Cloncurry Australia

Cloncurry Australia is in outback Queensland.

It is an outback town east of Mount Isa, in north western Queensland.


It used to be a centre for some copper mining, today it is mostly known as the birthplace of Royal Flying Doctors Service.

Vimy at Sunrise near Cloncurry as It Passes over Australia's Outback
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The Hottest Town in Australia
And inofficially, but quite famously, it is also known for being "the hottest town in Australia" which only means that it once had a measured temprature of 53.1 °C, and even that was more than a century ago.

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The hottest town in Australia by CasaDeQueso via Flickr.com

Views from the Lookout
The town is surrounded by some flat, dry outback country, which, when driving towards Mount Isa gets red, hilly and spectacular. There is a lookout in the outskirts of the town with good views over the landscape.

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Views from the lookout. by Ladymaggic via Flickr.com

The Birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctors Service
The most famous thing to see is the John Flynn Place - a museum of the Royal Flying Doctors Service and its founder John Flynn. Upstairs is an outback art gallery.

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Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum by st0nemas0nry via Flickr.com

Mary Kathleen Museum and Memorial Park
Another thing in town is the Mary Kathleen Museum - a museum of the former uranium mining town on the way from here to Mount Isa, of which only paved streets remain - no buildings. In the park that surrounds the museum there are outdoors displays and old machinery.

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Mary Kathleen Museum. by ibsut via Flickr.com

Airport and Other Buildings
The town's airport is quite fotogenic with an old corrugated iron shed and some small airplanes. Other things in town are an old cemetery, a bio theatre and some old historical buildings along the main street.

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Cloncurry Australia by drinking.down.under via Flickr.com

Facilities and Accommodation
There are many pubs in town, as well as motels and caravan parks. And there is a proper supermarket.

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Post Office Hotel. by snorski via Flickr.com

Here's a map of the town. You can double-click anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand corner.


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