Flight times to Mount Isa, Australia, from cities in New Zealand are going to be somewhat extended because all flights from New Zealand need to go through larger cities in Australia, such as Brisbane. As an example, your travel time from Wellington (WLG) to Mount Isa (ISA), Mount Isa, will be about 6h 50min and from Auckland International (AKL), it will be about 9h 50min. If you will be departing from Christchurch (CHC), you should expect a travel time around 9h 30min.
While it may seem unfortunate that there are no direct flights to the city of Mount Isa from any city in New Zealand, that does not mean there are not some great Mount Isa flight deals that you can find. There is a one-stop flight from Wellington that has a layover in Brisbane (BNE). If you are going to be departing from Auckland International or from Christchurch, there are two-stop flights from each of these cities that have layovers at Wellington and Brisbane.
Once you arrive at the airport in Mount Isa, you have very few options to get to the centre of this small town. One option is to take a taxi. The trip time in a taxi is about 8min and it will cost about 23 AUD (24 NZD). Because Mount Isa is such a small town, you can actually walk from the airport to the centre of town in about 1h 30min.
Even though Mount Isa is a rather small town in Australia, there are still plenty of things to see and do when you visit. A popular destination for visitors who travel here is to head to the Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo that takes place every year. If you would like to head out on a guided tour that will give you some great information about prehistoric animals and fossils, then check out the Riversleigh Fossil Centre. A big part of the industry that takes place in this town is mining and if you want to tour one of these mines, a great place to visit is the Hard Times Mine. If your entire family has made the trip to Mount Isa, a great place for them to spend an afternoon is at the Mount Isa Family Fun Park, which offers a number of playground rides plus a small waterpark. If your idea of a good time is to get out on the water and do a little bit of fishing, then make the trip to the man-made lake called Lake Julius.
For citizens of New Zealand that want to travel to Mount Isa in Australia, you will need a passport that is valid at the time of your entry into Australia. If you do have this valid passport, there is no need to get a visa before travelling as long as you are travelling as a tourist.
If you book a flight to Mount Isa, you will be flying into Mount Isa, which is the city’s only airport. Mount Isa (ISA) is located 6.9 km from the centre of Mount Isa.