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Meanwhile in Mount Isa | #outbackqueensland

Instagram post 17858595833606032 What an epic journey across 1 900km for the 2021 @outbackqueenslandmasters million dollar hole-in-one challenge. 

Lots of fun from the greens of Biloela through to Charleville, the red 'greens' in Quilpie to the 'sand' greens of Blackall, Hughenden and Longreach.

Next year sees the tour go to Roma, Tambo, Barcaldine, Winton and Mount Isa all with $10 000 hole in ones.  Finishing up in Birdsville with a massive $1 Million hole in one! 

Save the dates 18 June to 24 July. For schedule, tickets and visitor information please go to https://www.outbackqldmasters.com/

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Instagram post 17856065099613410 Experience the Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine with a local and hop on board with North West Tours.

This 4 hour interpretive tour will take you to Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine and Township which in its heyday, (the township) had a population of 1,000 people. The town was situated 6 km from the working mine. The township had all the essentials that a population of that size needed - a post office, school, cinema, banks, hospital, supermarkets, swimming pool, sports grounds orchards and more.

The uranium in Mary Kathleen mine was exhausted by 1981 and it was subsequently closed.

North West Tours offers local and historical tours in and around Mount Isa and Cloncurry.

Type in your browser https://northwesttours.com.au/tour/old-mary-kathleen-uranium-mine-4-hour-interpretive-tour-2/ for further information and bookings. Bookings are essential.

PS: Even though the water might look tempting, you cannot swim here.

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Instagram post 17929435945766136 Imagine being in a place so diverse, so vast, you feel an indescribable sense of freedom. 

From the plains of the downs country to the silvery shimmer of the sun shining on the gidgee trees in the forest country, this is Richmond.

Situated on the Overlander’s Way halfway between Townsville and Mount Isa, the town is located on the bank of Queensland's longest river, the Flinders, and is known for its recreational Lake Fred Tritton and bougainvillea-lined streets, parks and gardens.

This is the home to the award-winning major attraction @kronosaurus_korner, this is the only museum in Australia primarily dedicated to displaying marine reptiles.

Beautiful photo by @artismlife_photography 

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Instagram post 17959712359484738 This landscape will be familiar for those that have visited Boulia.

Located 360kms west of Winton or 300kms south of Mount Isa. With it's spectacular outback vistas and a myriad of native flora and fauna, rich in history with fossils, culture and a pioneering past. 

Boulia is most famous for its mysterious Min Min Lights and the @bouliacamelraces. 

Great video by @soulcraftpictures

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Instagram post 17869884560585437 Oasis in the Outback!

You'll find this and more at @outbackatisa 

Discover the mining and rodeo history in the Isa Experience Heritage Display and Rodeo Hall of Fame, get hands on with mining on an underground tour in the Hard Times Mine, travel back to an ancient world in the Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre, explore the native flora and fauna in the Outback Park or wander through an exhibition in the art gallery. 

Chat with the friendly staff in the visitor information centre or relax in the cafe (use the free Wifi) or grab a souvenir in the gift shop.

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