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Mount Isa

Mount Isa might be a Queensland Outback City, (and proud of it) but that doesn’t mean it’s short on things to see and do. The fact is, if you are planning a Queensland holiday and want to get a taste of what Outback Queensland is like, then there’s no better place than Mount Isa to do it.

Mount Isa has all the normal dining, night club and local entertainment options that other Major cities in Queensland have, but there are also some unique places to see and things to do that you simply can’t find anywhere else in Queensland.

Mt Isa has an award winning tourist attraction called Outback at Isa, and has some outstanding experiences for the interested visitor.
In the Isa Experience Gallery you can see and hear the colourful history of Mt Isa, with incredible audio stories about the men and women that pioneered the city and the hardships they faced.

On the Hard Times Mine Tour, experienced mine guides will take the visitor deep into the heart of mining country, see the machinery used and get an insight into life as a historic miner in Mount Isa.

The Riversleigh Fossil Centre brings to life the prehistoric creatures that inhabited this Outback Queensland region eons ago. Visitors can explore long dead rainforests and caves that have been thousands of years in the making. There is also a Lab Tour that you can take to see millions of years of history being unearthed while you watch.

As an outback town, Mount Isa has a long tradition as a part of the rodeo circuit of Queensland and as such keeps a ‘Walk of fame’ which is paved with the names of famous rodeo riders and the animals they competed on. One interesting story is that of a mare named ‘Blondie’ who for years threw off every rider who ever tried to tame her, until one year she was ridden out by a competitor, only to find out later that she was heavily in foal at the time, now that’s one tough horse.

Lake Moondarra is about 20km north of Mount Isa and is the loved by locals and visitors because of its beautiful scenery. The lake boasts safe, still water that lends itself to all manner of waterborne activities such as swimming, waterskiing, sailing and canoeing. Best of all, there are free BBQs around the lakes edge that makes for a great day out with the family and a picnic.

There are of course many other things to see and do in this area of outback Queensland, and we’ll be bringing more of them to you as time permits, so be sure to check back here for more information before you plan your next Queensland Holiday.


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