For a true Aussie outback experience, head to Discovery Holiday Parks – Mount Isa. Set by the banks of the beautiful Leichhardt River, this park is the perfect base to play ‘explorer’. With other Discovery Holiday Parks located at Blackwater and Rockhampton, Queensland’s Outback and Central regions are ideal destinations for a touring holiday.
In 1923, gold prospector John Campbell Miles camped by the banks of the Leichhardt River and stumbled upon one of the world's richest copper, silver, lead and zinc ore bodies and called his discovery "Mount Isa" after the stories he had heard of the Mount Ida goldfield in Western Australia.
Discovery Holiday Parks - Mount Isa, close to the Northern Territory border offers a range of accommodation options, from camp and caravan sites to en-suite cabins and rooms. Take a dip in the pool, cook in the great outdoors and make the most of our facilities.
You’ll love the variety of things to see and do . Mount Isa is renowned as the Rodeo Capital of Australia; hosting the annual Mount Isa Rodeo and Mardi Gras, and is one of the world’s top ten producers of copper, silver, lead and zinc. Visitors can experience life in the mines with guided tours by real miners at Outback at Isa, hear tales of prehistoric wildlife from the resident palaeontologist at the Riversleigh Fossil Centre or appreciate native flora at The Outback Park.
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- Swimming Pool
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Outback at Isa
This award winning tourism centre offers the following attractions:
Hard Times Mine - get kitted out in fair-dinkum mining attire and head lamps and descend a purpose-built mine complete with fuming, roaring and rattling machinery.
Isa Experience Gallery offers fascinating insights into the mining industry and the cultural diversity of Mount Isa. This gallery is vibrant, entertaining and gives an in-depth perspective on the development of our multi-cultural society.
Outback Park features a central lagoon with a bridge, lush native plants and a Lawn Hill gorge inspired waterfall. An ideal rest spot for the whole family.
Riversleigh Fossil Centre educates and interprets the fossils extracted from the nearby Riversleigh fossil fields, which are among the richest and most extensive in the world.
Spectacular Lake Moondarra, just 20 kms north of Mount Isa, is popular with locals and tourists alike for swimming, boating, sailing, canoeing and offers excellent barramundi fishing for anglers.
Mount Isa Family Fun Park
Largest all abilities playground in Queensland, built at a cost of over $4.25 million. Highlights include a junior play area based on a pirate ship, water garden, sensory garden and liberty swing.