Outback at Isa

Top choice in Outback Queensland

The award-winning Outback at Isa combines the visitor centre and booking office with three of Isa's major attractions. The Hard Times Mine is an authentic underground trip to give you the full Isa mining experience. Isa Experience & Outback Park is a hands-on museum providing a colourful and articulate overview of mining, pioneering and local history. The fascinating Riversleigh Fossil Centre recreates finds from the world-renowned fossil fields at Boodjamulla National Park.

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1. Riversleigh Fossil Centre

0.02 MILES

The fascinating Riversleigh Fossil Centre features recreations of Australia's prehistoric fauna, plus actual fossils found in the world-renowned fields at…

2. Isa Experience & Outback Park

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Combines a museum and gallery showcasing local history and natural, Indigenous and industrial heritage with an outdoor park complete with native plant…

3. Hard Times Mine

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Get kitted out in mining attire and a head lamp at the Hard Times Mine. On this 2½-hour tour, often guided by former miners, you descend into a purpose…

4. City Lookout

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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 smelter stacks are…

5. Underground Hospital

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With the threat of Japanese bombing raids in 1942, and a ready supply of miners and equipment, Mt Isa Hospital went underground. The bombs never came but…

6. Lake Moondarra

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Lake Moondarra, 16km northeast of Mt Isa, is a local favourite and an excellent day trip with fishing, swimming and boating available in the pretty…