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Clermont - Cities, Towns and Localities
A flourishing town once home to a large gold rush the gold mining heritage of the area can still be experienced today. First settled in the 1860's when gold and copper was discovered nearby.

One of the most devastating floods in Australia's history hit this small town in December 1916 when 35 people were drowned as a result of floodwaters rushing through the town. Later the town was moved to higher ground to escape the river torrents. There is a piano stuck up a tree in Capricorn street to indicate the height of the floodwaters at the time.

The area has a rich Chinese history with many Chinese miners coming into the area to make their fortunes with the gold. Racial riots took place between the whites and Chinese with the Chinese eventually being moved out.
 

Today the gold is gone and the town has matured into a charming service centre for the region.

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Clermont Visitor Information Centre
Haig Street
CLERMONT QLD 4721
Ph: 07 4983 1927
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Clermont Attractions

Clermont Museum
• If you're into gold mining bric-a-brac and equipment then this place is for you.
Copperfield and Miclere
• 4 km south of Clermont is Copperfield a small gold and copper mining settlement now just a ghost town with relics of time gone past. Miclere is still a functioning mining site some 31km north of Clermont. Mining here is done using original equipment.
The Peak Range
• A chain of picturesque and prominent mountains east of Clermont the sharp volcanic plugs are visible from a long distance across the flat country. Click the link to download an information sheet.

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Clermont Distance

Distance to Clermont
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Clermont:
  Km
• Barcaldine 321
• Blackall 428
• Brisbane 1,003
• Cairns 850
• Charters Towers 373
• Hughenden 613
• Emerald 109
  Km
• Longreach 427
• Mackay 287
• Richmond 726
• Rockhampton 380
• Roma 511
• Townsville 508
• Winton 606
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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• Clermont Maps
Bing Maps - Clermont, QLD
Google Maps - Clermont QLD 4721
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