things to see and do

  • John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery celebrates the visionary bush clergyman John Flynn, and the innovations in flight and communications pioneered through to creation of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The service was launched in Cloncurry in 1928. The museum pays homage to this crucial part of outback life and the pioneers who had a vision for the service. Wander the museum and enjoy stories, photographs and memorabilia. View the artworks on display in the Fred McKay Art Gallery. Cloncurry has enjoyed a multicultural past.
  • Pay a visit to the historic cemeteries dating back to the 1880s. Learn about early Afghan migrants at the cemetery on Sir Hudson Fysh Drive and the Chinese cemetery on the western side of town.
  •  Chinaman Creek Dam is a lovely area to watch the changing colours of Mt Leviathan at sunset, stretch your legs wandering the waters edge or enjoy a picnic.
  • Cloncurry Lookout, on the drive to the Chinaman Creek Dam, provides another fantastic panoramic view of the township and the Cloncurry River.
  • Visit the Burke & Wills Memorial 43km west of Cloncurry on the bank of the Corella River. Burke and Wills passed through the area in 1861 on their expedition from Melbourne to the Gulf.
  • Cloncurry / Mary Kathleen Memorial Park – the old Town Office building, houses memorabilia from the Mary Kathleen Uranium Mine and Township as well as local history and photographs.

  • The historic Police Station - Kiosk, souvenir shop and Tourist Information Centre, where you can also grab Fossickers Licences and mud maps.

  • The Cloncurry Sale Yards – The largest saleyards in North West Queensland.

  • The Airport – The original hanger with Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service (Qantas) still on the front.

  • Take a walking tour of town with highlights including the Post Office, Court House, Brodie Hardware Store, Post Office Hotel, Central Hotel, Shire Hall, Wagon Wheel Motel and Prince of Wales Historic Inn, National Australia Bank, Leichardt Hotel, Uniting Church, St Andrew's Anglican Church and Railway Station.

  • Rotary Lookout – 2kms West of Cloncurry, adjacent to the old water tower near Normanton turnoff.

  • Chinaman Creek Dam & Recreational Area – 3kms West of Cloncurry, near Normanton turnoff. Nature walks & birdlife and fishing.

    For more local tips and ideas of what to do and see in Cloncurry, contact the Cloncurry Visitor Information Centre