Mount Isa boating, camping and fishing gear

Mount Isa is a great place to get out and about, and what better way to do it than with a spot of boating, camping or fishing? Here’s our guide to the boating, camping and fishing gear that can help you make the most of your outdoor adventures in Mt Isa.

Boating and water sports gear

If you want to explore our waterways, you can do it with a small motorboat, kayak, canoe or even an inflatable boat. Make sure you take the right safety equipment to suit your vessel and where you’re going.

Lake Moondarra and Lake Julius are two popular Mount Isa boating spots. Lake Moondarra has four boat ramps, while Lake Julius has one.

Camping gear

Having a high-quality tent and comfortable sleeping bags and camping chairs are must-haves if you want to enjoy your Mount Isa camping trip. Other camping accessories like camping stoves, cooking utensils and portable refrigerators will help to ensure that you can cook, eat and drink well.

Fishing equipment and accessories

Lake Moondarra and Lake Julius are also two great freshwater Mount Isa fishing spots.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler, the right fishing equipment will increase your chances of catching a big one in Mount Isa’s waters. That means a decent fishing rod, reel tackle box, fishing line and bait.

If you take the right fishing gear, there’s every chance you’ll catch barramundi, sooty grunter or catfish in Lake Moondarra. You’re also likely to find sooty grunter and catfish at Lake Julius.

Hiking and outdoor clothing

Staying comfortable and protected while exploring the outdoors in Mount Isa is crucial, especially if you’re going hiking. It’s best to be prepared for a range of weather conditions on your trip. Our wet season is in summer when average temperatures also tend to be in the mid to high thirties.

Suitable clothing could include moisture-wicking shirts, durable hiking pants, sun hats or waterproof jackets.

Even though we don’t get much of a winter in Mount Isa during the day, winter temperatures can get cool at night, so it’s best to be prepared for that if you’re heading out at that time of year.

Footwear and accessories

Appropriate footwear is essential for any outdoor activity, and the type you need will depend on what you want to do. For example, hiking boots or water shoes to keep your feet comfortable and supported.

Other outdoor accessories you may need include backpacks, headlamps, water bottles and tools.

Electronics and gadgets

Useful electronics and gadgets that can enhance a boating, camping or fishing trip in Mount Isa include GPS devices, weather radios, action cameras and power banks. They can all help to ensure that you stay connected, informed and safe during your adventures.

The bottom line

Whether you’re planning a weekend camping trip, a fishing expedition or a boating adventure in the stunning outback landscapes of Mount Isa, make sure you take or get yourself the right gear so you can make the most of it.

Where to get boating, camping and fishing gear in Mount Isa

Mount Isa has a range of stores where you can get quality boating, camping or fishing gear (or all three), including BCF in Isa Street, Ozzie Outdoors in Isa Street and TJM 4×4 in Simpson Street.

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