Top things to see & do in Mount Isa

Nestled among the ochre-red Selwyn Ranges, on the banks of the Leichhardt River, Mount Isa is a bustling melting pot of culture and industry.  It’s also home to the world’s third largest rodeo. Mount Isa has ample places to fish, camp or relax and enjoy an outback sunset. The rugged terrain is a four-wheel-driver’s haven, and visitors can explore the region just as the pioneers of the region did many years ago. A must see is the Outback at Isa complex, incorporating the award winning Riversleigh Fossil Centre, Hard Times Mine, Sir James Foots Building, Outback Park and Visitor Information Centre.

Old Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine Interpretive Tour

Take an interpretive tour of the abandoned mining town of Mary Kathleen which once had a population of 1,000 people. Listen carefully and you may hear the distant voices of the residents as they weave through the trees on the breeze.

City Lookout

Everyone in the Isa knows that the best place to be at sunset is the City Lookout.  You'll have 360-degree views of Mount Isa so don't forget your camera. 

Outback at Isa

Outback at Isa incorporates the Mount Isa Visitor Information Centre, Hard Times Mine Underground Tour, Riversleigh Fossil Centre, Isa Experience and more.

Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic

One of Outback Queensland's most unique events, the Lake Mooondarra Fishing Classic boasts THREE days of non-stop action!

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.

Lake Moondarra

Lake Moondarra is an artificial lake on the Leichhardt River in Queensland, Australia, 16 km downstream from the town of Mount Isa.

Hard Times Mine

From the moment you meet your miner tour guide, to the kitting-out in overalls and cap lamps, you're having fun and can't wait for what comes next.

Riversleigh Fossil Centre

The Riversleigh Fossil Centre at Outback at Isa educates and interprets for visitors the fossils extracted from the nearby Riversleigh Fossil Fields.

Underground Hospital

Visit the fully intact Mount Isa Underground Hospital, built by off-duty miners during World War II.

Find accommodation in Mount Isa

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