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.
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The Hottest Town in
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.
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
Isa gets red, hilly and
spectacular. There is a lookout in the outskirts of the town with good
views over the landscape.
Views from the lookout. by Ladymaggic via Flickr.com
The Birthplace of the
The most famous thing to see is the John
Flynn Place - a museum of the Royal Flying Doctors Service
its founder John Flynn. Upstairs is an outback art gallery.
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum by st0nemas0nry via
Mary Kathleen Museum and
Another thing in town is the Mary
- 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
Mary Kathleen Museum. by ibsut via Flickr.com
Airport and Other
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
Cloncurry Australia by drinking.down.under via Flickr.com
There are many pubs in town, as well as motels and caravan parks. And
there is a proper supermarket.
Post Office Hotel. by snorski via Flickr.com
Here's a map of the town. You can
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
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