Lake Moondarra, Mount Isa, Outback, QLD

Flights from Darwin (DRW) to Mount Isa (ISA)

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Visiting Mount Isa

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Mount Isa travel information

Mount Isa is an outback town, in the Gulf region of Queensland rich in history and culture and the best place to visit for true outback adventures. Go to discover Mount Isa’s mining past on a tour in the Hard Times Mine, travel back to past in the Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre or take in one of the most amazing Outback sunsets at one of the lookouts. For outdoor adventures head to Lake Moondarra for boating, fishing or water-skiing, or book a 4WD adventure to explore the best of the outback. It’s a unique piece of Queensland to experience.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Mount Isa

The climate of Mount Isa is suitably described as Tropical Continental. The maximum temperatures can reach well into the 40-degree scale in summer, and in the winter months dropping to 8 degrees with crisp mornings and evenings, and long daylight hours. Winter is a perfect time for camping, exploring and enjoying the famous Mount Isa Rodeo in August. In Spring you’ll have warm temperatures with low humidity, so you can enjoy the great outdoors without the uncomfortable heat.

Arriving in Mount Isa

The friendly staff at Mt Isa Airport will be ready to greet you when you arrive. The airport is the gateway to Outback Queensland and a superior travel experience to all visitors. Once you collect your bags, there are several transport options available to get you to short trip to the town centre.

Getting into Mount Isa from Mount Isa Airport

Mount Isa Airport is located approximately 8km from the city centre. Taxis, rental cars, coaches and hotel shuttle services are available from the terminal, advance booking is recommended. 

Getting around Mount Isa

The best way to explore Mount Isa is by hire car. United Cab Company services the region, with taxi ranks at the Mount Isa Airport and outside Kmart in Atherton Street. Bus Queensland operates daily services between Mount Isa and Brisbane, providing another way to get around the town.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

When you fly QantasLink to Mount Isa, we aim to ensure you enjoy every moment of your journey, so you arrive feeling refreshed and ready to explore the outback Queensland town.

Seamless check-in

Passengers travelling to Mount Isa can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check in at the terminal by visiting a kiosk or desk. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on your flight to Mount Isa. Visit our baggage calculator to find out more.

Can I cancel my flight booking to Mount Isa due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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~ This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.