Mount Isa

Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland. Vast mineral deposits found in the area drew residents in and the city was formed. Although situated in an arid area, the artificial Lake Moondarra,19 kilometres north of the city on the Leichhardt River, provides both drinking water and an area for watersports, bird watching, and recreation. Locals often refer to Mount Isa as "The Isa".