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Embrace Winter With a Cosy Staycation

Embrace Winter With a Cosy Staycation
on 15 June 2021 in Travel & Lifestyle

Winter in Mount Isa is arguably the best time of year. Spanning across the months of June, July, and August, the crisp mornings and evenings are followed by gorgeous daylight. It’s the perfect time to camp, explore, and enjoy the famous Mount Isa Mines Rodeo that happens every winter.

Weather conditions range from highs of around 27 degrees during the peak of day to 8 degrees in the cold of night. The temperature can dip below zero during those exceptionally cold late nights and early mornings, so be sure to rug up and prepare yourself for the fluctuations ahead. 

Without further ado, here are the best ways to make the most of your staycation in Mount Isa during winter.

Outback at Isa 

If you haven’t already experienced the award winning Outback at Isa attraction in Mount Isa, take on the opportunity for some amazing discoveries and learning this winter. Offering a range of country tours, activities and attractions that show off the best of Mount Isa, learn about history from exhibits at the Riversleigh Fossil Fields, which has been regarded as a World Heritage area, followed by the Riversleigh Fossil Centre where you can see the massive remnants of dinosaurs that once roamed these very lands.

Outback at Isa also offers an underground tour of the Hard Times Mine, which showcases the mining endeavours of the town. Get your hands dirty, while you stay cool from the sun and heat above, as you descend deep down into the mines during a guided tour. 

Open 7 days a week from 8.30am to 5pm, don’t miss out on your opportunity to learn more about the magnificent Mount Isa during the upcoming winter months.

Underground Hospital and Beth Anderson Museum

In 1929, the Mount Isa Mines opened a community hospital for casualty and first aid, as a result of World War II and the bombing of Darwin in 1942. The underground hospital offers a unique insight into history and the events that caused its creation out of necessity.

Learn about the history of Mount Isa during these challenging times, as you explore the depths of the underground hospital on a guided tour. The museum that comes after contains several memorabilia and historical items that date back as far as 1930.

Mount Isa Mines Rodeo

Happening this 12 to 15 August 2021, drop by the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo to experience the largest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere.

This is where the romance of Outback Queensland meets the grit of the histories of the Mount Isa mining town. An East meets West and Man meets Beast event, one simply not to be missed.

Guaranteeing a tonne of fun, live rodeo rock entertainment, tasty food stalls, outback markets, competitive rodeo events, rich prize pools, that have some 750 competitors from across Australia and the globe competing year on year, this is your chance to experience Mount Isa at its peak.

A tradition that dates back to 1959, the legend of the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo lives on. Find out all event info via

Lake Moondarra

A manmade lake that features a magnificent backdrop surrounded by the red earths of Outback Queensland, a visit to Lake Moondarra during the winter months is a must.

Enjoy spectacular fishing from barramundi to cod, and saratoga to archerfish, big catches await every enthusiastic angler at Lake Moondarra. For water sports enthusiasts, hop on a sail boat or canoe and explore the 23.75 square kilometres of lake surrounds.

Head to the lake during sunset for some stunning, picturesque views while you try to spot some pelicans, cormorants and galahs. Hang out with the local peacocks that frequent the area, and bring along a picnic to enjoy your time here.

An Indulgent Escape

Redearth Boutique Hotel’s Indulgence Escape Package is the ultimate way to treat yourself during your staycation in Mount Isa.

Spoiling you with the comforts of a stylish King Spa Suite, your night will be nothing short of luxurious as you indulge into the complimentary bottle of sparkling wine paired with heart-shaped chocolates and a welcome platter, followed by a dip in the spa using the comprehensive spa and bath pack, as you nestle into the warmth of a Redearth bathrobe. Enjoy a late check out at 12pm, allowing you to snooze and relax into the morning.

Plus, the location of the Redearth Boutique Hotel will have you right at the doorstep of Mount Isa’s most popular attractions – and a stone throw’s away from the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo happening this 12 to 15 August 2021.

Make the most of your experience by dining in the widely acclaimed Redearth Restaurant, known for its impeccable ambiance, decadently creative dishes, exceptional customer service, and a wonderful experience.

Featuring Aussie and international delights from an extensive menu that will surely entice, don’t miss out on your chance to explore the flavours of Mount Isa culinary excellence.