Cloncurry

About Cloncurry


Population: 3,200

The ‘Curry’, as it is affectionately known by locals, is 120km east of Mount Isa and 400km south of the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Few places can claim to be as influential in shaping Australia, as Cloncurry. Birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and destination of the first Qantas flight. Cloncurry is a community that celebrates outback life, the true Australian way.

Founded by Ernest Henry in 1867 with the discovery of copper, Cloncurry’s core industries include grazing, transport services, copper and gold mining.

 

Spend a couple of days in the ‘Curry’ and don’t miss out on seeing some of the area’s most popular attractions including Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum, John Flynn Place Museum & Art Gallery, Chinaman Creek Dam, Cloncurry Lookout and Mary Kathleen Mine.

Visit Cloncurry Unearthed and ask our friendly staff for advice on things to see and do in the ‘Curry’, pick up a unique souvenir, purchase a fossick licence, or simply enjoy a coffee or cold drink on the veranda.

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Experiences

John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery

When vision meets innovation, all goals are achievable. In honor of the extraordinary efforts and achievements of Australia’s early pioneers, the Cloncurry John Flynn Place Museum pays tribute to Reverend John Flynn and his team for their dedication and success in overcoming isolation and bringing communication education, and

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Meanwhile in Cloncurry | #outbackqueensland

Instagram post 17927735296897894 Looking for a beach to bush adventure!

Travelling the @overlandersway offers dramatic landscapes, pulsating wildlife, breath-taking adventure and rich Indigenous and prehistoric history, all packaged with the convenience of welcoming towns, coffee culture, spell-binding tours and world-premier attractions.

Townsville -> Charters Towers -> Hughenden -> Richmond -> Julia Creek -> Cloncurry -> Mount Isa

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Instagram post 17954267602597834 Royal by name with all the style of an Outback Queensland town you’d expect!

The town of Duchess in earlier days was an important railway and mining town with the settlement having up to 2000 people living there.

Today, relive the glory days over a drink or two at the local Duchess Hotel, where the beer and stories flow. The old Duchess mine and the lime quarry are reminders of its bustling past.

Duchess is located within the Cloncurry Shire and is approximately 213km southwest of Cloncurry or 93km south of Mount Isa.

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Instagram post 17919852097937601 Stunning afternoon reflections in Chinaman Creek Dam.

It’s just a short drive out of Cloncurry and a great recreational spot for swimming, canoeing and fishing. There’s also BBQ and picnic facilities available.

The unique surrounding landscape is quite distinctive with its red craggy rock formations and red termite hills.

Beautiful photo by @julia_meriwether 

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Instagram post 17856065099613410 Experience the Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine with a local and hop on board with North West Tours.

This 4 hour interpretive tour will take you to Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine and Township which in its heyday, (the township) had a population of 1,000 people. The town was situated 6 km from the working mine. The township had all the essentials that a population of that size needed - a post office, school, cinema, banks, hospital, supermarkets, swimming pool, sports grounds orchards and more.

The uranium in Mary Kathleen mine was exhausted by 1981 and it was subsequently closed.

North West Tours offers local and historical tours in and around Mount Isa and Cloncurry.

Type in your browser https://northwesttours.com.au/tour/old-mary-kathleen-uranium-mine-4-hour-interpretive-tour-2/ for further information and bookings. Bookings are essential.

PS: Even though the water might look tempting, you cannot swim here.

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