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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 […]

Clermont Historical Centre

The Clermont Historical Centre celebrates the history of Clermont and the Peak Downs, including the ghost towns of Copperfield and Blair Athol, with an emphasis on settler, mining, and pastoral histories. Displays include the Aveling and Porter steam engine which was used to shift town buildings after the 1916 flood; the sniper Billy Sing’s medals; […]

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 – 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 […]