Outback Towns

Mount Isa

The history in mining, fossils and indigenous culture which makes it a real draw card for tourists to outback Queensland.

About Mount Isa

Welcome to Mount Isa


Mount Isa is a famous outback town nestled on the banks of the Leicharht River, the town is predominately a major industrial, commerical and administration centre.  However, it is the history in mining, fossils and indigenous culture which makes it a real drawcard for tourists to outback Queensland.

Mount Isa is home to the world's largest single producing mine of copper, lead, silver and zinc.  The mine has been the main financial base of industry in the area and has ensured the town's growth over the last 80 years.

The twin jewels in Mount Isa's crown are the spectacular Lawn Hill Gorge in Boodjamulla National Park and its neighbour, the world-heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil Fields, both of which are accessed from Mount Isa.

A must see while in Mount Isa 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.

Other attractions are the School of the Air, the Royal Flying Doctors base, National Trust Tent House, Underground Hospital and Beth Anderson Museum, surface tours of Mount Isa Mines and fishing for barramundi at Lake Moondarra.


  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Airport
  • Hospital
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Dump Point
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs