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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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.

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Instagram post 18140547148161719 Sunset in ‘The Curry’!

Whether you’re in Cloncurry or anywhere in Outback Queensland make sure you stop for the sunset. They are spectacular!

Stunning photo by @michael_roughan_photography 

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Instagram post 17878783550200101 What's SUP!

A short drive from Cloncurry and you too can be spending the day here at Chinaman Creek Dam. A popular recreation spot for locals and visitors alike. Swim, canoe, fish, boating or simply take in the tranquility around you.

There are a number of free barbecue and picnic facilities for you to make use of while you are there too.

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