Mt Isa is a mining town in Queensland’s north western region known as Gulf Country, due its closeness to the Gulf of Carpentaria. The isolated city is 1830 km from Brisbane and just over 900km from Townsville. ‘The Isa’ area is the traditional land of the Kalkadoon Aboriginal people and the modern day town was founded by a lone gold prospector by the name of John Campbell Miles who discovered the region was rich in copper, zinc and silver. Travelers looking to head to Mt Isa can do so via the Inlander train service by Queensland Rail or via plane with flights arriving at Mt Isa airport from Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns daily as well as weekly from the Gold Coast and Darwin. If you’re looking for Mt Isa car hire then Skedaddle have got you covered with bookings available for cars through all major rental car companies in the region.
Things to see and do
Mt Isa has earned the title of ‘Rodeo Capital of Australia’ owing to it’s Mount Isa Rotary Mines rodeo which is the biggest rodeo event in the Southern Hemisphere! The three day spectacular more than doubles the town’s population with events such as bull riding, steer wrestling, bareback bronc, breakaway roping and barrel racing. The event transforms the town with the addition of live entertainment, a rodeo queen quest, show rides and even a mardi gras parade. The rodeo scene is just one great aspect of Mt Isa. Experience more of what the region has to offer with the comfort and convenience of Mt Isa car hire brought to you by Skedaddle.