Toogoolawah

Step back in time and experience the town of Toogoolawah.

Begin your journey to the past at the Toogoolawah Condensery Art Precinct. Experience old meets new as you walk through the old factory packing shed whilst viewing exhibitions of modern art. Next stop is the Toogoolawah Railway Museum.

As you enter the old railway station house, you will be greeted by a team of friendly volunteers who will happily regale you with stories of the past and the Toogoolawah of yesteryear. Outside the station house you will see the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, a passage of disused rail corridor now a popular recreational trail for cyclists, horse riders and runners.

Fancy a great meal and drinks? Toogoolawah is home to three pubs which are open for lunch and dinner; each pub has its own unique style. The main street in Toogoolawah also features a quaint shops and cafes which are well work a look.

On Saturday nights visit the Alexandra Hall, which houses the Toogoolawah Pictures. Here you can watch the latest new release films, whilst sinking back into the old canvas chairs.

Just up the road is Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield and museum. Their open day fly in events provide great opportunity for history buffs and flight enthusiasts to view vintage and military aircraft.

Whilst Watts Bridge specialise in the planes of yesteryear, you can also take a ride in modern day aircraft with Skydive Ramblers. Take to the skies with Skydive Ramblers and experience the beauty of flight and some of the best views of Somerset.

Toogoolawah, Somerset Area
Queensland
Australia

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Around The Bend Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
A bend in the reef at Osprey Reef gave this site its name, and it is well worth going Around The Bend at this exciting dive site. Often washed by currents, so generally done as a drift dive, Around The Bend is a plateau at the top of the reef wall with gutters, ridges and bommies to explore in depths to 30 metres.

The Oasis Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Divers exploring The Oasis at Milln Reef, off Cairns, have a choice of exploring coral gardens in the shallows or a series of bommies in deeper water. The bommies are quite spectacular, rising from 20 to 30 metres and coloured by beautiful whip corals, soft corals and gorgonians.

Fitzroy Island Dive Site

Fitzroy Island, Cairns Area
Fitzroy Island is a popular day trip from Cairns and has a surprising amount of marine life. This charming continental island is close to the mainland, so doesn’t have great visibility. Around the island are rocky reefs with varying amounts of coral cover.

Turtle Bommie

Cairns, Cairns Area
Turtles are often encountered on the dive sites off Cairns and a good place to encounter one is Turtle Bommie. This magic dive site is located off Saxon Reef, with the terrain made up of coral gardens and a collection of small and large bommies in depths to 15 metres.

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island, Cairns Area
Fitzroy Island is located near Cairns in Tropical North Queensland and is popular for daytrips due to its proximity to the coast. Fitzroy Island is a national park island with a small portion occupied by Fitzroy Island Resort.

Northern Great Barrier Reef

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is the closest point in Australia to experience the Great Barrier Reef. When travellers visualise themselves on the Great Barrier Reef - they think of Tropical North Queensland.

Fitzroy Island National Park

Fitzroy Island, Cairns Area
Free Entry
Fitzroy Island National Park is rugged with diverse landscapes featuring granite outcrops, open woodlands, rainforest, mangroves and coral beaches. This island national park, close to the mainland, and its surrounding waters form part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Green Island National Park

Green Island, Cairns Area
Free Entry
This small rainforest-clad coral cay is surrounded by coral reefs and is one of the Great Barrier Reef's most popular destinations. A true coral cay, it was formed over thousands of years by the build-up of sand and coral rubble deposited on the calm side of a platform reef.

Green Island

Green Island, Cairns Area
Green Island is a coral cay north-east of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. The island boasts an unspoilt rainforest, stunning beaches and surrounding reef ... so close that you can snorkel directly off the beach.

Mackay Cay

Cape Tribulation, Douglas Area
The snow white sand and the crystal clear waters of Mackay Cay act as the ultimate holiday backdrop. As a small sand island approximately fifty kilometers from Port Douglas, Mackay Cay is located on the north west corner of the Mackay Reef.
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