The copper mines of Cloncurry quickly made this town one of the most prosperous in the Outback. Down through the years since the copper lode was discovered in 1867, Cloncurry has hosted a plethora of other historic occasions.
It was here where the idea for Qantas was first mooted. ‘Conceived in Cloncurry, born in Winton and grew up in Longreach’ goes a local saying. The original hangar still stands at the local aerodrome.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service was also launched in Cloncurry. Visit John Flynn Place to get an insight into the story of this iconic outback service.
Known as the ‘Friendly Heart of the Great North West’, the town now services the sheep and cattle properties in the surrounding district and is an important sales centre for sheep, cattle and horses.
Activites and Experiences at Cloncurry
- Farm/Station activity Rosegreen Station.
- Airport MacAir Airlines.
- Automatic Teller Machine
- Banking Facilities Westpac, National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank.
- Coach Stop Greyhound Australia service to and from Townsville and Mount Isa.
- Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
- Fuel Autogas and petrol available.
- Hospital 35 bed hospital.
- Public Bar
- Mechanical Services Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ).
- Medical Facilities
- Post Office
- Rail Terminal Queensland Rail Inlander service to and from Townsville and on to Mount Isa.
- Visitor Centres Mary Kathleen Memorial Park, Flinders Highway and John Flynn Place, Daintree Street.
- Places of Worship
- Aussie Lifestyle
- Caravan and Camping
- Farm/Station Rosegreen Station.
- RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
- Empty Nesters
- Gay and Lesbian
- Meetings Incentive Conventions
- Outback Queensland Tourism
Nearest Airport: Cloncurry