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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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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Instagram post 2147119939089960138_223853423 🐪 We're celebrating World Animal Day! 🌏 In some parts of #OutbackQueensland you’ll find that the animal population outnumbers the human one 😮 Check out @kooleahnoel making mates with the local camels in Mount Isa!
Instagram post 2076451837638464609_223853423 Even in our own city of lights aka #MountIsa, there's still more stars than you can count ✨✨✨ You can't miss this iconic lead stack as you drive or fly into Mount Isa - it's 273 metres tall!😮 #OutbackQueensland photo by @creativestudioimage
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WIN flights, accomm + Mount Isa Million Dollar Player Pass for you and a friend 🎟️ The Golden Ticket is your ticket to play the #MountIsa leg of the tour and the $1M HOLE-IN-ONE 26 – 28 July 2019 🎉 ➡️ Head to @outbackqueenslandmasters to enter ⛳ #OutbackQueensland
Instagram post 2050659335118736255_223853423 😍 Is this the best view in the #AustralianOutback? 😍 Where you find it? At #BoodjamullaNationalPark north of Mount Isa! 🌴💦 #OutbackQueensland photo by @shaaunabrown
Instagram post 2013811086122223691_223853423 The Mount Isa City Lookout offers 360 degree views of the city and mine. Time your visit for sunrise or sunset for the best views 👌 just like @stevenlippis did! #OutbackQueensland #MountIsa #thisisqueensland