Things to See and Do

Near Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

Fishing, fossils, flying doctors and more. Discover the outback from Discovery Parks - Argylla, Mount Isa.

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Local Highlights

Mount Isa Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)
Started in 1928 by Reverend John Flynn, when a single-engined aircraft took to the sky on missions of mercy to the people of outback Queensland. Today the RFDS services large areas of sparsely populated land, bringing a range of medical services from emergency flights to regular healthcare. When visiting the Mount Isa RFDS Base, watch a documentary video at the Visitors Centre on the operations in Queensland and buy a souvenir at the Outback Shop as a memento of your visit.

Mount Isa Underground Hospital
Has been hidden underground for over half a century and is a unique hospital

Hard Times Mine
The Hard Times Mine tour is more than a tour - it's an experience! From the very beginning of the tour you know that this is something special. From the moment you meet your tour guide who has worked as a miner for most of his life, to the kitting-out in overalls and cap lamps, already you're having fun and can't wait for what comes next. Descending in to the mine in the Alimak Cage, you begin to explore the history of mining as the guides enthral you with their stories of the good times and the hard times that are had working deep under the earth. See how the tunnels are formed and shaped by the majestic boom drills and mucking units. Get up close with the machinery and try your hand at the air-leg drill, and feel the earth rumble with the firing of the blast face. These magnificent experiences will stay with you for ever.

Lake Moondarra
Spectacular Lake Moondarra, just 20 kms north of Mount Isa, is popular with locals and tourists alike for swimming, boating, sailing, canoeing and offers excellent barramundi fishing for anglers.

Outback Park
Features a central lagoon with a bridge, lush native plants and a Lawn Hill gorge inspired waterfall. An ideal rest spot for the whole family.

Isa Experience Gallery
Offers fascinating insights into the mining industry and the cultural diversity of Mount Isa. This gallery is vibrant, entertaining and gives an in-depth perspective on the development of our multi-cultural society.

Mount Isa Family Fun Park
Largest all abilities playground in Queensland, built at a cost of over $4.25 million. Highlights include a junior play area based on a pirate ship, water garden, sensory garden and liberty swing.

Riversleigh Fossil Centre
Educates and interprets the fossils extracted from the nearby Riversleigh fossil fields, which are among the richest and most extensive in the world.

Local Events

Mount Isa Fishing Classic
from 27 October, 2017 to 29 October, 2017
The Mount Isa Fishing Classic is held for 3 days on Lake Moondarra. The Fishing Classic offers prizes for all ages and abilities.

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