Welcome to Mt Isa

At night the surrounding cliffs glow and zing with industry; the view of the twinkling mine lights and silhouetted smokestacks from City Lookout is strangely pretty. The surrounding country has a stark red beauty, too.

Proud locals embrace life in the dusty heat and the geographical isolation – often over multiple beers – and the sense of community is palpable. There's a similarly proud (not to mention far longer and unbroken) Indigenous history here; these are the traditional lands of the Kalkadoon and Aboriginal people comprise nearly a quarter of the town's population.

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