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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John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery

John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery in Cloncurry commemorates the work of John Flynn and the beginnings of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The museum is a three story venue which also celebrates the contribution from Fred McKay and Alfred Traeger. It was in Cloncurry that the

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Meanwhile in Cloncurry | #outbackqueensland

Instagram post 2257763998235760729_223853423 Don't be fooled by the rocks that we've got ... [sorry, not sorry for leaving that song in your head]
📌 Rigby Falls, Cloncurry
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Instagram post 2188430720752507986_223853423 🏕️ Have you camped at Clem Walton Park? 📍🗺️ You'll find it 57km west of Cloncurry along the @overlandersway at the Corella Dam 💦🌏The dam was constructed on the beautiful Corella River in the late 1950’s for the purpose of supplying water to the now-abandoned township of Mary Kathleen! 👻
#OutbackQueensland photo by @alexandra.brightt
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