Mareeba Shire Council strongly supports the development of the local tourism industry and the attraction of more visitors to our region.

Council recognises that tourism is a very important sector of the Shire’s economy and supports the industry with the operation of two Visitor Information Centres.

To promote our region, Council works in partnership with Industry stakeholders, tourism operators and all levels of Government.

Council’s award winning Visitor Information Centres play a pivotal role in welcoming and encouraging visitors to stay longer in our Shire, experience our tourism attractions, and recommending others visit our region.

Kuranda Visitor Information Centre

Visit the dedicated volunteers for friendly advice on where to stay, what to do or just chat with a local.

The Accredited centre offers a booking service, complimentary maps and brochures as well as a Wet Tropics Information corner and free WIFI.  The Kuranda Visitor Information Centre is also the keeping place for local Djabugay artefacts.  The centre is currently exhibiting live displays of spiders, stick insects, water dragons and white-lipped tree frogs.

The Centre is open 7 days a week 10am-4pm (Closed: Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).

For more information:
Phone: 07 4093 9311

Volunteers Wanted

Would You Like To Join A Friendly Team And Help Make Kuranda A Great Place To Visit?

The Kuranda Visitor Information Centre is now recruiting to build up our award-winning Volunteer Team. 

Desirable Skills Include:

  • Outgoing, friendly personality and a positive attitude
  • Committed approach to teamwork principles
  • Good knowledge of the region, including local products and operators
  • Excellent customer service
  • Retails or Sales experience
  • Ability to communicate with different cultures


  • Make new friends
  • Learn new skills
  • Gain work experience
  • Helping others

Please email or drop in between 10-3 to pick up an application form.

Mareeba Heritage Museum & Visitor Information Centre

The fully accredited Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information is an award winning tourism attraction for the region.

The friendly local staff can provide you with all the information, maps and brochures on the entire region including Cape York and Gulf Savannah.

The Mareeba Heritage Museum exhibits are curated by an enthusiastic group of volunteers.

The self-guided museum tour explores the region’s history from the first Australians to the explorers and early settlers, Australia’s war history, mining days, timber industry, the growth of communications, and the now illegal tobacco industry.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 9.00am–4.00pm

Weekends: 8.00am – 3.00pm

Last admission to the Museum 30 minutes prior to close

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

For more information:
Phone: 07 4092 5674