Welcome to Mt Isa

At night the surrounding cliffs glow and zing with industry; the view from City Lookout of the twinkling mine lights and silhouetted smokestacks is strangely pretty. The surrounding country has a stark red beauty, too. Strange rock formations – padded with olive-green spinifex – line the perimeter of town, and deep-blue sunsets eclipse all unnatural light.

Proud locals share life in the dusty heat and the geographic isolation – often over multiple beers – and the sense of community is palpable. Try to visit in mid-August for Australia’s largest rodeo.

Top experiences in Mt Isa

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.