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7th to 9th May 2024

Discover Mount Isa

See the other side of Queensland.

Mount Isa is situated on the traditional lands of the Kalkadoon people who followed patterns of hunting and gathering, fishing and trade for many thousands of years before the arrival of the first Europeans. Kalkadoon craftsmen were famous for the quality of their stone implements. Hand-crafted tools were mined and traded by the Kalkadoon people with other Aboriginal groups across western Queensland, as far south as Birdsville.

Discover more about Mount Isa here.

How to get here


The main highways in and out of Mount Isa are suitable for all vehicle types. On your drive to Mount Isa you will travel through some of the most magnificent scenery in Australia. Coming in from the west you’ll pass through spectacular savannah grasslands, from the east you’ll see undulating ranges and from the south the remnants of an inland sea. Mount Isa is 900km west of Townsville and 1800km north west of Brisbane.


Qantas, Virgin and Rex all have regular flights into Mount Isa from Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane.

Recently Bonza have also entered the market and are offering significantly cheaper fares from the Gold Coast. With flights on Tuesday and Friday's these flights fit perfectly into the conference schedule.

Driving distance

For those of you with a car, or who would like a walk to stretch their legs, then these may suit you.

Located closest to the airport, the Abacus Motel offers comfort and a licensed resturant.

On the Highway as you come into town from Cloncurry, is Spinifex Motel

On the other side of the highway, with easy access and a self check-in facility is the Copper City Motel .

Argylla Discovery Park and West St Discovery Park are both well accustomed to catering for those traveling to town for work.

The Sunset Tourist Park boasts cabins, and units and is a friendly place to stay.

The Fourth Ave Motor Inn is located not far from town just over the Leichardt River

The Leichardt Accommodation has a range of rooms and even offers meals to their guests.

The AAOK Moondarra Caravan Park is also a popular place to stay for workers in town.

Walking distance

If you plan to walk from your accommodation to the conference, then you have these options to choose from:

The Redearth Boutique Hotel is the closest and is found right across the road from the Civic Centre.

Directly next door and jointly owned with the Redearth is The Isa Hotel. The Isa offers a fantastic outback pub meal and is popular with locals and visitors alike.

Icon on Isa is a short walk south on West St. This is a self check-in hotel.

Further down West St to the south is the Mount Isa City Motel.

A short walk east along Rodeo drive brings you to the ibis Styles Mount Isa. Their Italian Restaurant is fabulous and well worth a try.

Two blocks away near the centre of town is the Burke and Wills Motel.

Outback Motel is located a block to the north and they have recently refreshed their menu and coffee shop.

Where to stay while you're here

Mount Isa boasts a wide variety of accommodation options from hotels, motels, caravan parks and workers accommodation. We can recommend any of the following and are sure that you will be able to find accommodation that suits you.

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