Mount Isa has all you could ever want from a luxurious holiday. From exploring the Aussie Outback to adventuring into the deep mines, what makes the experience that much better is having world class accommodation to retreat to.
Romantically known as The Isa, this local gem of the outback is an amazing find for any traveller. Once the most thriving mining town in all of Australia, Mount Isa is now known as the capital of Outback Queensland.
Here are some favourite places recommended by local experts to ensure a luxurious Mount Isa holiday.
The Isa Experience and the Outback Park
Taking you on a tour into history, you’ll learn about the evolution of mining from as early as the 1920s to the operational Glencore mine at the Isa Experience. The exhibits take you back in time, with plenty of educational videos displayed on dual plasma screens.
Once you’re content with your historic experience, it’s time to explore the Outback Park. Full of lush native plants, the Outback Park is an oasis with a central lagoon and the Lawn Hill Gorge inspired waterfall.
With plenty of shady spots to relax it’s a great spot to have a picnic and soak up sunshine while you refuel for more Mount Isa adventures.
Fishing for some Barra
A good luxury holiday often involves making a good catch. So why not head to Lake Moondarra for a good chance in catching some barramundi. Don’t forget to bring a picnic and take advantage of the public facilities to make your meal a feast!
Head to the Hatchery at Outback at Isa to learn more about the Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group. These guys are responsible for regenerating and restocking the lake to ensure that there are plenty of fish all year round!
Lake Moondarra Sunset Tour
Engage a new level of relaxation with North West Tours who offer a Lake Moondarra Sunset Tour. On departure, you’ll make a pit stop to the famous Mount Isa city lookout to gain a 360 degree view of the unique landscape before making tracks towards serene Lake Moondarra to enjoy a cold beverage and nibbles. Pick up and drop off services are all part of the package, so from the moment you leave your accommodation you can truly unwind and let your North West Tour guides take the reins.
The Mary Kathleen Mine
Probably the most picturesque mining site in Australia, the Mary Kathleen mine gives off a spectacular ambience of stepping into the set of a deserted John Wayne movie. The fascinating history of a once operational uranium mine has left the waters of the mine with a surreal shimmering blue hue.
Take advantage of the North West Tour’s air-conditioned coach tour that offers luxury travel to Mary Kathleen Mine followed by tales of the glistening old mine.
City Lights in the Aussie Outback
Captivate the night with dancing colours of the city lights shining upon the Outback sky. Spot the stars above in complete darkness as you head toward the Mount Isa City Lookout for a panoramic 360 degree view of the city.
Watch the mine lights glisten from a distance as you gain a whole new perspective of the city in the night. The views are romantic and magnificent, so be sure to bring along a loved one and cameras to snap a picture to remember.
Complete your luxurious holiday with the perfect accommodation
Nothing screams luxury more than returning from a hard day of adventuring to a luxurious accommodation that is ready to pamper and spoil you.
Mount Isa has never had hotel accommodation of this standard until the Redearth Boutique Hotel came onto the scene. From professional, friendly and helpful customer service that will make your stay an absolute pleasure, to the flawless luxury of fluffed up beds and crisp, clean linen, you could not ask for more.
Strategically located in the heart of Mount Isa, you will be pleased to find the most acclaimed attractions right at your doorstep. Oh, and for those who are in search of a great meal, you will be glad to know that the best steaks in town are available to order takeaway from the Isa Hotel’s Rodeo Bar & Grill.
For the ultimate luxurious holiday in Mount Isa, spoil yourself with a luxury upgrade to the Indulgence Escape Package that comes along with complimentary sparkling wine, heart shaped chocolates, a comprehensive spa and bath pack, and a late checkout! This upgrade guarantees the best luxury accommodation Mount Isa has to offer.
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