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Outback At Isa
Outback At Isa
Outback At Isa
Map of Outback At Isa
19 Marian Street
Mount Isa
Queensland 4825 Australia

Outback At Isa
Mount Isa, North West

Free Entry

07 4749 1555

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Outback at Isa is the hub of Tourism in North West Queensland. Your one stop shop to explore what the region has to offer. They are an award winning visitor information centre, and run the Hard Times Underground Mine Tours, Riversleigh Fossil Centre, The Isa Experience, The Outback Park and Art Gallery.

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The Hard Times Mine is a unique underground mining experience in a mine built and operated by real miners that provides a rare opportunity to get up close and experience first hand the daily life and workings of an underground mine.

The Isa Experience Gallery is an interactive, multi-media gallery interpreting the region's fascinating cultural, indigenous, pioneering and mining heritage.

The Riversleigh Fossil Centre interprets the fossils extracted from the nearby World-Heritage Riversleigh fossil fields.

Themed and designed to showcase the endemic plants of the region, Outback Park is a two hectare landscaped park featuring a beautiful lagoon and waterfall.

Outback at Isa has the latest information on roads and weather, plus advice on where to go when starting your outback journey. There are WIFI facilities, a café serving meals and coffee, and find something unique in their Explorers Gift Shop.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Guide
  • Lockers
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre


  • Birdwatching
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Open Times

Note: Open from 0830 to 1700, seven days a week
Public Holidays: Closed: Christmas Day, New Year's Day & Good Friday.

Other Information

Children are welcome. See 'Useful Information' for more details.

Disabled facilities include a lift, car parking and toilet.

Child Guest Information

Children are welcome to enjoy the facilities at Outback at Isa. However, the Hard Times Underground Mine Tour is not available to children under seven years of age. Children under seven years may visit all other facilities, including the Isa Experience, Outback Park, Amphitheatre, Wakaleo's Cafe and Riversleigh Fossil Centre. Change rooms and showers are available in the Isa Experience and Outback at Isa also has nursing facilities. Outback At Isa asks that all children are accompanied and supervised by an adult while visiting. Special arrangements can be made for school groups. Please contact Outback at Isa to discuss requirements.

Disabled Comments

Outback at Isa offers a range of facilities for guests with disabilities. These facilities include wheelchair access, ramps and a disabled lift. Disabled car parking is available, and their staff will provide assistance as required. Please contact them prior to arrival to discuss any specific requirements.

Entity Restrictions

Participants in the Underground Tour must be older than seven years of age and accompanied by an adult. Some areas are not accessible by wheelchairs. Video recorders and photographic devices (including mobile phones) are not permitted on the Hard Times Underground Mine Tour or in the theatrette.

General Comments

Hard Times Mine Tours operate daily. Tours are two and a half hours in duration and run between 9.00a.m. and 2.00p.m. Bookings are essential.

How To Get There

Outback at Isa is situated in the heart of Mount Isa, 500 metres from Town Centre on 19 Marian Street.


Underground Mine Tours and entry to the Isa Experience and Riversleigh Fossil Centre have an admission fee. Please contact the operator for details.

Tariff Text

Outback at Isa offers special rates for concessions, children, school groups and families. Proof of concession must be supplied for any concession rates. Children are ages from five to 17 years and the Hard Times Underground Mine Tour is not available to children under seven years. School groups are not limited in size, however the Hard Times Underground Mine Tours take a maximum of 22 people. Tour times may vary seasonally. Each group of children must be accompanied by at least one adult in addition to the guide.

Concession and family prices are available.

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* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.