Mount Isa

Affectionately known as the 'oasis of the outback', Mount Isa is a gleaming mirage on the horizon for travellers from all directions. Nestled among the ochre-red Selwyn Ranges, on the banks of the Leichhardt River, Mount Isa is a bustling melting pot of culture and industry and also home to the world's third largest rodeo.

It's grown from strength to strength over the years but the harsh picturesque landscape has barely changed, becoming one of the main draw-cards for visitors each year. Mount Isa has ample places to fish, camp or relax and enjoy an outback sunset. The rugged terrain is a four-wheel-driver's haven, and visitors can explore the region just as the pioneers of the region did many years ago. The twin jewels in Mount Isa's crown are the spectacular Lawn Hill Gorge in Boodjamulla National Park and its neighbour, the world heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil Fields.

A must see is the Outback at Isa complex, incorporating the award winning Riversleigh Fossil Centre, Hard Times Mine, Sir James Foots Building, Outback Park and Visitor Information Centre. The Hard Times Mine is a working replica mine designed and operated by actual miners where you can gain an insight into the industry integral to Mount Isa's economy. Mount Isa's existence and its main financial base is the huge Mount Isa Mine, the world's largest single producer of copper, silver, lead and zinc. In 1923, John Campbell Miles found a silver-lead ore outcrop. This rich deposit is still producing high volumes of ore and is classed as one of the world's great mines.

Other attractions are the School of the Air, which provides an education to students on remote properties as far as 1000 kilometres away via satellite internet. Mount Isa is also home to one of Queensland's largest Royal Flying Doctors bases, the National Trust Tent House, a WW2 Underground Hospital and the Beth Anderson Museum.

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Coolangatta New Year's Eve Fireworks

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
31 December 2017
The Southern Gold Coast will welcome the new year with two fireworks displays at Coolangatta Beach this New Year’s Eve. With displays taking place at 9pm and midnight, both families and revellers can enjoy the displays by Queensland’s largest fireworks company, proudly supported by City of Gold Coast Division 14 Councillor Gail O’Neill.

Quiksilver and Roxy Pro 2018

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
11 – 22 March 2018
The iconic Snapper Rocks point break on the southern Gold Coast makes a fitting backdrop for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, marking the opening of the men’s and women’s world championship tours. This event will see the world’s best surfers including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Owen Wright, Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler Wright and Gabriel Medina converge on the world class wave to battle it out for the massive prize purse and valuable world title ratings points.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Beach Volleyball

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$15 - 70
6 – 12 April 2018
Sweat glistens and drips off the bodies of each player. Soft golden sand squeaks under their feet as they take off. A ball is spiked over the net with ferocity and accuracy. A physically and technically demanding sport, Beach Volleyball will make its Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Road Cycling

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
10 April 2018
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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Diving

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 100
11 – 14 April 2018
With a calm focus and poise, the diver concentrates. With a quiet anticipation and glare, the crowd awaits. Then take off. Balance, speed, grace, flexibility and precision are all packaged into seconds.

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim - World Series Swims 2018

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 55
13 May 2018
Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim. The Cooly Classic offers competitors a rare opportunity to conquer three of Australia’s most revered surf breaks – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra.

Cooly Rocks On™ Festival

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
6 – 10 June 2018
Cooly Rocks On™ is an annual celebration of everything 50s and 60s, bringing the colourful and vibrant beachside towns of Coolangatta and Tweed together for the ultimate party. Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun are all on the program, right here in one of the best destinations in the world.

SWELL Sculpture Festival

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
14 – 23 September 2018
Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the 16th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore over 50 large built by distinguished local, national and international artists.

Coolangatta Gold 2018

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
6 – 7 October 2018
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