OTHER THINGS TO SEE & DO IN INGHAM AND THE HINCHINBROOK SHIRE - NORTH QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA Scenic Flights around Ingham and the Hinchinbrook Shire - Flights in Paradise
Mt Fox Hinchinbrook Island Hinchinbrook Channel Lucinda Jetty Victoria Mill Wallaman Falls Herbert Gorge Great Barrier Reef
Liddles Air Service Ph: 07) 47762030 Hanger 2 Airport - Ingham
Location: Mt Fox is in the Girringun National Park and is a 75km drive south west of Ingham, mainly on sealed roads. About Mount Fox: Mt Fox is famous for its volcanic crater, which was formed 100,000 years ago by a volcanic explosion and is surrounded by a diverse range of flora, fauna and geological specimens, which allows for hours of fun and fascination.
The Mt Fox crater is also a popular spot to see Wedge Tailed Eagles early morning in the cooler months. Cairns Birdwing Butterfly’s are also commonly seen leading up to the crater. This walk is quite strenuous so care must be taken.
To camp at Mt Fox you can stay at the Mount Fox Cricket grounds, where basic facilities are supplied.
Not suitable for Caravans and Trailers
Mercer's Lane Mosaic- Ingham
A Tribute to the Canecutter and our local Sugar Cane Industry
This Mosaic is very big all along the wall in Mercer's Lane. Definately a must see. Mercer's Lane is between JK's Deli and Westpac Bank on Lannercost Street Ingham. Click on the link below to go to their Facebook Page for more photos of their progress. https://www.facebook.com/mercerslanemosaicingham These Mosaic Murals were a Community Public Art Project led by local artist Kate Carr.
Another Mosaic - well worth taking a look at.
Hinchinbrook Shire Council Building (next to the alleyway) 25 Lannercost Street Ingham
NEW INGHAM CEMETERY
Location: 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.
Trebonne Post Office
Location: Trebonne is 10km north west of Ingham
About the Trebonne Post Office: Trebonne Post Office is a very historic post office, operating for almost 100 years. It is a quaint building that appears to be held together by two rusty nails. It is still functioning as a private post box collection point. The post office can be seen on the way to Wallaman Falls. Rotary Park
Location: 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)
Location: Keith Payne VC Botanical Gardens is at theCorner of McIlwraith Street andPalm Terrace, Ingham.
About Gardens: 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 – 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 .
Cardwell Range Lookout: The view of the extensive sheltered waterways of the Hinchinbrook Channel with Hinchinbrook Island in the background can be seen from the top of the Cardwell Range on the Bruce Highway. It provides one of the most spectacular senic panoramas that can be seen from Australia's Highway One.
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.
Click here to view what's showing at the TYTO Regional Art Gallery 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). Adult $25.00pp /children 5 to 14 $15.00pp.
Where: meet @ Hinchinbrook Shire Library
Frosty Mango 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.
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.
Victoria Mill - 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.
Paluma 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.