South Johnstone Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information
Places nearby South Johnstone
- Archer River
- Atherton Tablelands
- Augustus Downs
- Badu Island
- Bartle Frere
- Bellenden Ker
- Buchan Point
- Cairns Beaches
- Cairns North
- Cape Tribulation
- Clifton Beach
- Darnley Island
- Edge Hill
- Edward River
- Ellis Beach
- Evelyn Central
- Fishery Falls
- Flying Fish Point
- Great Barrier Reef
- Green Island
- Gregory Downs
- Holloways Beach
- Hope Vale
- Horn Island
- Innot Hot Springs
- Kewarra Beach
- Lizard Island
- Lockhart River
- Machans Beach
- Mena Creek
- Millaa Millaa
- Mission Beach
- Mornington Island
- Mount Carbine
- Mount Garnet
- Mount Molloy
- Mount Mulligan
- New Mapoon
- Northern Beaches
- Oak Beach
- Palm Cove
- Palmer River
- Parramatta Park
- Port Douglas
- Smithfield Heights
- South Mission Beach
- Thursday Island
- Trinity Beach
- Trinity Park
- Turtle Cove
- White Rock
- Wongaling Beach
- Wujal Wujal
- Yam Island
- Yorke Island
- Yorkeys Knob
South Johnstone is a delightful little town 11km south-west of Innisfail. While the tourism bandwagon rolls on all around, South Johnstone, with its old world charm, is a town where time has stood still - just the place to ease off the throttle and recharge the batteries in preparation for the next round on the sightseeing trail.
You'll find the Australian Sugar Industry Museum in nearby Mourilyan and while you are in this neighbourhood take the trouble to drive on to Mourilyan Harbour - the chief port for the export of local sugar products where the natural harbour is framed in a most dramatic setting.
Dramatic, too, is the sight of the Wallaman Falls as the water from Stony Creek tumbles 305 metres down a vertical rock gorge into the Herbert River. This is believed to be the longest sheer drop of any Australian waterfall.
The access road meanders through dense, scenic forest to a lookout positioned above the falls. There is a trail to the bottom of the gorge, but rangers request that all visitors keep to the confines of the defined walking track to prevent erosion.
South Johnstone: Where To Go / Sightseeing
Australian Sugar Heritage Centre
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.
Mourilyan, QLD, 4858
Located 4.0K from South Johnstone
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.
Old Bruce Highway
Mena Creek, QLD, 4871
Located 7.2K from South Johnstone
Lit Sing Gung Chinese Temple, Innisfail
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 9.0K from South Johnstone
Murdering Point Winery
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 17.3K from South Johnstone
Eubenangee Swamp National Park
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.
via Bramston Beach Road
Babinda, QLD, 4861
Located 20.8K from South Johnstone
Mamu Tropical Skywalk
The cantilever provides tantalising views over the North Johnstone river gorge. The 37 metre observation tower emerges high above the canopy, offering sweeping views over a pristine rainforest-clad mountainous landscape, homeland of the Mamu Aboriginal people.
Located within Wooroonooran National Park, the attraction was built in natural clearings in the rainforest caused by cyclone Larry in March 2006 and constructed from durable unpainted galvanised steel and recycled plastic. It is located close to other National Park walking tracks and picnic areas, making a day visit to the area, armed with a picnic hamper and walking shoes, a must-do experience!
Innisfail, QLD, 4860
Located 20.9K from South Johnstone
Barnard Island Group National Park
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 23.3K from South Johnstone
Josephine Falls, Wooroonooran National Park
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 23.4K from South Johnstone
South Johnstone: Events
Feast of the Senses Inc
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.
Innisfail, QLD, 4860
Located 8.9K from South Johnstone