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Mount Isa Area, QLD

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.

Nearest Airport: Mount Isa


  • Active
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Homestay
  • Romance
  • City
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Mountain
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation
  • Remote

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Abseiling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trail bike riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Canoeing
  • Caving
  • City Sightseeing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Cycling
  • Driving
  • Fossicking
  • Golfing
  • Horse Riding
  • Jet Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Swimming
  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Off Road Driving
  • Outback
  • Shopping
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife

About Mount Isa Area

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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Glasshouse Mountains