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Mount Isa Local Attractions

Mount Isa also known as "The Isa" is located in North-West Queensland.

Mount Isa Local Attractions are plentiful. While Mount Isa has known to be described as the Oasis of the Outback, Mount Isa is also well-known locally as “The Isa”. Located in North-West Queensland due to it’s nestled position among the ochre-red Selwyn Ranges on the banks of the Leichhardt River.

Mount Isa Local Attractions

First of all lets start with a little history, Mount Isa came into existence due to its vast mineral deposits discovered in 1923. As a result, rich deposit are today still producing high volumes of ore. Hence why Mount Isa  is classed as one of the world’s greatest mines. MIM the famous Mount Isa mine is without doubt the most significant landmark in the area with its 270m tall lead smelter stack, built in 1978. Therefore these giant stacks are clearly visible from all parts of the city, even up to 40km outside town.

While Mount Isa has grown from strength to strength over the years, the harsh picturesque landscape has barely changed. Therefore our landscape has become one of the main draw-cards for visitors each year. Almost all Mount Isa Local Attractions run all year round. While most bring out the rather adventurous spirit of visiting tourists. Such include: ample fishing, camping, four wheel driving, or relaxing and welcoming the beauty of an Outback sunset. In addition rugged terrain makes for a four wheel driver’s haven. Visitors as a result can enjoy exploring the region just as the original pioneers did many years ago.

Mount Isa Local Attractions - Mount Isa Rodeo

Mount Isa Rodeo

Furthermore Mount Isa is known as the rodeo capital of Australia. Along with the popular, annual Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo. This is where the romance of the Australian Outback meets the grit of a mining town. East meets west and man meets beast. This annual event held in August, see's more than 25,000 visitors descend on the Isa during this three day event of world class rodeo action
Mount Isa Local Attractions - Adel's Grove

Adel's Grove

Located nearby Lawn Hill National Park, also adjacent to Lawn Hill Creek and downstream from Lawn Hill Gorge is Adel's Grove. Boasting individual camping sites with the convenience of a restaurant, small shop, payphone, small air strip and tours throughout the park including Riversleigh Fossil Deposits.
Mount Isa Local Attractions - Outback at Isa

Visitor Information Centre & Outback at Isa

Outback at Isa, where the regional Visitor Information center can be located is the focus point for all Mount Isa's Local Attractions and information. Here you will find an array of exciting tours, activities and attractions on offer. Especially relevant tours include: Riversleigh Fossil Centre, interactive multimedia Isa Experience Gallery, Hard Times Mine tour, Aboriginal Site tour and the Outback Park with cultural activities.
Mount Isa Local Attractions - Riversleigh Fossil Deposits

Riversleigh Fossil Deposits

Riversleigh fossil vertebrate deposits are among the richest and most extensive in the world. Since deposits representing three different periods in time dating back as far as 25 million years.
Mount Isa Local Attractions - Underground Hospital

Underground Hospital and Museum

Underground Hospital built by the locals during WWII was dug to protect the hospital in the event of an air raid. In addition the awarded heritage restoration is now open to the public by appointment only.
Mount Isa Local Attractions - Hilary Street Look Out

Hilary Street Lookout

Spectacular at sunset or after dark with the streetlights and the illumination emanating from the mines. Hilary Street lookout with its global signpost, offers an 360-degree panoramic view of the city and mine areas. As a result, the best view of Mount Isa available.
Mount Isa Local Attractions - Clem Walton Park

Clem Walton Park and Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine

Clem Walton Park has picnic and camping areas on the banks of picturesque Corella River. Or view the rather amazing remnants of the old abandoned open cut uranium mine, village and town of Mary Kathleen.
Mount Isa Local Attractions - Lake Moondarra

Lake Moondarra

Lake Moondarra is home to a spectacular array of flora and fauna. Most noteworthy this picturesque picnic located around the lake plus safe, still water make it a popular spot for swimming, boating, sailing, canoeing and fishing. While each year organisers of the Clancy Corporation Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic look forward to a jam packed weekend of non-stop action with 3 days of family fun and excitement for the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic !
Mount Isa Local Attractions - Kalkadoon

Kalkadoon Tribal Centre and Cultural Keeping Place

The Kalkadoon Tribal Council and Cultural Keeping Place is a center for the preservation of the culture and heritage of the Kalkadoon people. In addition it is a display centre and a keeping place for Aboriginal artefacts. The Kalkadoons, a fierce warlike tribe ruled the Emu Foot Province, today known as Mount Isa City.
Mount Isa Local Attractions - Isa Experience

Isa Experience

From the fascinating insight into the mining industry development to the less cultural diversity of Mount Isa shown in the theatrette movies.  Depictions of the quirkiness of another daily life in the early days, this exhibit is vibrant and entertaining. 

 

Mount Isa Local Attractions - School of the Air

School of the Air

One of the Mount Isa local attractions is the tours providing behind the scenes appreciation due to the organisation required to run a school without classrooms. Due to teachers and students unable to see each other.
Mount Isa Local Attractions - Flying Doctor

Royal Flying Doctor Service

RFDS Mount Isa Base operates self guided tours. Therefore incorporating a museum, aircraft display and video presentation of the amazing work provided to the region.
Mount Isa Local Attractions - Golf Club

Golf Club

Mount Isa Golf Club is an impressive 18 hole golf course and driving range because it is set in the rugged surrounds built astride the normally dry Silverlena Creek. Hence the  picturesque and majestic views from the course.
Mount Isa Local Attractions - Mount Isa Cinema

Isa Cinemas

Showing the latest release cinema movies while you sit back, relax and enjoy a movie at the Isa Cinema conveniently located opposite to the Isa Hotel.

In conclusion Mount Isa Local Attractions are plentiful with much to see and do in our bustling city. Finally for more information about specific attractions or tours please feel free to contact our knowledgeable reception team by free phone: 1800 603 488 or (07) 4749 8888.