Things to do in 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.

The Mount Isa Rodeo  is where the romance of the Australian Outback meets the grit of a mining town, east meets west and man meets beast. Non-stop rodeo action - bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback bronc, rope & tie, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping.Experience unearthed and behind the scenes tours.The legend continues. Since 1959.  

Bus Brisbane to Mount Isa

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