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Mourilyan: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 1.8K from Mourilyan

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 6.3K from Mourilyan

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 12.0K from Mourilyan

Murdering Point Winery


Murdering Point Winery is unique in every sense; the name, the unmatched range of exotic tropical wines, the location and the passion that drives the owners to accept only the best as demonstrated by the awards won annually, through the use of traditional wine making methods and modern technology.

In addition to the tropical fruit wines such as lychee, mango, jaboticaba, and passionfruit, Murdering Point produces wines of outstanding quality from the Australian Bush Tucker fruit, Davidson Plum. The Winery is also home to "The Point" port and the heavenly "White Devil" port, and the "Black Devil", a unique blend of black sapote and cognac, Banana Cream, Mocha Cream and Choc Mint Cream. New additions, The Riser, coffee aperitif and The Mariah, spicy vanilla aperitif.

Murdering Point Winery is open seven days from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Visitors are invited to enjoy tastings and to learn the history of the region in the unpretentious surroundings of the cellar door and tropical landscaped gardens.




161 Murdering Point Road
Silkwood East, QLD, 4857

Located 18.5K from Mourilyan

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 20.1K from Mourilyan

Barnard Island Group National Park


The islands feature outstanding rock formations and diverse landforms including shallow reefs, sand spits, beaches and dense rainforest-clad slopes. The rainforested slopes of the Barnard Islands rise steeply from the sea, part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Mangroves fringe parts of the islands and coastal plants border the shores. The South Barnard islands (Sister and Stephens islands) are an important breeding site for seabirds. 23 species of woodland birds have also been recorded on and around the Barnard islands.

Camp on Stephens or Kent islands. Drop a line and catch a fish for dinner. Snorkel on the extensive reefs connecting Sisters and Stephens islands in the South Barnard islands and on the fringing reefs surrounding the North Barnard islands. Wander along the beaches and spend fascinating hours watching birds. Access is restricted to Sisters and Stephens islands from 1 September to 31 March each year to protect nesting sea birds. Remember to be croc wise.




5-10 kilometres east of Kurrimine Beach
Kurrimine Beach, QLD, 4871

Located 21.3K from Mourilyan

Mourilyan: 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 6.5K from Mourilyan

Walk to the Reef


Kurrimine Beach is one of the closest beaches to the Great Barrier Reef - they are so close that they can walk out to explore King Reef on very low tides.

They escort a group of people out to the reef one day each month and take up to 30 guests at a time. If you would like to join them bring some shoes with you that you don't mind getting wet - reef shoes are perfect! It is approximately a 800 metre walk through thigh high water to get out to the reef and usually takes them about 30 minutes.


Event Dates
2016
      1st Aug


9 Coyle Street
Kurrimine Beach, QLD, 4871

Located 23.3K from Mourilyan

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