Explore The Old And The New Of The Isa

Our detailed interpretive tour of this amazing outback city starts with it's discovery by John Campbell Miles in the early twenties and continues along to the present day.

We look at the natural fauna of the area, traditional dwellings and original grand homes including the heritage listed Casa Grande built to house the Chairman and Managing Director of Mount Isa Mines and where Queen Elizabeth once stayed.

We take a sneaky look at the mine and it's processes including the original copper open cut before getting a photo opportunity in front of the lead smelter and bore mill. We visit Mount Isa's train station only metres from the mine and the end of the line for "Progress and Prosper" as the rail line extension to Darwin never eventuated.

Before heading back to Outback at Isa we visit Buchanan Park home to Mount Isa's world famous Rodeo, the biggest Rodeo in the southern hemisphere.

YOUR TOUR INCLUDES:

Circuit of the city showcasing tin houses and grand homes

Discover native and introduced plants in the region

A sneaky peek at the mining infrastructure including the original Copper open cut pit

Learn about the formation of the underground ore bodies and extraction processes

Disembark at the train station and learn the history of the rail

Take advantage of a fantastic photo opportunity with the lead smelter and mining operations

Pass by Arts on Alma the home of our local arts and crafts movement on the banks of the Leichhardt River

On the way back to Outback at Isa, view Buchanan Park – home of the non stop rodeo action of Isa Rodeo

Uncover the hidden treasures and the character of the Isa
Discover our History and Heritage

DEPARTS DAILY FROM OUTBACK AT ISA

Duration: 2 hours Bookings Essential: Start booking below.
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