Cloncurry Friendly heart of the North West


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, it is a community that celebrates outback life, the true Australian way. Known as the ‘Friendly Heart of the Great North West’, Cloncurry sits on the junction of the Landsborough Highway (Matilda Highway) and Flinders/Barkly Highway (Overlanders Way), nestled on the banks of the Cloncurry River. While in the “Curry enjoy the thrills and spills of the Rodeo circuit with Quamby Rodeo and the Curry Merry Muster Festival, explore the rich and diverse history of Cloncurry at John Flynn Place Museum and Cloncurry Unearthed Museum or uncover the beauty of our unique landscape.

Spend a couple of days in the ‘Curry and don’t miss out on seeing some of the area’s most popular attractions. Queensland’s Friendliest Town 2013 invites you to experience our warm hospitality for yourself.

John Flinders Place

John Flynn Place Museum & Art Gallery

Explore the beginnings of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the history of outback aviation, medicine and radio at John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery. See the incredible work of John Flynn, Fred McKay and Alfred Traegar.

Ask a Local

Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum 
Mary Kathleen Memorial Park, McIlwraith Street Cloncurry Qld 4824
Tel: (07) 4742 1361 Fax: (07) 4742 0144

Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information

Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum:

Visit the Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre for all your information requirements, pick up a unique souvenir, purchase a fossickers license or simply enjoy a coffee or cold drink on the veranda. Take a step back in time and explore the rich history of Cloncurry and surrounding district at the Cloncurry Unearthed Museum with historical collections, photographs, memorabilia, Indigenous artefacts and one of Australia’s most comprehensive gem and mineral collections.

Other things to see and do in Cloncurry:

  • See both museums in town, the Cloncurry Unearthed Museum and John Flynn Place with a Cloncurry Pass that is a discounted ticket that allows you entry to both museums.
  • Explore the shaded parklands and outdoor machinery display at Mary Kathleen Park, Flinders Highway.
  • Take a 4WD historical adventure with the Ballara Mining Heritage Trail. Pick up a map and brochure from the Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre.
  • Visit in July/August to experience action packed weekends full of extreme sports, entertainment and fun for the whole family at one of our many major community events.
  • Take the Heritage Walk and stroll through town.
  • Relax at Chinaman Creek Dam with a BBQ or try your hand at fishing.
  • Reflect back to a bygone era, at the Afghan, Chinese and Pioneer Cemeteries.Curry Merry Muster