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Garradunga: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Eubenangee Swamp National Park


One of the most important wetlands between Ingham and Cairns, Eubenangee Swamp is a birdwatchers' paradise, with over 190 species of birds recorded. Situated in the lowlands east of the Bellenden Ker Range (the wettest part of Australia), much of this park is flooded during the wet season. As well as being a significant habitat for waterbirds, the park also protects some of the last remnants of various lowland vegetation types. Much of the park is swampland, supporting paperbarks, waterbirds and crocodiles. The rest is rainforest and grassland.

Stroll along the 1.5 kilometre return walking track that follows the Alice River, through rainforest to the top of a grassy hill and enjoy views of Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker, Queensland's two highest peaks, as well as the swamp and its many waterbirds. Birdwatching is rewarding, as the different vegetation types attract many birds. Remember to be croc wise.




Cartwright Road,
via Bramston Beach Road
Babinda, QLD, 4861

Located 5.9K from Garradunga

Lit Sing Gung Chinese Temple, Innisfail


The bright coloured Chinese temple in Owen Street will attract your attention and draw you in to explore its interior. The temple was designed by Cairns architect Edwin Orchard, and completed in January 1941. The trustees were Johnstone See Poy and A C Marwick. It replaced an earlier temple that had been located on the corner of Edith and Owen Streets, established by Tom See Poy.

Like many of Innisfail's early buildings, it was substantially damaged by the cyclone of March 1918. The Chinese community rebuilt it later that year as a place of worship and reflection to deities of the Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist traditions.

It served as accommodation for elderly Chinese men who had failed to make their fortune on the gold fields, and could not return home empty-handed. Chinese New Year and Moon festivals were celebrated there with dragon parades and fireworks. Accommodation in the old temple was sub-standard and the new one was designed to include quality accommodation.

This space now houses a museum featuring items from Dora See Poy's personal collection, including photographs, clothes and original shop fittings from the family's successful mercantile store. The temple and museum are open to visitors daily.




8 Owen Street
Innisfail, QLD, 4860

Located 8.1K from Garradunga

Josephine Falls, Wooroonooran National Park


Josephine Falls, a scenic section of Wooroonooran National Park, features a scenic waterfall fed by rains falling on Queensland's highest peak, Bartle Frere, which looms above this popular picnic area. Josephine Creek starts as a trickle high on the south-east side of the summit of Bartle Frere and ends as a substantial creek flowing into the Russell River. Approximately 7.5 kilometres from the summit of Bartle Frere, the waters of Josephine Creek tumble over granite boulders, forming the picturesque Josephine Falls.

Wander along the walking track through lush tropical rainforest to viewing decks overlooking Josephine Creek and falls. From here, enjoy excellent views and opportunities for photography. Do not enter the restricted access area around the top of the falls. Serious injuries and deaths have occurred here. Penalties apply. Flash flooding (rapidly rising water) is common during wetter months. Rapid and unpredictable water level rises have isolated people on the far bank requiring their rescue. The rocks are also exceptionally slippery, the water cold and submerged objects may be in the creek. Never jump or dive into the water and take care around steep slopes and rock faces along the track and at the lookout.




Josephine Falls Road
Bartle Frere, QLD, 4861

Located 14.8K from Garradunga

Australian Sugar Heritage Centre


The Australian Sugar Heritage Centre opened in 1977 and is a modern complex covering some 14,000 square. It houses The Australian Sugar Industry Museum, Cassowary Coast Region Art Gallery, Mourilyan Caf?, Post Office, Conference Room and Canegrowers Office. The Museum's collection comprises of contemporary and historical photographs, books, documents, domestic objects and artefacts related to Australia's sugar industry. Historic tractors, locomotives, harvesters, implements and a working model of a 500 horse power driven crushing engine are on permanent display.

Many static displays depict the history of the sugar industry, including South Sea Islander involvement, a Cane Barracks replica, Stables, a Blacksmith Shop and the manufacturing of sugar.

The professionally equipped 50 seat theatre features an audio visual presentation of the Sugar Industry. Examine the pioneering methods and processes on informative audio/visual displays throughout the Museum.

General, Education and Special Interest Group tours are given on request please call them for details.




Bruce Highway
Mourilyan, QLD, 4858

Located 15.5K from Garradunga

Russell River National Park


Paperbarks and mangrove forests line the many creeks and rivers in tranquil, unspoiled Russell River National Park. In this area the meandering Russell River joins forces with the Mulgrave River before entering the sea in a shared estuary. The access road runs between the beach and Bluemetal Creek up to the creek mouth. Bush camp in one of five secluded sites next to the beach. Fish at the mouth of the picturesque Bluemetal Creek mouth. Be aware of estuarine crocodiles.




Russell River National Park
Bramston Beach, QLD, 4871

Located 20.0K from Garradunga

Paronella Park


Everyone has a dream. Jos? Paronella's dream became a reality. On five hectares beside Mena Creek Falls he built his castle, a picnic area by the falls, tennis courts, bridges, a tunnel, and wrapped it up in an amazing range of 7,500 tropical plants and trees. He even harnessed the waterfall for his electricity. Paronella Park opened to the public in 1935.

Today, visitors to the park marvel at the achievements of one man.

Admission to Paronella Park is valid for 24 months and covers both the tours. There is a 45 minute guided walk that explains the extraordinary story and takes you through the highlights of the park, as well as the stunning Darkness Falls Tour where the castles and waterfall are flood-lit to allow for amazing photo opportunities.

Admission also includes the souvenir guide book, fish food, umbrellas, access to the online photo gallery, as well as a site for one night in the adjacent van park.




Japoonvale Road,
Old Bruce Highway
Mena Creek, QLD, 4871

Located 21.7K from Garradunga

Garradunga: Events

Feast of the Senses Inc


The Feast of the Senses is North Queensland premier tropical food event! Showcasing their amazing variety of exotic tropical Fruits, Produce, Seafoods and Meats it is like no other festival in Australia and is truly a feast for all of your senses!

Tropical produce is the hero of the festival and over the 10 day program visitors will be able to see, touch, taste, and smell the amazing fruit and food that comes from this vibrant region.

Held in March each year the programme incorporates food events, farm trails, art, photography, cooking competitions and culminates in a huge market day extravaganza showcasing all the local produce.

Market Day is held in the centre of Innisfail's CBD one of the best collections of art deco architecture in Australia.




Event Dates
2017
      23rd Mar
      24th Mar
      25th Mar
      26th Mar
      27th Mar
      28th Mar


Edith Street,
Cassowary Coast
Innisfail, QLD, 4860

Located 7.7K from Garradunga

Garradunga: Travel Tips

Babinda Tourism Information Centre


The Babinda Visitor Information Centre is located on Munro Street in Babinda.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Babinda Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans or make a booking.




1 Munro Street
Babinda, QLD, 4861

Located 15.0K from Garradunga

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