"You`re not a real Aussie `til you`ve been to......" Mount Isa by angela80

Mount Isa Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 58 photos

THE ISA

Stayed 2,5 months in the Isa. Girls you find more blokes than anywhere else :-)

Why?
You`ll find one of the world largest underground mines rich of copper, silver, lead and zinc in The Isa. The world`s top three producer of silver and top 10 of copper and zinc. It`s locally known as a rough and ready but prosperous town and job oppertunities have attracted people from about 60 different ethnic groups.

Major attractions;

- the Mine
- Lake Mandoora
- rodeo in August

Argylla caravan Village

My hometown in Australia is the Isa. Cause I stayed 2,5 months at argylla caravan village. Spend my time working in Jr Turanga Supermarket and Laura Johnson Home. Get to know the local people and the area around the Isa.

Its worth staying a couple of days just visiting the major attractions. Get into the local people and pubs.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Long away from anywhere, but definitely worth staying a few days; friendly people in a cute mining town.
  • Cons:Smoke of the mines isn`t healthy at all.
  • In a nutshell:You`re not a real Aussie `til you`ve been to ...THE ISA.
  • Last visit to Mount Isa: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 13, 2005
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