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Outback at Isa
Mount Isa QLD

2023 Best  Attraction

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Discover the untamed beauty of Mount Isa when you Experience Outback Queensland by embarking on a journey like no other at Outback at Isa Visitor Centre. Experience the rugged charm and rich cultural heritage of Queensland’s key mining town with its breath-taking landscapes, from iconic red rock formations to sprawling wilderness.  Outback at Isa is perfect for adventurous spirits who seek to expand their horizons and embrace the extraordinary.

What you'll find at Outback at Isa:  

  • Home to the Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre where you’ll ‘meet’ the fascinating creatures that once called Australia home

  • An impressive gem exhibition

  • Historic films that showcase the evolution of the mining town

  • Rodeo Hall of Fame

  • A guided bush tucker tour

  • The Hard Times Mine where you gain a first-hand look into life underground. Donning hard hats, overalls, boots and cap lamps, you ride a cage deep into the earth beside someone who knows what it's like to be a miner. You can even try your hand at air-leg drilling!

  • A hatchery

  • Cafe and gift shop

  • PLUS many more exhibits and artefacts.

Location: On the Barkly Highway a smidge east of the CBD, Mount Isa

Judges said:  This amazing attraction, which would be fascinating for all segments, has really considered and addressed mature-age travellers’ social needs and interests through the inclusion of indigenous cultural experiences, locally made products and opportunities for social gatherings. We love that Outback at Isa has more in the pipeline to support First Nations storytelling and sharing of culture through the planned introduction of indigenous artworks for sale and incorporating bush tucker into the cafe menu.

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