Cloncurry Snapshot

If your time in our region is limited and you are not sure what is best to see and do, the Cloncurry Snapshot is the itinerary for you. Whether you have half a day or a full day, we are certain you will be able to make this itinerary work for you. You may even find yourself adding a bit of extra time to your journey, so you can get out and experience more of what Cloncurry has on offer.

Stop One

Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum

Let’s start from the very beginning. The Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum is a great place to start exploring our outback town. The friendly staff at the centre will be able to answer any questions you have about local roads, weather conditions, sites and more.

The museum takes you back in time, it is home to relics and artifacts of a bygone era of this area. Throughout the museum, we pay tribute to the country’s First People, explorers, Chinese, Afghan Cameleers, and the pioneers who worked and established themselves in the rough and remote conditions of outback Queensland.

Once you have finished exploring the history of the Cloncurry region, follow the footpath up to the lookout behind the centre and get a birds-eye view of the township.

Find out more about the Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum here.

Stop Two

John Flynn Place Museum and Fred McKay Art Gallery

Did you know that the Royal Flying Doctor Service originated in Cloncurry? Our local museum, John Flynn Place, is named after the visionary who began the ‘flying doctor experiment.’ Visit the museum to learn how the very first aerial ambulance service took flight in 1928. View records of an iconic era of technological advancement in both aviation and radio.

Learn more about John Flynn Place here.

Stop Three

The Cloncurry Eco Trail and Chinaman Creek Dam

Before you set off again, stretch your legs along the Cloncurry Eco Trail. The trail, approximately a 4km round trip, follows the Cloncurry River heading upstream towards Chinaman Creek Dam. Check out the interactive signs along the way and learn more about the Cloncurry region.

Want to know more about the Eco Trail? Click here.

You will never believe the secret Cloncurry is hiding behind its rocky-red outback landscape. Chinaman Creek Dam is an oasis, with eucalyptus leaves dangling over the water's edge, home to an abundance of wildlife. The dam has something for the whole family! The recreation area has a fabulous playground, picnic area and BBQs, amenities, a boat ramp and more.

What better way to finish your Snapshot of Cloncurry than at Chinaman Creek Dam. For more information about the dam, click here.