Join us on a free 30 minute tour of the art deco inspired innisfail shire hall! The innisfail shire hall is the jewel in the crown, of the art deco capital of australia - innisfail. It was built to provide jobs as part of an employment relief scheme instigated by the queensland government during the great depression of the 1930's
it was in this climate that the johnstone shire council erected the shire hall which has dominated the innisfail skyline for over 70 years. The shire hall was built by peter and william van leeuwin who built many other buildings in the town which are still standing today. When it was opened it was said to rival any hall built in sydney. After extensive damage in cyclone larry the hall was modernised but kept its art deco features to bring it to modern day standards. The prosperity of the region is reflected in the number, scale and style of many buildings constructed in the town during the 1920s and 1930s. Today, many of these buildings continue to make up a unique town centre containing an unusual collection of concrete buildings dating from this period. This makes innisfail well worth the visit. The cassowary coast regional council are running free weekly guided tours of the shire hall every tuesday at 10:30am between may and october. This event occurs weekly on the following dates:
4 july 2017
11 july 2017
18 july 2017
25 july 2017
1 august 2017
8 august 2017
15 august 2017
22 august 2017
29 august 2017
5 september 2017
12 september 2017
19 september 2017
26 september 2017
3 october 2017
10 october 2017
17 october 2017
24 october 2017
innisfail shire hall in innisfail queensland
70 rankin street
queensland, australia 4860
contact the tour guide to book your free tour!
Escape to the rolling hills of the atherton tablelands for our unforgettable farmhouse feast, just 45 minutes by helicopter and you’ll feel like your 1,000 miles from anywhere. Your tour begins with a spectacular scenic helicopter flight over the beautiful world heritage listed rainforest to mungalli creek bio-dynamic dairy where you will enjoy a private tasting of locally made cheese platter before moving on to a leisurely lunch served by the charming staff. Indulge on outstanding cuisine featuring fresh local produce while overlooking the beautiful countryside with mt bartle frere in the background. After lunch, you will have time to wander through the farmhouse, which is home to many art and craft products, all locally produced in the region, before commencing the return helicopter flight back to cairns.
there is absolutely no better way to see this incredible part of australia, so why not treat yourself to a day you’ll never forget. Tour highlights:
¥ see the pristine surrounds of norths queensland worlds heritage rainforest by air,
¥ cheese tasting
¥ organic gourmet lunch in a beautiful setting overlooking mt bartle frere
¥ private tour in a luxury helicopter
¥ flight time: 2 x 30 mins, minimum of 4 people per flight
helicopter min 4
Wildlife of the Australia's Rainforest (7-15 days)
31 Mar 2018
This october why not head to the wilds of far north queensland to discover the impact of climate change on this world heritage listed ecosystem and see how endemic animals of the area are adapting to a warming environment. You'll assist in research and gathering data that is tracking the impact of climate change on the unique flora and fauna of the region. Get hands on with different reptiles, frogs and birds as well as seeing dingoes, possums, butterflies, platypus and other protected species in their natural habitat. On this expedition, you’ll explore rainforests, spectacular mountains covered in cooler upland rainforests, beaches, and coral habitats just off the shore. You’ll investigate changes in the climate and what they mean for these species while trying your hand at a variety of research techniques, including bird surveys, lizard surveys, frog surveys, and nocturnal wildlife spotting.
Spoil that special someone and whisk them away on a romantic 2 night stay at our absolute beachfront resort. Stay in a coral sea resort room for 2 nights with stunning views over the coral sea and dunk island from your extended balcony. Enjoy a hot breakfast served to your room on the morning of your choice. The other morning you can enjoy our tropical, continental breakfast in bibesia cocktail bar & restaurant. Feel free to upgrade to a hot breakfast for only an additional $10 per person on this day. Sip a bottle of bubbly on arrival on your balcony. Look deep into each other eyes during your 3-course dinner (excluding beverages) on the evening of your choice at bibesia cocktail bar & restaurant.
Beachfront hotel rooms
stay in our comfortable hotel style room with 1 queen bed, desk, ensuite bathroom with shower and beautiful views overlooking the beach front and dunk island. This is our only category without a private balcony or patio. Beachfront resort rooms
perfect for the escaping couples, singles or small family wanting to getaway for a few days and immerse them selves in the great out doors to relax or seek adventure, but still have a relaxing room to call home. Coral sea room
perfect for a couple! Our coral sea resort room offers that little bit of extra space both in the living area & on the balcony. This room features a queen bed, desk area, small lounge & ensuite bathroom with shower or bath. Relax on the extended balcony with a day bed & stunning views over the beach & dunk islands. Family resort rooms
ideal for the active family, the family resort rooms feature two separate rooms. The main room has a queen size bed and stunning views of the coral sea from the private balcony. The second bedroom has two single beds – great for the kids!
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