"As Out Back as it Gets" Mount Isa by Wormily

Mount Isa Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 58 photos

The Isa

Not on the regular travellers map, but somehow I ended up living there for 7 months at the end of the millenium. It is not a pretty town but the isolation is was amazed me. We took a trip up to the Lawn Hill National park & the Gulf of Carpenteria where the land is wild & humans are NOT the top of the food chain. I met real down-to-earth people there. They were all from somewhere else. Sent to the outback to fulfill a contract for big bucks. They were there for a good time, not a long time. Cops, Doctors, Nurses & Miners living it up in the middle of nowhere.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:People, Nightlife
  • Cons:Sweltering heat, Alcoholics passed out in the streets
  • In a nutshell:The other side of Queensland
  • Last visit to Mount Isa: Dec 1999
  • Intro Written Mar 5, 2003
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  • eviltooth's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2003 at 8:10 PM

    Thanks for the insight! Considering taking up a job in Mount Isa, but has no idea what it's like. How did you end up there?

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