Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Mt Isa

Outback at Isa

The award-winning Outback at Isa combines the visitor centre and booking office with three of Isa's major attractions, all under one roof. The Hard Times Mine is an authentic underground trip to give you the full Is…
Guided Tour in Mt Isa

Hard Times Mine

Get kitted out in fair-dinkum mining attire and head lamps at the Hard Times Mine. On this 2½-hour tour you descend into a purpose-built mine complete with fuming, roaring, rattling machinery and 1.2km of tunnels. T…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Mt Isa

City Lookout

Everyone should make the short trip up to the city lookout for excellent 360-degree views of Mt Isa. The best time is sunset, when the smokestacks are silhouetted and the mine lights begin to twinkle.
Cafe in Mt Isa

Three Doors Coffee House

For good coffee and a funky atmosphere, Three Doors is the best in Isa. Great spot for an early breakfast.
Museum in Mt Isa

Riversleigh Fossil Centre

The fascinating Riversleigh Fossil Centre features re-creations of Australia's prehistoric fauna, plus actual fossils found in the world-renowned fields at Boodjamulla National Park.
School in Mt Isa

School of the Air

The one-hour tours during school term demonstrate the outback's isolation and innovation.
Rodeo in Mt Isa

Mt Isa Rodeo

If you're in town during the second week in August, saddle up for Australia’s largest rodeo.
Bar in Mt Isa

Buffs Club

The most central and enduringly popular of Isa's clubs, Buffs has the Billabong Bar with DJs from Wednesday to Saturday, a sports bar, a sun deck and live entertainment on weekends. You can eat well at the Frog &…
Museum in Mt Isa

Isa Experience & Outback Park

Combines a museum and gallery showcasing local history and natural, Indigenous and industrial heritage, with an outdoor park complete with native plant life and a waterfall.
Modern Australian in Mt Isa


The door on the street doesn't promise like much, but it's worth climbing the stairs to this semiformal restaurant and bar. Tapas, steaks and seafood with a generous nod towards European style.