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Cloncurry - Cities, Towns and Localities
Burke and Wills were the first people to explore this region of Queensland in 1861 whilst passing through to the Gulf of Carpentaria. Burke named a river nearby after his cousin Lady Elizabeth Cloncurry which was eventually extended to the town when it was gazetted in 1876, Cloncurry.

Copper was discovered here and turned this small outpost into a prosperous town. The Great Australian Mine was established here and operated until the 1920’s. More QANTAS history exists in this part of the world too. The idea of setting up the airline was first mooted in Cloncurry. The first QANTAS flight landed here and the original QANTAS hangar still stands at the Cloncurry airport. A local saying goes that QANTAS was ‘conceived in Cloncurry, born in Winton, and grew up in Longreach’.
 

Another claim to fame for Cloncurry is that the famous Royal Flying Doctor Service, started by Rev. John Flynn was conceived and setup in started service here in 1928. The town now operates the John Flynn Place Memorial Museum.

Check out our listing of Cloncurry accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Cloncurry Tourist Information
McIlwraith St
CLONCURRY QLD 4824
Ph: 07 4742 1361
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Cloncurry Attractions

Afghan Cemetery
• Henry Street, CLONCURRY QLD 4824
Burke and Wills Cairn
• 43 km west of Cloncurry on the banks of the Corella River.
Chinese Cemetery
• Last remains of some one hundreds of Chinese gold miners.
John Flynn Place
• Cnr King & Daintree St, CLONCURRY QLD 4824 • Ph: 07 4742 4125
• Visitors will find the Fred McKay Art Gallery and Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, the Alfred Traeger Cultural Centre, the Allan Vickers Outdoor Theatre and the Cloncurry Gardens.
Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum
• McIlwraith St, CLONCURRY QLD 4824 • Ph:07 4742 1361
• Mary Kathleen was a mining camp that was disbanded with the camps contents being auctioned off, many artefacts and relics from this camp now reside here.

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Cloncurry Distance

Distance to Cloncurry
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Cloncurry:
  Km
• Barcaldine 633
• Blackall 739
• Brisbane 1,701
• Cairns 1,124
• Camooweal 311
• Charleville 1,042
• Emerald 941
• Hughenden 398
• Julia Creek 137
  Km
• Tennant Creek, NSW 782
• Lawn Hill 454
• Longreach 526
• Mount Isa 123
• Normanton 383
• Richmond 284
• Townsville 782
• Warwick 1,657
• Winton 347
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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