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Mungalla Aboriginal Tours

Multiple Locations

The history and culture of Mungalla tours begins at the grand Mungalla Station homestead where they introduce you to 45 000 years of Nywaigi Aboriginal Culture. Hear their stories and learn to throw a boomerang or spear. Then board the bus for a short trip to the original homestead site where they'll introduce you to Irish settler James Cassady and his family who were the first European settlers on Mungalla and advocated for Aboriginal people and allowed their ancestors to remain on their traditional lands. As you view the remnants of the original Mungalla site hear the pioneering stories of these settlers and let your thoughts drift back in time and consider the glory of old Mungalla.

Return to the homestead to experience the truly amazing Captive Lives story that documents the unbelievable story of Aboriginal people displayed as human curiosities throughout the circuses of Europe and America. This amazing exhibition toured nationally and was seen by over 300,000 Australians. Interact with Aboriginal people as they share this wonderful story with you.

Add their optional eco-tourism package to your tour where they show you their efforts to regenerate their wetlands and save endangered species.

Group tours a speciality.

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Bush Tucker
  • Farm/Station
  • Guided Walks

Other Information

Accessibility:

Minimal facilities are available for people with a disability. Please contact the operator to discuss your needs.

Children:

Children are welcome.

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Palm Tree Caravan Park

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$25.00 - 95.00
Clean budget accommodation. Self-contained units/cabins available for overnight or longer term weekly stays. Units are self-contained with kitchen/cooking facilities, fridge, crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, etc provided, split-system air conditioning, ceiling fans, flatscreen television/DVD, all linen provided. Sorry no pets in units. Spacious shady drive-through caravan and camping sites, powered or unpowered. Clean amenities, hot showers, modern well equipped camp kitchen with free barbecues and television, coin laundry, free WIFI for short term guests, dump point, large saltwater pool, kiosk selling ice, cold drinks, ice-creams, basic groceries. Most pets welcome in sites.

Noorla Heritage Resort

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
From AU$22.00 - 179.00
The Noorla Heritage Resort is a grand award winning Italian art deco villa built on two acres in 1926. Situated between Townsville and Cairns, this multi Australian Tourism Awards winner has been beautifully restored and features extensive gardens, wide verandahs, restaurant, 18 heritage bedrooms, heritage cottage, camping, antiques throughout, tropical breakfasts, three function/conference/training rooms and business facilities, children's play area, swimming pool and internet cafe. It is the perfect location for conferences and training events as well as health and personal development retreats with their on site psychologist and health staff. The Noorla Heritage Resort is only 30 minutes away from the highest waterfall in the southern hemisphere, 15 minutes to Australia's World Heritage rainforest, 30 minutes to Hinchinbrook Island, 30 minutes to access the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island and 20 minutes to the eight kilometres of white sandy beach at Forrest Beach. Five minutes to Australia's largest urban wetland rehabilitation project Tyto wetlands.

Lees Hotel "The Original Pub With No Beer"

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$75.00 - 190.00
The Motel accommodation is part of the Iconic Lees Hotel made famous by Slim Dusty with Australians very first worldwide number one hit "The Pub With No Beer" (and they haven't run out of beer since). In 2005, the Hotel became the only Heritage Listed Iconic hotel in Queensland. Lees Motel Hotel has been extensively refurbished in 2011, including the free WiFi system. Visitors include the Governor of Queensland in 2007 and the American Ambassador in 2010. Lees is listed as a destination in the Lonely Planet guidebook. In April 2013 the 70th anniversary of the Pub With No Beer Festival was held and 5,000 people turned up to celebrate. Features include The Original Pub With No Beer Legend with Slim Dusty and Dan Sheahan, Artifacts and memorabilia portraying the early settlement of the pioneers dating back to the 1880s. The permanent Art Exhibition "Icons of Hinchinbrook" and a colonial style restaurant All of the motel room have top of the range Sealy Pillow Top ensembles for absolute comfort, whisper quiet airconditioning and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms have verandahs or are adjacent to courtyards.
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