Mt. Isa is described as "Oasis of Outback". While staying here you can fish, camp, four wheel drive, or relax and enjoy an Outback sunset.
Surrounding Mt. Isa are the spectacular Lawn Hill Gorge in Boodjamulla National Park and the world-heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil Fields.
Other attractions include School of the Air, the Royal Flying Doctors base, National Trust Tent House, Underground Hospital and Beth Anderson Museum, surface tours of Mount Isa Mines and fishing at Lake Moondarra.
Mount Isa owes its existence to Mount Isa Mine, the world's largest single producer of copper, silver, lead and zinc. In 1923, John Campbell Miles found a silver at Mt. Isa. Miles pegged two leases and soon 500 were filled. Mount Isa Mines took over operations in 1924. This rich deposit is still classed as one of the world's great mines.