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Mount Isa Area

Mount Isa brings out the adventurous spirit in everyone, with ample places to explore, camp, four wheel drive, relax and enjoy an outback sunset or fish in one of our beautiful lakes. Other natural wonders located in the surrounding areas include spectacular Lawn Hill Gorge National Park and neighbouring World-Heritage-listed Riversleigh Fossil Fields.

Described as the Oasis of the Outback, a gleaming mirage on the horizon for travellers from all directions – Mount Isa nestles among the ochre-red Selwyn Ranges, on the banks of the Leichhardt River bordering the Gulf and Savannah Country to the north, the Simpson Desert to the west, the cattle-rich Channel Country to the south and rich pastoral grasslands to the east.

Mount Isa city has 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. The rugged terrain is a four-wheel driver’s haven, and visitors can experience first hand its true beauty, just as the pioneers of the region did many years ago.

A must see while in Mount Isa is the new AUD12 million Outback at Isa complex, incorporating the award winning Riversleigh Fossil Centre, Hard Times Mine, Sir James Foots Building, Outback Park and Visitor Information Centre. This complex offers exciting and diverse activities.

Other attractions are the School of the Air, the Royal Flying Doctors base, National Trust Tent House, Underground Hospital and Beth Anderson Museum and the surface mine tours. Other options include a station stay at West Leichhardt or a trip to Camooweal to see the many natural attractions such as the beautiful Georgina River and Camooweal Caves National Park.

Mount Isa supports its community by offering a wide selection of shopping facilities and clubs, which provide a happy and social lifestyle.

Activites and Experiences at Mount Isa Area

  • Off Road Driving
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Kalkadoon Tribal Centre, Aboriginal paintings.
  • Abseiling
  • Astronomy
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trail bike riding
  • Birdwatching Fifty-two different species of birdlife in Camooweal.
  • Bushwalking Various tracks to be found in the Mud Maps publication.
  • Camping Lake Julius, East Leichardt, Gregory River.
  • Canoeing Lake Moondarra, Lake Julius, East Leichardt.
  • Caving Camooweal Caves.
  • City Sightseeing Riversleigh Fossil Centre, Heritage Centre, Mines.
  • Rock Climbing
  • Cooking
  • Cycling Cycle clubs.
  • Driving
  • Farm/Station activity
  • Exercising
  • Flora
  • Fossicking
  • Golfing
  • Horseriding
  • Industrial
  • Jet Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing – Water
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Train Ride
  • Bush Tucker
  • Walking
  • Accommodation Mercure, motels, caravan parks, backpacker hostels.
  • Airport Qantas, Macair Airlines.
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Cinema/Theatre
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Convention Centre
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Dog Kennels/Catteries
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Rail Terminal
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Places of Worship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Caravan and Camping
  • City
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Educational
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Golf
  • Health and Fitness
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Homestay
  • Industry/Mining, Agriculture
  • Mountain
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Off road
  • Outback
  • Pub Stay
  • Rail
  • Relaxation
  • Remote
  • Romance
  • Shopping
  • Underground
  • Water based Hospital, mines.
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Outback Queensland Tourism

Nearest Airport: Mount Isa

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