The  Hard Times Mine Tour is more than a tour – it’s an experience!

From the very beginning of the tour, you know that this is something special. From the moment you meet your tour guide who has worked as a miner for most of his life, to the kitting-out in overalls and cap lamps, already you’re having fun and can’t wait for what comes next.

Descending into the mine in the Alimak Cage, you begin to explore the history of mining as the guides enthral you with their stories of the good times and the hard times that they had working deep under the earth. You will see how the tunnels are formed and shaped by the majestic boom drills and mucking units. Get up close with the machinery and try your hand at the air-leg drill, and feel the earth rumble with the firing of the blast face. These magnificent experiences will stay with you forever.

Enclosed footwear must be worn on all Tours

We recommend wearing light, loose clothing.  Overalls and Hard Hats will be provided.

Adult: $85.00     
Concession: $68.00
Child*: $50.00 
Family: $220.00 (2 adults + 2 children) 

Group Prices available  

Opening Times: 8:30am – 4.30pm daily
(Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Boxing Day) 

Location: Outback at Isa, 19 Marian Street, Mount Isa

Contact: Ph: (07) 4749 1555 E:

Please note:

  • A ‘Waiver of Liability’ must be signed by all participants.
  • No cameras are permitted on the tour.
  • A minimum of 3 people on each tour is required.

* The minimum age for children is seven (7) years of age and over.