Mount Isa

The city of Mount Isa is one of the most important industrial, commercial and administrative centre in Inland Queensland, Australia.  Mount Isa began as a mining town, following the discovery in 1923 of substantial deposits of lead. It is now one of the world’s top ten producers of copper, silver, lead and zinc.  Apart from mining, the region major industry is beef cattle grazing.

While there, don’t miss the Hard Times Mine; a unique underground mining experience in a mine built and operated by real miners that provides a rare opportunity to get up close and experience first-hand the daily life and workings of an underground mine.

The Isa Experience Gallery is an interactive, multi-media gallery interpreting the region's fascinating cultural, indigenous, pioneering and mining heritage.  The Riversleigh Fossil Centre interprets the fossils extracted from the nearby World-Heritage Riversleigh fossil fields.

Themed and designed to showcase the endemic plants of the region, Outback Park is a two hectare landscaped park featuring a beautiful lagoon and waterfall.

Bus Brisbane to Mount Isa from just $219.20

List of Towns in close Proximity on Bus Qld Routes

  • Richmond
  • Julia Creek
  • Cloncurry


  • Outback at Isa
  • Lake Moondarra
  • Beth Anderson Museum

Visitor Information

19 Marian Street
Mount Isa Q 4825
(07) 4749 1555

Cristy Houghton

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.