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Theresa Creek Dam

Situated 22 kilometres south-west of Clermont off the Peakvale Road, discover the oasis in the outback – Theresa Creek Dam. An angler’s paradise, golden perch, jewfish, barramundi and red claw can all be found beneath the surface. Cast a line from the shore or launch a boat for a fun day on the water. An […]

Copperfield Store, Chimney and Cemetery

In 1861 copper was discovered four miles south-west of Clermont and Queensland’s first copper mine, Peak Downs Copper Mining Company was born. By December 1864 the first shipment of copper was destined for Broadsound on bullock drawn drays and within 15 years a total of 17,000 tons of refined copper sold. In 1874, the Municipality […]

Hoods Lagoon

Hoods Lagoon and Century Park are situated in the inland township of Clermont. Clermont was established on the northern banks of the Hoods Lagoon in 1862, after the discovery of gold. A memorial plaque at the southern entrance of the Lagoon honours the victims of the 1916 flood that destroyed the entire business sector and […]

Clermont Historical Centre

The Clermont Historical Centre has undergone extensive renovations and now boasts a contemporary Interpretive Centre where visitors can learn about Clermont’s rich and diverse history. A Flood of Memories Exhibition commemorates the Centenary of the 1916 Clermont Flood. Come relive stories of courage, heroism and tragedy from one of the deadliest floods in Australian history. […]

Clermont – Old Town Site

Following the discovery of gold at Nelson’s Gully in 1861, January 1862 saw the first rigging of camps alongside the prospectors on the banks of Hood’s Lagoon. Within the year, the settlement boasted a general store and around 30 diggings. The rush was on and by the end of 1863 over 1,000 miners were operating […]