Mount Isa City Explorer Tour (3.5 hours)

Our detailed interpretive tour of this amazing outback city starts with it's discovery by John Campbell Miles in the early 1920s and continues along to the present day. We look at the natural fauna of the area and traditional dwellings.

We visit the original 1926 Mount Isa Cemetery with only six graves, learn about the RFDS de Havilland aircraft majestically positioned aloft a pole on the banks of the Leichhardt River, heritage listed Casa Grande where Queen Elizabeth II once stayed and the original MIM headframe and Urquhart shaft, hear stories about the original pubs where The Isa and RedEarth Hotel (Boyd’s Hotel) now stand, the significance of the city clock, pass through Soldiers Hill where thousands of American soldiers were once stationed during WWII.

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 ball 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 and a quick trip to Mount Isa's City Lookout.

Special Notes/Conditions:  Airport/ Railway transfers are available at an additional charge

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Air conditioned Vehicle

Small Group

Experienced Tour Guide

Mount Isa’s First Cemetery

WWII Us Army Camps

Heritage listed Casa Grande and Urquhart Shaft

Mount Isa Original old hotels

Mount Isa Lookout

RFDS de Havilland Aircraft

Mount Isa Rodeo Grounds

Sneak Peak at Mount Isa Mines

Photo Opportunuties

Bottled Water

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


Days of Departure: Daily (excluding – Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Departure Time: 08:00, 13:00
Tour Ends: 11:30, 16:30
Pick up Point: Outback at Isa - 19 Marian St, Mount Isa
Min number people: 4
Max number people: 20

Duration: 3.5 hours Bookings Essential: Start booking below. | Ph: 07 4744 8577

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