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 three Visitor Information Centres and Tourism Kuranda .
To promote our region, Council works in partnerships with the Queensland Park and Wildlife Service (QPWS), Tablelands Regional Council (TRC), Tropical Tablelands Tourism (TTT) and Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ).
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.
Want to know more? Visit a Visitor Information Centre.
Kuranda Visitor Information Centre
Visit the dedicated volunteers for friendly advice on where to stay, what to do or just chat with a local.
As well as information about Kuranda attractions and the region, the accredited centre also offers a booking service, and complimentary maps and brochures. See the unique display of Djabugay Aboriginal artefacts, Wet Tropics and National Parks information and free WiFi.
The Centre is open daily from 10am–4pm every day of the year, except Christmas Day.
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 Heritage Walk explores the regions’ history from the first Australians to the explorers and early settlers.
Other exhibits depict Australia’s war history, mining days, timber industry, the growth of communications, and the now illegal tobacco industry.
The Centre is open daily from 9am–5pm every day of the year, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
The Chillagoe Hub
Mareeba Shire Council has a new partnership with Queensland Park and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to operate the Chillagoe Hub.
The Hub will now focus on sales of ranger cave tour tickets and providing local Chillagoe area visitor information.
The Hub is open daily from 8.30am–3pm every day of the year, except Christmas Day.
For more information go to www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/chillagoe-caves/index.html