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 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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Instagram post 18016039789320236 It may be a temporary home for @survivorau but Cloncurry is so much more!

There's lots to explore in and around Cloncurry. 
60 kms west of Cloncurry you'll find a permanent deep waterhole with plenty of wildlife to spot and more to explore, this is Fountain Springs.

Go to our Story and click through to see more of what you can do and find out fun facts about Cloncurry. For instance, did you know, Dame Mary Gilmore OBE, who is featured on the ten-dollar note, rests in the Cloncurry cemetery?

Let us know how many places and fun facts you didn't know about Cloncurry.

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Instagram post 17940785545515131 The contestants of @survivorau are in a game but you don’t have to outwit anyone to discover Cloncurry.

Days to explore!
Hit the road to explore all ‘The Curry’ has to offer from the Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum, John Flynn Place Museum & Art Gallery, Chinaman Creek Dam, Cloncurry Lookout and Mary Kathleen Mine.

Beautiful photo by @julia_meriwether 

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Instagram post 18157437814080250 One of Australia's premier horse events, @currychallenge The Cloncurry Stockman's Challenge & Campdraft is an elite and prestigious competition, drawing competitors from far and wide in a fierce and thrilling 5-day event.

Hosted from 13-18 July in Experience Cloncurry annually, the Stockman’s Challenge has become the bench mark for young performance horses in Australia.

For more information type in your broswer https://www.currychallenge.com.au/

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