Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Community Event

13 Aug 2022 to 14 Jan 2023 Weekly Event

The Cardwell Pioneer Tours are currently operating every Saturday morning from 10 am at 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, the Telegraph and Post Office and explained 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.


Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

Internet Access

Free Wifi


Free Entry

Event Dates

Weekly Event

13 Aug 2022 to 14 Jan 2023

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