Upgraded Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre to Welcome Visitors

Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre entrance
The Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre will reopen to the public from Friday, June 19.

Published: 18th June 2020

The Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre will again welcome visitors from Friday June 19, marking the completion of a $2.2 million revitalisation project that has completely transformed the popular tourism attraction within Outback at Isa.

With COVID-19 restrictions easing, from Friday up to 20 visitors at a time will be allowed to enjoy the upgraded attraction at Outback at Isa. That number is expected to increase in the coming weeks, following the further easing of restrictions.

The upgrade involved the installation of new, state-of-the-art interactive displays, audio-visual equipment and lighting, the construction of new internal and external entrances, and landscaping work.

Guided tours of the Riversleigh Centre will be conducted each day from 10am.

The revitalisation works were made possible thanks to $1.23 million funding from the Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development through the Outback Tourism Infrastructure Fund, and $150,000 from the North West Minerals Province Economic Transition Strategy.

Funding is provided under the auspices of the North West Minerals Province Strategic Blueprint with the objective of maturing the tourism infrastructure pipeline in North West Queensland.

Members of the Riversleigh World Heritage Area Committee also provided invaluable information that assisted with the development of the Centre upgrade.

Outback at Isa is open from 9am to 4pm, seven days a week. For more information, please call Outback at Isa on 4749 1555.