History Tours Australia

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History Tours Australia offers unique and entertaining tours focussed on the local history and heritage of Australia.

Many different tours are available throughout Queensland - catering for visitors, locals, youths and seniors.

These tours explore historical facts but also the different perspectives of writers, journalists and witnesses - adding colour, fascinating stories and fun facts.

The friendly and knowledgeable tour guides are enthusiastic about sharing these stories with you!

History Tours Australia operates throughout Queensland, working in partnership with local organisations to preserve local history, fund research and contribute to restorations of these fascinating heritage sites.

Our tours

Longreach Cemetery Tour

Cemeteries are fascinating places to discover a town’s history.

Longreach Cemetery is the resting place for many pioneers and characters who made their mark on the past.

Some of their stories are legendary, some infamous, and many forgotten. Hear stories of the Outback - including the Longreach Cinderella, a cemetery outcast and an Aboriginal tracker who tracked Queensland’s last bushranger.

Join their tour guide on the amazing Longreach Cemetery Tour - a great experience for groups, visitors and those who love history.

Or, if you’re looking for an evening activity, come for the Longreach Cemetery Haunted History Tour – if you dare!

A portion of every ticket will be donated to the Longreach Archival and Historical Research Group Inc to go toward cemetery restoration.

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$18.50 $20.00

One of the most famous murders in Brisbane is that of Robert Cox in 1848. Was the young butcher Patrick Mayne involved in the murder?

Start at the infamous Boggo Road Gaol and be led on a tour through Brisbane to visit some of the key locations of Patrick Mayne's life in Brisbane. Visit Kangaroo Point - the location of a murder some say he was involved in, St Stephens Cathedral, The Brisbane Arcade and Toowong Cemetery.

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$40 $50
Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery Tour

Located on the outskirts of Charters Towers, the Venus Gold Battery offers an insight into the amazing real life gold rush of the late nineteenth century.

The Battery is of national cultural significance. It is both the largest and the oldest of all surviving stamp batteries in Queensland.

Constructed in 1872, it was a public or custom mill in its prime, and became a State Battery in 1919 to provide ore crushing facilities for small mines after most other mills had closed. It ceased commercial operations in 1973 after a century of service.

Guided tours are available through this incredible historic site. One of the highlights is a fascinating film presentation that shows not only the process of extracting gold from ore, but also the story of the Battery's working life - and some of its ghosts.

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$18.50 $20.00

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Mount Cook National Park

Cooktown, Cook Area
Free Entry
Rising 431 metres above the surrounding landscape, rugged Mount Cook is the scenic backdrop to Cooktown. Lieutenant Phillip Parker King named Mount Cook in June 1819 during his navigation of northern Australia.

Cobia Hole Dive Site

Lizard Island, Cook Area
Free Entry
Located just off the shore of Lizard Island north of Cairns, Cobia Hole features a jumble of rocks, no bigger than a tennis court, decorated with marine life. With a maximum depth of 18 metres, this rocky outcrop is home to hovering sweetlips, emperors, cobia, estuary cod and more.

Hope Vale

Hope Vale,
Hope Vale Aboriginal community lies 40 kilometres north of Cooktown. Originally established as a Moravian Lutheran Mission on the east coast near Cape Bedford, the community was later moved to its present location.

Lizard Island

Lizard Island, Cook Area
Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. With 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites, it is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and is located directly on the Great Barrier Reef.

Cooktown Botanic Gardens and Gallop Botanic Reserve

Cooktown, Cook Area
Free Entry
Nature's Powerhouse Visitor Information Centre at the Cooktown Botanic Gardens provides all the information you need to explore this site. Established in 1878 as the Gallop Botanic Reserve, it comprises a formal botanic garden, and a substantial natural forest and ocean frontage.

Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park

Rossville, Cook Area
Free Entry
Black Mountain, an imposing mountain range of massive granite boulders, is home to unique wildlife and rich in Aboriginal culture. The brooding Black Mountain resembles a pile of huge black granite boulders, some the size of houses, stacked seemingly precariously upon one another.

Cooktown

Cooktown, Cook Area
With bitumen all the way along the 330 kilometre inland Mulligan Highway from Cairns, Cooktown is easy to get to. If you want a more adventurous route, go four wheel-driving along the coastal Bloomfield Track crossing rivers and creeks through World Heritage-listed rainforest and join the highway at the mysterious pile of rocks known as Black Mountain.
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