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Wangan: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Australian Sugar Industry Museum


Opened in 1977 the Australian Sugar Industry Museum is a modern complex covering some 14,000 square. 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 Barrack Kitchen, Stables and a Blacksmith Shop.

The professionally equipped 50 seat theatre features an audio visual presentation that describes the history, growing, harvesting, milling and refining of sugar in Australia.

General, Education and Special Interest Group tours are given on request with at least one weeks notice.




Bruce Highway
Mourilyan, QLD, 4858

Located 3.6K from Wangan

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 Wangan

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 9.9K from Wangan

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 18.7K from Wangan

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 19.2K from Wangan

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 22.5K from Wangan

Mamu Tropical Skywalk


The Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway is a spectacular walk through the canopy of World Heritage rainforest. It is an iconic tourist attraction in the heart of the Wet Tropics. With a 350 metre long elevated walkway through the canopy, a cantilever, a 37 metre observation tower and more than 1200 metres of walking tracks, this attraction is a must do for anyone visiting the region.

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!




Palmerston Highway
Innisfail, QLD, 4860

Located 22.5K from Wangan

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 23.9K from Wangan

Wangan: Events

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
      2nd Jul
      3rd Jul
      4th Jul
      1st Aug


9 Coyle Street
Kurrimine Beach, QLD, 4871

Located 24.8K from Wangan

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