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Buchanan Park, Home of Xstrata Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo.

Mount Isa is often referred to as the 'Rodeo Capital of Australia' with the largest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere held every year in August. During this period visitors from all over Australia and the world make the long trip west, increasing the towns population to more than 30,000 people.

Buchanan Park, Home of Xstrata Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo.

Events over these three days range from bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, roping, breakaway roping and barrel racing.
There is also the judging of Rodeo Queen and many musicians and bands for a fun filled night of entertainment.

Be warned book your accommodation early as 100% of the accommodation will book out very early in the year during this festival period.

Mount Isa is situated 900 kilometers West of Townsville.

Mount Isa is situated 900 kilometers west of Townsville and 1900 kilometers north west of Brisbane. The city of Mount Isa covers an area of over 41,000 square kilometers stretching to the township of Camooweal just before the Northern Territory border. Which makes Mount Isa geographically, the largest city in the world.

Mount Isa is predominately a mining town and was founded more than 80 years ago. Mount Isa Mines is now owned by Swiss company Xstrata. The township is now a large mining and service orientated community and is considered to be the hub of the North West region.


Mount Isa Rodeo 2013

  • Friday, 9 August 2013
  • Saturday, 10 August 2013
  • Sunday, 11 August 2013

Camping & Caravan Parks

Adels Grove is 200 km southwest of Burketown and 410 km northwest of Cloncurry. Situated on
Lawn Hill Creek Adels Grove is adjacent to Lawn Hill National Park and 50kms from the World
Heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil deposits.

Accommodation with Dinner and Breakfast is available at Adels Grove in the form of pre erected tents with single beds, some doubles and all linen including towels. All rooms/tents are
share amenities close by.
Ph: 07 4748 5502 Fax: 07 4748 5600

Argylla Tourist Park

Address: Barkly Highway, Mount Isa
Contact Ph: 07 4743 4733
No pets

Copper City Riverside Park

Address:185 West St, Mount Isa,
Contact Ph:07 4743 4676
No pets

AAOK Moondarra Village Park

Accommodation Village
Address: Lake Moondarra Rd, Mt Isa
Contact Ph: 07 4743 9780
Pets on application.

Mount Isa Caravan Park

Address:112 Marian St, Mount Isa
Contact Ph: 07 4743 3252
Pets on application.

Sunset Top Tourist Park

Address: 14 Sunset Drv, Mount Isa,
Contact Ph:07 4743 7668
Pets on application.

Travellers Haven Backpackers

Address: 75 Spence St, Mount Isa,
Contact Ph:07 4743 0313
Free pick-up and drop-off from the bus and train