Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about our corner of the outback? Do not worry there are plenty of others who do too! To help you plan your outback adventure, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered below, please reach out to our friendly staff at the Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre.

  • The majority of the roads in Outback Queensland, when travelling between towns, are sealed and in good condition. They can be easily travelled in a regular car without the need for a 4WD vehicle. If you are looking to go off the beaten track you may need a 4WD. Check with our local visitor information centre for details.

  • QANTAS operates direct flights into Queensland’s Outback from Brisbane and Townsville. Hire cars are available in Mount Isa, but not in Cloncurry. If you are planning to fly to Cloncurry and hire a car, we recommend flying into Mount Isa and hiring a vehicle from there. Mount Isa is approximately 120km from Cloncurry.

  • If camping outside a town, be aware that most roads run through private property. Open fires should not be lit on private property or in National Parks. Use only designated fireplaces at campgrounds. Even when using a designated fireplace, make sure the fire is completely put out before leaving the fireplace unattended. For more information about campfire and camping safety, please see the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services factsheet.

  • Yes, the Cloncurry region is pet-friendly. It is recommended to call ahead at accommodation and camping grounds to check their pet policy or to request a pet-friendly room. Private properties partake in wild dog control programs, so be wary of baits. Keep a close eye on your pets when on private property or land outside town boundaries. Pets are not allowed in National Parks.

  • You have left the hustle and bustle of city life behind! Our grocery stores and service stations are open 7 days a week. Most of our other local shops are open between 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am-12pm on Saturday. Before heading west, keep in mind Coles and Woolworths in Mount Isa are closed on Sunday.

  • Cloncurry has a hospital and Dajarra a health centre, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service takes emergency patients from remote locations to necessary hospitals – either in region or to larger facilities on the coast. Businesses and locals generally have comprehensive First Aid Kits, but it is recommended to carry a small one in your vehicle. For more information about health services in Cloncurry, check out our local directory.

  • There are a couple of great free campsites in the Cloncurry region. If you are planning to spend a night or two in Cloncurry, check out our Coppermine Creek Freedom Camp. Heading west, there are great free campsites at Clem Walton Park/Corella Dam and the old Mary Kathleen Township. Check out our accommodation page for more information.