Pioneering trails

Are you fascinated by life in the early 1900’S. Are you interested in seeing how the day to day life was different in the north, compared to the cooler climates & more established cities in the south.
Take a look back in time at the agricultural practices that helped to build towns in North Queensland. Retrace the foot steps of over a thousand former Chinese residents & how lucky we are to have the only surviving timber & iron temple in Queensland. Visit one of the true gems in the Cairns Hinterland. The most significant vintage collection Of life 100 years ago in Queensland with restored motor vehicles, butcher shops, cashmere slap huts to the centre piece Tin Pannikin Pub. After the information overload we slow things down with a quick stop in the tallest town in Queensland. A driving tour of some of the biggest and oldest timber buildings in Australia. Before continuing on to our last stop where we will have the opportunity to spot one of Australia's most unique mammals. As well as point out the many facets of history hiding in plane site that have help shape our world today. 





Mareeba Heritage Museum

history, agriculture, 

Hou Wang Temple

the only one of its kind still in australia 

Historic Village Herberton

mining, restored vehicles, war time, clothing
banking, toy shop, telephone exchange


tallest town in queensland, rich in mining histroy


home to some of the biggest & oldest timber buildings in australia 


spot a platapus & discover history hiding in plane sight. 


Morning beverage to hit the road with

Hand made local chocolate

Chilled water & soft drink 

$15.00 value per person

Full Day

Pick ups by 0715

Return @ 1900

Number of stops - 6

Km Travelled - 306km

Passengers - 1 to 4

Amazing uniqe tour with great guide!

Posted by Ali Zielinska on Tuesday, September 25, 2018


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