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Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Walk through the historic buildings and stories of Cardwell and the region. The Pioneers Tour is a walk through history and explains how Cardwell was founded in 1864 as the first port in North Queensland.

Thursdays / Every week

From 9:30am to 4pm

The Cardwell Pioneer Tours are currently operating every Monday and Thursday morning from 9.30am at the Visitor Information and Heritage Centre located in Cardwell. The tour incorporates all the buildings in the historic precinct and takes visitors on a fascinating journey of the area s colourful history as they move through each building. The tour begins at the old Bush Telegraph building which was the Telegraph and Post Office and explains how Cardwell was founded in 1864 as the first port in North Queensland. Over in the Courthouse visitors can gain an understanding of the old judicial system. Several interesting items are on display including the original straight-jackets used in Tully to restrain the more energetic offenders. The old lock-up building was still in use during the1980s at the Cardwell Police Station. The final building is the old Shire Hall which the community used for a multitude of purposes included balls and other formal social events. The tour concludes on the balcony of the Visitor Information Centre where visitors can enjoy a complementary Devonshire Tea while taking in one of the best views in North Queensland overlooking Hinchinbrook Island, Gould Island and the Family Islands

Features

  • Public Toilet
  • Family Friendly

Address

53 Victoria Street
Cardwell QLD 4849
Australia

Contact Details

Phone: 07 4066 2412">07 4066 2412

Cardwell Pioneer Tours
Cardwell Pioneer Tours
Cardwell Pioneer Tours
Cardwell Pioneer Tours
Cardwell Pioneer Tours
Cardwell Pioneer Tours