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Ingham Memorial Gardens

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area

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The Ingham Memorial Gardens (Botanical Gardens) are within walking distance of the town's main street, and are an ideal place to have a picnic lunch. The gardens have an extensive variety of north Queensland tropic vegetation and landscapes, which include a pond and water lillies. Within the pond you can often spy turtles and small fish swimming amongst the lillies.

There are numerous memorials in the gardens to such people as Keith Payne, who was born and educated in Ingham and was later invested with the Victoria Cross in April 1970 by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, for his repeated acts of exceptional personal bravery and unselfish conduct during the Vietnam War. Another memorial in the gardens is of the 12 people who died when a United States Air Force Liberator B-42 Bomber, names "Texas Terror", crashed on Mount Straloch, Hinchinbrook Island.

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Corner of McIlwraith Street
Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
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Tyto Wetlands

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
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Tyto Wetlands is a unique 90-hectare natural wetland site that is home to over 230 species of birds and numerous tropical plant species in addition to such native Australian wildlife creatures as the wallaby. Located just 500 metres from the township of Ingham and situated just a few hundred metres off the Bruce Highway down Cooper Street, Tyto Wetlands is a carefully preserved natural environment that integrates lagoons, walking tracks and native flora. Experience the natural beauty and tranquility of this tropical environment by leisurely strolling along the four kilometre walkways. Interpretive signs, marked lookouts and specially created viewing platforms allow you to view local wildlife without interference or disturbance to their habitats. The area is named after the endangered Eastern Grass Owl (Tyto Capensis) Tyto meaning monkey faced owl which can be found in the Hinchinbrook Shire, one of the few places in the world where this owl can be spotted regularly. This owl can be seen leaving their grassy habitat just on dusk.

Forrest Beach

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
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Forrest Beach, also known as Allingham, is a relaxing place to visit when you need to escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Forrest Beach has a long sandy beach overlooking Orpheus Island and the Palm Island group. It is a patrolled beach and has stinger net protection during the summer months. Forrest Beach has a hotel/motel, caravan park and self-contained units. There are also a small number of shops where essential items can be purchased.

Mount Fox

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
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Located south-west of Ingham, Mount Fox was created by a violent volcanic explosion about 100,000 years ago. In the explosion, a lava flow 10 metres thick spewed from the southern end of the crater and chunks of molten magma were thrown out of the volcano's vent. The well-formed crater is about 10 metres deep and covered with sparse grasses and stunted trees. Vine thicket is found in a steep gully on the southern slopes. Open eucalypt woodland dominates the crater area. Pink and long-fruited bloodwoods are also common. Mount Fox's tussock grass slopes shelter a number of small animals. On a cool day in the winter months, skinks and other reptiles can be seen basking on the volcanic bombs. During the hot summer months, the grasses provide protection from the sun and are ideal nesting places for ground-dwelling birds like the little button quail. After sunset, rufous bettongs (small wallaby-type mammals) emerge to feed on herbs and grasses. The large wing span of a wedge-tailed eagle can also be seen, as this bird of prey soars above the Mount Fox crater.

Taylors Beach

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
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Taylor's Beach is centrally located between Forrest Beach and Lucinda. With Orpheus Island and fringing reefs so close, it is a popular fishing destination for many. There is a wide variety of fish to be caught in this area so you will be constantly amazed. Bring your fishing rod and be ready for some serious relaxation.

Ingham

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Located 110 kilometres north of Townsville and 220 kilometres south of Cairns, the country township of Ingham is located in the heart of the tropics. It is the southern gateway to the Wet Tropics World Heritage-listed rainforests of Tropical North Queensland. West of Ingham is Australia's highest sheer drop waterfall, Wallaman Falls, at 305 metres. North-east of Ingham is the majestic Hinchinbrook Island. The region has no less than six recreational National Parks, State Forests and islands, making it a very special part of the North Queensland region. 800 metres south of the town centre is Tyto Wetlands Information Centre, showcasing the spectacular birdlife and natural attractions of the region. Within easy walking distance of the centre is Tyto Wetlands - a "Birdwatcher's Paradise". The wetlands are home to more than 230 different species, including the Eastern Grass Owl. Hundreds of Agile Wallabies also appear at the Wetlands in the afternoon and early morning, certainly adding to the wildlife experience. The township of Ingham, known for its large Italian community, celebrates the Australian-Italian Festival in July- a feast of Italian wine, cuisine, music and culture.
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