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Outback Queensland township of Mount Isa

Mount Isa, located in Outback Australia on the banks of the Leichardt River – affectionately known as the ‘oasis of the outback’ a township rich in history, a bustling melting pot of culture and industry.

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$1,539PP
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DURATION
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3 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • hotelAccommodation
  • free_breakfastDaily breakfast
  • airport_shuttleSelected transfers
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About this holiday

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Sunsets in the outback are stunning

A tour with passionate locals, to learn about the Outback Queensland town of Mount Isa. Take a step inside the heritage listed underground hospital & museum, visit Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine and enjoy sunset with drinks at picturesque Lake Moondarra. 

Inclusions

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What's included:

  • Tour Includes:
  • All Tours & Transfers
  • 3 nights Accommodation
  • Buffet Breakfast on each day
  • Morning Tea and afternoon tea on day 2 & day 3
  • Lunch on day 3

What’s not included:

  • Travel to/from Mount Isa

Accommodation

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Executive Room, Red Earth Hotel.

Redearth Hotel, boutique luxury in Outback Queensland

30 rooms, fitted with boutique, traditional stylings with the comfort and relaxed atmosphere of your own home, Redearth Boutique Hotel presents premium service with historical stylings to bring to life the outback charm.

Travel dates

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Departures for 2023: 

21-24 June 2023

  • From $1,539 per person twin share
  • From $2,329 for a Solo Traveller

Call us today on 1300 414 198

Minimum numbers are required to operate this tour.Itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Mount Isa

On arrival in Mount Isa, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

This evening is at leisure. Take the time to explore the township for dinner or dine in at the Redearth Hotel, Cocktail Lounge (own expense)

Stay: Redearth Hotel – Mount Isa

Day 2 - Explore Underground Hospital & Uranium Mine

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel before departing for the Underground hospital. 

Following the bombing of Darwin in 1942 there was a real fear that Mount Isa with its rich mineral resources would be next.  Over a period of 15 weeks, miners drilled and blasted their way through the side of hills surrounding Mount Isa to create the Underground Hospital.   

The hospital is thought to be unique in Australia, as such the site possesses considerable archaeological significance and an important example of mid 20th century mining technology.

Return to town for lunch - own expense

After lunch, meet your tour host at your hotel.  This afternoon we travel to the Mary Kathleen Old Uranium Mine for an interpretive tour. Discovered by Clem Walton and Norm McConachy in 1954 and officially opened by Prime Minister Menzies in 1958.  The mine was exhausted by 1981 and subsequently closed. 

5.00pm return to your hotel, dinner this evening is at your own expense.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Morning tea & Afternoon team

Day 3 - Fossil Centre, Fish Hatchery & Hard Time Mines.

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at your hotel before departing for a Best of Mount Isa tour, arriving at the Outback Isa Park for lunch.

Lunch is included today.

Visit the Outback at Isa Park, the attractions here all self-guided, venture through the Riversleigh Fossil Centre and Fish Hatchery Project at your own pace before a guided tour of the Hard Times Underground Mine.

A guided tour of Hard Times mines including a small snack.

Following the tour, your tour host will transfer you to Lake Moondarra for sunset including ploughman’s platter, beer, wine, and soft drink.  

Returning to your hotel around 7:30pm

Dinner this evening is at your own expense.

Day 4 - farewell from Mount Isa

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at your hotel.  Your tour of Mount Isa comes to an end today.

T​ransfers to the airport or train station.

Questions

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Willing to share: One of the advantages of travelling on a Travel at 60 dedicated group departure is that we have the ability to match solo travellers, so that you they can avoid paying the single supplement. Subject to availability of another traveller of the same gender willing to share. Please note you will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid19.

Fitness level: Due to the nature of this tour, you must be able to walk unaided.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

A minimum number of passengers is required for tour to proceed.

Non-Refundable deposit of $300 per person is required within 7 days of booking.

Final payment due no later than 45 days prior to travel.