Some people say all roads lead to Cloncurry, and they are not wrong. Situated on the Flinders/Barkly Highway, many popular tourist drives pass through Cloncurry, including the Overlanders and Matilda Way. With a history as rich as the minerals that decorate the region, many visitors are surprised to learn the significant role Cloncurry has played and continues to play in shaping Australia.

The birthplace of outback flight, Cloncurry is a bustling commercial centre for the state’s economy. Since its early years, this town has played a pivotal role as the friendly heart of the outback. Walk through heritage-lined country streets. Experience nature as the first explorers did. Meet local larrikins in pubs that have stood since pioneering days. Beneath a surface of country charm and genuine smiles, lies an intricate history of pioneering ingenuity, breathtaking landscapes and the beating heart of the outback way of life.

Interesting fact

A chance encounter between pastoralist Fergus McMaster and aviator Paul McGuiness in the Cloncurry River in 1919 was the spark that started one of Australia’s most famous brands – Qantas.