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Terrestrial Georgetown Centre

Georgetown, Etheridge Area

At the Terrestrial Centre in Georgetown you will find located the multi award winning, Terrestrial - the Ted Elliott Mineral Collection. This collection, which is all the work of one man, Ted Elliott, contains over 4,500 mineral specimens in a myriad of fascinating colours and shapes from the region and throughout the world. This unique display is set out in nine themed rooms each with its own audiovisual component. A must see for any traveller this collection will amaze you with its beauty and sheer size.

Whilst at the Terrestrial Centre you will be able to get up to date Tourist Information at the fully accredited Visitor Information Centre. Make tour booking for the Undara Lava Tubes and Cobbold Gorge as well as other significant tourist attractions in the region, browse artwork of the region only on display at the centre, use the Internet cafe and generally relax in the cool building. Take time to browse and shop in our gift shop.

A visit to the web site for the Gulf Savannah Region will help you plan your trip to the region to maximise your enjoyment of the many unique world class attractions available.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $8 - $8 All Entry into The Ted Elliott Mineral is AUD8. Children under 16 are free.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Low Street
Georgetown, Etheridge Area
Queensland
Australia

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