Mary Kathleen Memorial Park & Museum

Day Use Area

4.3 from 3 users

Description

The Cloncurry/Mary Kathleen Memorial Park Complex is located just off the main highway that runs through town with ample parking for cars, caravans and motorhomes. This is a perfect place to stop and take a break on your journey. It has something for the whole family - with a playground for the kids, amenities and a shaded picnic/barbecue area set in the beautiful parkland. Stretch your legs and go for a 10 minute walk up the lookout past the unique water feature and take in the spectacular panoramic view of Cloncurry and the surrounding rugged landscape. Enjoy the free outdoor display featuring historic mining, rail and farm equipment including a unique 1941 Ford V8 Rail Ambulance which was used when roads were impassible. The former Visitor Information Centre was originally the Oona Police Station building, which was then moved to Dobbyn and again moved to Mary Kathleen as a police station. After the mine shut down and the town dismantled, it was relocated to its current site and used as the Visitor Information Centre until 2013. The park also incorporates the Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum. No camping or overnight parking.

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Lat: -20.709149 Lng: 140.518967

User Reviews

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Damo Wendy Coombs

Great little spot to pull up and have a break Kids loved the water ponds/fountains and the playground was great Also clean toilets with plenty of paper and lots of old machinery and rail ambulance to have a look at outside the museum

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Texn

Would've spent more if were more welcomed. Sadly the worst customer service I've received in any museum between Broome and Townsville. Reasonable entry fee & coffee good. A good companion piece to the B&W cairn 40km west

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Robby & Porto Tour Guiding Aussie.

Worth to call in for your first stop in town. Small display of local Aboriginal artefacts and Burke and Will's. Amazing collection of rocks from all over Australia & Overseas. Visit here and the John Flynn memorial museum and you receive a discount.

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