Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area

Weekly from 14 November 2019 - 

Free Entry

The Cardwell Pioneer Tours are currently operating every Monday and Thursday morning from 10am 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

Event Dates

This event occurs weekly on the following dates:
14 November 2019
18 November 2019
21 November 2019
25 November 2019
28 November 2019
2 December 2019
5 December 2019
9 December 2019
12 December 2019
16 December 2019
19 December 2019
23 December 2019
26 December 2019
30 December 2019
2 January 2020
6 January 2020
9 January 2020
13 January 2020
16 January 2020
20 January 2020
23 January 2020
27 January 2020
30 January 2020
3 February 2020
6 February 2020
10 February 2020
13 February 2020
17 February 2020
20 February 2020
24 February 2020
27 February 2020
2 March 2020
5 March 2020
9 March 2020
12 March 2020
16 March 2020
19 March 2020
23 March 2020
26 March 2020
30 March 2020
2 April 2020
6 April 2020
9 April 2020
13 April 2020
16 April 2020
20 April 2020
23 April 2020
27 April 2020
30 April 2020
4 May 2020
7 May 2020
11 May 2020
14 May 2020
18 May 2020
21 May 2020
25 May 2020
28 May 2020
1 June 2020
4 June 2020
8 June 2020
11 June 2020
15 June 2020
18 June 2020
22 June 2020
25 June 2020
29 June 2020
2 July 2020
6 July 2020
9 July 2020
13 July 2020
16 July 2020
20 July 2020
23 July 2020
27 July 2020
30 July 2020

Event Venues

Cardwell Visitor Information and Heritage Centre
Address:
53 Victoria Street
Cardwell
Queensland, Australia 4849

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Non Smoking Establishment

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

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