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Outback at Isa

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Excellent Visitor Information Centre

I had the pleasure of dealing with Stefan at the Visitor Information Centre and he was a wealth of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SammyLamb
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Valuable experience

This place has some great exhibits. Spent about an hour here reading through all the information... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bec K
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At Outback at Isa, Mount Isa's major tourism facility, you will find the Mount Isa Visitor Information Centre (VIC), Hard Times Mine Underground Tour, Isa Experience and Outback Park, the Mount Isa Regional Art Gallery, Riversleigh Fossil Centre...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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19 Marian St, Mount Isa, Queensland 4825, Australia
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+61 7 4749 1555
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of dealing with Stefan at the Visitor Information Centre and he was a wealth of knowledge. His recommendations to visit the Underground Hospital and Museum and the Mt Isa Hard Times Mine Museum were much appreciated. So much history about Mt...More

1  Thank SammyLamb
AnneH4981, Guest Relations Manager at Outback at Isa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sammy, thank you very much for leaving such a positive review. We are glad you had a great time visiting some of Mount Isa's highlights. It's definitively very interesting to learn about the fascinating history of the town and region. Kind regards, Outback at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has some great exhibits. Spent about an hour here reading through all the information provided. One of the added bonuses of this place is that it doubles as an information centre so you can pick up booklets, brochures and maps if you are...More

Thank Bec K
AnneH4981, Guest Relations Manager at Outback at Isa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bec, thank you so much for leaving such a great review. We are glad that you found your visit at Outback at Isa so helpful and interesting. We hope to welcome you back once you travel through our lovely town again. Kind regards, Outback...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Traveling through Mount Isa, I thought I'd spend a day here and see Outback at Isa. I am so glad that I did. Alan, the guide for the Laboratory Tour, provided more information about Australia's megafauna and historical record in 2.5 hours than I received...More

Thank Rebecca M
AnneH4981, Guest Relations Manager at Outback at Isa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi Rebecca, thank you so much for leaving this excellent review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Outback at Isa and especially in the Fossil Centre so much. The tour with Alan is certainly a highlight in our centre and he...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in for Morning tea before a tour. Very good coffee and the the cake was lovely served by pleasant staff, highly recommend a stop in while visiting the Outback Centre.

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AnneH4981, Guest Relations Manager at Outback at Isa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi Miriam, thanks for leaving a review for our cafe! We could not be happier that you enjoyed the cake & coffee so much. Stop by again for more! Kind regards, Outback at Isa

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Never really been into fossils and geology but today was amazing! Alan our guide at the centre was so passionate about the Riversleigh fossils that it was impossible not to become involved in that. He was amazing in the way he could draw you in...More

Thank anniehar52
Anne H, Guest Relations Manager at Outback at Isa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi, thank you so much for leaving such a positive review. Allan will be happy to hear how much you have enjoyed his tour - he is certainly an excellent tour guide. Stop by again when you are next visiting Mount Isa. Kind regards, Outback...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

We visited Outback at Isa during our stay for the Mount Isa Rodeo. It was informative and the displays were well presented. My (4 year old) son loved the fossil and animal displays we had to revisit the center the next day. The information center...More

Thank ClareO186
Anne H, Guest Relations Manager at Outback at Isa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Clare, thank you for your positive feedback! We are so happy that your son enjoyed the Fossil Centre that much. It is certainly a great place for the little ones to explore a completely different but fascinating world. Kind regards, Outback at Isa

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This place is fantastic, well worth a visit. Your entry ticket lasts until the following day too. Great museum with commentary, video and lots of exhibits all about Mt Isa and surrounds. Lifts, ramps available for disabled makes it easy to get around. There is...More

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Anne H, Guest Relations Manager at Outback at Isa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Mark, thank you so much for reviewing Outback at Isa. Seems like you enjoyed everything our centre has to offer to the fullest and had a great time. We could not be more happy about that. Stop by again when you are visiting Mount...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the outback at isa information centre and loved it . We booked into the guided tour of the fossil display and found the gentleman there had so much knowledge which made the tour not only educational and informative but also a lot of...More

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Anne H, Guest Relations Manager at Outback at Isa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Hi, thank you so much for reviewing Outback at Isa. We could not be more happy that you had such a great time in our Fossil Centre. Alan is certainly a fantastic guide who makes the tour a very special experience. Kind regards, Outback at...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Not really being a Fossil enthusiast we were quickly taken in by the charm and enthusiasm of our tour guide Pieta.Our slightly extended tour (we were so wrapped up in it) was a wonderful way to spend time learning about this rather unique area of...More

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Anne H, Guest Relations Manager at Outback at Isa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hi, that sounds like you had a very special time at Outback at Isa. The Fossil Centre tour is certainly a highlight and leaves many visitors fascinated by the stories from an ancient world you get to hear on the tour. We are glad you...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a great place to stop off for a visit when visiting Mount Isa, as they have the Ernest Henry Mining Museum, Riversleigh fossill center (great for children) you can do a mine tour a great coffee shop for breakfas and lunch, great staff...More

Thank Sue R
Anne H, Guest Relations Manager at Outback at Isa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hi Sue, thanks for leaving such a good review. Outback at Isa is definitively the place to go when in Mount Isa and our museums, tours and tourist information offer you plenty of options to fill out your day. We are more than happy that...More

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I would book ahead Check when the Rodeo is on as this will be a busy time both before and after Cheers
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