Cloncurry has the highest temperature ever recorded in Australia 53.1ºC on 16th January 1889. Cloncurry has been based on copper and that mineral is still mined at various places nearby, the best-known being Mt. Isa.
Cloncurry was the destination of the first Qantas service, from Charleville. The hangar at the airport still bears the legend Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service.
John Flynn Place
The modern John Flynn Place in the town is a museum, an art gallery, out door theatre and houses the Fred McKay Art Gallery. Daintree Street (4742 4125).
Mary Kathleen Museum and Park
The Mary Kathleen Museum and Park is to the east of the main town and tells the story of the failed uranium mining community along the road to Mt. Isa
. Some of the buildings from the town have now been moved to this site in Cloncurry, and there is also a Rock and Mineral Display.