Start your adventure in Mount Isa

Whether you call Queensland home, have come from interstate or are visiting from abroad, Mount Isa is a MUST see destination.

Described as the Oasis of the Outback Mount Isa is nestled amoung the ochre-red Sewlwyn Ranges on the banks of the Leichhardt River, one of the world’s great mining cities and home to the biggest and richest rodeo in the southern hemisphere.

Mount Isa is a vibrant and progressive city and has become the administrative, commercial, and industrial centre of North West Queensland.

Mount Isa is not just about mining… it is a family friendly city, rich with community pride. A land of opportunity with regard to career, education, and lifestyle.

Any visit to Mount Isa should start at the award winning tourism facility, Outback at Isa. View the wonderful displays on the history and development of the city or experience what it’s really like to be an underground miner at the Hard Times Mine. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Outback at Isa can provide you with information about Mount Isa’s many other attractions, shopping, dining and accommodation. Stop in and speak to the staff and get the latest information on roads and weather, enjoy the free WIFI facilites, a cafe’ serving meals and coffee, or find something unique in the Explorers Gift Shop.

A fantastic place to start Your Adventure!

“The night sky, the stars are amazing”

Photo Credit: Reichlyn Photogrpahy


Outback at Isa Hard Times Mines Tour

In 1923 a lone prospector, John Campbell Miles and his horse “Hard Times” discovered the first silver/lead ore on the banks of the Leichhardt River. It was this discovery that led to the development of one of Australia’s largest underground mines.

Experience what it’s really like to be an underground miner at the Award Winning Hard Times Mine.

The Hard Times Mine Tour is more than a tour – it’s an experience.


Mount Isa Rodeo

The Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo is where the romance of the Australian Outback meets the grit of a mining town, east meets west and man meets beast, also featuring live music including Mick Lindsay, Deep Creek Road, Tori Darke and Karrie Hayward. Get in and book your accommodation now for the 2016 Isa Rodeo from the 12-14 August 2016.

5 Day Ultimate Rodeo Experience

Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic 

To be held from the 27-29 October 2017 is the annual Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic which promises 3 days of family fun and excitement.

Hosted at picturesque Lake Moondarra, 15 kilometres North of Mount Isa by the Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group the annual Moondarra Classic offers a program brimming with entertainment for all tastes and raises funds for re-stocking local impoundments with native fish species.

Lake Moondarra

Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic Fireworks

Lake Moondarra Fireworks Photo Credit: Jemloco Images Mount Isa & Northwest Queensland 

Article by: Rob Bristow


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