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Cloncurry Lookout

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Published August 1st 2019
Located just behind the Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Center, you can find this lookout offering spectacular views of Cloncurry. There are 62 steps before reaching the top of the lookout. It's a bit exercise but it's worth it!



walking track, lookout, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Center, Queensland
An information board about surrounding areas


As you climb up the steps, you can see colourful flowers. Halfway up, you can see rusty looking constructions that were once part of the mining site in Cloncurry. Cloncurry is a little town about 120km east of Mount Isa and 400km south of the Gulf of Carpentaria and part of the Shire of Cloncurry Queensland. Cloncurry is rich in minerals with its core industries copper and gold mining.

walking track, lookout, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Center, Queensland
Beautiful flowers along the track up to the lookout


When you reach the top of the lookout, you can see the old part of the town and the new residential area. You can also see the Selwyn ranges that surround Cloncurry.

walking track, lookout, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Center, Queensland
Some views from the lookout


walking track, lookout, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Center, Queensland
Some parts of Selwyn Ranges


Take your time to go back down. They put a fluorescent yellow marker at the end of each step for your safety, but please do be careful as there is no railing to hold on to. At the bottom of the lookout, you can stop to catch your breath by the running water fountain and beautiful well-maintained garden.




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Where: 2 km west of town near Normanton turnoff (take the Chinaman Creek Dam exit)
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