Cloncurry

'The Curry', as Cloncurry is affectionately known by locals, is most famous for being the birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Conceived and launched by the Reverend John Flynn in the 1920s, this flying medical service is just as integral to the people of the outback today as it ever was. At the John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery, learn about the founding of the RFDS and how Flynn harnessed the emerging technology of the pedal radio to pioneer outback communication.

On the theme of aviation, visit the original Qantas hangar where the first passenger flew from Longreach to Cloncurry in 1922. Some say that Qantas was conceived in Winton, born in Cloncurry and grew up in Longreach, so all three towns played a massive part in the Australian icon's development.

Cloncurry was named by explorer Robert O'Hara Burke and you can see his drink bottle at the Burke and Wills display in the Cloncurry Unearthed Museum at the Cloncurry/Mary Kathleen Memorial Park, where you can learn about the former Mary Kathleen uranium mine. Mining still plays a huge role in the town's economy with some of Australia's largest copper deposits in the region.

If your visit coincides with the Cloncurry Stockman's Challenge and Campdraft, you'll be able to witness skillful displays of bush horsemanship in a tribute to the Australian horseman. Horses and their riders work together to overcome obstacles, move cattle and demonstrate their ability, training and presentation in a series of timed events.

Other attractions include the Cloncurry Cemetery with graves dating back to the 1880s, the Court House, which was built in 1898, and Chinaman Creek Dam where you can swim, picnic and take in an outback sunset.

Scarr Street
Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area
Queensland
Australia

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Hillview Cottages

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
From AU$140 - 270
Hillview Cottages is a unique Booie Range retreat and is the perfect place to stay while you discover the beautiful South Burnett and Bunya Mountains. There are three self-contained and fully equipped air conditioned cottages (all with double spa baths and wood fires) overlooking this magnificent 57 acre property which has views that will make you sigh and are so good for the soul.

Redrock On Booie

Booie, South Burnett Area
From AU$165 - 200
Redrock on Booie, comprising two luxury self contained cottages high on the Booie range, just 10 kilometres north of Kingaroy, is set on 45 acres of pristine native bushland. This includes 20 acres of hardwood forest - a natural haven for native birds and wildlife and home to a small, but growing, herd of pedigree Lowline Cattle.

Minmore Farmstay Bed and Breakfast

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
From AU$120 - 120
Minmore is a 7000 hectare beef producing property with a hectare of gardens, a tennis court and abundant wildlife. It's only a 45 minute drive to the Bunya Mountains and close to fruit growing area, wineries and the golf course.

Taabinga Homestead

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
From AU$100 - 130
Taabinga Homestead is part of the National Estate and is central to the history of the South Burnett. The homestead was built in 1846 and is one of Queensland's oldest, continuously lived in rural homes.

Crane Winery Bed and Breakfast

Booie, South Burnett Area
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From AU$150 - 270
Crane Wines Bed and Breakfast, only 10 kilometres from Kingaroy, is situated in a private wing of the magnificent old Queenslander home, set high on the Booie Range, with expansive views across the valley.

Bunyip Springs Farmstay

Nanango, South Burnett Area
From AU$140 - 500
Bunyip Springs Farmstay provides visitors with genuine farm experiences and the unique attractions nearby make Bunyip Springs the perfect place to holiday. The 251 hectare farm is a grazing property and paddocks near to the accommodation facilities are home to the quiet farm animals.

Bethany Cottages

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
From AU$120 - 175
Bethany Cottages are four self-contained cottages set up on the highest hill in the Kingaroy district. There are one bedroom cottages, a two bedroom cottage and a spa cottage to choose from. They cater from one to six guests in each.

Bunya Mountains Getaway Accommodation

Bunya Mountains, South Burnett Area
From AU$110 - 145
Accommodation options at their refurbished Dandabah Getaway Units are the one room studios or two bedroom apartments. The contemporary studio rooms comprise a comfortable queen size bed, an ensuite and kitchenette.

Passchendaele Farm Holidays

Kumbia, South Burnett Area
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From AU$70 - 220
Glorious sunsets; star-filled nights; mournful call of whip birds; gentle lowing of cattle; and the laughter of children, as they pat a newborn calf, are just some of the sights and sounds guests experience when they visit Queensland farm stay Passchendaele.

Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre

Bunya Mountains, South Burnett Area
From AU$110 - 490
The Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre is the largest provider of holiday rental homes and chalets in the Bunya Mountains. With 100 homes available they have houses to suit every size group and budget.
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