History Tours Australia

Multiple Locations

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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Amy Shark

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
4 April 2018
After touring North America, headlining festivals across Australia and landing at #2 in triple j's 2016 Hottest 100, Amy Shark hits the Queensland Music Stage. Gold Coast born and bred, Amy is a contemplative and soulfully brooding singer-songwriter who shot to the top of radio playlists with her single 'Adore'.

Paces

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
5 April 2018
A night of new wave Gold Coast-grown electronic music, headlined by the innovative and summery vibes of Paces. Paces burst boldly into 2017 with single 'Savage' featuring Nyne, which accumulated seven million Spotify streams and spurred a sold-out national tour including supports for Marshmello and Illy.

Wilson Pickers

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
6 April 2018
These Festival favourites will serve up new music and ARIA-nominated alt country tunes. Started in 2009 as a side project, the Wilson Pickers have gone onto receive an ARIA nomination for each of their three albums, played major festivals throughout Australia and built a reputation for the good time that is had by everyone at their live shows.

Busby Marou

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
7 April 2018
Busby Marou is a blend of gentle rhythms, catchy pop melodies, lush harmonies and heartfelt lyrics that has landed them at the top of the music charts and in triple j's Hottest 100. Their debut self-titled album was certified ARIA Gold in Australia in 2014.

Sahara Beck

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
8 April 2018
Hailing from the Sunshine Coast, Sahara Beck is a fiercely independent artist who blends jazz, blues, country, pop and rock to create something entirely new. The 19-year-old has been featured on triple j, won several Queensland Music Awards, toured the country, performed at countless festivals, written songs with Bernard Fanning and Evil Eddie (Butterfingers), and shared the stage with the likes of The Cat Empire and The Jezabels.

By the Beach

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
9 – 15 April 2018
By the Beach is an inaugural music residency program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians produced by Bleached Arts. In November 2017 dozens of musicians from around Queensland and the nation gathered on the beautiful Gold Coast, to share in music and culture with mentorship from legendary Australian musicians.

Mau Power

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
9 April 2018
Driven by a passion for storytelling and inspired by the culture of hip hop, Mau Power is the first rapper to emerge out of the Torres Strait and break out on the Australian music scene. For many years Mau Power has been guided by two cultures:

Troy Cassar-Daley

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
10 April 2018
Join country music superstar Troy Cassar-Daley as he performs a rollicking mix of old favourites and songs from his latest album, 'Things I Carry Around'. With a career spanning 10 studio albums over 30 years, Troy, a proud Bundjalung man has amassed a truckload of accolades including four ARIA awards, 35 Golden Guitars, two APRA Country Song of the Year awards, four CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards and more.

Bobby Alu

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
11 April 2018
Island flave, rhythm, soul and pop. Multi instrumentalist Bobby Alu is backed by a slick band bringing fine roots music. When he isn't touring the world playing drums for Xavier Rudd he sings and strums the ukulele.

The Jungle Giants

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
12 April 2018
Indie-rock band, The Jungle Giants first met in Brisbane at Mansfield State High, and since their first performance in 2011, have released two EP's and three studio albums. The band are at the top of Australian indie-pop, selling out their nation-wide tours and headlining all major national festivals.
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