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Queensland Explore Centre - Cloncurry


The Visitor Information Centre offers travellers and guest a broad range of local knowledge, town history and up to date travel information. The gift shop foyer contains a variety of souvenirs, travel maps, cold drinks, light refreshments and coffee available; leading visitors through to the museum and theatrette. The museum is home to historical artifacts and displays covering the last 150+ years of Cloncurry history. The rock and mineral display is considered one of the most extensive collections in Australia. The museum pays homage to other key points in Australian history including Burke and Wills, Indigenous Tribal artifacts and Cloncurry’s military involvement. The Museum combines modern resources with historical artifacts to engage all audiences including children with the inclusion of Virtual Reality and Ernst Henry Touch Display.

Please Note: The Queensland Explore Centre - Cloncurry will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day


Opening Hours:

April – October: Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 4:30pm | Sat – Sun: 9:00am – 4:00pm

November – April: Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm | Sat – Sun: 9:00am – 1:00pm

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Services your centre offers to visitors:

  •  Local inside knowledge on scenic, adventure and family-friendly drives and activities
  •  Ample parking for cars, caravans, motorhomes and coach parking. Disability and wheelchair friendly
  • Provide brochures, maps and current travel updates
  • Free BBQ, picnic area and playground
  • Public toilet facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Open outdoor museum, and scenic lookout – pet friendly
  • Checkout new sculpture paying tribute to the 2019 district Floods
  • Agent for fossicking licences
  • Coffee and refreshments
  • Dump Point and water top-up station


Top 10 things to do around the region:

1. Cloncurry Unearthed Museum, discover Cloncurry’s rich history.
2. John Flynn Place Museum, commemorates the work of John Flynn and the beginnings of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
3. Experience the Cloncurry website.
4. Heritage Tour of Cloncurry.
5. Relax by the water at Chinaman Creek Dam.
6. Visit old mining ghost towns within the Shire.
7. Camp under the stars at Corella Dam.
8. Fossicking for semi-precious gems.
9. Visit the historic cemeteries.
10. 4x4 adventure day trip along Ballara Mining Heritage Trail.


Contact us:

Phone: (07) 4742 1361
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Website: www.cloncurry.qld.gov.au