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Queensland has always been known as Australia’s sunny state and with hot temperatures most of the year it certainly lives up to its name. Mount Isa, located just under a ten-hour drive west from coastal Townsville is one of Australia’s predominant mining towns.
But don’t let that fool you into thinking it isn’t a tourist gold mine, Mt Isa holidays have an endless amount of activities for every visitor, beautiful inland lakes and landscapes to explore and one of the best museums that Queensland has to offer. Referred to as the ‘rodeo capital of Australia’, thousands of visitors flock here every year for their annual rodeo, making accommodation options endless.
Mt Isa accommodation is available throughout the residential side of the town. Whether you are visiting for business or just some time away with the family with beautiful surroundings, Mt Isa has it covered.
There are some great budget options located close to the main museums and attractions and for a great family adventure there are caravan parks located on the outskirts of town, making it your perfect room with a view. Boutique hotels are also popping up throughout Mt Isa as it has becomes a popular destination for romantic couples getaways.
Mt Isa has always been closely linked to its mining history but this unsuspecting town has so much more to offer. It is loaded with Australian history, whether it is Aboriginal culture or the mining boom the options are countless when visiting this surprising town. Visit one of the many heritage listed sites, go fishing in the awe inspiring Lake Moondarra or head underground to the spooky World War II hospital bunker.
Travel and vacation in Mount Isa, Australia
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Best of Mount Isa
What to see and do in Mount Isa ?
Mount Isa is predominantly hot all year round, so make sure you keep your skin protected from the sun. The summer season is quite hot with on and off rainfall and humidity. The best time of year to visit would be either side of the Summer months in Spring or Autumn.
There are a great number of attractions to see in Mt Isa, the most popular amongst tourists and locals alike is the ‘Outback of Isa’ museum where you can have a hands on experience of the history and current world of mining, pioneering and local history.
History lover will delight in a visit to Mt Isa’s heritage listed sites. Some of these wonder-inducing locations include Camooweal Street with an old hospital located directly underneath it.
There are some great day trips in and around Mt Isa. Lake Moondarra is situated just 20km north of the city centre of Mount Isa. Access to the lake is accessed by a sealed road and offers a picturesque shoreline drive. Make sure you take time to read the global signpost with city names and distances to all parts of the world. For a romantic evening and a light display like no other, head to the Hilary Lookout for panoramic and glittery views of the Mt Isa Mine at night.
The burial place of John Campbell Miles, Mt Isa’s founder, is an inspiring place to visit. The statue of the man pays tribute to the huge impact he had on one of Australia’s key resources, the mining industry, which would not be the same without him – a must for those fascinated by this countries history.
Mt Isa has a great number of festivals and events held throughout the year. There is the Hard Times Mine at ‘Outback at Isa’ which is a popular event with the locals, The Mount Isa Rodeo, giving Mt Isa the nickname ‘The Rodeo capital of Australia’ and Mardi Gras, rivalling that of Sydney’s bright festival.
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City tours and transfers
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