Mount Isa Airport is an airport in western Queensland city of Mount Isa in Australia. The airport has been owned by Queensland Airports Limited, along with Townsville Airport and Gold Coast Airport, since 2005. The air facility lies at an elevation of 1,121 ft (342 m) above mean sea level. It is equipped with one runway designated 16/34, with an asphalt surface measuring 2,560 m × 45 m (8,399 ft × 148 ft). The airport is situated 6.3 kilometres from Mount Isa.
Where to go
Riversleigh Fossil Centre - Riversleigh is the most famous fossil site in Australia. It encompasses an area of 100 square kilometres, with fossil remains of ancient animals from the Oligocene and Miocene age. The Riversleigh Fossil Centre's role is to educate the visitors about these fossils. There are fossil digs each year as Riversleigh is the richest and among the most significant fossil fields in Australia.
Boodjamulla National Park - The very scenic Boodjamulla National Park, formerly the Lawn Hill National Park, encompasses an area of 2,820 square kilometres in the Gulf Country region of northwestern Queensland. It is situated about 340 kilometres northwest of Mount Isa and 1,837 kilometres northwest of Brisbane. The park is known for its sandstone ranges with deep gorges, permanent creeks, and waterholes. The primary attraction is the Lawn Hill Gorge, formed by Lawn Hill Creek and fed by several freshwater springs from the limestone plateau. The camping area in Boodjamulla National Park is located on the bank of Lawn Hill Creek, with 20 sites and toilet and shower facilities.
Lake Julius - The formation of the reservoir Lake Julius is due to the construction of Julius Dam. The dam is a concrete multiple arch and a buttress type structure, with a total storage capacity of 107,500 megalitres.
Isa Rodeo - Isa Rodeo is a week-long rodeo festival in Mount Isa. Its attractions include Mardi Gras night with a parade and performances, the Bell & Moir Toyota Rodeo Ball, Rodeo Queen Quest (which raises money for local charities), Brophy's Boxing Troupe, and more.
The Australian city of Brisbane is the capital of Queensland. It is home to the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Museum of Brisbane, State Library of Queensland, and St Helena Island National Park. Tourist spots include the Treasury Casino, Sea World Gold Coast, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the City Botanic Gardens. Those who haven't been to Cairns should also greatly consider visiting the city, as it offers a tropical climate and plenty of tourist attractions that will especially be appreciated by nature lovers. Particular points of interest are the Skyrail Rainforest scenic Cableway above the Barron Gorge National Park, the Kuranda Scenic Railway, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and Rainforestation Nature Park.
How to get out
The following are commercial airlines that use Mount Isa Airport: Airnorth, Alliance Airlines, Qantas, Regional Express Airlines, Regional Express Southern Destinations, Virgin Australia, and West Wing Aviation. It operates flights to the regional centres Darwin, Gold Goast, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane, Cloncurry, Hughenden, Julia Creek, Richmond, Bedourie, Birdsville, Boulia, Burketown, Charleville, Doomadgee, Gununa, Karumba, Normanton, Quilpie, Toowoomba, and Windorah.