Other Things to see & do in Ingham and The Hinchinbrook Shire – North QLD
Heli – Fishing & Scenic Flights around Ingham and the Hinchinbrook Shire – Flights in Paradise
Great Barrier Reef
Liddles Air Service Ph: 07) 47762030
Hanger 2 Airport – Ingham
Wallaman Falls from the air
Mosaic on front of Shire Hall Building
NEW INGHAM CEMETERY
Just a five minute drive from the centre of Ingham.
About the New Ingham Cemetery:
The New Ingham Cemetery is a fascinating place to visit and depicts the strong Mediterranean influences with a mangificent display of mausoleums.
The older mausoleums are constructed of traditional materials of white plaster and marble with gothic style windows and floors, while the more the recent structures commonly have a flat-roof with parapet surrounds and finished with terrazzo and tiles.
When visiting, you are transported to a graveyard in “Italy” with its unique crypts and chapels. The most impressive aspect of this cemetery is the southern-European mausoleums which feature exclusively in the Catholic section of the cemetery.
The first mausoleum to be constructed was for the Mammino family in 1952. The largest mausoleum in the cemetery was built for the Prestipino family in 1955 and covers eight burial plots and features a portico.
Rotary Park – Ingham
Rotary Park is on Herbert Street in the Centre of Ingham – North Queensland Australia.
About Rotary Park – Ingham:
This large park has beautiful shady grassed areas with tables and chairs. It has cement paths, a covered, fenced playground for the children, toilets, a water fountain and a covered stage.
Keith Payne VC Botanical Gardens( Memorial Gardens)
Keith Payne VC Botanical Gardens is at the Corner of McIlwraith Street and Palm Terrace, Ingham.
Keith Payne VC Botanical Gardens (also known as Memorial Gardens) are within walking distance from the main street and are an ideal place to have a picnic lunch. With an extensive variety of North Queensland tropic vegetation, which include a pond and water lilies. You can spy turtles and small fish swimming amongst the murky depths, or take a stroll and view the numerous memorials and tributes.
Keith Payne was the recipient of the Victoria Cross during the Vietnam War.
The War Memorial has been relocated to this site (Botanical Gardens)– conflicts commemorated are First World War, Second World War and Korean War.
Another Memorial in the gardens is of the 12 people who died when a United States Air Force Liberator B-42 Bomber, named “Texas Terror”, crashed on Mount Straloch, Hinchinbrook Island on 18 December 1942 during the Second World War. The memorial has plaques relating to the crash.
Alpini Monument .These Gardens are also the site for the relocated Alpini Monument. The Monument had to be relocated after the land on which it stood was sold.
The monument was built in 1987 as a tribute to the Alpini Corps soldiers who immigrated to the Hinchinbrook Shire after the War .
Great Palm Walk
Great Palm Walk
From the Memorial Gardens on the corner of Palm Terrace and McIllwraith Streets to the lakes near the Ingham State High School runs a sealed walking/bike track winding its way under shady trees and over little creeks.
The TYTO Regional Art Gallery
73-75 McIlwraith St Ingham
The TYTO Regional Art Gallery boasts a modern exhibition area named after the world renowned artist, Ingham born John Coburn.
A variety of exhibitions are placed in the Gallery throughout the year.
Journey the Sugar Tracks
A journey that brings to life a yesteryear that shaped the great pioneering cane community of Hinchinbrook. ‘Work the land’ via agricultural heritage displays and rest to enjoy a traditional Cane Cutters Smoko. This tour is both a free self guide tour (no Smoko) and a paid guided tour with Smoko (light lunch).
Paid Tour: Tues + Sat 10am. (min numbers or by appointment, group savings).
Where: meet @ Hinchinbrook Shire Library
40km south of Ingham on the Bruce Highway
A place you must stop at if travelling between Ingham and Townsville.
They have some unique flavoured Ice creams.
Victoria Mill – Wilmar Sugar Ltd
Victoria Estate – Ingham
Victoria Mill is owned by Wilmar Sugar who owns and operates two sugar mills in the Hinchinbrook Shire. Victoria Mill is located outside Ingham and is Australia’s biggest sugar mill. Macknade Mill is situated at the township of Macknade, near Halifax. The mills have a combined crushing capacity of more than five million tonnes of sugarcane.
Wilmar Sugar, formerly Sucrogen, and before that, CSR Sugar, has been part of the Herbert region for more than 130 years. The company is Australia’s largest sugar producer, manufacturing more than half of the country’s raw sugar supplies and 4 per cent of the world’s internationally traded raw sugar.
For more information Click here
To see the Trailer for our Sweet as Sugar DVD – Producing Sugar in the Hinchinbrook Shire Click here
Sugar. There’s no doubt Australia loves it. It’s estimated we eat more than 50 kilos of it per person every year. But have you ever thought about where it comes from or exactly how many processes are taken to produce this pantry staple? This DVD focuses on the many steps of sugar cane production including land preparation, planting, harvesting, milling and exporting in Ingham which is located in the Hinchinbrook Shire in tropical North Queensland.
The 25 minute DVD is part of the tourism viewings at Ingham’s Tyto Wetlands Information Centre and is also available for purchase. It is envisaged the DVD will also be used as an educational and promotional tool for the sugar industry, to schools, tertiary institutions and government bodies.
The DVD showcases the latest techniques, “up to date” technology and equipment that is being utilised within the sugar industry, as well as highlighting the career and employment opportunities available.
Click on the link below to see the trailer.
Little Crystal Creek
Paluma has great lookouts, hiking tracks and a pottery place. Take a look from McClelland’s Lookout.
Stop at Little Crystal Creek on this winding forest drive. There are day use facilities, a waterfall and a very unique bridge. Also on the way you can stop at Big Crystal Creek. There are BBQ’s and picnic facilities and a spectacular swimming hole.
Gallery 12 on Berwick Pottery Club
Relax in a comfortable quaint atmosphere, browsing through art and craft works created by local artists, with many items available for purchase. Also see the big Barra out the front.
Open Tuesdays and Saturdays between 9.00am and 4.00pm on Berwick Street.
Gairloch Bridge – Ingham, North Qld Australia
The Gairloch Bridge was constructed in 1890 across the Herbert River. It has Engineering Heritage Recognition. It was innovative in design for its time – it was designed so it could be submerged during times of flooding. The Gairloch Bridge is now closed to traffic but you can still walk across it (As long as it is not in flood) and is still used by local fisherman.
How to get there: Drive about 6km north of Ingham on the Bruce Highway and turn into Gairloch Road. It is a short drive to the bridge.
Some old buildings you might like to View
Old Italian Hospital
Location: 1 Warren Street Ingham
Opened in 1929.
Is now a private residence.
Bike and Power Ingham – Formerly – Frank Fraser – General Merchant
Location: 51 Herbert Street Ingham
Frank Fraser General Merchant began operating from this building in 1908.
Location: 91 Cartwright Street Ingham
Built in 1925
Ingham Post Office
Location: 15 Lannercost Street Ingham
All Souls Church – Victoria Estate (Anglican Parish of Ingham)
Opened in 1922
Was built to honour those from Victoria Estate that went off to fight for their country in World War 1 and never returned.
Location: 46 Lannercost Street Ingham
For some great historical information about Ingham and district click on link below