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

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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Instagram post 17917973962493803 The Cloncurry water tank is located on Chinaman Creek Dam Road and can be clearly seen from the Barkly Highway.

Joel Fergie aka @_thezookeeper painted this 360 degree mural featuring on one side an Indigenous lad by the name of Barrack, a proud boy of the Mitakoodi Community. Joel met Barrack on the day of his school @naidocweek performance, where he danced with a group of kids called the 'Deadly Dancers'.

The other side features Brianna. Along with Barrack, she is also a 'Deadly Dancer'. Brianna is symbolised throwing a paper plane across the landscape, portraying Cloncurry as the birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Great video by @karthikeyansd 

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Instagram post 18018980752294058 From the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and pristine beaches of Townsville to the rugged rocky outcrops and red sand of north-west Queensland, the @overlandersway will take you through towns rich with history, dinosaur discoveries and some of the world's quirkiest events; all without having to leave the bitumen. 

Follow the footsteps of Australia's droving heroes, who lead thousands of cattle from the Northern Territory across Queensland to coastal markets and discover the unspoilt beauty of Outback Queensland.

Starting in Townsville, it takes you through Charters Towers and the Outback towns of Hughenden, Richmond, Julia Creek, Cloncurry, Mount Isa and Camooweal on the Queensland-Northern Territory border. The entire journey is 1097kms.

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Instagram post 17880966340932569 Rigby Falls cascade down seven levels of rock formations and are a popular sight to both swim in and view after a heavy rainfall has occurred.

Located approximately 70kms west of Cloncurry along the Mount Frosty Trek. 

It’s considered to be a higher level of difficulty for 4WD’s leading up to the Falls as it encompasses steep hills, large rock formations and rough surfaces.

Great photo by @annehartung.photography 

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Instagram post 17845370468464502 Spend your days together at Corella Dam and Clem Walton Park in Cloncurry.

Travel 57km west of Cloncurry on the Barkly Highway where you can forget about the rat race and lose yourself in the Aussie bush. 

Corella Dam was constructed on the beautiful Corella River in the late 1950’s for the purpose of supplying water for the township of Mary Kathleen.

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