Lake Moondarra is situated just 19km northeast from of the city centre of Mount Isa. Moondarra in local language means plenty of rain and been serving Mount Isa residents with fresh water since the late 1950s. Lake Moondarra does not only provide the town with fresh water but also provide the locals and visitors with its beautiful scenery, recreational and sport place.
Lake Moondarra is a favourite for water sport such as canoeing, boating and sailing. Once a month, the local canoe club holds a dragon boat trial for everyone, so you don't have to own a canoe to have a taste of canoeing on Lake Moondarra. During summer, Lake Moondarra is the place to go to cool down and get splash!
Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group will periodically stock up Lake Moondarra with Barramundi and other kinds of native fish, making Lake Moondarra as one of the best spots for fishing. Permits are not required to fish at Lake Moondarra, but catch limits do apply.
Every year in October, the lake plays host to the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic and this 3-day event will offers jaw-dropping of prizes for all seaman (and woman) with great skill.
If you don't want your hair get wet, just kick a ball or ride your bike around the lake. There are also some trek routes that you can take to unveil the beauty of Lake Moondarra's surroundings. Grab your picnic basket afterwards for an afternoon picnic with outback style as Lake Moondarra offers several scenic picnic areas and they are for sure the best places in Mount Isa. The lake also offers free barbeques for everyone to use. You can use some seating areas around the lake or spread your own picnic blanket and enjoy the most beautiful sunset you can ever imagine.
With a lot of large shady trees, Lake Moondarra hosts an array of bird life such as pelicans, cormorants, galahs and ducks, just to name a few, making this place a haven for avid bird watchers. You can even hang out with the local peacocks, who call the lakeside Peacock Park home.