North West Tours

Half Day or Less

North West Tours specialise in small group tours around Mount Isa and beyond. With their comprehensive interpretative tours they provide visitors with a friendly hassle-free experience of areas that are off-limits to the general public; are areas only known to locals by word of mouth. They also proudly showcase the many and varied historical aspects of the region including flora, fauna and geological formations.

Services

From $49 to $54

North West Tours detailed interpretive tour of this amazing outback city starts with its discovery by John Campbell Miles in the early twenties and continues along to the present day. We look at the natural fauna of the area and traditional dwellings. We take a sneaky look at the mine before getting a photo opportunity in front of the lead smelter and bore mill. We visit Mount Isa’s train station only metres from the mine and the end of the line for “Progress and Prosper” as the rail line extension to Darwin never eventuated. Before heading back to Outback at Isa we visit Buchanan Park home to Mount Isa’s world-famous Rodeo, the biggest Rodeo in the southern hemisphere.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $69 to $79

Departing the city, travel with us out to Lake Moondarra; only 16 km from the centre of town. On the way be entertained with an informative commentary from your host. Your first stop is the lake lookout, an ideal place to gaze and admire your surroundings. Then travel with us back to the bay where drinks and a generous ploughman’s platter will be served. Or choose to stretch your legs and walk the 500 metres back to the bay at your leisure.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

From $94 to $119

Originally discovered in 1954 by Norm McConachy and Clem Walton, the Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine and Township were officially opened by Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia and Frank Nicklin, Premier of Queensland in October 1958. In its heyday, the township had a population of 1,000 people and was situated 6 km from the working mine. The township had all the essentials that a population of that size needed – a post office, school, cinema, banks, hospital, supermarkets, swimming pool, sports grounds orchards and more. The uranium in Mary Kathleen mine was exhausted by 1981 and it was subsequently closed. Today you can still see the concrete slabs where the original buildings stood, remnants of the town’s layout and the mine itself. And if we listen carefully we may hear the distant voices of the residents as they weave through the trees on the breeze.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

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