Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area

Weekly from 13 December 2018 - 

Free Entry

The Cardwell Pioneer Tours are currently operating every Thursday morning from the Visitor Information and Heritage Centre located in Cardwell.

The tour incorporates all the buildings in the historic precinct and takes visitors on a fascinating journey of the area’s colourful history as they move through each building.

The tour begins at the old Bush Telegraph building which was the Telegraph and Post Office and explains how Cardwell was founded in 1864 as the first port in North Queensland. Over in the Courthouse visitors can gain an understanding of the old judicial system. Several interesting items are on display including the original straight-jackets used in Tully to restrain the more energetic offenders. The old lock-up building was still in use during the1980s at the Cardwell Police Station. The final building is the old Shire Hall which the community used for a multitude of purposes included balls and other formal social events.

The tour concludes on the balcony of the Visitor Information Centre where visitors can enjoy one of the best views in North Queensland overlooking Hinchinbrook Island, Gould Island and the Family Islands.

Event Dates

This event occurs weekly on the following dates:
13 December 2018
20 December 2018
27 December 2018
3 January 2019
10 January 2019
17 January 2019
24 January 2019
31 January 2019
7 February 2019
14 February 2019
21 February 2019
28 February 2019
7 March 2019
14 March 2019
21 March 2019
28 March 2019
4 April 2019
11 April 2019
18 April 2019
25 April 2019
2 May 2019
9 May 2019
16 May 2019
23 May 2019

Event Venues

Cardwell Visitor Information and Heritage Centre
53 Victoria Street
Queensland, Australia 4849

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi


  • Car park
  • Non Smoking Establishment

Other Information


Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

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