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Mooroobool: Where To Go / Sightseeing

McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery Cairns


The port of Cairns, was established for the Hodgkinson gold fields in 1876. A five acre cemetery was gazetted on McLeod Street the following year in 1877 as earlier burials had taken place along the Esplanade near the hospital reserve.

Management of the cemetery was initially sporadic, however in 1885 trustees apply for funding to properly manage the site. The cosmopolitan nature of early Cairns is reflected in the range of nationalities, including English, Irish, Scottish, Japanese, Javanese, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Bulgarian and Swedish. The cemetery is divided into sections for the use of Christian denominations, plus an area for non-Christian burials of Chinese, Malays, Javanese, and Aborigines. References to these burials, all unmarked, may be found in interpretation material in the cemetery rotunda.

Burials reflect the history of Cairns, representative of professional, business, clerical, political and mercantile interests. Included are; the first mayor of Cairns, Richard Ash Kingsford (grandfather of aviator Charles Kingsford Smith); Cairns' much admired medical pioneer, Dr Edward Koch; men who died during construction of the Cairns to Herberton Railway; and a beche-de-mere fisherman who had worked here prior to the establishment of Cairns.




127-145 McLeod Street
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 3.7K from Mooroobool

Kuranda Scenic Railway


The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls. This famous railway winds its way on a journey of approximately one hour and 45 minutes from Cairns to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest.

The Cairns-Kuranda Railway was constructed between 1882 and 1891 and even today is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Hundreds of men were employed to build the 15 hand-made tunnels and 37 bridges that stand as a monument to the pioneers of tropical North Queensland who lost their lives while working on the railway.

Gold Class offers passengers a touch of luxury. Club-style seating, appetisers, refreshments and an exclusive gift pack combine to create an unforgettable experience. Discover the warm ambience of the historical decor in Gold Class, with cedar interior, individual lounge seating and historical photographs.

Kuranda Scenic Railway is also proud to partner with the attractions of Kuranda to form unique day tours such as the Classic Experience tour combining the railway with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Rainforestation features in their Rainforest Experience tour, Tjapukai in their Dreamtime Experience tour and Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Butterfly Sanctuary in their Wildlife Experience tour.






Bunda Street,
Cairns Railway Station
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 3.9K from Mooroobool

Flecker Botanic Gardens


Welcome to Flecker Botanic Gardens, the only wet tropic botanic gardens in Australia. At Flecker Botanic Gardens, the collections reflect their tropical diversity, with plants from the steamy jungles of South East Asia, South America and Africa easily adapting to the warm, wet climate of Cairns. These gardens have a fairytale-like feel for many plant collectors, with the most outstanding flowering and foliage plants arranged in natural landscape style.

Situated on Collins Avenue only four kilometres from the Cairns City Centre, the gardens comprise of three main areas:

Flecker Botanic Gardens - main botanic collection, Orchid House, The Fernery and aboriginal Plant Use Garden. There is also the award winning Botanic Gardens Restaurant Cafe open for breakfast and lunch.

Centenary Lakes - has the wonderful rainforest boardwalk, Amazon Pond Lilies, native fruit trees, ample bird life, Freshwater Lake and Saltwater Lake with the occasional crocodile siting.

Mount Whitfield Conservation Park - the famous red and blue arrow hiking tracks with stunning views over Cairns and Trinity Inlet, where you can spot the occasional scrub turkey and orange footed scrub hen.

The Cairns Botanic Garden can be found on Collins Avenue, Edge Hill.




Collins Avenue
Edge Hill, QLD, 4870

Located 4.2K from Mooroobool

Mount Whitfield Conservation Park


The rainforest-clad slopes of the Whitfield Range form a dramatic backdrop to Cairns, offering bushwalking opportunities close to the city. Walking tracks through Mount Whitfield Conservation Park climb through shady rainforest gullies and dry open forest and grasslands with cycads to the top of Mount Lumley Hill.

Enjoy the short but steep 1.5 kilometre Red Arrow circuit walk through rainforest up to a lookout with views scenic views over the Cairns coastline. Add the more demanding Blue Arrow circuit for a 6.6 kilometre (four to five hour) walk, with an optional 400 metre sidetrack to a lookout at Mount Lumley Hill (325 metres), offering expansive views to the Cairns hinterland and out to Green Island. Picnic at the lookout between your circuit walks. Look for mound-building brush-turkeys, orange-footed scrubfowl and graceful honeyeaters .




Collins Avenue
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 4.2K from Mooroobool

Mooroobool: Events

Cairns Amateurs


The Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is four days of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment built around two days of horse racing in Cairns.

What began as a small meeting in 1959, designed to bring city and country together, has expanded over the years to become one of Australia's premier spring horse racing carnivals. Operated by the Far North Queensland Amateur Turf Club Inc., their event has become widely, and affectionately, known as "The Cairns Amateurs".

58 years on, the Cairns Amateurs is complemented by a host of social activities, some formal and some very informal including a number of Members-only and corporate functions as well as events and areas for the general public on both race days.

The beautiful mild September climate entices large crowds of locals as well as interstate visitors.


Event Dates
2016
      8th Sep
      9th Sep
      9th Sep
      10th Sep
      10th Sep
      11th Sep


585 Mulgrave Road,
Mulgrave Road,
Woree
Woree, QLD, 4868

Located 1.7K from Mooroobool

Cairns Talk PopCon


Cairns Talk Pop Culture Convention (PopCon), is where the adoring public comes face to face with Supa Star celebrities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds under one big roof. Gathered from and surrounded by the wonderful worlds of comic books, animation/cartoons, science-fiction, console gaming, fantasy, and fan-clubs, the result is an amazing atmosphere tailor made for expressing your inner geek.


Event Dates
2016
      15th Oct


Corner Severin Street and Mulgrave Road
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 3.2K from Mooroobool

MS Swimathon - Cairns


The Woree Aquatic Centre will host the second last MS Swimathon event of the season to raise vital funds to help people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

It doesn't matter if you can do 100 fast laps or doggy paddle one, everyone can join in, have fun and support people living with MS - an incurable disease which affects a person's central nervous system. Designed as a relay event, teams must have one swimmer in the water at all times throughout the entire 12 hour event period.

Participants can raise donations by asking for a one off donation from friends and family or being sponsored based on the number of laps they can do.

Registrations open 8 February, so get involved to help support those individuals living with MS and their families.




Event Dates
2017
      24th Mar
      25th Mar


1 Pool Close,
1 Pool Close
Woree, QLD, 4868

Located 3.2K from Mooroobool

Tropical Mardi Gras


Tropical Mardi Gras is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender plus (LGBT+) festival to celebrate the diverse and beautiful people and places of the Cairns region.

Once a year, Cairns Pride invites visitors from around Australia and the world to join them for ten days of play in the gorgeous environment that is Tropical North Queensland.

From dance parties to dive expeditions, from fashion shows to rainforest excursions, culminating in Fair Day at Tanks Arts Centre, Tropical Mardi Gras offers something for everyone in the rainbow family.

Tropical Mardi Gras promotes enjoyment, discovery, exchange and harmony, and asks LGBT+ folk from around the globe to share their pride and show their love in an idyllic festive holiday environment.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Sep
      1st Oct
      2nd Oct
      3rd Oct
      4th Oct
      5th Oct
      6th Oct
      7th Oct
      8th Oct
      9th Oct


290 Draper Street
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 3.5K from Mooroobool

Cardiac Challenge


The Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge is a three day camping and recreational cycle ride in the September school holidays.

The route includes some of the most stunning scenery in the Wet Tropics, Dry Tropics and World Heritage National Parks of Far North Queensland starting in Cairns and progressing inland through the Kuranda range, Speewah, Mareeba, Mt Molloy, Mt Carbine, the Desailey range, Lakeland and finishing in Cooktown.

Each year the Cardiac Challenge mission is to fundraise for the FNQ Hospital Foundation with the purchase of specialised equipment for improved cardiac care services for Far North Queensland.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Sep
      18th Sep
      19th Sep
2017
      16th Sep


4 Grove Street,
FNQ Hospital Foundation
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 4.1K from Mooroobool

Mooroobool: Travel Tips

Cairns Seaport


Cairns Seaport is the second busiest cruise port in Australia. The port also acts as the gateway for visitors to the Great Barrier Reef, serving a total of 1.2 million passenger movements each year. Cairns Port Authority is also currently involved with Cityport, a project that presents a plan to integrate the Cairns Central Business District and waterfront land and cruise ship terminal facilities.




Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal,
Corner of Wharf and Lake Streets
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Located 4.2K from Mooroobool

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